Korean Kimchi Bibim Guksu. Chewy cold noodles in a spicy, tangy and sweet sauce with egg and refreshing cucumbers! Ready in 10 minutes!
Perfect for a quick dinner or lunch. You will be craving these noodles anytime it's hot!
Quick & Easy
My bibim guksu noodles are easy to make in 10 minutes! Firstly, you’re simply boiling, straining and rinsing the cold noodles in cold water. Secondly, you'll mix them into your sauce ingredients. After that, you can top it off with cucumbers and boiled egg.
Refreshing for Summer
This is the best bibim guksu recipe to make for hot summer days! It's a Korean noodle dish commonly eaten to cool the body down.
What is bibim guksu made of?
It's made of Korean wheat noodles boiled and rinsed in cold water to keep them very chewy. The noodles are mixed in a spicy, tangy and sweet sauce which consist of gochujang, kimchi, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, sesame seeds and garlic. (You can find the bibim guksu sauce recipe below). Lastly, they are topped with fresh cucumbers and a boiled egg.
What You’ll Need
The following bibim guksu ingredients are required, please scroll down to the below Recipe card for full measurements:
- extra thin round Korean wheat noodles
Bibim Guksu sauce:
- regular soy sauce
- sesame oil
- rice vinegar
- gochujang paste
- sugar or honey
- sesame seeds
How to make Bibim Guksu
Below are visuals to show you how to make this dish. Please scroll down to the recipe card below to find full instructions and details.
Please find below frequently asked questions about this Korean Bibim Guksu recipe:
Where can I find some of these ingredients?
Korean Extra Thin Wheat Noodles - any Asian or Korean grocer in the noodle aisle.
Kimchi - Korean or some Asian grocery stores.
Gochujang Paste - Korean and Asian grocery stores. Check your sauce aisle.
Rice Vinegar - Any Asian grocer will carry this item.
Do you have a non-spicy version of this dish?
Yes, please click here for my Soy Sauce Bibim Guksu aka Ganjang Bibim Guksu.
What kind of kimchi should I use?
I recommend using a well fermented kimchi. You can tell when the cabbage is more reddish than white and there is some juice in the container.
Other Korean Recipes You May Like!
If you enjoyed this easy Korean noodle dish, you may like these other Korean dishes:
Rabokki Korean Spicy Sweet Ramen
Korean Japchae Noodles
Jajangmyeon Korean Black Bean Noodles
Mild Tteokbokki Korean Rice Cakes
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Easy 10-min. Bibim Guksu
- 100 grams Korean wheat noodles (aka Somyeon) extra thin round kind
- ¼ cup cucumber sliced into matchsticks
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup kimchi (well fermented kind)
- 2 tablespoon regular soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon gochujang
- 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar or sub with honey
- ½ tablespoon garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon sesame seeds
- In a mixing bowl, add your kimchi and begin cutting into smaller pieces with clean kitchen scissors. Next add all Sauce ingredients (as listed above) and mix well.
- Bring a small pot of water to boil. Lower the egg into the boiling water and cook for 7 minutes over high heat, uncovered. Then submerge cooked egg into an ice bath. Crack and peel egg. Slice it into half and set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a medium large pot filled half way with water, bring it to boil. Add noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes until chewy. *Make sure to taste for desired consistency. Strain and rinse noodles under cold water until noodles are cold. Strain out any excess water.
- Add strained noodles to your sauce and mix well with clean hands. Transfer to serving bowl. Top off with sliced cucumbers and egg. Enjoy!
Bim bim hehe!! I just love how fun these recipes sound. I'm definitely going to give a noodle recipe a try next week with some marinated beef!
This was super easy to make and I made it twice because it was so good!
Christie, cold noodles and chewy with soya sauce sounds interesting. Will have to try it to experience the distinctive taste. Thanks for an amazing recipe again.
Josiah - DIY Thrill
These noodles look amazing!
Love how fast this meal comes together and that it can be customized to be vegan too! A perfect dinner for the whole family!
This looks super yummy..... thanks for sharing the recipe dear.. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading and your kind comment!
What a delicious dinner idea! I love how easy it is to make.
what will it taste like if i dont add kimchi? will it be bad
It won't be as flavourful so if you're going to omit kimchi, I would actually recommend this recipe instead: https://christieathome.com/blog/ganjang-bibim-guksu/