The weather suddenly became hot and summer was right around the corner. Icy cold noodles that remind me of summer! Cold noodles that often come to mind are Hamheung-style cold noodles topped with a sweet and sour sauce, and Pyongyang cold noodles, which have a unique umami flavor. There is a different world of cold noodles with a strange charm and spiciness that is different from the two types of cold noodles. Seemingly plain bibimbap cold noodles. At first glance, it looks like âchewy noodles. â If you like, you can add more spiciness, or pour in cold broth and enjoy it like watercress noodles. Let's meet a spicy cold noodle restaurant in Seoul that has been popular for a long time with its delicious, spicy, and refreshing flavors.
1. âHaeju Naengmyeon â in Jamsil , the originator of spicy cold noodles
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âHaeju Naengmyeonâ is a cold noodle specialty store located near Jamsilsaenae Station. All ingredients used are sold only domestically. The signature menu is âwatercress noodles,â made by adding a slightly spicy sauce to the broth made from beef bone broth. The characteristic of the special sauce is that it has a mild garlic scent. If you want a stronger spicy flavor, I recommend âBibim Naengmyeon,â which is served without cold broth. Regular customers also add more sauce to eat it. The spicy flavor of this restaurant is a delicacy that soothes with a cup of hot broth that is served on its own without restrictions. The hot broth is a beef bone broth with a rich pepper flavor and has a deep savory flavor. Note that it is possible to pack cold noodles and that only sauce can be packaged separately.
â² Location: 5-22 Olympic-ro 12-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
â² Opening hours: 11:30 â 21:00 every day, closed on Sundays
â² Price: Watercress noodles 5,500 won, Bibim-naengmyeon 5,500 won
â² Review (Shikigin Yellow Ribbon): This is a cold noodle restaurant that I've been using for over 5 years ~ I'm addicted to the burning taste even when I have tears and a runny nose I can't do it. It's on the table so you can eat as many condiments as you like, but you really need to adjust the amount. You can also get a big nose injury.
2. Dongdaemun 'Gidaebong , synonymous with 50 years of traditional spicy cold noodles Cold noodles'
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âKidaebong Naengmyeonâ is a cold noodle specialty store located near Dongmyo Station. It has been in operation for over 50 years over 2 generations. It's such a popular restaurant that waits are mandatory during the summer months. The signature menu is âcold noodlesâ sprinkled with sesame powder, and you can choose water and bibimbap. The characteristic of Bibim cold noodles is that they are served by pouring their own broth. The spiciness is so spicy that the tip of the tongue is easy to appease with bite-sized dumplings made with domestic pork. The spicy sauce has a sweet and sour flavor. It is famous not only for its spicy seasoning flavor, but also for its hand-picked white, chewy noodles. Note that the degree of spiciness is broken down into 6 levels.
â² Location: 3, Jibong-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
â² Opening hours: 10:30 â 21:30 every day, closed on holidays
â² Price: 7,000 won for cold noodles, 9,000 won for chunks, 5,000 won for dumplings
â² Review (Shikigami Jiko SWAG): The flag pole is still popular. Even though I visited after almost 2 years, there were a lot of people. A restaurant with visuals similar to sashimi, but the cool and spicy crab automatically comes to mind on a summer day .
3. A taste that comes to mind every summer , Cheongnyang-ri âCheongnyang-ri Grandma Naengmyeon â
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âCheongnyang-ri Grandma Naengmyeonâ is a cold noodle specialty store located in Cheongnyang-ri's traditional market. This place is bustling with regular customers looking for spiciness. The signature menu is âcold noodles,â which is a single menu. The chewy noodles are topped with pickled radish, sliced cucumber, special sauce, and sesame powder. The characteristic is that it is served lightly sprinkled with sugar and sesame oil. It is served in the form of cold noodles without distinguishing between water and rain, and you can prepare cold broth separately and enjoy it however you like. Gibachi is prepared, but it is said that the amount of cold noodles provided by default is plenty enough for an adult man to eat. Things to note.
â² Location: 51, Wangsan-ro 37-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
â² Business hours 10:00 â 21:30 every day
â² Price: 5,000 won for cold noodles
â² Testimonial (Shikigin Mitsukendai entrance): It's a perfect match for plain noodles, fresh broth, and spicy sauce.
4. 'Donga Naengmyeon' in Bogwang-dong , Seoul's top 3 spicy cold noodles
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âDonga Naengmyeonâ is a cold noodle specialty store located in Bogwang-dong. It is bustling with customers of all ages, from students to long-time regulars, looking for spicy food. The signature menu is âBibeam Naengmyeon.â The mouth-watering bright red sauce has a sweet and sour flavor, yet it is characterized by a taste that becomes tingling as you eat it. The light-tasting âgyoza â made with domestic pork is popular as a side dish that soothes the spiciness of cold noodles. It contains plenty of chives, so the moist yet aromatic flavor is a delicacy. Note that branches in nearby Itaewon, Sookdae, and Hongdae are also operating .
â² Location: 5 Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
â² Opening hours: 09; 00 â 22:00 every day, 7 days a week
â² Price: Watercress noodles, bibim-naengmyeon (large) 7,000 won, watercress noodles, bibim-naengmyeon (small) 6,000 won , gyoza 6,000 won
â² Testimonial (Shikigin Bungbung): The seasoning definitely didn't taste good, and it was a light and rich broth ~ My boyfriend told me it was delicious They were fluttering!
5. Good value for money, spicy and refreshing taste , Nowon , 'Io Cold noodles'
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âIo Naengmyeonâ is a cold noodle specialty store located near Nowon Station. The space feels like a small local food stall. The signature menu is âcold noodlesâ topped with spicy condiments for a hearty meal at a reasonable price. The âspicy watercress noodles,â which are served cold by pouring ice broth, are particularly popular. The spiciness of cold noodles is divided into 4 levels, from very spicy to very less spicy, and can be selected when ordering . Note that rice balls that go well with spicy cold noodles are prepared in a variety of ways, such as kimchi , squid, beef, and tuna .
â² Location: 38-11, Sanggye-ro 1-gil, Nowon-gu, Seoul
â² Opening hours: 11:30 â 22:00 every day, 7 days a week
â² Price: Spicy watercress noodles 4,000 won, spicy bibimnaengmyeon 4,500 won, rice balls 4,500 won, rice balls 2,500 won
â² Testimonial (Rice balls): Onigiri are really delicious too ~ If you eat rice balls containing squid with spicy cold noodles, the summer heat will go away ~