Spicy Noodles with Kimchi

by MJ

Spicy Noodles with Kimchi (Kimchi Bibim Guksu)  is my go to dish when I don’t have a lot of ingredients on hand.  Kimchi, dry noodles and few seasonings are all you need to make this quick and easy dish ready in 15 minutes.

While the noodles are cooking, make the easy sauce with kimchi, gochujang, sesame oil, rice vinegar and sugar.  This dish is simple but so satisfying!  For a noodle dish with kimchi, see my post for Spicy Noodles with Vegetables.

I used thin somen  noodles but you can use any noodles you have on hand. I love buying somen noodles portioned in bundles as it makes it convenient to know how much to cook based on the number of servings.

For the topping, I added a hard boiled egg but other toppings can include sliced cucumbers, carrots or lettuce. 

Spicy Noodles with Kimchi (Kimchi Bibim Guksu)

Serves: 2
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 2 bundles (200 g) somen noodles or use any noodles 
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups napa cabbage kimchi, sliced
  • Optional -2 Tablespoons kimchi juice
  • 2 Tablespoons gochujang, Korean red peper paste 
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar  
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil 
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar 
  • Optional topping: hard boiled egg or sliced cucumber, carrots or lettuce 
  • Optional garnish: sesame seeds or green onions 


Cook noodles according to package directions. 

Meanwhile, make the kimchi sauce. With kitchen scissors, cut kimchi in a mixing bowl (or slice kimchi and place in the bowl)

Add optional kimchi juice, gochujang, rice vinegar, and sesame oil and mix together. Adjust the rice vinegar based on how sour the kimchi is. 

Drain and rinse noodles in cold water to remove excess starch.  Drain and add the noodles to the bowl and mix everything together to combine. 

Transfer to a serving bowl and add optional toppings or garnish before serving. 


The recipe serves 2 so adjust as needed based on number of servings or depending on how spicy you prefer the sauce.

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