5 from 2 votes
Jjolmyeon (Spicy Chewy Noodles)
Jjolmyeon (Spicy Chewy Noodles
Chewy, bouncy noodles in a sweet and tangy gochujang sauce with lots of fresh, crunchy vegetables!
Servings: 2
Author: Hyosun
Noodles and Vegetables
  • 14 ounces jjolmyeon 쫄면 (refrigerated or frozen)
  • 6 ounces kongnamul 콩나물(soybean sprouts),
  • 3 ounces green cabbage
  • 1 ounce of red cabbage optional
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1/2 small cucumber
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 tablespoon gochugaru 고추가루, (preferably finely ground)
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang 고추장
  • 1 tablespoon cornsyrup oligodang, 올리고당
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice or maesilcheong, 매실청, apple juice, or lemon soft drink
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds preferably finely ground
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  1. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl, and mix well.
    Jjolmyeon (Spicy Chewy Noodles)
  2. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and add the soybean sprouts. Close the lid, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Quickly transfer the sprouts to a bowl of cold water to cool, saving the cooking liquid, which can be used as a soup. (See note.) Drain the sprouts.
    Jjolmyeon (Spicy Chewy Noodles)
  3. Thinly slice the cabbages, and cut the carrot and cucumber into matchsticks.
    Jjolmyeon (Spicy Chewy Noodles)
  4. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions (usually about 5 minutes). Drain quickly and rinse in icy cold water until the noodles are very cold. Make two one-serving size mounds. Place the mounds in a colander to drain.
    Jjolmyeon (Spicy Chewy Noodles)
  5. Place the noodles in the middle of a serving bowl and nicely arrange the cold vegetables over the noodles. The sauce can be served on top or separately. You can also mix the noodles and vegetables with the sauce before serving. Place a half of the boiled egg on top to serve.
    Jjolmyeon (Spicy Chewy Noodles)
Recipe Notes

You can make a soup with the liquid used to cook soybean sprouts. Drop some cooked soybean sprouts in, and season with salt and pepper. Add some chopped scallion. The mild soup will be great with this spicy noodles.