Friday, March 06, 2009

Summer Noodles with Vegetable (Bibim Guksu)

Well, Bibim guksu, is a popular traditional cold noodle dish using thin wheat flour noodles called somyeon and a special spicy, sweet and sour sauce. You can cook this in advance since this is a cold noodle dish. This is something like Bibimbap and you can add any vegetable like shredded cucumber or nori shred to it. In here I used dried udon noodle - Kiw Ami Udon which I got from Daiso.

Preparation: 20 mins

Ingredients (serves 1)
° 100g dried udon noodle or wheat flour noodles , cooked
° 25g carrot, shredded
° 25g lettuce, shredded
° 1 (25g) tempeh, diced, mix well with chinese 5 spices salt or BBQ salt and panfried for 1-2 minutes
° 2 shiitake mushrooms, sliced and blanched
° some roasted sesame seeds

° 2 tablespoon gochujang (Korean Hot Bean Paste)
° 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
° 1 teaspoon sesame oil
° 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
° 1 tablespoon water
° ½ teaspoon sugar

1. Place all the sauce ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
2. Place the noodle on a serving plate and garnish with sesame seed. Arrange shredded carrot, lettuce, tempeh and mushroom. Serve with the sauce.


Veggie Bun said...

this looks nice :)
is the sauce spicy and salty? or spicy and sweet?

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Veggie Bun,
Spicy, sweet, salty and a little bit sour (vinegar added) too, some add honey, but I used sugar.

Cheers :)

HotCake said...

Just found your blog. I love it! I will be reading every day! Thanks.

vegetarian recipes said...

This is awesome. I will definitely have this one include in my menu for this week. Thanks a lot!

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Thank you hotcakes and vegetarian recipes :)

Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

may i ask if the gochujang (Korean Hot Bean Paste)contain onion or garlic? Thanks

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi :)

No onion and garlic. You can double check before purchasing it.

Cheers :)

tastingkorea said...

Koreans don't really use udon or wheat flour noodles in this dish. The noodle of choice is usually Maemil Guksu or buckwheat noodles. If you can't find that, then you can use soba as a substitute. Bibim Guksu is a traditional dish, but this recipe is a non-traditional spin on it as tempeh, BBQ salt, and Chinese five spice are not used in the traditional dish.

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