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Cold Noodles (Naengmyeon)

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Naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodles) is really popular in Korean and is so delicious. In this video I'm going to show you how to make 2 kinds of naengmyeon: mul naengmyeon (soup-based naengmyeon) and bibim naengmyeonis (hot spicy naengmyeon).
  Noodles 100 Gram
  Anchovy broth 4 Cup (64 tbs)
For mustard paste
  Mustard powder 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Tablespoon
For topping
  Cucumber 1⁄2 , cut in thin strips
  Salt 1 Centigram
  Apple cider vinegar 1 Centigram
  Hot pepper flakes 1 Pinch
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon (divided)
  Asian pear/Bosc pear 1⁄2 , cored, peeled and sliced
  Boiled egg 1 , cut in half
  Yeolmu kimchi 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For hot and spicy sauce
  Asian pear 1⁄2 , cored, peeled and sliced
  Onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Sliced ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Corn syrup/Rice syrup 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper flakes 4 Tablespoon
  Hot pepper paste 2 Tablespoon
  Green onions 3 , chopped
  Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
For stock
  Yeolmu kimchi juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Crushed ice cube 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For bibimnaengmyeon
  Bibim sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon

For topping
1. In a bowl, mix together mustard powder with 1 tablespoon of water, place the bowl over a pot of boiling anchovy and kelp stock and cover.
2. In another bowl, combine together cucumber, salt, vinegar, pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon of sugar, toss and set aside.
3. In a small bowl, place the pear slices, with water to cover and 1 teaspoon of sugar.

For hot and spicy sauce for bibim naengmyeon
4. In a food processor, place all the ingredients for hot and spicy sauce and process to make a fine paste.
5. Transfer the sauce into a bowl and set aside.
6. Add in 1 teaspoon of mustard powder mixture, salt to taste and sesame oil and stir to mix and refrigerate.
7. In a pot, combine kimchi juice, sugar, salt and stock and set aside.
8. In a pot with boiling water, cook the noodles as per the packet instructions for about 3 to 4 minutes.
9. Place the noodle pot under cold running water and rinse 3 times to remove the starch and drain.
10. In two serving bowls, separate the noodles.

For mul naengmyeon:
11. In a bowl with noodles, fill the broth until the noodles are submerged.
12. Add crushed ice and top with yeolmu kimchi, 3 to 4 slices of pear and cucumber, and a half of boiled egg.
13. Add 1 teaspoon of mustard powder mixture.
For bibimnaengmyeon:
14. In a bowl with noodles, fill the broth until the noodles are submerged.
15. Add crushed ice and top with yeolmu kimchi, bibim sauce, few pear slices and cucumber and a half of boiled egg on top.
16. Drizzle with sesame oil.

17. Serve the noodles cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Main Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
65 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 986 Calories from Fat 314

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g54.9%

Saturated Fat 5.7 g28.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 169.8 mg56.6%

Sodium 3317.9 mg138.2%

Total Carbohydrates 129 g43%

Dietary Fiber 22.5 g89.8%

Sugars 32.9 g

Protein 43 g85.7%

Vitamin A 137.5% Vitamin C 63.3%

Calcium 24.7% Iron 27.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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