Here is another quick and delicious recipe made with fermented kimchi: bibim-guksu, cold spicy noodles. It’s one of my favorites, so I make it often. If I don’t make these noodles for a while, I really have a craving for them.

This recipe is really quick to make. The first thing I do is boil some water in a large pot for the egg and noodles. Then I chop some kimchi and mix it together with the seasonings. Cooking noodles is the last step because they go soggy fast so after rinsing and draining the cooked noodles, I quickly mix them with the kimchi and seasonings by hand, and then serve and eat immediately.

All my Korean friends and my family love these noodles, they are always a big hit and a really good way to feed a lot of people quickly and simply (as long as they like spicy food). This recipe is for a single serving so you can easily multiply the ingredients to make a bigger batch. I made it with my reader Susanne in Rotterdam during my Gapshida tour in 2011 and we served 30 people!

Many of you make kimchi on a regular basis, so I hope you enjoy this recipe if you’ve never tried it before. You will love it!


For 1 serving


  1. Combine kimchi, kimchi brine, gochujang, sugar (if used), garlic, and sesame oil in a large bowl. Mix well with a spoon.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the noodles. Stir them with a wooden spoon and cover. Cook for about 3 minutes 30 seconds. Only a minute into the cooking, it may start boiling over. Just stir the noodles and crack the lid.
  3. Taste a sample to see if the noodles are nicely cooked or not. The noodles should be chewy but without anything hard inside.
  4. Drain the noodles in a strainer and rinse them in cold running water until they are cold and no longer slippery. Drain well and add to the kimchi mixture.
  5. Mix everything well and transfer to a large bowl. Add the cucumber and the egg and sprinkle some sesame seeds over top. Serve right away.

bibimguksu and eomukguk

Kimchi bibim-guksu and Eomukguk (fishcake soup)

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  1. insy Singapore joined 10/23 & has 1 comment

    Maangchi! I’ve been a follower for so many years and I’ve only got to cook things recently because I’m an adult now.. HAHA thank you for this recipe, my sister said I don’t have to buy it from the store anymore hehe

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