Spicy Gochujang Noodles

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These Korean Spicy Gochujang Noodles are a staple when I need something spicy and delicious in less than 10 minutes! They’re creamy, spicy, and so delicious with a perfect balance of spice, a touch of rice vinegar for acidity, and some sweetness to balance it all out. Best part is that they come together in about 10 minutes!

Spicy gochujang noodles in a bowl

Watch the Spicy Gochujang Noodles Recipe Video Below!

raw ingredients for spicy gochujang noodles

Ingredients for Korean Spicy Gochujang Noodles

Korean Spicy Gochujang Noodles only calls for a few ingredients to make these delicious spicy gochujang noodles! Here is what you’ll need:

  • Gochugaru
  • Gochujang
  • Scallions
  • Garlic
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Neutral Oil
  • Sesame Paste – I used Chinese Sesame Paste for this recipe but you can substitute with equal parts creamy peanut butter. The brand I used is below!
  • Mirin – Feel free to substitute 1:1 with sugar if you do not have mirin.
  • Light Soy Sauce (low sodium)
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Sesame Oil
  • MSG (optional)
  • Reserved noodle cooking water

Dried noodles

  • These are the wheat noodles I used for Korean Spicy Gochujang Noodles – the brand is Wu-Mu and they are thin noodles that are perfect for soaking up this sauce. I found them at my local 99 ranch.
dried noodles for spicy gochujang noodles

Spicy Gochujang Noodles: Recipe Instructions

To begin, take a heatproof bowl and add grated garlic, gochujang, gochugaru, scallions, and sesame seeds.

In a small saucepan, heat 3 tablespoons of neutral oil until it reaches 350-375F then carefully pour the hot oil into the bowl with your ingredients. Give it a good stir with the hot oil to mix together. Once the sauce it mixed, add sesame paste, mirin, light soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil to and mix to combine your sauce.

Finally, boil your noodles according to package directions. Drain them then add them directly to the sauce. If you want to eat this dish cold, drain the noodles and rinse them under cold water before adding to the sauce. In either case, reserve some of the noodle cooking water to loosen the sauce as needed.

Recipe Tips for Korean Spicy Gochujang Noodles

SHOCK NOODLES IN COLD WATER
If you are eating Cold Sesame Noodles, it is imperative to stop the noodles from cooking once boiled, so run them under cold water or shock them in an ice bath to stop the cooking process! Otherwise, your noodles will continue to cook and then become mushy. If enjoying the noodles hot, simply mix them into the sauce

GARNISH
You can garnish your noodles with freshly chopped scallions, crushed peanuts and sliced cucumber!

Love noodles? Make my 15 minute Chili Oil Noodles or one of my personal favorites, Beef Chow Fun!

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5 from 15 votes

Spicy Gochujang Noodles

Servings: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Spicy gochujang noodles in a bowl
These 10 minute Spicy Gochujang Noodles are perfect for a quick meal when you don't have a lot of time! The sauce comes together in minutes and the noodles are spicy, creamy, and delicious!

Ingredients 

  • 6 oz dried noodles
  • 2 tsp gochugaru
  • 1 tbsp gochujang
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp neutral oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame paste
  • 1 tbsp mirin, or sugar
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp msg, optional
  • 1/2 cup reserved noodle cooking water

Instructions 

  • In a heatproof bowl, combine scallions, garlic, sesame seeds, gochugaru, and gochujang. Heat 3 tbsp of neutral oil in a pot to 350F-375F and add to the bowl. Stir to combine.
  • In the same bowl, add sesame paste, mirin, light soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and mix to combine to form the sauce.
  • Cook dried noodles according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of noodle cooking water, then add the noodles directly to the sauce.
  • Mix the noodles well, using reserved cooking water to loose the sauce as needed.
  • Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 1113mgPotassium: 232mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 739IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this recipe! Stumbled across CJ Eats and this recipe on insta and these noodles are so quick, easy and delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    So good! Everyone at dinner raved about this recipe! We paired it with textured noodle like in the recipe photo so that the flavor was trapped in all the crevices. Amazing!

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