Here’s a super simple Korean noodle dish perfect for hot summer days. Kimchi mixed noodles never feel complete to me without a high-quality soft-boiled egg on top. If you haven’t tried Nellie’s Free Range Eggs yet, you’ve got to try them! Recently, someone commented on my post that her kids started eating eggs only after tasting Nellie’s Free Range: proof that a Certified Humane Free Range life for hens truly makes a difference in the quality of their eggs.
Don’t worry if your kids don’t have high spice tolerance. I rinsed kimchi for my kids and added some soy sauce to add more flavor. They gobbled the meal up.
Kimchi Mixed Noodles With Egg On Top
Here's a super simple Korean noodle dish perfect for hot summer days.
- 1 cup kimchi see notes
- 1 tbsp juice from kimchi optional
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil + more for drizzling
- optional 1 tsp gochujang
- 1 tsp sugar
- 8 oz angel hair pasta
- 2~3 ice cubes
- salt to taste
- 2 mini cucumbers or 1 English cucumber julienned
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- 1 package of seaweed snacks cut into thin strips
- 2 soft or hard-boiled Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
Fill 2/3 of a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
In a large bowl, add kimchi and finely chop it with kitchen shears.
Add juice from kimchi, toasted sesame oil, gochujang, and sugar. Wear cooking gloves and mix well with your hands, gently massaging kimchi.
Add angel hair pasta to the boiling water. Cook al dente per package direction. Rinse cooked pasta with cold water to cool it down.
Add pasta to the bowl with kimchi and ice cubes, and toss to combine. Add salt to taste.
Divide kimchi mixed noodles into 2 serving bowls. Drizzle more toasted sesame oil and sprinkle toasted sesame seeds. Then top with cucumber, seaweed, and a soft or hard-boiled egg on each bowl.
For kids with low spice tolerance, rinse kimchi before step 2. Place kimchi in a mesh strainer and rinse with cold water to remove the spices. Then squeeze washed kimchi with your hands to remove excess water. After mixing in the pasta, season with soy sauce to taste.
Angel hair pasta is similar in texture to Korean soba noodles and can be used in this recipe with a similar result to the traditional dish.