Cold Noodles in Chilled Broth 'Mul-Naengmyeon'

Naengmyeon is a very famous noodle menu in Korea especially in summer.

There are two main types of naengmyeon dishes depending on how it’s prepared – mul naengmyeon (물냉면) and bibim naengmyeon (비빔냉면). For mul naengmyeon, the noodles are served in a clear, refreshing broth that’s typically made with beef broth and/or dongchimi (동치미, radish water kimchi) broth. For bibim naengmyeon, the noodles are mixed in a red, spicy sauce.

Today the menu to be made is Mul-naengmyeon. If you are curious and want to try it please listen to the following recipe.

Cold Noodles in Chilled Broth 'Mul-Naengmyeon' Recipe
Naengmyeon is a very famous noodle menu in Korea especially in summer.

Ingredients : 
  • 1 pack of rye noodles (buckwheat)
  • Enough water
  • 3-4 shiitake mushrooms
  • 1-2 dried seaweed (kelp)
  • 8-10 large anchovies
  • 1 pears, peeled, cut into pieces
  • ¼ onion
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic
  • 1sdt ginger
  • 125ml corn syrup
  • 4sdm chili powder
  • 3sdm spicy chili sauce (Gochujang)
  • 65ml apple vinegar
  • 1sdm sesame seeds
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1sdm soy sauce
  • 1sdm corn syrup
  • Salt to taste
  • Soy sauce taste
  • 2sdm mustard powder
  • Yeolmu Kimchi to taste
Instructions :
  1. Make a broth by boiling 2 liters of water, shiitake mushrooms, dried seaweed, and anchovy. After boiling let cool    -  Prepare naengmyeon spice. The mustard powder is mixed with 1sdm of water and place it in a warm place to ferment. (Can be placed on a hot broth) Cucumber sprinkles that have been cut thin with a little salt, and 1sdt sugar, 1sdt vinegar, and a bit of chilli powder. Put the pears pear into the water, add 1sdt of sugar to keep the pear color unchanged .
  2. For spicy sauce, a half-peared (or blender) scallop, ¼ onion, 1 teaspoon of garlic, 1sdt ginger, 125ml corn syrup, 4sdm chili powder, 3sdm spicy chilli sauce (Gochujang), 65ml apple vinegar, 1sdm sesame seed, 3 sticks leek, 1sdm soy sauce. After all is shredded, add 1sdm of sesame oil and 1sdt of fermented mustard, mix well.
  3. Make a naengmyeon broth by taking 250ml of Yeolmu Kimchi juice and 500ml of pre-made broth. (Vinegar, salt, and sugar can be added).
  4. Boil noodles in a large pot with 2/3 filled with water. Cook the noodles for 3-4 minutes (or according to the instructions on the noodle wrap). After cooking noodles, rinse with cold water several times for more chewy noodles and flour in the missing noodles.
  5. Put the noodles in the bowl and pour the broth to cover the noodles
  6. Add Yeolmu Kimchi, pears, and cucumbers and ice cubes on top of the noodles. Put also 1sdt of mustard in a bowl.
  7. Serve cold.

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