A navy-blue bowl of thick noodles with vegetables and a fired egg on top, and chopsticks resting on the bowl

Kimchi noodles

  • serves 2
  • Easy

It only takes 20 minutes to make this fiery (and high protein) veggie dinner, complete with udon noodles, green beans, kimchi, fresh ginger and sesame fried eggs on top


Make these kimchi noodles for a speedy supper, then try our red cabbage kimchi, kimchi-baked tofu and cucumber kimchi. Also check out our recipe for homemade kimchi and read our expert guide to fermenting for simple tips on preserving and making pickles. 



  • straight-to-wok udon noodles 300g
  • toasted sesame oil 1 tbsp
  • spring onions 6, shredded
  • green beans 160g, trimmed and halved
  • ginger thumb-sized piece, peeled and shredded
  • kimchi 4 tbsp, finely chopped
  • eggs (we used Clarence Court Burford Browns) 2
  • sesame seeds 1 tsp
  • soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • red chilli 1, finely sliced (optional)


  • Step 1

    Put the noodles in a sieve over the sink and pour over a kettle of just-boiled water. Toss to separate the noodles. Leave to drain.

  • Step 2

    Heat ½ tbsp of the oil in a wok or pan over a high heat, add most of the spring onions and all the green beans, and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the beans are just tender. Stir in the ginger and kimchi, and fry for another minute. Add the noodles and toss everything together for 2 minutes until the noodles are piping hot.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a small non-stick frying pan, and fry the eggs until the edges are crispy and the yolks are cooked to your liking. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds and cook for 30 seconds more, spooning the oil and seeds over the eggs.

  • Step 4

    Add the soy sauce to the noodles and toss. Top with the eggs. Spoon over any remaining seeds and oil, and top with the chilli, if using.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 387
  • Fat 13.9g
  • Saturates 3.1g
  • Carbs 41.8g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Fibre 7.2g
  • Protein 20.2g
  • Salt 2.4g