Sweet & spicy Korean Gochujang noodles that is super flavorful & utterly delicious ! Super easy and quick to make & is ready in 30 mins.
With bold Asian flavors coming from the Korean red pepper paste, this rich and saucy gochujang noodles is knock your socks off kinda good ! It is also super easy and quick to fix, making it the perfect quick dinner to have.
Pair them with some crispy gochujang tofu to make a balanced, hearty meal !
🌶What is Gochujang
Gochujang, or also sometimes known as Korean red pepper paste is made from Korean red chili, fermented soy beans, glutinous rice combined with seasonings and spices like garlic, onion and salt. It it salty, spicy and pungent, with a hint of sweetness.
Gochujang paste is a really popular condiment used in Korean cooking, and can be added into soup, stews and even be used as a marinate for meat.
🧄What you will need
📓Notes / Substitutions
- To make this oil-free, use ¼ cup of water or vegetable broth to saute instead of oil. Also omit sesame oil and top it with some sesame seeds instead.
- Make this gluten-free by using certified gluten-free red pepper paste and soy sauce.
- Any kinds of dried noodles from wheat noodles, udon noodles to pasta can be used.
- Feel free to substitute or add in veggies according to what you have on hand. Some veggies that will work well in this recipe are carrot, broccoli florets and mushrooms.
- Refrigerate leftovers in sealed containers for 4-5 days.
🔪How to make
Start by bringing a pot of water to boil and cook noodles according to package instructions. Rinse it under cold water, strain and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together gochujang paste, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and maple syrup.
Heat up about a tablespoon of neutral oil in a cast iron skillet / non-stick pan on medium heat. Add in garlic and saute until fragrant, for 2-3 minutes.
Next, add in cabbage and red bell pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes until softened, stirring frequently.
Toss in noodles along with gochujang sauce. Mix until the sauce is thoroughly incorporated. Give gochujang noodles a taste and add more soy sauce, if needed.
❔Commonly asked questions
Some gochujang paste may not be gluten-free, as wheat is sometimes added or cross-contamination may occur during processing. So do be sure to turn and check the label if you do have a gluten intolerance.
However, there are quite a number of brands that do produce gluten-free soy sauce like Coconut Secret and Koko gochujang.
Most gochujang paste does not contains fish sauce or other animal products, making them naturally vegan. But it won't hurt to read the label just to double confirm ! 😉
Gochujang paste can be found in most well-stocked groceries, usually in the international food aisle. They can also be found in Asian or Korean food markets.
Or, simply get them off an online retailer like Amazon !
Any kinds of noodles will work for gochujang noodles ! As this is Asian inspired, you can go for Asian noodles like udon, soba, rice noodles or wheat noodles.
Pasta of any shape and size can be used like spaghetti, linguine or even macaroni or spirals.
You can also bump up its protein content by using beans or lentils based pasta.
🍽More Vegan Asian Dinners
If you did make this recipe, do leave a rating and comment down below, we love hearing from you! Subscribe to My Plantiful Cooking to get new recipes delivered straight to your inbox! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest to get the latest updates. 😉
Flavorful Korean Gochujang Noodles
- Start by bringing a pot of water to boil and cook noodles according to package instructions. Rinse it under cold water, strain and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together gochujang paste, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and maple syrup.
- Heat up about a tablespoon of neutral oil in a cast iron skillet / non-stick pan on medium heat. Add in garlic and saute until fragrant, for 2-3 minutes.
- Next, add in cabbage and red bell pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes until softened, stirring frequently.
- Toss in noodles along with gochujang sauce. Mix until the sauce is thoroughly incorporated. Give it a taste and add more soy sauce, if needed.
Nutrition info calculated is just a rough estimate and is provided as a courtesy. Bear in mind that value will vary based on variables like specific brand or type of product used. To obtain the most accurate representation, it is highly recommended that you calculate it on your own with the actual amount and type of ingredient used.