How to make classic Bibim Naengmyeon (Korean spicy cold noodles). They are spicy, sweet and tangy addictive noodle dish that is very popular in summer! |
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Bibim Naengmyeon (Korean Spicy Cold Noodles)

Bibim Naengmyeon is a perfect way to beat the summer heat! It’s cold, spicy, sweet and tangy. Everything you need is all in one bowl!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 2
Calories: 1020kcal
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen



  • 350 g dried naengmyeon noodles (Korean buckwheat noodles)
  • 150 g beef brisket (*see note above)
  • 5 cups water (*see note above)
  • 50 g Korean radish (or daikon, pink radish), thinly sliced or julienned
  • 50 g Asian pear ( or Bosc pear) thinly sliced or julienned
  • 60 g English cucumber (seeds removed, thinly sliced or julienned)
  • 1 hard boiled egg (halved)
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 dashA dash of roasted sesame seeds toasted sesame seeds



  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp water


  • Soak the brisket in a bowl of water and set aside for 20 mins to draw the blood out. Drain the water. Add the water (5 cups) and the brisket into a medium to large pot, cover with the lid and boil them over high heat. Skim off any scum that forms. Once the water starts to rolling boil, reduce the heat to low-medium. Simmer until the brisket is tender and cooked (I boiled them for 1 hour total. This should result in about 3 cups of broth.) Take out the meat onto a plate. Cool down the meat and the broth for 30 mins. Cut off any stringy fats and thinly slice the brisket.
  • Soak the radish in the radish pickle sauce. Set aside until the radish is softened (about 20 mins). Cover and refrigerate until you need them. FYI, the longer you pickle, the less bitter the radish becomes.
  • Combine all the bibim sauce ingredients and blend until pureed. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • Cook the noodles in boiling water until soften (about 2 to 3 mins). Stir often during boiling. The noodle texture should be chewy and bouncy. Drain the water and rinse the noodles under cold running water a couple of times to cool down. Drain the water quickly and divide the noodle portion for serving. Place the mound of noodles into a serving bowl.
  • Place the sliced beef, radish pickles, cucumber, pear and boiled egg on top of the noodles. Add the bibim sauce on top. Drizzle some sesame oil and sparingly sprinkle roasted sesame seeds. (Refer above pictures for decoration ideas.) Serve immediately.


* 1 Tbsp = 15 ml, 1 Cup = 250ml


Calories: 1020kcal | Carbohydrates: 194g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 1996mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 3720IU | Vitamin C: 11.2mg | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 5.4mg