I had never tried cold noodles in my life until I moved to Korea. Though I used to eat noodles and spaghetti, never in my imagination did I know there is something called cold noodles otherwise known as 냉면, pronounced ‘Naengmyeon’ in Korean. It is cooked buckwheat noodles in icy cold broth. You feel the ice cubes whilst eating it.
It is cooked buckwheat noodles in icy cold broth. You feel the ice cubes whilst eating it.
Naengmyeon is a popular Korean delicacy usually enjoyed during summer. As soon as the summer heat begins to shove in, many Korean restaurants adjust their menus to include Naengmyeon. I must admit it was one of my culture shock moments to try that food.
However, it didn’t take me long to adjust to eating cold noodles. It wasn’t as strange as I thought it would be.
Presently, it one of my favorite Korean delicacies.
With over 60 years of history after becoming popular following the Korean war, the Okcheon-style naengmyeon differs slightly from the Pyeongyang-style naengmyeon in that, it uses only pork to produce the stock.
So next when you are visiting Korea, Yangpyeong Okcheon Naengmyeong should definitely be on your must-eat foods in your itinerary.
Let me recall, the next time I ate cold noodles was with my friend Hazel Lee at Hongdae. So who is going to come along for the next
So who is going to come along for the next naengmyeong eat-up this summer?