Korean Cold Noodle Recipe (Naengmyeon / 냉면)

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.

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Naengmyeon / 냉면

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)
  • Cucumber
  • Buckwheat Soba Noodles, 130g

Method:

  1. 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).
  2. Chop up cucumber/radish.
  3. 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’.
  4. Immediately strain and run under cold water.
  5. Combine all in a bowl by placing noodles, sauce/stock, and other ingredients on top (like the main photo).
  6. Enjoy! (tip: adding different types of kimchi enhances the dish!)

Photos of Ingredients (to help you at the Korean grocer);

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Korean Cold Noodle stock packet

 

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Korean pickled radish (Ssam-Mu, 쌈무)
Korean pickled radish (Ssam-Mu, 쌈무)

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Korean pickled radish (Ssam-Mu, 쌈무)
Korean pickled radish (Ssam-Mu, 쌈무)

 

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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!

Happy Australia (Benstralia) Day everyone!

My birthday falls on Australia Day (Australia’s national day) which I like to call ‘Benstralia Day’. Personally, I think it’s great and everyone needs to chill out. This is a day for spending time with your family and friends with a BBQ and beer. – Ben.

So kick back, relax, and let’s appreciate Australia for that awesome place that it is:

The best 15 posts of 2016

I decided to hand pick what I think were the best posts on the blog in 2016. If you click on any of the images it’ll lead you to that post (in a new tab), alternatively, the URLS to each post are listed at the end.

 


15. IT Crowd – People, what a bunch of bastards (Gif)

The IT Crowd is one of my all time favourite shows, and is something everyone should watch. This gif is perfect for a wide array of uses.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/05/28/it-crowd-people-what-a-bunch-of-bastards-gif/

 


14. Let your reputation speak for itself.

This powerful message / image is great because not only is a strong message about work ethic/hard work… but it also ties really well back into pop culture with John Wick;

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/12/13/let-your-reputation-speak-for-itself/


13. Love Star Wars

You all know how much I love Star Wars… and this image sums up that feeling pretty well;

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/12/09/love-star-wars/

 


12. Collection of Awesome is back!

So, big guess as to why I included this post in my best posts of 2016… well it should be obvious. In May 2016 I decided to re-launch the blog. You can read all about it via the link or by clicking on the icon below;

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/05/04/collection-of-awesome-is-back/

 


11. Take a nap (Evil Kermit)

I really liked the Evil Kermit meme that came out in 2016 and this one in particular really spoke to me.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/11/29/take-a-nap-evil-kermit/

 


10. Tech Support – Husband 1.0 is not working as expected

Often you’ll hear about wives complaining about their husbands, this brilliant back and forth is great. It’s well worth the read.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/11/24/tech-support-husband-1-0-is-not-working-as-expected/

 


9. Hero firefighter saves life with incredible resuscitation (Gif)

When I saw this gif of a firefighter saving the life of this toddler with this incredible resuscitation I had to share it.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/11/11/hero-firefighter-saves-life-with-incredible-resuscitation-gif/

 


8. This is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause (gif)

When I first posted this back in May 2016 I joked that we could all post/share this if Donald Trump was elected President… little did I know we would all need this come November;

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/11/09/this-is-how-liberty-dies-with-thunderous-applause-gif/

 


7. How to care for a sad person

This whole comic strip is just really cute and perfect. Sometimes we have to help out someone who is sad, and these steps would really help cheer someone up;

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/10/26/how-to-care-for-a-sad-person/

 


6. Bojack Horseman – Rose-coloured glasses

Sometimes comedy TV shows can have profound moments. This scene from Bojack Horseman is one of those moments.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/10/03/bojack-horseman-rose-coloured-glasses/

 


5. Glass Shark comin’ for you (MBMBaM)

I am a massive My Brother, My Brother, and Me (MBMBaM) podcast fan. I wish I could convert everyone I know to the show because it is so great / funny. This is just one of their random moments… seriously check them out and get back to me… I’ll wait!

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/07/19/glass-shark-comin-for-you-mbmbam/

 


4.  Two-Face no longer wants his Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Poor Samsung… the problems with the Galaxy Note 7 have meant they’ve lost face in the tech world… and this meme/image takes that joke literally.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/10/13/two-face-no-longer-wants-his-samsung-galaxy-note-7/

 


3. How to Drive Across the U.S. Hitting all the Major Landmarks efficiently

This post from June was just really cool. I want to do a massive roadtrip across the USA and I’m glad that someone took the time and effort to map out the more efficient route to do that;

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/06/15/how-to-drive-across-the-u-s-hitting-all-the-major-landmarks-efficiently/

 


2. Ben’s head is filled with useless information

This is technically something I posted a while ago, but I really liked it because we all know a friend like this… and it is also relevant because it’s BEN.

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/05/21/bens-head-is-filled-with-useless-information/

 


1. CollectionofAwesome’s 2016 – a year in review

I have always wanted to do a yearly recap, but focus on the parts of the year that I liked. I spent a lot of time on this, and I really hope people liked it. Please check it out and let me know what you think (or share it!)

https://collectionofawesome.com/2016/12/26/collectionofawesomes-2016-a-year-in-review/

 


 

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my hand-picked selection of posts from 2016. Let me know if you liked this, thought other posts were more worthy… happy to hear from you.

Happy New Years 2017!

Happy New Years everyone!

Sydney welcoming in 2017
Sydney welcoming in 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Happy New Years post, so I thought I’d keep this short and sweet.

I’m currently on the road, driving from Sydney > Noosa… so blogging isn’t my ultimate priority.


Recap of 2016 resolutions;

This is easy… I didn’t make any… woo.


2017 resolutions;

I’ve decided to keep it to two items, and to actually achieve them;

  1. Lose Weight – I’ve been overweight all of 2016… and I’ve already joined a gym at the beginning of Dec ’16.
  2. Learn Korean – I’ve been too slack with this and I really do want to learn. Time to crack the books and practise!

Sydney Fireworks Video (thanks @Shezzzel)

I know I’m biased, but I do think that Sydney does the best fireworks display for New Years. Below is a video a friend of mine captured and I had to share it!

 

Bring on 2017 !

I know that I’m happy to see the end of 2016 (check out my recap of the year), so let’s bring on 2017 !!!

 

 

….and lastly… if you didn’t have time to watch the entire Sydney NYE 2016/2017 fireworks display, here it is in 20 seconds!