65% Humidity Means It’s Cold Noodle Time!

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Bi Bim Naengmyeon from Pro Hot Korean (on 56th btw. 5+6th)

It’s starting to get gross out, which makes eating hot ramen less and less appealing.  Thankfully summertime means Hiyashi chuka at Japanese restaurants, and Naengmyeon at Korean restaurants. Luncher Mark sends word that Pro Hot Korean (on 56th btw. 5+6th) is not serving their cold noodle dish yet, but what about the Japanese spots?

Hiyashi Ramen @ Men Kui Tei, Midtown NYC
Hiyashi Ramen from Men Kui Tei (on 56th btw. 5+6th)

Sapporo (on 49th btw. 5+6th) is already serving their version, and Men Kui Tei (on 56th btw. 5+6th) serves their “Hiyashi Ramen” all year round. Plus both locations of Menchanko Tei (45th btw. Lex+3rd and 55th btw. 5+6th) are now serving their cold sesame noodles, and hayashi chuka. (And the 45th Street location is back open, after being closed for renovations.) Anybody know any Koreatown spots that have already started serving naengmyeon?


  • Great post!! Somen is one of my all time favorite summer dishes. Never tried naengmyeon though. What’s the difference?

  • That hard boiled egg in the pic is perfecto

    Don’t forget that Menkui also offers a great Jar Jar Men (cold spicy pork paste sauce) year round

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    I’m pretty sure all spots (or at least most) on 32nd street serve their naengmyeon all year round (both versions, bi bim and mool)

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    btw…. if you ever venture out to Palisades Park (NJ).. check out Yoo Chun..


    They specialize in a particular type of naengmyeon called “Chilk Naengmyeon”.. (not sure how they spell it on their menu)… In any case… it’s delicious and better than any naengmyeon you’ll find in Manhattan. I think Flushing might have a spot.. but I’ve only been to the one in Pal Park… and it’s awesome..

  • Anyone know the vegetarian dishes ?

  • Note to self: Eat some of that!

  • man i’ve been craving bibimnaenmyun. glad to see that Menchanko-Tei has reopened, i enjoy their hiyashi chuka.

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    all i can say is that a co-worker and i just went to Men Kui Tei……and it was absolutely awesome. The cold noodles really made this humid day pleasant and deal-withable. Not to mention they were delicious. We got there right a 12:30 and the place was packed. As we ate a line formed out the door….all the food that was going to tables around us looked great.

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