Friday, July 31, 2009

Korean Noodle Love

A few days ago, we went out to a Korean restaurant for lunch. I haven't cooked any Korean dishes in a while, so hubby (and let's be honest, I) really craved some Korean food!

I love all the Banchan (side dishes) - I usually eat so much of them that I don't have much room for my main dish. And it was no different this time. I love them all (kimchi, potatoes, marinated lettuce, pickled radishes, marinated broccoli, bean sprouts, seaweed salad...)!

Hubby got Kalbi Tang, soup with beef ribs. I don't really care for this dish, but he grew up eating it and loves it. Whenever we go out for a Korean lunch, that's what he usually gets. The soup has pieces of meat as well as noodles. And the broth is very cloudy...

And I got Bi Bim Naengmyeon (cold, spicy noodles). The noodles are very refreshing. They are actually served over ice, and it's my understanding that they are a typical Korean summer dish. I never eat the questionable piece of meat that floats on the top. But I did slurp my noodles a bit just for you, Sophia! :o) I know you don't really love Korean food, but when I ate/slurped the noodles I was thinking of you nonetheless... :o)

The toddler truly loved his Chapchae (noodles). We cleaned up for quite a while before we left as many noodles didn't make it into his mouth but landed on the floor....

Questions: What's your favorite noodle dish? Have you ever had Korean food? If so, did you like it, and what did you have?

Be well,


  1. How cute is the little one!!

    I don't think I've ever had Korean food, but from the look of it I think I'd love it!

  2. AAAAAWWWWWWW I LOVE kiddy eating pics.... he's So precious!!!

    never had Korean food.... however I have learned "don't knock it till yo try it" to be true!

    looks like good EATS!

  3. i love korean food - but weirdly i have never had korean noodles!

  4. Anonymous7/31/2009

    I don't think I have ever tried Korean food (and shame on me since I live in CA where the restaurants are abundant!)

    I took my two older girls for Japanese tonight for the very first time (dh is not a fan) and we had a blast!

  5. Anonymous8/01/2009

    I love Korean food!! The star of any Korean meal is thir different side dishes on the side. Mmmm.... My favorite Korean Noodle is Naeng-myun.

  6. I've had Korean food. I can't remember what I ordered, but I know I loved it! My favorite noodle dish is tuna noodle casserole, it's a childhood favorite. Speaking of children, your son looks like he's having a blast with those noodles!

  7. oh my - love me some noodles!! Pad Thai would have to be my ultimate favorite dish ever with noodles :)

  8. Anonymous8/01/2009

    Look at him go! Too sweet. Looks like lunch was awesome, I don't think I've ever had Korean food!

  9. Oh, come on!!! How can we concentrate on noodles when you put all those pictures of that cutie on the same post??? lol
    I've never tried Korean food but if I ever get the opportunity I won't pass it by. There is so much more multi-cultural fare available here in the Midwest now. I think I heard someone say that there are 12 Thai restaurants in Indianapolis!

  10. The little one is too cute. Noodles were always the hardest for me to get to my mouth when I was little :)

  11. Anonymous8/01/2009

    Looks like an amazing meal!!

    My favorite noodle dish is drunken noodles (pad kee mao)...

    have a great weekend, Andrea!

  12. Anonymous8/01/2009

    Looks so yummy! and looks like he liked it! I Love all kinds of noodles! I don't discriminate:)

  13. Love noodle dishes. Can't say that I have had korean food though I posted a recipe for korean style lettuce wraps that I can't wait to try! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Your dish sounded good! I've never heard of anything being served over ice like that. I don't think I've had Korean food, but I do like other Asian couisines (sp?) so I bet I'd like it!

  15. Our violin teacher is Korean and always talks about the things she loves. I really should invite her to come and help me make something.

    Your dish sounds wonderful!

  16. He is such a little cutie!!

    I'm the worst when it comes to ordering Asian food.. I have no clue what anything is and don't know how to pronounce it! lol

  17. Anonymous8/01/2009

    HAHAHA! I'm so glad you slurped your noodles! now if you ended that meal with a big burp, that's true Sophia-style! lol!
    Awww cute toddler enjoying his japchae...
    ummm...guess what? I'm thinking of sharing a recipe for japchae soon!

  18. I've never had Korean food, but my favorite noodle dish is Pad Thai. Your son looks like he really enjoys the noodles.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)