No matter how many steps you take, you'll be sweaty in the summer of August. Hot air and damp moisture surround the whole body and make the body and mind tired. In this kind of weather, I'm always looking for cool food that can deliver cold air to the bone. Noodle dishes that combine chilled soup with chewy noodles are perfect for a light yet hearty meal. The broth, which is covered with ice, cools the heart to the heart. To this, noodles made from various ingredients and shapes such as kishimen noodles, soba noodles, udon noodles, and somen are added to add richness of flavor and texture. Here are 5 of the best cold noodle restaurants that will blow away the heat.
1. Seoritae's aromas that fill your mouth, Samseong-dong's 'Samsung noodles'
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âSamseong Noodleâ has been responsible for meals for office workers in Samseong-dong since 1994. In summer, the signature menu is âSeori Tae Kongsu,â where you can fully enjoy the aroma of Seori Tae. Finely grate the frostbite, put plenty of noodles in a slightly greenish broth, and serve with a cucumber garnish. The chewy noodles are wrapped in a thick layer of soybean water, giving them a rich savory flavor.
â²Location: 611 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:30 â 21:30 every day
â²Price: Seori-tae bean noodles 11,000 won, Kalguksu 9,000 won
â²Review (Kiyomi Shikigami Pacman): Bean noodles that can only be enjoyed during the summer season! It uses thick kishimsu noodles instead of regular somen, so it has a strong chewy flavor. The soybean paste is also really rich, and the cucumber is chewy in the middle, and captures the aftertaste cleanly.
2. Dongsung-dong 'motif' filled with care in every ingredient
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âMotijipâ presents makguksu with handmade ingredients such as noodles, sauce, and kimchi. The signature menu is âMoti Makguksu plus pork,â which is makguksu served with softly boiled pork meat. The sauce, which is naturally sweetened with fruits and onions, blends harmoniously without harming the buckwheat flavor of the noodles. The method of wrapping pork in makguksu and eating it in one bite is also a delicacy.
â²Location: 1, Ihwahwa-ro 2-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 11:00 â 21:00 every day, B/T (weekdays) 15:00 â 17:00
â²Price: Moti Makguksu plus pork beef 8,000 won, bean noodles 8,000 won
â²Testimonial (Chicken I want to eat shikigin chicken): I felt that the noodles had a strong soba flavor, so when I asked, they said they would pick the noodles when an order came in~ The rich dongchimi soup and the sweet and spicy sauce really enhance the taste buds.
3. Mokdong's âIki-Iki,â a homemade noodle with an extraordinary sense of firmness
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In June of this year, âIkiikiâ opened a new homemade noodles specialty store near Omokgyo Station. The signature menu, âTenbukkake,â is topped with large shrimp tempura and sweet pumpkin tempura on top of Sanuki udon noodles. You can freely pour the cold tsuyu sauce that comes with it over the noodles and eat it. The sauce imbued with the aroma of the batter adds elasticity to the noodles and further enhances their chewy texture.
â²Location: 10, Mokdong-dong-ro 14-gil, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:30 â 21:00 every day, B/T 15:00 â 17:00, closed on Mondays
â²Price: Tembukkake 9,500 won, sweet shrimp and sea urchin udon 15,000 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigami Happy Gomtang 2): You can feel the essence of self-made noodles. The noodles are thick, so I like the rich feeling that they fill your mouth. The crunchy texture of the tempura in tembukkake is also excellent.
4. âMadam Mingâ in Daechi-dong, a unique type of champon that you can enjoy in a cool way
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â²Location: 5-4 Seolleung-ro 86-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:30 â 21:00 every day, B/T 15:00 â 17:00, closed on Sundays
â²Price: Champon cold noodles 9,000 won, Chinese cold noodles 9,000 won
â²Review (Shikigin Twinkle Twinkle): Champon cold noodles can be selected from level 1 to level 5 of spiciness to suit your taste. The spiciness rises clearly at the beginning, and then fades away cleanly, creating a strangely addictive effect.
5. Oryu-dong's âDawon Guksuâ with the deep flavor of chicken
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Unlike the vintage exterior, âDawon Noodlesâ has a reverse charm with a wooden interior. The signature menu, âChogye Noodle,â uses a chicken broth mixed with dongchimi broth to make the most of its refreshing yet deep flavor. A variety of toppings, such as light chicken, fresh apples, and refreshing cucumbers, add a rich flavor. âChogye Bibimguksu,â which has a sweet and spicy seasoning that enhances the taste buds, is also popular.
â²Location: 22, Gyeongin-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: Weekdays 11:00-20:00, weekends 11:00-17:00, B/T (weekdays) 15:00-17:00, closed on Mondays
â²Price: Chogye noodles 8,000 won, Chogye bibimguksu 8,000 won
â²Testimonial (Kimderella Shikigami): Chogye noodles feel refreshed when you soak the broth all the way in at the beginning. They don't use any condiments, so you feel comfortable even after eating them!
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