Citizens, a rare guest chef is in the house! 🙂
My friend Hubert is one of the most talented home chefs I know, and a technical guru to boot – a potent combination indeed here in Silicon Valley!
I’ll let his recipe for this classic Korean dish amply illustrate his kitchen ninja skills! 🙂
Koreans have a whole range of spicy noodle dishes, in this case a cold dish made with very thin noodles called somyeon with added flavorings, is one of the most popular traditional noodle dishes in Korean cuisine which is especially popular during summer.
There are many kinds of cold noodle dishes in Korea, including one made with cold beef broth; however, spicy cold noodles have historically been appreciated by spice-loving people in Korea and recognized internationally. What makes this dish so distinct from other cold noodle dishes from different cultures is the strong spicy flavor. Most spicy cold noodles are prepared with a slight touch of sesame oil to enhance the richness of its flavor.
Typically the dish contains beef, julienned cucumbers, and other garnishes which are mixed together with the cooked noodles, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and sugar. Garnishes placed on top and around the spicy noodles include hard-boiled eggs, pickled mu, dried gim strips, sliced cucumbers, and sometimes sliced Korean pear or tomato.
Citizens – I have every confidence you will enjoy Hubert’s recipe to beat the Summer heat! 😀
Battle on – The Generalissimo