Mul Naengmyeon (Korean Cold Noodle Soup) is the BEST summer food – light chewy noodles in an icy cold broth that cools you down like no other. I share 2 versions: our family’s true Northern style Pyeongyang Naengmyeon and the more common Southern style which is sweeter and tangier.
Mul Naengmyeon is a Korean cold noodle soup that’s usually served icy cold (almost as a slushy) in the summer in Korea. But did you know that originally it was eaten in the winter time in North Korea (where my parents are originally from)?? Mul Naengmyeon has a special place in my heart because it was something our whole family loved and had quite often.
It was always our regular Sunday lunch menu after we came home from church. And my mom loves it sooo much that she always says she has a separate (extra) stomach for it.. HAHAHA… and so she can eat double her usual amount when it comes to having Mul Naengmyeon!! 😲😲My Dad always loved a true Northern style Naengmyeon very much too… 😍So.. as you can imagine, I grew up eating many variations of Naengmyeon in our home, at my grandparent’s homes, at our aunts’ homes, at different restaurants.. you name it, I’ve had it all.
So, I guess you could say I’m sort of a snob when it comes to this Korean cold noodle soup dish. And somehow it seems many restaurants just can’t seem to get it done properly. There’s a restaurant in our area that is sort of famous for their naengmyeon (WHY it’s famous, I will NEVER know..) and people stand in a loong line to eat it. I went their 2 times (just to make sure I give them enough opportunities) and the second time it was soo bad, I could not finish the bowl. It was just really SOooo sweet and had no other flavor than sour and sweet…
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