Pyongyang’s cold noodles are the most famous on the Korean Peninsula. They’re so good, that the North is dispatching its top chef to the border, along with a noodle-making machine, to recreate it for dinner after Friday’s historic inter-Korea summit.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s administration announced Tuesday what would be on the menu when they join North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for dinner after the two meet for the first time.
Moon’s office released the menu, along with detailed descriptions of each course, its source and inspiration. Nearly every dish has an extra dash of symbolism.
Guests will be served a dish from the hometown of the three South Korean presidents who have hosted or will host an inter-Korean summit. They’ll eat food from the Korean Peninsula’s far north and south. There will even be food sourced from the demilitarized zone that divides the two countries.
Here’s a snippet of what they’ll enjoy.
Pyongyang Naengmyun is a dish of cold noodles beloved by many Koreans but perfected by the North Koreans.
Kim Jong Un has agreed to bring the head cook from Okryugwan, a restaurant in the North Korean capital famous for the Naengmyun, to the summit to prepare the dish as a gesture of good will. A noodle-making machine will be installed so the diners get to enjoy freshly made noodles.