I LOVE noodle bowls. They are quick, healthy and delicious. It’s easy to add some probiotic power with this kimchi noodle bowl. The best part about noodle bowls is that they are put together individually, allowing the most adventurous eaters to share a meal with a more timid eater.
Mix it up!
The best thing about a noodle bowl is that you can change up the toppings to suit your taste and your pantry. Here are a few simple ways to change up your kimchi noodle bowl.
- Make it vegan! Replace the pork and eggs with fried tofu for a delicious vegen noodle bowl.
- Switch out the pork. Chicken, fish or any cooked meat will work in this noodle bowl.
- Add more vegetables. More is always better when it comes to vegetables. Throw in some fresh bean sprouts, steamed broccoli or carrots.
- A No-noodle bowl. Switch the noodles for rice, or skip it altogether for a paleo/keto version of this Asian soup.
Kimchi Noodle Bowl
This kimchi noodle bowl layers a rich broth over noodles and is topped with eggs, pork, cilantro and fresh kimchi. It is a great way to feature this spicy – salty – sweet Korean condiment.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Yield: Serves 4 1x
- Category: Soup
- Cuisine: Korean
- 5 cups low-sodium broth
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 cm piece of ginger
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp dulse or wakame flakes
- 1/2 lbs of flat rice noodles
- 1 pork tenderloin
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups of kimchi
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1/4 cup green onions
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
- Combine all the broth ingredients in a pot and allow to simmer for 25 minutes. You don’t need to chop the garlic or ginger, just peel the ginger before adding it to the broth.
- While the broth simmers, cook your noodles. Grill the pork and slice it into strips. And boil the eggs for about 7 minutes (so they are not completely hard).
- Have all the toppings warm and ready before you prepare the bowls. Divide the broth into 4 bowls, removing the ginger, garlic and spices. Then let everyone fill their noodle bowl with their choice of toppings.
- I recommend using all the suggested toppings and layering as I have done in the photograph. However, feel free to pick and choose your favourite toppings.
- You can find kimchi in most Korean grocery stores. However, it’s really easy to make your own batch of kimchi. Here’s a recipe for a simple vegetarian kimchi. I usually also make a batch of kid-friendly kimchi for my little people.
- See section above for ways to switch around the toppings to make different styles of this noodle bowl.
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