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Kimchi Noodles with Tofu

Kimchi Noodles with Tofu

Do you love noodles as much as we do? If the answer to that question is ABSOLUTELY YES, then you are going to love our Kimchi Noodles with Tofu recipe. But let me warn you that this kimchi noodles can be addictive and they might end up being the base of your diet. 

This has to be one of the easiest most flavourful noodle recipes we've ever made. What makes this possible is our magic ingredient, kimchi. Fermented cabbage, known in Hong Kong as kimchi is really easy to use and allows us to keep it simple when it comes to seasoning food. 

The spices used to make kimchi and the fermentation process add enough flavour to make any dish super flavourful. Also, the cabbage comes out slightly crunchy, so you get a bit of extra texture as well. And the best part? Well, kimchi is incredibly nutritious which means we don't have to worry about over eating!

Kimchi Noodles with Tofu ingredients

Let me tell you a little bit about the incredible benefits of kimchi. First of all, kimchi is a great probiotic as any other fermented food. This is a word that we've been hearing more and more in recent years. If you're not sure what it even means let me tell you the short version. It means it creates healthy bacteria in your gut. We need this bacteria to have a healthy intestine, thus healthy digestion, which in turn improves our overall health.  

That's already a good reason to get our good dose of kimchi on a regular basis. But there's more, kimchi is packed with a wide range of antioxidants and vitamins, it has high content of amino acids, fibre and minerals, and it won't add too many calories to your meal. Is great, right?!

As for our kimchi noodles, this is the perfect recipe for when things get hectic and time-limited. So, keep it handy for those days when you need to cook, eat and head out the door ASAP. It takes only 15 minutes to make and these noodles are quite filling and you won't feel knocked out after you've eaten. 

udon noodles in a bowl

We need Japanese udon noodles to make this recipe. Those are the thicker ones, usually made with flour and they are a bit chewy. These noodles go great with the kimchi and the rest of the ingredients we are using. You can easily find them at your local supermarket but if there's a Japanese or Asian market near you where they make them fresh, take advantage of that!

Since the idea of these kimchi noodles was to have a super simple recipe, you will notice that we are not adding too many things to it. Other than kimchi, we are adding seaweed and a few ingredients that you probably already have at home. This recipe needs to be as practical as possible. 

The flavour that kimchi adds to our dish is incredible. But I felt it needed an extra kick to make our kimchi noodles exceptional. Soy sauce mixed with maple syrup deliver what we were after perfectly well. 

Kimchi Noodles with Tofu top down

Prep time
5 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Gluten, Soy


For the noodles

  • 28 oz cooked japanese udon noodles
  • 12 oz extra firm tofu (cut into cubes)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups kimchi (keep the juice for the sauce)
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 2 medium scallion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tsps toasted sesame oil

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce

For the garnish

  • 4 tbsps roasted seaweed
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. Boil the udon noodles according to the package. I cooked them until they separate (1-3 minutes) and then immediately drain the water and add ice cubes to make sure the noodles won't stick together.
  2. Heat up the oil in a frying pan and stir fry the tofu for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Add onion and spring onion and stir fry for 2-3 more minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  5. Mix the the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  6. Add the kimchi and stir fry for 2 minutes, then add the sauce and noodles and stir fry for 1-2 more minutes.
  7. Adjust taste before serving and sprinkle with the garnish, enjoy!

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