How to make Kimchi Bibim noodles (Guksu)
Hey Kimchi Lover, When you over ferment kimchi, or ferment it for a long time, your kimchi will have more lactic acid. It makes sourer as well as softer. We've all been there - you open your fridge, spot that jar of kimchi, and wonder if it's still good. Well, before you toss it away, hold on! We've got some tips to give your kimchi a second chance at deliciousness.
Why Does the Kimchi become Sour?
Kimchi becomes sour due to a natural fermentation process. Fermentation is a metabolic process carried out by microorganisms like lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and yeast. In the case of kimchi, the primary reason it turns sour is the proliferation of LAB.
More learn about the history of kimchi.
It's important to note that the sourness of kimchi is a natural and intentional part of the fermentation process. Many people enjoy the tangy and complex flavors that develop during fermentation. Additionally, the fermentation also enhances the nutritional value of kimchi by increasing the bioavailability of certain nutrients and introducing probiotics, which are beneficial for gut health.
Why Does It mean by Bibim in Korean
In Korean cuisine, "bibim" (비빔) refers to a cooking method or style that involves mixing various ingredients together with a sauce or seasoning. The term "bibim" is often associated with dishes like "bibimbap" (비빔밥) and "bibimmyeon" (비빔면), which are popular Korean dishes known for their colorful and flavorful combinations.
How To Make Kimchi Bibim Noodles
Ingredients. Sour kimchi 100g, 1TB Soy sauce, 1TB Chili powder, 1TB Chili paste, 1TB Sugar, Korean noodles (Somen), Any vegetables, Sesame oil and Vineger (If kimchi is too sour, no need to add it)
Cook Time. 15 Mintues
Equipment. Small Pot, Cutting Board, Knife, Mixing bowl disposal, glovesand Spoon.
*You can purchase "Somen" from Korean mart or Asian store. The right feature is for "One serving"
1) Add All ingredients for sauce into a mixing bowl (1TB Soy sauce, 1TB Chili powder, 1TB Chili paste, 1TB Sugar)
2) Chop kimchi by knif or scissors (* short cut)
3) Put kimchi into the bowl then mix together with sauce
4) Boil water then Cook Noodles for 3 mins 30sec
4) Rinsing off boiled noodles with cold water, it makes noodles slightly firmer and refreshing quality also, removes excess starch on the surface.
5) Drain noodles then mix all together
6) Enjoy kimchi bibim noodles, serve with cucumber or any vegies.
Kimchi bibim noodles are a quick and satisfying meal, perfect for those who love the zesty taste of kimchi. Feel free to customize this recipe with your favorite protein, such as tofu or sliced pork, for added substance and flavor. Enjoy!