I’m excited to share this noodles recipe with you today. I got inspiration for it from a video by the Korean grandma Youtube channel. She introduced this tasty noodle dish to her fans (I’m one of them. lol), and it looked very good. I wanted to share it with my fans too. haha I didn’t follow the exact same recipe she shared, but my recipe is pretty good too. It is a common simple noodle dish Koreans enjoy daily, but Korean grandma revealed her secret ingredient to enhance the flavor of this dish: vinegar. Interestingly, I usually add a little bit of vinegar to my sauces too. I bet you will love it because I got big thumbs up from my 3 boys and myself.
Yield: 2 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- HanGuk (한국) = Korean
- HalMeoNi (할머니) = Grandmother
- 6 oz Thin Korean Noodles A.K.A SoMyeon (8 Cups Water, 1 tsp Salt)
- 1 Cup Zucchini
- ½ Cup Carrot
- ¼ Cup Green Onion
- 1 tsp Cooking Oil
- 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Green Onion
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
- 2 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Garlic, Minced
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- ¾ tsp Vinegar
- Well Fermented Kimchi
- Roasted Dried Laver
Cut 1 cup zucchini, ½ cup onion, and ¼ cup green onion into about 2-inch long thin strips.
Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl: 2 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp green onion, 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp sesame oil, and ¾ tsp vinegar.
These are Korean thin wheat noodles. If you don’t have them, you can try angel hair spaghetti instead.
We need about 6 oz of the noodles. You can measure it by holding the noodles like this or using a scale with a cup like this.
In 8 cups of boiling water, add 1 tsp of salt to give some flavor to the noodles.
Then, put the noodles in the boiling water and cook them for about 5 minutes on high.
Meanwhile, drizzle about 1 tsp of cooking oil in a heated pan and fry the carrot for 1 minute on medium-high.
After 1 minute, add the zucchini to the pan and fry for 2 minutes with the carrot.
After 2 minutes, add the green onion and fry for 1 more minute, and then the vegetables are ready.
By now, your noodles will be cooked too.
Drain out the water and rinse them in cold water several times.
It is important to remove as much liquid from the noodles as you can.
In a large mixing bowl, add the cooked noodles, the prepared sauce, and the fried veggies.
Mix everything gently and it is done. Korean grandma served the noodles as it is. Trust me – it is very good as a simple dish.
However, I added some garnish for mine such as well fermented kimchi, cucumber, and roasted dried laver. You can skip them if you want. In my opinion, a few garnishes make the dish even more flavorful and nutritious.
Put the noodles in a pretty serving bowl or on a plate before garnishing them. You can also sprinkle more sesame seeds on top to make it more appetizing. Invest little bit of your time to try this amazing dish – you will be very satisfied with the result. Enjoy!