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Kimchi noodles w/ Pork Belly

In the midst of ‘wedding season’ for me, I was in need of an easy, quick, and delicious recipe for my dinner swap.  I had a tub of kim chee and did a quick search on FoodGawker for some inspiration, I already made kim chi jji-gae and bokkeumbap, so need something new.  I was quickly inspired by this version of a kimchi pasta recipe.

Kimchi Noodles w/ Pork Belly [serves 6]

  • pack of spaghetti noodles (about 16oz)
  • 1lb pork belly, cut into 1/2in thick slices
  • 4 TBSP olive oil
  • 4 TBSP ssamjang
  • 2 TBSP kimchi liquid
  • 3 cups kimchi, chopped
  • 2 stalks of green onions, green and white parts, chopped on the diagonal
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Bring large pot of water to boil.  Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions and drain.
  2. Coat heated pan with 1 Tbsp olive oil and fry pork belly on medium high heat, until cooked.  Remove and reserve on a plate
  3. Heat a wok on medium, or large frying pan, add remaining 3 Tbsp of olive oil, coat pan.  Add 4 Tbsp ssamjang and 2 Tbsp kimchi liquid.  Mix together to form a sauce.  Toss in spaghetti noodles and 3 cups kimchi.  Add a salt and pepper to taste.  Stir fry together to combine everything.  Remove from heat.
To ensemble,  put kimchi noodle stir fry in a bowl, top with pork belly slice and sprinkle with some green onions.

*note: you can put more or less kimchi to your likely.

Enjoy this quick and hearty meal, and then enjoy the rest of your day :9
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