Bibim mandu is a very popular snack food in Korea. Many Koreans like to eat fried or steamed dumplings with soy dipping sauce. However, every now and then, you might want to try something different with foods you like. Therefore, this bibim mandu is great for that. Fried dumpings, noodles, various vegetables, along with a special spicy sweet and sour sauce tastes great together. Try it someday.
Yield: 4 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- GiCha (기차) = Train
- BiHaengGi (비행기) = Airplane
- 16 Dumplings Leftover Dumpling Filling
- 6 oz Buckwheat Noodles
- 1 Cup Cabbage
- ½ Cup Cucumber
- ⅓ Cup Carrot
- ⅓ Cup Onion
- 4 Perila Leaves
- Some Cooking Oil for Frying Dumplings
- 6 Cups Water
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
- 2 tsp Sesame Seeds
- 1 tsp Salt
- ¼ Cup Red Pepper Paste
- 2 Tbsp Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Ground Apple
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 1 tsp Minced Garlic
- ½ tsp Sesame Seeds
- ⅛ tsp Salt
If you have dumplings in your freezer, thaw them and fry them in a heated and generously oiled pan on medium-high. This recipe calls for 16 dumplings; each serving will get 4 dumplings. Start to boil 6 cups of water for the noodles.
Slice ⅓ cup worth of an onion thinly. Put the slices in cold water, or ice water, to reduce the strong onion flavor. Set them aside while you are preparing the other ingredients.
Julienne 1 cup worth of cabbage, ½ cup worth of cucumber, ⅓ cup worth of carrot, and 4 perilla leaves. You can use other vegetables that you like too.
Add about 6 oz of buckwheat noodles in boiling water with 1 tsp of salt. Some buckwheat noodles packages have divided groups inside. One group was 3 oz and I used 2 groups. Cook for 7 minutes, or until they are done. You can use any other type of noodles instead.
Grate about 2 Tbsp worth of sweet apple. I used red delicious. You can use apple sauce instead, for convenience.
Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl: ¼ cup red pepper paste, 2 Tbsp vinegar, 2 Tbsp ground sweet apple, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp minced garlic, ½ tsp sesame seeds, and ⅛ tsp salt.
Drain the onion.
When both sides of the dumplings become golden brown, they are done.
After noodles are done cooking, rinse them in cold water once or twice. Drain.
Add 1 Tbsp of sesame oil and 2 tsp of sesame seeds to the noodles. Mix everything gently.
Serve 4 dumplings, a mix of the veggies, and the noodles. Drizzle some sauce on top of both the dumplings and noodles. When you eat, mix everything together, and eat it with some more sauce if needed. Enjoy!