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Reimen in LA

akmck Jul 3, 2007 04:17 PM

Has anyone seen the cold, spicy noodles known as _reimen_ in any Japanese or Korean restaurants around here?
Reimen means cold noodles. I'm not sure of the exact algorithm of Japanese-Korean relations in the dish itself, but reimen is basically (in Tokyo anyway) the Japanese interpretation of what spicy summer noodles are in Korea.
The soup is a red broth, and contains noodles, maybe some hard-boiled egg, cucumbers, maybe some ice cubes.
They're a seasonal thing, and like hiyashi chûka râmen (the Japanese interpretation of what Chinese summer noodles are...) is often found at mom-and-pop râmen shops.
Thanks for any leads...


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    WBGuy RE: akmck Jul 5, 2007 11:20 PM

    It sounds like you're looking for naeng myun.

    A lot of my Korean friends have recommended Yu Chun in Koreatown, as one of the best restaurants to enjoy this dish. I like my naeng myun with spicy skate fish.

    Yu chun
    3185 W Olympic Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90006

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      Hapafish RE: akmck Jul 6, 2007 11:52 AM

      I'm basically a fan of most cold noodle dishes of any Asian variety. Regarding chuka ramen I had a decent one at San Sui Tei recently. It goes by the name "cold noodle salad" but it is basically hiyashi chuka ramen. (in J town and Temple City) Alot of people recommend Ramen-ya in W. LA. Check out this thread. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/412333

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        rameniac RE: akmck Jul 6, 2007 06:24 PM

        reimen is what the J's call naeng myun. that said, get thee to Yu Chun in koreatown, pronto!


        1. gaylenwaydelich RE: akmck Jul 7, 2007 06:30 PM

          Shisen Ramen in torrance had cold sesame noodles on the menu this week. Order the gyoza and chicken karaage too.

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