Korean Arrowroot Vermicelle Noodles with Kimchi & Fresh Cucumbers

Korean Arrowroot Vermicelle Noodles with Kimchi & Fresh Cucumbers


During the summer months, I love cold noodle dishes.  Called “Bibim Naengmyon” in Korean, this authentic Korean noodle recipe is hands down my favorite summer — and perhaps my all-time — favorite noodle dish out there!   Spicy yet super refreshing, Korean Arrowroot vermicelle noodles (which are so good for you) are cooked, and, to it, we add Korean spicy red hot pepper paste balanced with a little bit of honey and apple cider vinegar.  The dish is then coupled with spicy kimchi and fresh cucumbers and finally topped with a hard boiled egg.  I absolutely loooove this noodle dish!!


  • Korean Arrowroot Vermicelle Noodles (10 ounces)
  • Korean Kimchi (4 cups)
  • Cucumber (1 large, thinly sliced)
  • Korean Red Hot Pepper Paste (2 tablespoons)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (4 tablespoons)
  • Honey (1 tablespoon)
  • Sesame Oil (4 tablespoons)
  • Sesame Seeds (4 tablespoons)
  • Hard Boiled Eggs (4 eggs, cooked and sliced in half)

Can’t find some of these ingredients in your supermarket?  Get them here:

Vermicelli Noodles:

Korean Red Hot Pepper Paste:

Korean Kimchi:



Ingredients you will need:

Arrowroot Vermicelle noodles.  However, if you can not find the Arrowroot noodles, use the more popular Vermicelle noodles (link to noodle is above).


Condiments & cucumber:


Korean Kimchi made with Napa Cabbage:


1) Boil your eggs until cooked and set aside.


2) Slice cucumbers into thin strips


3) In large pot, boil water.  Cook vermicelli noodles until al dente soft.  Should cook in less than 5 minutes.


4) In colander, drain noodles and rinse in cold water. Please note: it is very important to rinse noodle in cold water so it does not stick together.  With scissors, slice vermicelli noodles into smaller yet large pieces.


5) In a large bowl, add apple cider vinegar, and then add Korean red hot pepper paste and honey.  Mix until all the red hot pepper paste and honey are completely dissolved into apple cider vinegar.


6) Add kimchi and cucumbers.  Add cooked vermicelli noodles.  Add sesame oil and sesame seeds.  Toss well so the sauce, kimchi and cucumber cover the noodles.


7) Slice hard boiled eggs in half.  Transfer noodle with kimchi & cucumber into a bowl and place egg on top of noodle.


Serves 4



  1. AngieG9 says

    This looks like something I’m going to enjoy Moon. I’m still trying to get my blog moved over here, but it sure is getting difficult. I think I need my brother to help out a little bit. He is more computer savvy than I am. Every time I try to import the blog freezes up.

  2. Ying & Yang Living says

    Hi Angie! Do you mean move it to Disqus? My new website is being built now, which I will launch in like 3 weeks and we may not being using Disqus for commenting…

  3. AngieG9 says

    I”m just trying to get it set up so it will publish other places than Facebook. Right now it’s on Weebley, but I’m also trying out Simplify. Simplify is easier to use I think, so I’ll probably stay with them. Weebley wants to start charging me almost $50 per year to use their domain, and I don’t want to pay that much. The other one might be called simplesite. I’ll have to check the post and see. It is proving too difficult to move it to Disqus, so I’ve given up on that idea. I was on WordPress for so long that it’s hard to maneuver other places. I am nothing if not determined though, so the blog will continue. Where will yours be coming from?

  4. Ying & Yang Living says

    We will probably use the WordPress function. I think WordPress is really the best platform for blogging, but you should do whatever makes you comfortable — and happy!!

  5. AngieG9 says

    I’ve had 5 blogs on WordPress, and they have locked me out of all of them. I even paid for 2 of them, sent them the codes from the payment receipts, and still was locked out. The first time was when my electricity was out, which cut off my computer access, and when I tried to log in again they wouldn’t accept my password. I tried to change my password, they accepted it, then wouldn’t accept the new one. So, after 5 times having this happen to me I have moved away from them. I have many friends on WP who have never had any problems there, so I can’t understand why I have had so many, unless it is the wiring in my building. After the renovation I’ll try to set up one more time there, but if I lose that one I might just retire from blogging completely and write my book. WP is the easiest platform I have tried, and you will be in good company there. When you get started, look up Therapy Bread, and Foodbod, Jess, at http://therapybread.wordpress…. is a friend, and Elaine at http://foodbod.wordpress.com is also a friend. Jess lives in New York I think, and Elaine is in England. They are both food bloggers, then there is Mark, at http://markbialczak.com who is a movie, sports and everyday life writer, and a very good friend to have. Tell him you are a friend of mine and I said hello, and he’ll make you right at home. And you already know Marisa from Eve’s Apple.

  6. Ying & Yang Living says

    Thanks for those names. My blog is currently on WordPress so I have been using WordPress from the beginning. I am just redesigning my website, but it is already on WordPress. Thanks again for those suggestions.

  7. AngieG9 says

    Okay. That is the easiest one to use, and after the renovation is completed, or I’m in an apartment that has new wiring, I’m going to try to get back on WP, because it’s the easiest site I’ve tried. I just can’t seem to remain signed in to it, and the promised confirmation emails never show up. Since a lot of other emails never show up and my internet stops on me a lot, I have to think it’s the wiring in the building that’s causing it. You will love Mark. He’s in Syracuse, and has helped me out in so many ways. If you don’t mind just send him a note, or add a comment to his site telling him hi for me. And let him know that my address right now is http://kentuckyangel.weebley.c…. As soon as I can get back on WP, I’ll be out of Weebley in a flash.