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Jul 3, 2007 04:17 PM

Reimen in LA

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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  1. 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

    1. 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.

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

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