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Bibim Guksu (Korean Spicy Cold Noodles)


This Bibim Guksu, or Korean Spicy Cold Noodles recipe is light, refreshing and packed with flavour. Featuring chewy somyeon noodles, kimchi and fresh vegetables doused in a sweet and spicy gochujang based sauce. A easy and quick recipe, ready in just 15 minutes! Vegan + Gluten Free Option


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Bibim Sauce:


  • 160g Somen noodles, dry
  • 1 Japanese (or Persian) cucumber, julienned
  • 1/2 cup kimchi (80g)
  • 4 leaves lettuce thinly sliced (around 80g)
  • 3 asian cabbage leaves, thinly sliced (around 130g)


  1. Mix all sauce ingredients and place in the fridge to chill.
  2. Prepare the vegetables by slicing them and keep in the fridge to cool.
  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook somen noodles according to the package. Drain and shock in cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain and rinse with cold water. 

  4. Place the noodles in the middle of a shallow bowl and add toppings. Then add on the sauce and enjoy!


  • Gluten Free: Use buckwheat or soba noodles made from 100% buckwheat flour
  • To store: The sauce can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days in an air tight jar
  • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer).
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Korean


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 565
  • Sugar: 32.7g
  • Sodium: 2605mg
  • Fat: 11.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 101.7g
  • Fiber: 11.5g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: korean cold spicy noodles