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Kimchi Soba/Buckwheat Noodles 비빔국수

This is actually what I had for dinner twice this week.  It comes up so quickly, it’s fast, delicious, and easy.  Also, it’s great because I almost always have kimchi on hand.  Mama used to make this for us with somen but I really like the texture of the soba.  I’m a big ole’ weirdo and am fascinated with the most mundane things when it comes to food.  I really like how shiny these noodles are.  They almost look like shiny acorn jelly straws or something (yes, I 100% fully admit my weirdness).
This is what they look like pre-cooked (just in case you’re not familiar with buckwheat noodles)

They’re super inexpensive…the place I go to has them for not even $4 and 1 bundle does it for me each time so they last forever!

This is what you’ll need:

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Kimchi Soba Noodles
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  • 1 bundle buckwheat noodles (soba)
  • ¼-1/2 c roughly chopped kimchi in its Juice (how much depends on you)
  • 1 tb red pepper paste (gochujang)
  • 1½ ts sesame oil
  • 1 ts sesame seed
  • 1 ts sugar
  1. Boil your noodles according to the package. Drain and rinse.
  2. In a large bowl, combine everything together. Use the heat of your hands to melt and press the sauce into your noodles.
  3. You should have a beautifully coated hot pink sauce.
Optional: Grilled Fish/Chicken/etc, chopped Green Onions, Minced Garlic, Rice Vinegar

I promise to let up with the kimchi now…just had to squish this in there because they’re really that awesome.  So easy a baby could do it (maybe).

Love always,
Your Squishy Monster

4 thoughts on “Kimchi Soba/Buckwheat Noodles 비빔국수

  • This looks like something I would love to open my lunchbox and see! Yum! And yes, totally agree with MaryBeth – please don’t let up with the kimchi!! It’s sooo good! xxx

  • MaryBeth says:

    I love this recipe…perfect for packing for lunch at work…and PLEASE don’t let up with the kimchi…it is fantastic stuff -delicious,healthy and can be used so many ways! Love your blog!

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