Culinary Culture of Korea

Four Typical Dishes of Pyongyang

Pyongyang cold noodles, Pyongyang onban, mung-bean pancake, and Taedong River mullet soup are four typical dishes of Pyongyang, and they represent traditional food culture in the Pyongyang area.

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Pyongyang cold noodles, whose strips are made of buckwheat, are renowned from ancient times as a masterpiece of Korean noodles. Light and slippery noodle strips, tasty stock and garnishing stimulate appetite. Therefore, it has been a must for those visiting Pyongyang to taste Pyongyang cold noodles.

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Pyongyang onban is a dish of rice in hot chicken broth and garnished with mung-bean pancake, boiled chicken and mushroom slices. A blend of different foodstuffs adds flavour to the dish.

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Mung-bean pancake has distinctive features according to local areas. In the Pyongyang area mung-bean is ground to thin batter, mixed with vegetables and pork fat slices and baked until it becomes yellowish.

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Taedong River mullet soup has a long history in the area, too. It has been regarded as courteous to serve honoured guests the soup made of mullet caught in the Taedong River.

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