Updated: Oct 11, 2021
You may have heard of Bibim-Bap if you ever been to a Korean restaurant, but Bibim-Guksu? In Korean, Bibim means 'Mix', Bap means 'Rice', and Guksu means 'Noodle'. So guess what? Yes, It's a similar dish to Bibimbap but with noodle instead of rice.
There are so many variations of Bibim Guksu, but the most classic one would be this - Cold noodle salad with spicy, tangy, citric Gochujang based sauce with fresh vegetable toppings. You may not familiar with a cold noodle dish - but give it a go on the lazy, weekend (afternoon, you must be lazy), especially in Summertime... you gonna love this.
Ingredients for Bibim Guksu (serves 2)
Noodle & toppings
200g of Somyeon wheat noodle (or Soba buckwheat noodle if you prefer)
a handful of any salads (rocket, spinach or watercress!)
1 Avocado, thinly sliced
1 Carrot, julienned
1 Soft boiled egg (7 mins in boiling water!)
(optional) 15g pomegranate
30ml Rice vinegar
15ml Soy sauce
15g Corn syrup or honey
15g Brown sugar
15ml Sesame oil
15g Toasted sesame seeds
How to Make Bibim GukSu
Boil two pots of water - one for egg, one for the noodle. Drop the egg first (7mins), then the noodle (4mins) in boiling water (better in a bigger pot!) following the packaging instructions. Drain the noodles and run some cold water over the noodles to cool them down. Set aside to be drained.
Place the noodles in a large mixing bowl or pot, mix them well with the sauce. Top with the salad, carrots (you can use any of your favourite veggies, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumber work well too!) - finish with avocado and a halved egg.
Dead simple. If you don't like spicy foods, replace the Gochujang with more Soy sauce. The soy sauce & egg work really well too. Was this recipe useful? Let us know via Instagram or Twitter - #jarudublin