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Chung Moo Rollrice and Dongas - Oh My! The Bibim Naeng Myun!

Joe MacBu | Aug 27, 200904:44 PM

Today, I experienced an orgasmic bowl of bibim naeng myun at Chung Moo Rollrice & Dongas.

Bibim naeng myun is the brothless and spicy version of mool naeng myun and I cannot believe that I had remained a virgin for so long. The massive portion ($7) could have easily fed two, though I swallowed the whole thing and was unpleasantly full. It was almost as perfect as a bowl of cold noodles could be. The kelp colored dark noodles are topped with a spicy paste, egg, cucumber, cabbage and sesame seed. Mix it well and you'll experience the chewy slipperiness of the mildly spicy noodles, the crunch of the refreshing vegetables and the haunting accent of the toasted sesame. It really is like a beautiful chamber orchestra in your mouth. I like it a little rougher so I added some chili powder and was in bliss.

Evidently, everyone could tell what state I was in. Sidewalkers did double takes. One woman stopped dead in her track and stared blatantly for several moments at the beautiful noodles. Even the man who had so self-assuredly ordered the sundae looked doubtful about his choice. A rarefied lady of impeccable taste whispered a question to the old proprietress. To which she responded with a proud grin: bibim. naeng. myun.

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