Korean Bibim Gook Soo

Korean Bibim Gook Soo
Korean bibim gook soo

Christine Ma

Korean bibim gook soo with a side of kalbi

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it's the perfect time to enjoy Korean bibim gook soo. This cold noodle dish is served in a spicy sauce and topped with a hard-boiled egg, fresh cucumber slices, sliced Japanese pear, kimchi, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. It can be made vegetarian or for meat lovers, with sliced beef. This recipe is a modern take on the tradional Korean dish, with a fruity sauce that adds a little sweet to the spice. 

Notes

The sauce in this recipe tastes better the longer it sits, allowing the flavors to develop. If you cannot find rice syrup, corn syrup can be used as a substitute.

Directions

Sauce

Prepare the sauce for the noodles by blending together the apples, pineapple chunks with the juices, fresno, and red bell pepper. Purée until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and add the brown sugar and sesame oil, whisking until combined. Let sit for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days.

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the somen noodles and cook according to the package directions. Rinse in cold water and drain.

Right before serving, add the Sprite to the sauce and mix. Pour 1/2 of the sauce over the noodles and mix well until the noodles are fully coated. Add more sauce if needed, reserving any remaining for next time. Portion the noodles into 4 bowls. Top with ½ a boiled egg each, julienned cucumber, pear slices, ¼ cup kimchi, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

891 kcal

Daily value:

45%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 139 g
  • Protein 17 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 30 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1414 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 71 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 40 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 9 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Alcohol, ethyl 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 7 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Betaine 1 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 54 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 8 µg
  • Carotene, beta 705 µg
  • Choline, total 11 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 214 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 22 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 8 g
  • Fluoride, F 3 µg
  • Folate, DFE 40 µg
  • Folate, food 40 µg
  • Folate, total 40 µg
  • Fructose 4 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 4 g
  • Glutamic acid 5 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 87 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 109 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 3 mg
  • Niacin 6 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phenylalanine 1 g
  • Phosphorus, P 275 mg
  • Phytosterols 23 mg
  • Potassium, K 544 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Selenium, Se 18 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 2202 mg
  • Sucrose 8 g
  • Sugars, total 22 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 199 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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