Bibim Gooksu (spicy mixed noodles) is one of my go-to recipes on a warm summer afternoon. The noodles are served cold, which is NICE. And in my version the spicy gochujang coupled with peach and frozen grapes provides this refreshing crunch with a kick in every bite, YUM!
Keep reading for my bibim gooksu recipe!
What you need:
- 1lb somen noodles (wheat noodles)
- 3 tbsp gochujang (Korean chile paste)
- 1/2 cup peaches, chopped (you can use frozen peaches too)
- 2tbsp sesame oil
- 1tbsp grapeseed oil
- 3tbsp sugar
- 2tsp rice vinegar
- 1 cup Persian cucumber (or pickling cucumber), julian sliced
- 1 cup red leaf lettuce, chopped
- soft boiled egg
- 2 radishes, julian sliced
- 1/4 cup frozen grapes, sliced
Lightly salt water in large pot and bring to boil. Add the somen noodles and cook until al dente (fancy way to say texture is firm but not soft). Drain and set aside in large bowl.
Combine gochujang, peach, sesame oil, sugar, vinegar, and grapeseed oil in food blender (I use Vitamix). Add sauce to noodles and mix until coated (I use my hands).
Divide the noodles into serving bowls. Top with cucumber, lettuce, soft boiled egg, radish, and grapes.
NOTE: These toppings were chosen based on what my son likes. Change the toppings around… Have fun with it!