savory and refreshing

This is  Korean dish that I consider comfort food.  When I was younger, my mom made her version, and it always hit the spot and I felt I could go on 2nds even 3rds (often I did). That is what comfort food is, isn’t it? A dish that makes you feel good often having some kind of meaning/reason behind it.

The 0ther day I was over at my dear friend’s house. Things have been a little crazy for me these days, and ironically she made this for lunch. I never told her it was something that I loved a lot when I was younger nor that I hadn’t eaten it in a really long time. Even though her version is very different from my moms it made me really happy- same feeling I had when I last ate my mom’s version. I think I know why.  Couldn’t stop thinking about that satisfaction, so I demanded that she give me the recipe. Thank you Jin!

I just made this for lunch for my family- and they loved it.

It is so easy.

Korean Spicy Mixed Noodles 비빔국수

(serves 2)

-thin Korean noodles

(you can you whatever kind you want thin, round flat, square)

follow the directions on the package- drain and set aside. While noodles are cooling down prepare the following:

-2 cups chopped spring veggie mix

-1 cup of cooked (boiled shrimp)

-1 cup of fermented kimchi.

(optional but please do this it is SO good)

Rinse the kimchi in a bowl of water, drain water and squeeze the kimchi in your palms to wring the excess water out.

Get a huge bowl and mix well:

Soy sauce 2 tablespoons
Wasabi 1 teaspoon
Fish Sauce 1 tablespoon
Lemon or lime juice 2 tablespoon
Vinegar 2 tablespoons
Sugar 3 tablespoons
Chopped minced garlic 1 tablespoon
Olive oil 4 tablespoons
Sesame oil 2 tablespoon

add the noodles, boiled shrimp , optional kimchi, and spring veggie mix! 

mix well. If you have time, garnish with boiled egg and skinny sliced pieces (matchstick style) of cucumber on top. 😉

 enjoy cool!



so refreshing!