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Since today is Lunar New Year / Korean new year (Seollal;설날) I have decided to post the recipe for Korean Cold Noodle Recipe (Naengmyeon / 냉면) that my wife made last night.
Naengmyeon is a very refreshing cold noodle dish that is perfect for a hot summer meal. It’s really great, and perfect after some Korean BBQ.
Ingredients (1 serve);
- 1 Pack of Korean Cold Noodle Stock (I’ve taken a photo of the packet we used, see below).
- Korean pickled radish (Ssam-Mu, 쌈무)
- Buckwheat Soba Noodles, 130g
- Take frozen Korean Cold Noodle Packet and thaw 80% (you want to still have frozen/ice parts). Tip: you can microwave one of the sauce packs for 1:30* to thaw slightly (*note different microwaves will take different amounts of time).
- Chop up cucumber/radish.
- Boil a large pot of water and boil/cook noodles for approx 1-2 minutes. Keep an eye on the noodles as they cook very quickly. Constantly check them. Around the 2 minute mark turn off the heat and test the noodles to make sure they are ‘just cooked’.
- Immediately strain and run under cold water.
- Combine all in a bowl by placing noodles, sauce/stock, and other ingredients on top (like the main photo).
- Enjoy! (tip: adding different types of kimchi enhances the dish!)
Photos of Ingredients (to help you at the Korean grocer);
How to wish someone Happy New Year in Korean!
새해 복 많이 받으세요! (sae hae bok man i bad eu se yo)
Happy Lunar/Korean New Year!!
Learnt from the awesome people at “Talk to me in Korean”;
Trivia: Naengmyeon (Korean Cold Noodle) comes from North Korea!
I didn’t realise this, but the dish actually originates from the capital of North Korea (Pyongyang) but was spread throughout Korea during the war. Wikipedia is always good for interesting facts!
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