What does guksu mean in Korean?

The name derives from the Korean word ‘janchi’ (meaning ‘feast’ or ‘banquet’), as the noodle dish is traditionally eaten on special occasions throughout Korea, such as at weddings and birthday parties. The word ‘guksu’ means ‘noodles’ in Korean and they symbolise longevity.

How do you make Bibim Guksu sauce?


  1. 1 tablespoon Korean chili pepper flakes, gochugaru.
  2. 1 teaspoon Korean/Asian hot mustard paste, gyeoja optional.
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar (or corn syrup/oligo syrup) adjust to taste.
  4. 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar adjust to taste.
  5. 1 tablespoon soy sauce.
  6. 1 clove garlic minced.

What are Korean noodles called?

Korean noodles are noodles or noodle dishes in Korean cuisine, and are collectively referred to as “guksu” in native Korean or “myeon” in hanja character.

How do you cook Somyeon?

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Cook somyeon noodles according to the package instructions (about 3 minutes). Drain quickly and shock in cold water to stop cooking. Continue to drain and rinse in cold water.

What is hot Kook Soo?

Kooksoo (A Korean Noodle Soup) In an eight quart soup pot (or any stock pot) over medium heat, caramelize the onion and garlic in the oil until very light brown, about two minutes.

What’s the difference between myeon and Guksu?

Myeon 면 means Noodles in Korean and it includes all sorts of noodles – from cold noodle salads, hot noodle soups and more. BTW, Guksu 국수 also means noodles. Myeon is based in Chinese characters whereas Guksu is a pure Korean Hangeul.

What does Bibimmyeon taste like?

Paldo Bibimmyeon is sweet and spicy, culminating in a very pleasing flavor when in combination with the noodles. The instant version of the Gochujang (red pepper paste) sauce truly does taste like the flavor you would find in a Korean restaurant serving these noodles.

Does bibimbap have kimchi?

Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) or kimchi (traditional fermented vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang (a fermented soybean paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions.

What is the difference between myeon and guksu?

Is Ramyun the same as Ramen?

There are two types of Ramen in Korea. One is called Ramen, which is a Japanese style Ramen, the other is called Ramyun, which refers to the Korean style instant noodles.

Is Somyeon same as somen?

Somen or somyeon: Somen (Japanese) and somyeon (Korean) are usually sold in long packets with the noodles tied into small bundles for the intended serving size (although that won’t be enough for most appetites, unless they’re part of a multi-course meal).

What are thick Korean noodles called?


Type Guksu
Place of origin Korea
Region or state East Asia
Associated national cuisine Korean cuisine
Similar dishes Udon