Healthy Korean Style Spicy Somen Noodles

Finger Hot is the commercial name for this asian-type pepper that is actually very similar to fresh cayenne and can be used in any recipe to add heat without changing the flavor. It is a good chile to chop and use in stir fry.

They are thin-walled and measure about 1/2″ wide and 5″ to 8″ long. These chiles also dry very nicely.

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1 bundle of dry somen noodles
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean red chili sauce)
1 teaspoon gochugaru (Korean red chili powder)(or to taste, add more for a spicier result)
1/2 zucchini, sliced
3-4 fish cakes (optional)
1 finger hot chile pepper, sliced (optional)
1 cup anchovy broth
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Soy sauce, to taste


Firstly, cook the noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Heat up a sauce pan. Add about 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. Turn heat to low. Add the garlic clove and fry till aromatic. Add the gochujang and fry for about 30 seconds. Add in zucchini slices and fish cakes. Add in the broth. Bring to a boil and add gochugaru. Season to taste with some soy sauce or salt. Add sesame oil.

Place the cooked noodles from earlier in a serving bowl. Spoon the broth on top. Serve immediately.

Serves 1.