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Jul 19, 2006 10:37 PM

Naeng myun in Boston?

I just read an article in the NY Times abou Naeng myun, and I need to try it. Can I find it in Boston?

(Here's a link to the article: )

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  1. It's more common in the summer. I've seen it at Buk Kyung and Color, both in Allston.

    1. It is most definitely a summer dish - nothing better than cold buckwheat noodles in a vinegar-y broth (or bibim naeng myun, which is the same cold noodles, tossed with hot sauce, no broth). I've read on this board that Hometown (aka Buk Kyung I) in Union Square makes theirs with homemade noodles. Can anyone verify this?

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      1. re: a l i c e

        I don't know if the noodles are homemande, but the dish itself is mighty tasty. Had it 6/30. Nice and cold, with icecubes in the broth, enough noodles for two if also having another dish, radish slices, cucumber slices, a hardboiled egg, and 5 slices of beef.

        Unlike the picture in that article, these noodles were black.

        This thread talks about the noodles being homemade:

        1. re: gini

          I had their spicy version earlier this week (in the heat wave) and it was very good (and it did have icy broth, on the side). But the panchan selection could have used more contrast (soy sprouts in sesame, cabbage kimchi, turnip kimchi, spicy cucumber). I didn't finish my panchan which almost *never* happens. Not that they weren't good, it was just too much of the same--and I *love* spicy sour stuff.

          I like Chung Ki Wa's version which includes sliced green chili for extra kick, though the beef is less "beefy" and skimpier. (Icy broth there as well.) The panchan selection (5 usually) is a better complement. Their nonspicy version didn't do much for me.

          No clue if the noodles are homemade.

      2. I think most Korean places have it that I've been to; Koreana,
        Kaya, Buk Kyung (as mentioned). Definitely a great cool-off dish on hot summer days!