Discover six perfect Korean summer noodles that will help you beat the summer heat!
With the Northern summer approaching just around the corner, I decided to compile some of the most popular Korean noodle dishes in summer.
I don’t know about you, but I love noodles. And, I particularly crave them a lot in summer!
In oriental medicine theory, wheat based noodles are known to have cooling characteristics. Maybe that’s why noodles are popular in summer? What do you think? (It’s just my theory!) Anyway, do you crave noodles in summer?
Whatever the reasons might be I think summer is a perfect time to make some noodles!
Have you tried making these at home? If not, now is the time!
The Best Korean Summer Noodles
1. Bibim Naengmyeon (Korean Spicy Cold Noodles)
Naengmyeon is Korea’s signature summer noodles. There are a few different varieties of naengmyeon and my favorite is by far bibim naengmyeon. It’s spicy, slightly sweet and tangy. Hugely addictive for sure!
2. Kimchi Guksu (Cold Spicy Kimchi Noodles)
This noodle dish is loaded with ripened Kimchi and it adds a unique taste to the noodles. It’s also hugely moreish!
The feature of this noodle dish is sweet chilli soy sauce. It’s light, slightly salty, sweet and tangy. All the best of flavor brought through the cold cucumber and soba noodles. Addiction alert!
4. Jjolmyeon (Korean Spicy Chewy Noodles)
The highlight of Jjolmyeon is chewy bouncy textured noodles. It’s also topped with soybean sprouts and shredded cabbage, so it also gives a really nice crunchy texture!
5. Bibim Guksu (Spicy, Sweet and Vinegary Noodles)
This bibim guksu makes a great light meal. It’s mixed with garden salad and kimchi. It’s a perfect cold noodle salad!
6. Kalguksu (Korean Knife Cut Noodle Soup)
Unlike the other noodles mentioned above, Kalguksu is served in warm soup. Nonetheless, it’s a popular summer noodles! There are a few different ways to serve the noodles but I prefer serving them with lots of seafood in it. It’s simply refreshing and comforting. It’s worth every drop of sweat! 😉