Kimchi Noodle Bowl: The Best Meal You’ll Ever Make
It’s time to give your dinner routine a makeover! Recently, we came across this wonderful recipe for a kimchi noodle bowl that is packed with Korean flavors and it’s just perfect for the cold weather.
If you’re not familiar with kimchi, it’s a traditional Korean dish made of fermented vegetables. It has a slightly sour and spicy flavor that pairs perfectly with the noodles in this dish.
So, if you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to spruce up your dinner routine, give this kimchi noodle bowl a try. We promise, it’ll be the best meal you’ve ever made!
What is kimchi and what does it have to do with noodles?
Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish made of fermented vegetables, typically cabbage. It is often spicy and tangy, and makes an excellent addition to any noodle dish.
In this recipe, we’ve used kimchi as a topping for our noodles, but feel free to add it to any other dishes you like. We think it goes particularly well with ramen or udon noodles.
How to make your Kimchi Noodle Bowl at Home
There are a few different ways to prepare the noodles and kimchi for this dish. The most basic way is to simply boil the noodles and mix them with the kimchi.
The first step is to cook the noodles. We like to use brown rice noodles for this dish, but you can use any type of pasta you like. Once the noodles are cooked, drain them and set them aside.
Next, it’s time to prepare the kimchi. If you’re using store-bought kimchi, simply drain it and chop it up into bite-sized pieces. If you’re making your own kimchi, follow our kimchi recipe.
Once the kimchi is ready, it’s time to assemble the bowls. Divide the noodles evenly among bowls, and top with kimchi, scallions, and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
If you want a more authentic flavor, you can fry the noodles in sesame oil before adding the kimchi. Whichever way you choose to prepare the noodles and kimchi, this dish is sure to be a hit! So why not give it a try today?
How does the kimchi sauce make this dish so delicious?
The kimchi sauce in this dish is what makes it so delicious. It is a perfect blend of sweet and spicy, and the kimchi gives the noodles a great crunch.
How to make kimchi sauce?
To make kimchi sauce, simply combine kimchi, gochujang, honey, and sesame oil in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
What is gochujang?
Gochujang is a Korean chili paste that is made with red chili peppers, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, and salt. It is typically used as a condiment or seasoning, and it adds a beautiful deep red color to dishes. In a way it is a bit similar to the Mexican achiote paste.
Best Toppings for your Kimchi Noodle Bowl
When it comes to Kimchi Noodle Bowls, the sky is the limit when it comes to toppings. But, if you’re looking for the best of the best, we’ve got you covered.
Here are our top three picks for the best toppings for your Kimchi Noodle Bowl:
1. Spicy pork: This is a must-have topping for any self-respecting Kimchi Noodle Bowl. The combination of spicy pork and kimchi is absolutely heavenly, and will leave you wanting more and more.
2. Fried egg: Another great topping for your Kimchi Noodle Bowl is a fried egg. The yolk of the egg adds a richness and creaminess that takes the dish to another level. Plus, who doesn’t love a runny yolk?
3. Green onion: Last but not least, green onion is the perfect finishing touch for your Kimchi Noodle Bowl. The crunch and sharpness of the green onion really rounds out the dish and makes it complete.
A Bolt Kimchi with Pasta Recipe
Combining the best of two cultures is the secret to making a spicy kimchi pasta that tastes delicious.
You can make this delicious Kimchi Spaghetti at home by following the steps below.
1 pound spaghetti
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup kimchi, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup kimchi juice
1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean chili paste)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
Sesame seeds (for garnish)
How to prepare:
1. Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the kimchi, garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Stir in the chicken broth, kimchi juice, gochujang, soy sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil.
4. Add the cooked spaghetti and green onions and toss to combine.
5. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve immediately.
This is the best meal you’ll ever make. Why? Because it’s packed full of flavor, it’s healthy, and it comes together in just a few minutes. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover kimchi you have in your fridge.
To make this dish, you’ll need:
-1 package of udon noodles
-1 cup kimchi
-1/2 cup kimchi juice
-1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean chili paste)
-1 teaspoon sesame oil
-2 green onions, thinly sliced
Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the udon noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
In a large bowl, combine the cooked noodles with the kimchi, kimchi juice, gochujang, sesame oil, and green onions. Toss well to combine.
Divide the udon noodle mixture among four bowls and enjoy!
There are few dishes as simple and delicious as a kimchi noodle bowl. This dish is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, and can be made with either udon noodles or pasta.
The best part about this dish is that it is so versatile. You can use any type of kimchi you like, and add whatever toppings you desire. So go ahead and experiment until you find your perfect combination!