Popular Hot and Cold Dishes for the Summer

Popular Hot and Cold Dishes for the Summer

There are many delectable foods one can try during the summer. Under the hot rays of the sun, you may crave something fresh and soothing. The problem is, with so many different foods, where do you even begin?!

One dish that is perfect for summer is Naengmyeon. It is one of the most well-known dishes for the summer in Korea. Mul Naengmyeon consists of cold, buckwheat noodles, usually in a clear broth filled with ice. Sometimes, it is also made with a spicy red sauce (bibimnaengmyeon - spicy cold noodles). This version has a lovely sweeter flavor, and usually includes slices of pickled white radish.

Mulhwi is another dish that is perfect for summer. While mulhwi isn't as trendy as some of the other foods on this list, I think it should be: especially if you happen to be a seafood lover. Mulhwi is a water dish that is spicy and filled with vegetables and seafood. This dish can hold many kinds of seafood, shrimp, sashimi of any kind, but what it is best known with is sashimi squid. Mulhwi is best eaten with pieces of ice in the watery broth.

A more warm dish compared to the previous two is Samgyetang.Β It is a whole chicken for a soup. It is usually stuffed with sticky rice, ginseng, and jujubes. Many people like to stuff it with various herbs and spices. It is known to replenish energy and help strengthen the immune system, to help battle the heated summer.

Another noodle dish that is good to fight off heat is Kongguksu: soybean/flour noodles in a soy-milk consisted broth that gives a fresh nutty taste. This is a perfect dish if you are vegetarian. Some people like to add walnuts to add more flavor to the soup.

Grilled EelΒ an addictive yet straightforward dish to eat during summer. Grilled eel is well-known to build stamina and filled with vitamins. Perfect for when the heat drains your energy. Very popular to eat during the summer.

Many summer dishes on this list can help you beat the heat and are very popular. The ones here are just a few of many. Which one called out to you the most? Let us know in the comment section what your favorite Korean dish is during the summer!

Written by Anjellica S.

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