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Kimchi Soba

Kimchi Soba

It’s getting warmer around here! It went up to 108 degrees on Saturday. I thought I was going to die. I really hate the heat but there are fun things to do around this time of the year so that’s nice. My son has been taking swim lessons and he’s still a little bit afraid of the water but he’s getting more and more used to it. I’ve been on a diet starting last Monday and have lost almost 7 lbs. I just need to keep going! I really need the strength to keep going! Somebody help me keep going until I meet my goal! :)

kimchi3If there is one thing that I love about Summer time is the Summer food. In Korea, everyone starts eating cold noodles. Spicy cold noodles? Even better! I love this simple soba recipe because it’s got everything I love.

kimchi4Koreans always eat spicy food in the Summer. They think that sweating is healthy for you because it helps you get rid of the bad stuff inside your body. I love Kimchi in noodles – it’s oddly refreshing, combined with cold broth and the noodles.

kimchi2This is a rather simple recipe that I came up with one afternoon when I was craving something cold and spicy. It’s a classic Summer noodle bowl. It only takes 15 minutes to make it. Enjoy your Summer!

Kimchi Soba
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Cuisine: Korean
Serves: 2

  • Soba Jang Guk Recipe
  • ½ cup chopped kimchi
  • ½ cup chopped daikon kimchi (chonggak kimchi)
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (vietnamese or thai style)
  • sesame seeds

  1. Make soba jang guk recipe. In small bowl, combine kimchi, daikon kimchi, sesame oil, and sugar and mix well. Place the kimchi mixture on top of the noodles and add the chili garlic sauce on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve cold.



3 Responses to “Kimchi Soba”

  1. #
    Kendra — June 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    AHHHH! Absolutely brilliant! Kimchi always makes the world go ’round. Looks like I will need to get some soba noodles!

    Best of luck with your diet goals! You can do it!

  2. #
    Juliana — June 12, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Looks delicious and loaded of flavor this soba with kimchi…yum!
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a wonderful week Sook :D

  3. #
    Holly | Beyond Kimchee — June 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Ooooh, that is one refreshing looking noodles! Kimchi is the perfect accompaniment. There is nothing like having a cold noodle soup in a hot day. You are making me to crave for cold noodles, Sook!

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