Exploring Korean Home Cooking: Kimchi Bibim Guksu(김치비빔국수)

Kimchi Bibim Guksu is my go-to dish for a quick and easy weekend lunch. Although I’ve been enjoying the trend of bibimmyeon lately, I couldn’t resist the nostalgic craving for a classic pairing: Kimchi Bibim Guksu and crispy pork cutlet, also known as Donkatsu! This delightful combination is perfect for a hassle-free meal on lazy weekends.

Please understand that the photos of the food are not pretty. This is really a home meal.

For a change, I also love indulging in the perfect harmony of Kimchi Bibim Guksu with grilled pork belly. The spicy kick from the kimchi sauce complements the succulent slices of pork belly, creating a symphony of flavors that’s hard to resist.

We enjoyed this combination a lot as well

Recipe(for 1 person):


  • Korean noodles(called Somyeon)
  • Kimchi (finely chopped) 1 paper cup
  • Cucumber (choosable)
  • Onion (thinly sliced)
  • Soy sauce 1 spoon
  • Gochujang (Korean red chili paste) 1 spoon
  • Sugar 1 spoon
  • Sesame oil 1 spoon
  • Sesame seeds 1 spoon
  • Red pepper powder 0.5 – 1 spoon


  1. Cook the Noodles: Boil the noodles in water until cooked. Rinse them under cold water and set aside.
  2. Prepare the Kimchi: It tastes better with ripe kimchi. Cut the kimchi into small pieces with scissors.
  3. Prepare the Vegetables: Julienne or finely chop the carrot, cucumber, and onion. You can add more vegetables you want, such as cabbage.
  4. Create the Bibim Guksu Sauce: In a separate bowl, mix soy sauce , gochujang , sugar, sesame oil, sesame seeds , and red pepper powder.
  5. Combine Noodles and Sauce: Mix the cooked noodles with the kimchi sauce and add the prepared vegetables. Toss everything together until well coated.
  6. Final Touch: Serve in a bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

So, if you’re looking for a simple yet fantastic meal option for the weekend, consider whipping up some Kimchi Bibim Guksu and pairing it with your favorite side, be it Donkatsu or grilled pork belly. It’s a surefire way to elevate your weekend dining experience!

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