Bibim Naengmyeon (Korean cold noodles)

Seoul Travel Guides / November 04, 2016
Bibim Naengmyeon (Korean cold noodles) Image credit: cokemomo

This is the kind of food that you will love in any kind of weather. It’s very light and refreshing that it does great wonders to one’s mood.

Bibim Naengmyeon is a delectable recipe of cold, chewy noodles bathed in an Asian spicy sauce, garnished with julienned cucumber, Korean pear slices, pickled radish strips and a boiled egg on top.

As if the lovely sight of all these in a bowl is not enough, the taste that you get when you mix the elements together makes it amazing all the more. Combine it with vinegar and mustard, and bam! For all the delicious adjectives it will make you think of, it will actually leave you speechless and just make you enjoy the dish, spoonful after spoonful.

Here’s where to get the best Bibim Naengmyeon in Seoul.

  • OJANG-DONG HAMHEUNG NAENGMYEON | Jung-gu
    For delicious Bibim Naengmyeon that rocks since 1950’s
    What to order: Bibim Naengmyeon, Meat broth tea, Steamed dumplings, Hongeo hoe
    Price: Approximately 8,000 won ($6.99)
    When: 11:00 - 21:00, daily but closed on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
    Where: 90-10 Ojang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • YOOKSSAM NAENGMYEON | Seochu-gu
    For a large variety of Naengmyeon that made the restaurant well-known
    What to order: Bibim Naengmyeon, Pork bulgogi, Fist rice, Water naengmyeon
    Price range: 5,000 to 7,000 won ($4.37 to $6.11)
    When: 11:00 - 22:00, daily
    Where: 1318 Seocho 4 (sa)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
  • PYEONGYANG MYEONOK | Gangnam-gu
    For world-class Naengmyeon that’s been loved by politicians and celebrities
    What to order: Bibim Naengmyeon, Dumpling soup, Eobok jaengban, Jeeyok
    Price range: Naengmyeon starts at 11,000 won ($9.61), mains start at 12,000 won ($10.48)
    When: 11:00 - 21:30, daily
    Where: 6, Nonhyeun-ro, 150-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
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