Naengmyeong, which translated literally as 'cold noodles' are buckwheat noodles served in a tangy, icy broth with a few slices of beef, sliced cucumber and pear and half a boiled egg.
When you receive the noodles, you'll also be given two bottles; one of vinegar and one of mustard sauce which you mix in according to personal taste.
These noodles are probably the biggest contribution the North has made to the South Korean diet. In fact, many naengmyeon restaurants have "PyongYang", the capital of North Korea, in their name; most of which have been founded by defectors and refugees from North Korean.
They're very chewy so when the server gives you the chance to cut the noodles with scissors before starting to eat, you'd be wise to accept!
101-7 Ojangdong, Junggu, Seoul
(서울특별시 중구 오장동 101-7)
+82 2 2272 7117