Jaengban guksu (Korean cold spicy noodle platter)

Jaengban guksu (Korean cold spicy noodle platter)

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Xueci Cheng

Xueci Cheng

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"Just like Naengmyeon (Korean cold noodles in broth), Jaengban guksu is perfect for summer. With chewy soba or somen noodles and crunchy veggies (use any you have!), and a spicy sauce with a fruity note, you’ll want to keep on slurping! Traditionally Asian pears are used, but you can also use any other juicy, crisp fruit like pears or apples. I was inspired by Korean cooking expert Maangchi’s recipe, which sieves the sauce a step that makes it even more light and refreshing, but you can optionally skip this step. You can dial down the heat of the recipe by adjusting the amount of gochugaru (Korean chili flakes) and gochujang (Korean chili paste)."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

30 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
150 g
soba noodles
½
cucumber
½
carrot
½
tomato
4
radishes
¼ head
iceberg lettuce
1
apples
½
onion
1 cloves
garlic
½ tsp
ginger
1
eggs
½ tsp
Korean chili flakes
1 tbsp
gochujang
1 tbsp
rice vinegar
½ tbsp
soy sauce
1 tsp
sugar
salt
½ tbsp
toasted sesame oil (for serving)
ice cubes (for serving)
sesame seed (for garnish)
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Utensils

cutting board, knife, pot, sieve, food processor, fine sieve, bowl (small)

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Nutrition per serving

Cal453
Fat8 g
Protein18 g
Carb85 g
  • Step 1/4

    Julienne cucumber and carrots. Slice tomato and shred iceberg lettuce into thin strips. Thinly slice the radishes. Halve and core the apples. Julienne half of the apples and set the other half aside for the sauce (you can put the apples in water to prevent browning). Peel onion, garlic and ginger.
    • ½ cucumber
    • ½ carrot
    • ½ tomato
    • ¼ head iceberg lettuce
    • 4 radishes
    • 1 apples
    • ½ onion
    • 1 cloves garlic
    • ½ tsp ginger
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Julienne cucumber and carrots. Slice tomato and shred iceberg lettuce into thin strips. Thinly slice the radishes. Halve and core the apples. Julienne half of the apples and set the other half aside for the sauce (you can put the apples in water to prevent browning). Peel onion, garlic and ginger.

  • Step 2/4

    Cook soba noodles according to package instructions. Once the soba noodles are cooked, strain and rinse them with cold water until they are cool. Set aside. Boil the eggs for approx. 6 min. Remove them from the pot and let cool. Peel the eggs, then quarter or halve each.
    • 150 g soba noodles
    • 1 eggs
    • pot
    • sieve

    Cook soba noodles according to package instructions. Once the soba noodles are cooked, strain and rinse them with cold water until they are cool. Set aside. Boil the eggs for approx. 6 min. Remove them from the pot and let cool. Peel the eggs, then quarter or halve each.

  • Step 3/4

    In a food processor, puree half of the apple, onion, garlic and ginger (add 2 tbsp water if it’s too dry). Strain through a fine sieve and collect the juice. Combine the juice with Korean chili flakes, gochujang, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar. Season with salt. Mix to combine.
    • ½ tsp Korean chili flakes
    • 1 tbsp gochujang
    • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
    • ½ tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • salt
    • food processor
    • fine sieve
    • bowl (small)

    In a food processor, puree half of the apple, onion, garlic and ginger (add 2 tbsp water if it’s too dry). Strain through a fine sieve and collect the juice. Combine the juice with Korean chili flakes, gochujang, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar. Season with salt. Mix to combine.

  • Step 4/4

    Before serving, combine the sauce with some ice cubes. Place a nest of noodles in the middle of a big serving bowl or plate, and arrange the salad ingredients around the edge. Place eggs on top  and garnish with sesame seeds and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil. Serve with the spicy sauce, or pour it over the top. Enjoy!
    • ice cubes (for serving)
    • sesame seed (for garnish)
    • ½ tbsp toasted sesame oil (for serving)

    Before serving, combine the sauce with some ice cubes. Place a nest of noodles in the middle of a big serving bowl or plate, and arrange the salad ingredients around the edge. Place eggs on top and garnish with sesame seeds and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil. Serve with the spicy sauce, or pour it over the top. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Jaengban guksu (Korean cold spicy noodle platter)

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