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Love bibimbap? Then you’re going to adore it’s lesser known, but equally delicious, cousin bibim guksu!
Bibim guksu is basically bibimbap, just with a base of noodles instead of rice.The cold noodles make it a popular summertime meal. The noodles are topped with vegetables, a spicy sauce, and usually a hard boiled egg to complete the satisfying dish. It makes for a healthy lunch or dinner.
This meal prep friendly version is vegan and can easily be made keto. The traditional dish usually uses somyeon or thin wheat flour noodles. As these are not regularly available at most American grocery stores and to lower the carbs, I used spiralized turnip “noodles”. Depending on your dietary preferences though, feel free to use the real stuff or spiralized zucchini or daikon radish.
This dish is also extremely customizable depending on what vegetables you have on hand. I went with kimchi, shredded carrot, and cucumber, but marinated mushrooms, bell pepper, shredded red cabbage, and baby corn make nice additions as well. Add virtually any vegetable you like. You could add different vegetables everyday to your meal prepped noodle base if you don’t want to get bored!