Nourish: Vegan Maewon Bibimyeon

NourishJuly 10, 2024

Nourish: Vegan Maewon Bibimyeon

On a hot day, there’s nothing quite like a dish that cools you down while tantalizing your taste buds with vibrant flavors. Today's recipe is a Maewon Bibimyeon – a Korean spicy cold noodle dish that's as refreshing as it is energizing. This recipe brings together the perfect balance of heat, tang, and sweetness, paired with the satisfying chew of cold noodles and crunchy cucumber. Simple to prepare yet deeply flavorful, Maewon Bibimyeon is the ideal summer meal, whether enjoyed alone or shared with loved ones. Let's dive in!

Vegan Maewon Bibimyeon Recipe 

Spicy Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
  • 3 tablespoons rice or apple vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes)
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated

Noodles & Toppings Ingredients

  • 200g somyeon (Korean wheat noodles) or angel hair pasta (generous portion for 1 serving or 2 small servings)
  • 1 cucumber, julienned
  • Crushed sesame seeds

Steps

  1. Cook the somyeon or angel hair pasta according to the package instructions. Once cooked, drain and rinse under ice cold water until completely cool. Drain well and set aside.

  2. For the sauce, in a bowl, combine gochujang, rice or apple vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, sesame seeds, soy sauce, gochugaru, and grated garlic.Mix well until the sugar is fully dissolved and the sauce is smooth. 

  3. In a large bowl, toss the cooled noodles with the spicy sauce until the noodles are evenly coated. 

  4. Arrange the julienned cucumber. Garnish with crushed sesame seeds. 

  5. Mix everything together before eating to ensure each bite is full of flavor. 

Enjoy your Maewon Bibimyeon immediately, savoring the refreshing and spicy notes that make this dish a perfect summer delight.This Maewon Bibimyeon is more than just a meal; it’s an experience that brings together the best of Korean cuisine in a refreshingly cool format. Perfect for those hot days when you need a dish that both satisfies and revitalizes.

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