Food is always a good starter conversation for culture. I am using it as a topic for my sixth graders. It is a light topic and everyone has an opinion on food. Although I am teaching my students about food, I want them to be mindful and thoughtful. I want them to see how food is dependent on religion, geography, and other factors. I am focusing the next few posts on summer time foods.
Nangmyun is, for the most part, a summer time dish. Summers is in Korea are hot and humid. Nangmyun is a cold noodle dish. The nangmyun is usually made of buckwheat noodles. What makes Nangmyun a summer time dish is that the chicken broth/beef broth has small pieces of ice inside of it. When you take a bite into the noodles they taste tangy and fresh. It is perfect on a humid day.
Nangmyn is unlike anything I had ever tried before. I am hoping that my video inspires teachers and students to share their favorite summer times foods from wherever they are.