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[Korean Slang] #3 물냉(Cold buckwheat noodles)

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Have you ever tried 냉면(Naeng-myeon)?

냉면 is a noodle made from wheat or buckwheat. It is especially popular in summer because of its coldness 🧊

In today’s post, let’s learn two expressions about how Koreans call “냉면”!

✔️물냉 is short for ‘ (Water) 면 (Cold buckwheat noodles)’ which means ‘cold buckwheat noodles’.


✔️비냉 is short for ‘빔 (Mix) 면 (Cold buckwheat noodles)’ which means ‘spicy buckwheat noodles’.


Cold buckwheat noodle (물냉) is known for its cool broth, which is idealized to blow away the heat. 


On the other hand, spicy buckwheat noodles (비냉) is known for its spicy and sweet sauce, with a chewy texture.


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A: 고기 먹을 때는 비냉이 최고야.

Spicy buckwheat noodles are the best when you eat meat.

B: 그래도 여름에는 물냉만 한 게 없어!

But there’s nothing better than cold buckwheat noodles in summer!

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This summer, which one do you want more, 물냉 or 비냉?

0:16 — Jisung says “물냉? 비냉?” which means “Cold buckwheat noodle? Or spicy buckwheat noodle?”


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