One of the best ways to stay cool is eating Mul-Naengmyeon (noodles in an icy beef broth) on a hot and muggy afternoon like it was today. I remember my first experience with naengmyeong when I first arrived in Korea. I couldn't believe I was eating noodles served in an icy broth--now it's one of my favorite foods to eat. I've even purchased the make-your-own-naengmyeon-at-home packs from Homever (homemade naengmyeon coming soon). What can I say, naengmyeon weather is back!
Today we went to lunch at the notorious 2900w restaurant, where everything on the menu is only 2900w. You may recall one of our previous visits there in the past. This place is good for a quick meal that is easy on your wallet and the food quality is not bad considering the price.
Here's what I had for lunch today...ready? First up, it was an order of donkatsu. I think this place like to use extra large plates and bowls to create an illusion that you're getting a bang for your buck--too bad they're not fooling me! The rice always comes flattened and spread out:
Here is it, an order of mul-naengmyeon, served in a massive bowl. I'm not going to complain because this place serves up some of the best naengmyeon in Mokdong. Also, if you are still hungry they will give you a noodle refill for free! Today was not a refill day, unfortunately. I could've done it, but I probably would've puked upon returning to work (for those wondering, I asked for my gochujang on the side--hot pepper paste):
Devante settled for a bibimbap and had some of my naengmyong. To go along with our meal here is some kimchi and yellow pickled radish I dished up from their self serve bar:
I told you their bowls were big, right? Well, this picture explains it all...this is an ajuma trying to drink her broth while wearing one of those crazy sun visors that cover your entire face--don't worry, she did fine:
Curious as to how they make the icy beef broth? Well, here is the answer--a refrigerated pot that freezes the broth and keeps it at a slurpee consistency. I wonder what a beef broth slurpee would taste like? Man, could you imagine that? Naengmyeon served in a take out cup...all you would need is one of those huge bubble tea straws to make it work. I know a lot of people don't like having chunks of randomness in their drinks. Well, I do and one day I'm going to create beef flank noodles to go in a cup:
What do you eat/drink on hot days to cool off? I could go for a strawberry sundae from Dairy Queen right about now...mmmm....Dairy Queen....