Five Must-try Korean Noodle Dishes

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Five Must-try Korean Noodle Dishes

Noodle dishes are already a common sight to behold on almost all Korean dining events. We’re pretty sure that you yourself already have your own favourite Korean noodle dishes. Well, we can’t blame you for it because nothing really beats the pleasurable feeling of slurping a fresh bowl of noodles simmered in flavourful broth. Imagine doing this on a hot day or cold night in some authentic Korean restaurant? Oh, that’s just pure bliss! Today we are featuring 5 popular Korean noodle dishes that you should devour when you get the chance:

1. Korean Cold Noodles (Mul Naengmyun)

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Naeng myun (naengmyoen) is made out of cold, buckwheat noodles that is served in a flavourful, slightly sour broth and is topped with vegetables, egg, and sometimes even meat. This is very easy to prepare considering that this noodle dish is considered as a one-bowl meal. And given that this is a cold noodle dish, this comfort food is just your delicious companion during the sweltering summertime.

2. Korean Stir-Fried Noodles (Chapchae)

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One of our personal favourite banchans is chapchae. What is there to not like about this noodle dish? Korean glass noodles that are stir-fried to perfection plus some generous serving of pork and vegetables tossed in? Oh, this is just too mouth-watering. Fortunately, making chapchae right at the comforts of your own home won’t even take away a significant chunk of your time given that its main ingredients are easy to find.

3. Cold Soybean Noodle Soup (Kong Gooksu)

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This cold noodle dish is another great comfort food that is perfect for the hot months. Not only is this noodle dish very easy to prepare (even amateur cooks can whip up an amazing version of kong gooksu), this is also very filling and nutritious that is just popular among the vegans.  We bet that you’ll fall in love with this noodles’ nutty texture as soon as you get to taste it.

4. Spicy Cold Noodles (Bibim Gooksu)

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If you want a noodle version of one of Korea’s national dishes, bibimbap, then Bibim Gooksu is the one you’re looking for. This cold noodle dish just has the right amount of spice to please your palate as it indulges on a filling serving of noodles, egg, seasoned vegetables and meat of your choice.

5. Korean Noodles with Black Bean Sauce (Jajangmyun)

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If there’s one highly popular noodle dish in Korea that should not escape your sensibilities, then that would have to be jajangmyun. This noodle dish is Korea’s answer to the black bean noodle dish of China and is also one of those dishes that perfectly combine the sweetness and tangy taste of its ingredients. This dish is generally cheap yet filling that’s why it’s very common for Koreans to have jajangmyun as a takeout meal.

This list does not cover a ton of other awesome Korean noodle dishes out there. What are your Korean noodle dish favourites? Post them all in the comments section below. And if you’re wishing to celebrate a memorable occasion, then why not host a Korean BBQ party? Korean BBQ Online will deliver to you all the meats, sides and equipment that you need for you to have your own unforgettable Korean BBQ feast. Contact us today and see how we can help!

Cold Korean Food for the Summer

Cold Korean Food for the Summer

Koreans surely do love their spices, but that does not mean that they do not have a wide array of cold dishes that will make the hearts of non-spicy food lovers leap. There is actually a lot of cold Korean comfort food items that one can enjoy during the sweltering summer days. Here are a few of them:

  1. Mixed Rice with Sashimi (Hwe Dub Bap)

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Hwe Dub Bap tastefully combines rice, fresh seafood and spices in one savoury bowl. This dish is best eaten with a sweet-spicy sauce, although you can of course experiment with your own sauce depending on the level of spiciness that you prefer. We personally recommend using salmon and tuna for this dish because these two complement well with a sweet-spicy sauce.

  1. White Kimchi Cold Noodle Soup (Dongchimi Gooksu)

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This refreshing cold noodle soup has a tartly and refreshing taste that is just perfect to excite your taste buds and replenish you on a hot day. There are ready-made dongchimis that you can buy in almost all Asian stores, although there are those who prefer to make the noodles from scratch, which will take approximately 3 days.

  1. Fresh Spring Rolls with Spicy Korean Dipping Sauce

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This Korean version of fresh spring rolls is made out of perilla leaves and Korean pepper paste. The great thing about this dish is that you can stuff your perilla leaves with seafood like shrimp and other vegetables of your choice. We personally love this cold dish not only because it is so nutritiously balanced but it is also a delightful crunchy dish to devour. Don’t forget to pair these spring rolls with a peanut dipping sauce.

  1. Cold Cucumber Soup (Oi Naengguk)

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This refreshing soup, which is sometimes referred to as oi naengchae, is one of the best Korean cold dishes to consume to invigorate your body during the summer months. This is perfectly paired with almost any warm rice meal because of the crispy taste of the cucumbers and cool taste of the soup.

  1. Cold Buckwheat Noodles (Mul Naengmyun)

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Naeng myun is a cold buckwheat noodle dish that combines the decadent flavours of meat, vegetables, egg and a tangy broth. This dish is often consumed by those who live high up in the mountains so that they can better cope with the body effects of living on high altitudes. But now, this cold noodle dish that used to be eaten during the winter months is now a great dish to cap off one’s summer days due to its very refreshing taste.

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