I LOVE noodles. I like rice too, but with Asian dishes I always go with noodles if I can. So…this noodle dish is based on Korean Bibimbap bowls, which are RICE bowls. I used a lot of the same veggies but the key is the Bibimbap Sauce.
The base of Bibimbap Sauce is Gochujang Paste, or red chili paste. It’s a sweet and spicy fermented condiment used a lot in Korean cooking. You should be able to find it in any grocery store in the Asian section.
THE NOODLES. I know, I know…I should be using rice noodles, and I have before. But since I am already altering the Bibimbap Bowls I’m just gonna continue down that road. Here’s the deal…I feel like the linguine noodles pull in the sauce better. I could be wrong, but ok.
So, start by cooking those noodles according to the package directions. Drain, rinse and set aside.
Prep all your veggies and start cooking!
- 8 ounce linguine noodles **or rice noodles
- 3 Tbsp sesame oil, divided
- ½ head medium cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1 pound steak, boneless
- 4 green onions, sliced
- ¼ bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
- 2-3 Tbsp Gochujang paste
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1½ Tbsp sesame oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 3 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp sesame seeds
- ½ tsp salt
- Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
- Heat 1½ Tbsp sesame oil in large skillet.
- Add cabbage and red pepper. Cook and stir for a couple of minutes.
- Add mushrooms and green onions. Continue to cook and stir until cabbage is cooked to tender crisp. Set aside.
- Thinly slice steak and cut into bitesize pieces.
- In another skillet heat 1½ Tbsp sesame oil.
- When hot, add the steak pieces. Spread evenly and allow to cook without stirring for 2 minutes. Stir and cook until meat is browned. Remove from heat.
- Make sauce by placing all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
- Return the skillet of vegetables to heat and add in the steak pieces, noodles, cilantro and sauce. Mix with tongs and heat through.
- Sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds to serve.