Tom Daley's Kimchi Udon

Kimchi Udon
  • Serves: 2
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins

My Japanese Kimchi Udon is getting me very excited for my big summer in Japan this year! It’s so quick and easy to make and is packed full of delicious flavours.


  • 2 medium British Lion egg yolks
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 150g kimchi, chopped, plus 25ml of its juice
  • 1 tbsp Korean chilli sauce
  • 300g straight to wok udon noodles
  • 100g baby spinach
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp black sesame seeds


1.    Heat 30g of butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. 

2.    Add the garlic and cook for 3 minutes, then add the kimchi and Korean chilli sauce and cook for a further 3 minutes. Add 100ml water and kimchi juice and simmer for 5 minutes until the liquid has reduced slightly.

3.    Add the udon noodles, spinach and remaining butter to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, until the noodles are warmed through. 

4.    Season to taste. Divide the noodles between 2 bowls, top with the egg yolk, spring onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy immediately.

Nutritional information, per serving:
Calories Carbs Protein Fat Saturates Salt
455 34.4g 14.1g 29.6g 15.1g 4.2g

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3.6 / 5 rating (16 votes)

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