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Bibim Guksu (Soba and Kimchi Salad)

Bibim Guksu (Soba and Kimchi Salad)

While I was looking for recipes with kimchi I came across My Korean Kitchen which is a great site with a lot of good looking Korean recipes. The first dish that caught my attention was this one for soba and kimchi salad. This salad is really good! I have already had it twice! The noodles in the salad are served cold and the kimchi and the dressing add a spicy heat making this a perfect summer dish. The salad has a nice mixture of textures from the soft and chewy noodles to the crisp and crunchy carrots and cucumbers.

Ingredients:
1 serving soba noodles
2 leaves of lettuce (thinly sliced)
1 leaf of red cabbage (thinly sliced)
2 inches of cucumber (julienned)
2 inches of carrot (julienned)
1 tablespoon kimchi
1 tablespoon gochujang dressing
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (toasted)

Directions:
1. Cook the soba noodles.
2. Rinse the soba noodles under cold water until the noodles are cool.
3. Place the noodles in a bowl.
4. Add the lettuce, cabbage, cucumber, carrots and kimchi to the bowl.
5. Pour the dressing on the salad.

Soba and Kimchi Salad (Bibim Guksu)

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11 comments:

Anh said...

Oh yummy! I love soba salad, and combining it with kimchi must be delightful!

Janet said...

Hey - where's the usual stiped placemat? :-D

I've never cooked with these ingredients, but it looks great and healthy.

Valli said...

This salad looks very colourful and good for you. Pleasing to the eye as well as to the palate...what a great combination!! I suppose I could probably find gochujang and kimchi in our local Asian market. Living here we only have one, so, if they don't have it.. there is always Vancouver!!!

Ferdzy said...

Gosh that's just beautiful! It's got me absolutely drooling. Can I come over for dinner? Pleeeease? Pretty pleeeeease???

Ruth Daniels said...

That definitely sounds like a keeper, especially for my daughter. She and her husband think kimchi is a must have food group all on it's own. They'll love this salad for sure.

Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Deborah said...

I have not had a whole lot of Korean food in my life, but I really should start making it. This looks great!

The Cooking Ninja said...

this looks very yummy. I have to try it out. I love kimchi.

Cynthia said...

I've never had soba... Kevin, your salad looks sooo inviting.

Rebecca's Amazing Creations said...

The colors in this recipe are gorgeous! I am always one for eating with my eyes first, and this looks great!

tastingkorea said...

When making this recipe, Koreans usually use Maemil Guksu (메밀국수) and not soba. Both are made of buckwheat, but soba might be prepared differently.

Kevin said...

tastingkorea: I will have to track some Maemil Guksu down to compare. Thanks for the tip!

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