Recipe

Kong Guksu 

Cold, nutty, and creamy! You're missing out on Kong Guksu.

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Cold, nutty, and creamy! You're missing out on Kong Guksu. Kong Guksu is a popular summertime dish beloved by many Koreans. It's super easy and simple to make at home, just takes some soaking.

Ingredients

2 cups dried soy beans

¼ cup tahini or peanut butter

½ cup cashews

½ cup pine nuts

Somen noodles

Sugar or salt to taste

Directions

Soak the soybeans in cold water for 4 hours, and up to overnight. 

Drain the soybeans and cover the beans with cold water. With the heat on high, boil for 15 minutes until the beans are soft but still with a bite. 

Reserve the liquid. 

Cold shock the beans and rub the beans against the palm of your hands. This will help take off some of the shells on the beans. I personally don’t mind it so I leave it on, but it’s up to you! 

Transfer the cooked beans and transfer into a blender.  

Add the reserved cooking liquid a little by little until a smooth, creamy consistency. 

Cook the somen noodles according to package instructions.

Cold shock the somen noodles and rinse under cold water to get rid of the excess starch. 

Pour the sauce over the noodles. Enjoy with sugar or salt to taste! 

Kong Guksu

4 from 40 votes
Recipe by Doobydobap Course: Lunch, Dinner, SummertimeCuisine: KoreanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

4

hours 
Cooking time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried soybeans

  • ¼ cup tahini or peanut butter

  • ½ cup cashews

  • ½ cup pine nuts

  • Somen noodles

  • Sugar or salt to taste

instructions

  • Soak the soybeans in cold water for 4 hours and up to overnight. 
  • Drain the soybeans and cover the beans with cold water. Boil for 15 minutes until the beans are soft but still with a bite with the heat on high. 
  • Reserve the liquid. 
  • Cold shock the beans and rub the beans against the palm of your hands. This process will help take off some of the shells on the beans. I don’t mind it, so I leave it on, but it’s up to you! 
  • Transfer the cooked beans and transfer into a blender.  
  • Add the reserved cooking liquid a little by little until a smooth, creamy consistency. 
  • Cook the somen noodles according to package instructions.
  • Cold shock the somen noodles and rinse under cold water to get rid of the excess starch. 
  • Pour the sauce over the noodles. Enjoy with sugar or salt to taste! 

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