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Creamy Kimchi Udon Noodles Recipe

Creamy Kimchi Udon Noodles Recipe

This creamy kimchi udon noodles recipe has a creamy kimchi sauce mixed with udon noodles that only takes 10 mins to make! It’s a quick & tasty dinner idea!

This Creamy Kimchi Udon recipe is a fusion-style dish inspired by Korean and Japanese cuisine using thick and chewy udon noodles and my kimchi recipe.

Creamy Kimchi Udon

Recipe for Creamy Kimchi Udon Noodles

If you ever have fermented kimchi sitting in your fridge for a long time, this creamy kimchi udon recipe is perfect to make with it.

Because kimchi is a fermented product, it can last a very long time but it will get sourer over time. But don’t fret! The over-fermented kimchi can be such a great ingredient to use for so many dishes including this recipe. 

This kimchi udon noodles has a creamy sauce with a slight spice from the kimchi (which gets toned down from the sugar, flour and dairy-free milk. If you use smoked tofu, this creamy kimchi udon dish will also have an element of smokey flavour as well.

Creamy Kimchi Udon Noodles Cheap Lazy Vegan

Ingredients for Creamy Kimchi Udon Noodles

  • Udon Noodles
  • Kimchi (my homemade kimchi recipe)
  • Oil or Vegan Butter
  • Onion (optional)
  • Garlic
  • Flour
  • Non-dairy milk (i used almond milk)
  • Tofu
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Sugar or Stevia
  • Green Onions

If you don’t have udon noodles, you can use any other noodles you’d like!

To make the recipe gluten-free, simply use gluten-free udon noodles and use gluten-free flour.

To make recipe soy-free, simply swap the tofu with another protein source such as chickpeas and use a non-dairy milk that’s not soy milk.


How To Make Creamy Kimchi Udon Noodles (Vegan)

Start by cooking your udon noodles according to instructions.

Meanwhile, in a heated pan, heat up your oil or vegan butter and add in onion and minced garlic. Saute for a couple of minutes.

Next, mix in flour then slowly pour in the non-dairy milk (like almond milk) while stirring to create a creamy consistency. Then add kimchi and mix well. Bring to a soft boil on medium-high heat. You can add more kimchi as you desire.

Next, add in sliced smoked tofu (or chickpeas), nutritional yeast, sugar/sweetener and gochugaru/Korean red chili pepper flakes (optional for extra spice).

Add in the drained and cooked udon noodles. Mix well until noodles are coated. Cook for another 1-2 minutes to let the flavours soak into the noodles. Top with green onions and sesame seeds. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

Creamy Kimchi Udon Noodles Recipe

Creamy Kimchi Udon Noodles

This creamy kimchi udon noodles recipe takes about 10 mins to cook with the creamy kimchi sauce and udon noodles! It is a quick and tasty vegan dinner idea!
This Creamy Kimchi Udon recipe is a fusion-style dish using thick and chewy udon noodles and fish-free kimchi, inspired by Korean and Japanese cuisine.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: korean
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 459kcal

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 serving udon noddles use vegan-friendly and/or use gluten-free if desired
  • 1 tbsp Oil or dairy-free butter
  • 1/4 Onion optional, slice thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp flour use gluten-free if desired
  • 1 cup Non-dairy milk Unsweetened (i used almond milk)
  • 3/4 cup Kimchi with juices (fish-free/vegan)
  • 1/3 block Smoked Tofu sliced into thin pieces
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp Sugar or Stevia (equivalent)
  • 2 Green onions chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame seeds optional
  • 1 tsp Gochugaru optional, (Korean red chili pepper flakes)

Instructions

  • Cook udon noodles according to instructions.
  • Meanwhile, in a heated pan, melt the vegan butter and add in onion and minced garlic. Saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Mix in flour then slowly pour in the non-dairy milk while stirring to create a creamy consistency.
  • Add kimchi and mix well. Bring to a soft boil on medium-high heat.
  • Next, add in sliced smoked tofu (or chickpeas), nutritional yeast, sugar/sweetener and gochugaru/Korean red chili pepper flakes (optional for extra spice).
  • Add in the cooked udon noodles and mix well until noodles are coated. Cook for another 1-2 minutes to let the flavours soak into the noodles.
  • Top with green onions and sesame seeds. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1761IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 553mg | Iron: 5mg

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39 thoughts on “Creamy Kimchi Udon Noodles Recipe”

    1. Cheap Lazy Vegan

      5 stars
      I just buy it from my grocery store. Many stores have packaged “smoked tofu” in the fridge section near other tofu.

  1. 5 stars
    Great recipe. I made it the other day and was surprised at how quickly it came together. What a great way to use my leftover kimchi. The creaminess of the milk really balanced out the spiciness of the kimchi. I’ll have to try this with smoked tofu too, since I used a whole block of plain tofu here.

    1. Cheap Lazy Vegan

      5 stars
      Thanks Joe for taking the time to leave a comment! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe! I also love that the creaminess balances out the spiciness of the kimchi 🙂 definitely let me know if you make it again with smoked tofu! Curious which you enjoy more 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Simply delightful! Do not hesitate to try out this recipe! It is the perfect balance of creamy and spicy. And udon noodles are just..ooof, the BEST! I don’t have a high spice tolerance (But am working on increasing it, lol) so I left out the gochugaru for my first time making this. Thank you Rose for sharing your magical vegan food ideas!

    1. Cheap Lazy Vegan

      5 stars
      Awww Lada thanks so much for this comment! So happy to share my magical vegan food ideas with you ^_^

  3. 5 stars
    I had some udon noodles and was looking for a creamy vegan recipe. Discovered this recipe on YouTube and so glad I did! Had some fish-free kimchi in my fridge and have now made this twice this week lol

    1. Cheap Lazy Vegan

      5 stars
      So happy you discovered my youtube video & that you enjoyed my recipe! Thanks so much Ryan for the lovely comment❤️

  4. 5 stars
    This is actually so easy to make, i used agave because i dont have sugar and it was fine…super creamy. I thought about it the next day when deciding what i’d make for lunch LOL

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe twice now and I’m addicted! Quick and easy to make and so flavorful. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. 5 stars
    I love udon noodles! I am absolutely obsessed with them, that I had to try out this recipe! Super convenient! Will have to become a recipe I incorporate monthly!!

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