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Korean cold buckwheat noodles (known as naengmyeon or  naeng myun) is ideal for hot summer days. This dish is very refreshing and helps to cool your body. This is also a perfect vegetarian dish. You may add thinly sliced beef if you want it served with meat.

Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles

Ingredients for broth:
  • 6-8 cups water
  • 10-12 dried anchovies
  • 4 Shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 dried knot kelp
Ingredients for topping:
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 Bosc pear
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, cut in half
  • 2 tbsp mustard powder
  • Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Sugar
  • Kimchi (Learn how to make kimchi)
Other ingredients:
  • Ice cubes
  • A small packet of buckwheat noodles
Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles

  • Boil all the ingredients for the broth for about 10 minutes. Keep it aside to cool.
Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles
  • Boil buckwheat noodles until soft.
  • Wash few times with cold water to remove the starch from the noodles and drain well. Keep it aside.
Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles
  • Add a tablespoon of broth in mustard powder and mix. Keep it in a warm place to ferment. You may keep it in a container and place it on top of the broth to keep it warm.
  • Thinly slice the cucumber. Mix it with vinegar, red pepper flakes, salt and sugar. Keep it aside.
Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles

  • Thinly slice Bosc pear. Soak it in water and add a pinch of sugar. This will prevent the pear from discolouring. Keep it aside.
  • Make small balls with the fermented mustard. Keep them aside.
Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles
  • Strain the broth.
  • Place the noodles in a serving bowl. Add 3-4 mustard balls.
Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles
  • Pour the broth into the serving bowl and drop some ice cubes.
Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles
  • Put kimchi on top of the noodles. Put pear and cucumber slices and place hard-boil egg on top. Serve immediately.


    Angie's Recipes said...
    Love buckwheat noodles...never tried them in Korean way though. Seems quite flavourful.
  1. ... on February 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM  
  2. Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...
    Sound yummy !
  3. ... on February 18, 2012 at 11:49 PM  
  4. Magic of Spice said...
    Such wonderful flavors...very tasty dish! I do enjoy buckwheat noodles and need to get some to try this :)
  5. ... on February 19, 2012 at 5:32 AM  
  6. sm said...
    interesting dish
    looks tasty
  7. ... on February 19, 2012 at 6:47 AM  
  8. Anonymous said...
    I've never had cold soup that wasn't a fruit or gazpacho style soup! This looks very intriguing and refreshing!
  9. ... on February 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM  
  10. Mitinita said...
    I just got a whole lot of Korean spices ,pretty much the basics,but no buckwheat noddles:) I'll go look for other Korean recipes to try.
  11. ... on February 19, 2012 at 8:31 PM  
  12. Loveforfood said...
    that would be a perfect lunch. yummy!
  13. ... on February 20, 2012 at 3:46 AM  
  14. Veronica's Kitchen said...
    We love buckwheat noodles, it's nice to have cold with kimchi at this hot weather.
  15. ... on February 20, 2012 at 8:23 AM  
  16. Zoe said...
    I'm excited seeing this...because I made this before :D

    This is really delicious to eat for a hot summer day.
  17. ... on February 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM  
  18. Sonali Pradhan said...
    Wow...looks absolutely fabulous...bookmarking the recipe !

  19. ... on February 21, 2012 at 12:40 PM  
  20. Anonymous said...
    Delicious noodles, i love the serving with the pear.
  21. ... on February 22, 2012 at 3:35 AM  
  22. Jay said...
    hey this is absolutely awesome..;)
    Tasty Appetite
  23. ... on February 22, 2012 at 12:39 PM  
  24. Only Fish Recipes said...
    sounds very delicious.....n looks absolutely yummy !
  25. ... on February 26, 2012 at 10:09 AM  
  26. Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World said...
    This is such a nice salad- I love all your ingredients. Will have to find some buckwheat noodles and try them cold in a salad.
  27. ... on February 29, 2012 at 9:18 AM  
  28. cookingvarieties said...
    hi spoon and chopsticks, love this noodle recipe. i imagine the kimchi enhance the taste of buckwheat noodles.. would love to try out. have a nice day
  29. ... on March 1, 2012 at 6:57 PM  

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