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

Kimchi noodles

Published: December 12, 2020 at 10:23 am
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

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

  • Vegetarian
low inkcal387
high inprotein20.2g

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.

For more noodles recipes check out our Singapore noodles, pork biang biang noodles and steak satay noodles.


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