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Creamy Kimchi Udon Noodles To-Go

15 min


10 ingredients or less

Chewy udon noodles, fiery kimchi, and a velvety sauce, all snugly tucked into a portable jar. And the best part? - to enjoy this flavour explosion, you just need to give the jar a good shake!



15 min


13 min


2 min


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  • 7.1 oz (200 g)
    pre-cooked udon noodles
  • ½ cup (55 g)
    grated carrot
  • ½ cup (32 g)
    shredded green cabbage
  • 2 Tbsp (19 g)
    vegan kimchi, roughly chopped
  • ½
    stalk green onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup (78 g)
    cooked shelled edamame


  • 1½ Tbsp (22 mL)
  • ½ Tbsp (7 mL)
    dark soy sauce
  • ½ tsp
    toasted sesame oil


  1. Add the noodles to a saucepan of boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes, then drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, prep the carrot, cabbage, kimchi, and green onion.
  3. Add the mayo, soy sauce and sesame oil to the bottom of your container or jar. Give it a mix.
  4. Then add the cooled noodles, prepared veggies, and the edamame.
  5. When ready to enjoy, give it a shake so everything combines or toss it together in a bowl. Enjoy!


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Grains & Starches 50%

pre-cooked udon noodles

Proteins 15%

cooked shelled edamame

Fruits & Veggies 35%

grated carrot

shredded green cabbage

vegan kimchi

stalk green onion

No significant sources of calcium

vegan mayonnaise

toasted sesame oil

Nutrition info

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Patricia - April 27, 2024, 4:24 a.m.

I made this today for lunch with gluten free udon noodles and it was absolutely delicious!

Diane Schuller - April 20, 2024, 1:19 a.m.

Delicious. I didn’t even make the sauce; instead I simply used the kimchi juice. Next time I’ll make the sauce.

Linda Sorensen Sorensen - April 14, 2024, 7:06 p.m.

What can I sub for the kimchi? Not a fan of it haha

PUL Team - April 15, 2024, 5:43 a.m.

Hey Linda, you could omit the kimchi or perhaps swap it with another pickled veggie like sauerkraut or pickled onions for a tangy yet slightly bold flavour 🤗

amber - April 11, 2024, 1:28 a.m.

not a huge fan of mayo but it turned out pretty tasty. i did add some sweet chile sauce because i love it and put it on everything.

Tiffany M - March 24, 2024, 11:53 p.m.

Just whipped this up today and it is delicious. I made a couple of jars to take to work for lunches. Thanks for a quick and easy recipe!

Lily White - March 21, 2024, 1:39 p.m.

added a little tomato ketchup had no kimchi

Lily White - March 21, 2024, 1:38 p.m.

we 😘 robin and sadia

Shea - March 19, 2024, 8:27 p.m.

So delicious and so simple to put together! My picky 9 year old even enjoyed it. Thanks again for another great recipe!

Kruti - Feb. 18, 2024, 9:57 p.m.

Hey Sadie,
Any alternative for Vegan mayonnaise?
Thanks! :)

PUL Team - Feb. 19, 2024, 7:15 a.m.

Hey Kruti, you could try to substitute vegan mayonnaise with a dairy-free yogurt or silken tofu blended with a touch of lemon juice and salt for a creamy texture. Be sure to adjust the seasonings to taste :)

Claire White - Jan. 4, 2024, 12:02 p.m.

Really hits the (poke-adjacent) spot! I accidentally dumped too much furikake in (like a tablespoon when I tried to add a sprinkle) and it was a delicious accident.

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2024, 10:27 p.m.

Hehe love the embrace of the furikake, Claire 😜 so glad the noodles were enjoyed!

sarah - Jan. 4, 2024, 12:55 a.m.

I have made this recipe multiple times and it is so darn delicious! I always make extra sauce because the sauce is amazing and i have made it with soba, rice noodles and rice, and it always runs out great!

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2024, 1:52 a.m.

We're so thrilled that the recipe and sauce are being enjoyed, Sarah, thank you for taking the time to leave the review! 🥰

Donna Spring - Dec. 18, 2023, 9:49 p.m.

This recipe is delicious and satisfying. Perfect for lunch at work!

Sophie Kendall - Dec. 3, 2023, 7:48 p.m.

Good quick meal- added chili to give it kick

Kamryn - Nov. 22, 2023, 9:27 a.m.

was great for a meal prep

Joanna Reszczynska - Nov. 16, 2023, 11:55 a.m.

Its sooo comfort food. Simple and delicious .😍

sara - Nov. 11, 2023, 11:42 p.m.

Love this recipe! Make sure you mix the sauce with the noodles or they will stick

Penn Lamb - Nov. 4, 2023, 4:43 a.m.

I love this recipe! It's quick, delicious, and filling!

Sakshi - Nov. 1, 2023, 3:15 p.m.

Any alternative noodle ideas? 😊 Thank you!

PUL Team - Nov. 1, 2023, 7:14 p.m.

Any pre-cooked noodle that you love should work well for this recipe, Sakshi, as long as it's pre-cooking, then drained before added to the jar. I imagine ramen noodles or soba noodles would also work great!

Jeanne Lewis - Sept. 29, 2023, 1:12 p.m.

First recipe I’ve tried from pick up limes and it was very good. I added some green bell pepper that I needed to use up and subbed rice noodles. Delicious and filling.

PUL Team - Sept. 30, 2023, 12:08 a.m.

Hopefully the first of many, Jeanne 😉 so glad it was enjoyed!

Chris - Sept. 29, 2023, 5:41 a.m.

I loved the recipe! It was delicious. It was way too much food for me for one serving. I will have it for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for this recipe.

Kam - Sept. 27, 2023, 8:57 a.m.

this was so good!! i had it for lunch tonight and it was such nice self care to premake something for myself. tasted delicious and was easy and affordable.

Naouar - Sept. 22, 2023, 2:24 p.m.

I forgot to ask which store-bought kimchi noodles you recommend that I can buy here in Amsterdam or online. Thanks in advance.

PUL Team - Sept. 23, 2023, 4:51 p.m.

Hey Naouar, we have a recipe for homemade kimchi in case you're interested in making it yourself, otherwise your local Asian supermarket should carry it, and Albert Heijn carries it as well 🤗

Naouar - Sept. 22, 2023, 2:20 p.m.

Hi PUL team,

Would love to make this recipe! Looks good. I also live in Amsterdam, can you tell me where I can find the pre-cooked udon noodles?

PUL Team - Sept. 23, 2023, 4:48 p.m.

Hey there, Naouar, we got ours at our local Asian supermarket, but Albert Heijn carries it as well - you'll find it with the other noodles. We hope you enjoy the recipe! 😊

Ashley - Sept. 19, 2023, 6:29 p.m.

So delicious!! I just realized I forgot to add the edamame, but it was still great 😀 I'll be having it again today and will add the protein this time.

PUL Team - Sept. 19, 2023, 7:12 p.m.

We hope you love it with the edamame, Ashley! In case it helps, we can click on the ingredient names to cross them out as we add them 😎

Lea - Sept. 15, 2023, 9:29 p.m.

What a great recipe idea! What size of jar do you use?

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2023, 10:11 p.m.

Hey Lea, we used a 1L-sized mason jar. I hope you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try 😊

Ss - Sept. 15, 2023, 10:29 a.m.

Really easy and delicious!

Lea - Sept. 9, 2023, 2:55 p.m.

Perfect speedy dish! I liked it with a little more sauce. :)

asma - Sept. 7, 2023, 4:39 a.m.

Creamy and light! Perfect for summer 👌🏻 I had to add extra soy sauce to feel the umami flavor

Nikki - Sept. 5, 2023, 8:16 p.m.

It was great and surprisingly filling! Next time I'll double the dressing though 😊

Jennifer R - Sept. 3, 2023, 8:06 p.m.

Any suggestions on a GF substitute for the udon noodles? I have GF soy sauce

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2023, 6:02 a.m.

Hey Jennifer! Buckwheat or rice noodles are two ideas. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try 🤗

Tanya - Sept. 1, 2023, 8:13 p.m.

Simple and delicious! I added a bit more mayo and soy sauce, and added the ingredients in a container instead of the glass jar. Worked perfectly! Thanks team!

Issy - Aug. 27, 2023, 6:32 p.m.

I don't yet have the confidence to try making kimchi myself, are there any you recommend from the store? / Or a suitable alternative to replace it in this recipe? Thank you! Can't wait to try making this :)

PUL Team - Aug. 31, 2023, 2:23 a.m.

Hey Issy, any brand of kimchi that's accessible will do - we got ours from our local grocery store in the international aisle. Otherwise, you could use an alternative pickled veggie like sauerkraut or pickled onions for a similar tangy yet slightly bold flavour! 🙂