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Korean Buldak Ramen Bibim Guksu Style (Healthy & Spicy!)

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Use the popular buldak instant noodles to make a stunning bibim guksu (Korean spicy cold noodles) in less than 20 minutes! Instant ramen is mixed in a cold and spicy sauce and served with tuna and crunchy vegetables. Perfect for a quick summer meal!

buldak instant noodles used to make a stunning bibim guksu (Korean spicy cold noodles) in less than 20 minutes! Instant ramen are mixed in a cold and spicy sauce and served with tuna and crunchy vegetables

What is buldak ramen?

Buldak bokkeum myeon are very popular instant noodles in Korea, they’re known to be one of the spiciest ramyeon in Korea. The term buldak literally means fire chicken while bokkeum myeon means stir-fried noodles. These noodles have been all over social media featuring spicy noodle challenges and mukbang.

There are quite a lot of variations of these buldak noodles such as cheese, curry, toppoki, jajjang, carbonara, etc. But today I’ll show you how I transform the regular version (below) into bibim guksu.

For a recipe using the carbonara buldak noodles, check my CREAMY CARBONARA BULDAK RAMEN.

What is Bibim Guksu?

Bibim Guksu is a Korean dish consisting of cold mixed in a spicy sauce and served with cold and fresh vegetables. Normally somyeon (thin buckwheat noodles) are used to make the traditional version however in this recipe we are using the buldak instant ramen. The spicy sauce packet is perfect for making the spicy base of the sauce. I’m also adding some tuna since I always like to have some fish or meat with my ramen to make it a full dish. Tuna goes well with super spicy noodles.

How to adjust the spiciness of the noodles?

Don’t hold yourself from having the Korean buldak ramen because you heard they’re fire noodles. For any recipe, the level of spiciness can easily be adjusted since the chili sauce comes in a separate package. In this recipe, I actually only use half of the package. But if you like it even less spicy, this is up to you to use less spicy sauce.

How to prepare these buldak noodles?

  1. Prepare the sauce by mixing all ingredients together.
  1. Mix tuna and mayonnaise together.
  2. Prepare the vegetables.
  1. Cook an egg. Once cooked, you can place the egg in cold water – with ice – to stop cooking.
  2. In the meantime, cook noodles for 5 minutes as per package instructions.
  3. Once the noodles are cooked, rinse them in cold water then place them in a bowl of cold water with ice to chill them further.
  1. Mix cold noodles with the sauce – if that is too spicy don’t add all of the sauce, but add just as much as you like. Place the noodles in a bowl then garnish with tuna, cucumber, carrot, and cabbage and place the egg on top.
  1. Sprinkle with the buldak noodles pack containing sesame seeds and seaweed.

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buldak instant noodles used to make a stunning bibim guksu (Korean spicy cold noodles) in less than 20 minutes! Instant ramen are mixed in a cold and spicy sauce and served with tuna and crunchy vegetables

Korean Buldak Ramen Bibim Guksu Style

Use the popular buldak instant noodles to make a stunning bibim guksu (Korean spicy cold noodles) in less than 20 minutes! Instant ramen are mixed in a cold and spicy sauce and served with tuna and crunchy vegetables. Perfect for a quick summer meal!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Korean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 bowl
Calories per serving: 439kcal
Author: Emma Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 pack buldak noodles
  • 1 small carrot , julienne
  • cucumber , julienne
  • 40 g cabbage , julienne
  • 85 g canned tuna
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 egg

sauce:

  • ½ buldak noodles spicy sauce packet
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Prepare the sauce by mixing all ingredients together.
  • Mix tuna with mayonnaise.
  • Prepare the vegetables.
  • Cook an egg. Once cooked, you can place the egg in cold water – with ice – to stop cooking (Note 2).
  • In the meantime, cook noodles for 5 minutes as per package instructions.
  • Once the noodles are cooked, rinse them in cold water then place them in a bowl of cold water with ice to chill them further.
  • Mix cold noodles with the sauce – if that is too spicy don’t add all of the sauce, but add just as much as you like (Note 1). Place the noodles in a bowl then garnish with tuna, cucumber, carrot, and cabbage and place the egg on top.
  • Sprinkle with the buldak noodles pack containing sesame seeds and seaweed.

Notes

1. Sauce: this recipe can easily be adjusted. Add more or less sauce to increase or decrease the spiciness of your noodles.
2. Egg cooking time: for medium-sized eggs, I normally cook them for 6.5 minutes to obtain a yolk that is still slightly runny inside. However, if you like your eggs well done, cook them for 7-8 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 24gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 206mgSodium: 710mgPotassium: 633mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 10607IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 3mg
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