Hot Summer Cold Noodles

During the hot & humid summers in Korea, the only respite was lunch time meals of naeng-myun. The whole family – kids, parents, grandparents – would pack into one of the big, air-conditioned restaurants that specialized in these cold beef broth noodles. We'd sip on hot cups of yuksu (bone broth before it was trendy) while we waited, a preview of what was to come. Once the noodles arrived and were properly dressed and cut (the noodles are often so long that the server will bring a pair of scissors to cut them), the table would fall silent save for the sounds of slurping as the sweat cooled off our brows.


 
 August 2016

August 2016