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Hi. I’m Korean. Therefore, I crave spicy food. all. the. time! I can’t stop thinking about spicy food…. Sometimes, I am just sitting on my couch, watching TV or something and then suddenly, I have this urge to get up and make something spicy for lunch. And this is a simple recipe that I often use to satisfy my cravings for spicy food.

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Although my fellow Korean friends might try this and say this is not spicy enough, but it’s okay. Since I have been living in America over 10 years now, I can’t tolerate heat like I used to. But I am always tempted to put more gochugaru (Korean pepper flakes) and more Jalapenos or other types of spicy peppers without thinking about the consequences. So it is important to know what you can handle and can’t because you probably don’t want to end up drinking a whole jug of milk in one seating.

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Spicy Beef Stirfry Noodles

This recipe makes 1 serving. Double the recipe if needed.

Ingredients:

1 bundles of Asian style noodles, cooked according to package instructions*

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 onion, sliced in thin strips

1/2 cup flank steak, cut in thin strips

1/2 Jalapeno pepper, sliced**

pinch of salt to taste

Sauce

2 tablespoons gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes)

2 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

In large pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add the onions and stir until they are translucent. Add the beef and jalapenos and stir.

Meanwhile, make the sauce by mixing gochugaru, oyster sauce, minced garlic, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Add the sauce to the pan and stir well.

Add the cooked noodles and stir well with chopsticks, making sure that the sauce is well blended with the noodles. Season with salt lightly if desired.

*I used Korean udon noodles but you can use rice noodles or any other types of Asian noodles.

**You may seed the jalapenos if you don't want it to be too spicy or omit it altogether.

   

3 Responses to “Spicy Beef Stirfry Noodles”

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    Belinda @zomppa — May 5, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I’m with you – I crave spicy food pretty much all of the time!

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    Lynna — June 4, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I`m a crappy Asian. LOL. I can`t tolerate spicy foods…they just make me cry!! I try so hard. I`ve found that some spicy Korean food, I can handle, like spicy pork, kimchi, or spicy ramen noodles. But…that`s about it. Haha. I love stirfry noodles, though.

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    Alexandra — June 9, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Wow, thank you so much for this recipe!^^ I’veokay! Time to start xooking!^^ just found out about your blog but I love it already! So many delicious things, I cannot decide what to make first ^^ I’m not Korean but I’ve lived in Korea for a year and now I definitely became a spicy food number one fan :)

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