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Bibim Naengmyeon

Bibim Naengmyeon

A Korean friend taught me this chilled soup-less noodle recipe that's great for the summer season.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Naengmyeon noodles (or somen or udon noodles)
2 servings
Thinly sliced beef
100 g
Dashi stock granules
to taste
Cucumber
1/2
Boiled egg
1
Sauce
Water
2 tablespoons
Gochujang
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Toasted white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Mince the cucumber, and cut the hard-boiled egg in half. Combine the sauce ingredients.
2. Blanch the thinly-sliced beef in salted dashi stock. Allow to cool, then cut into bite-sized pieces.
3. Boil the cold noodles, then cool. Strain and mix in the sauce and the beef.
4. Transfer to a plate or bowl, top with the cucumber and egg, and it's complete!
5. If you want to prepare it more healthy, omit the sesame oil in the sauce, and increase with equal parts of water. One tablespoon of sesame oil is about 160 kcal.

Story Behind this Recipe

I learned this from a Korean friend. Apparently this level of spiciness is the norm in Korea.