For the past few weeks, I've had the same thing for breakfast. And it's something not typically eaten for the first meal of the day. I wonder if there is anyone else in the world who eats this for breakfast...
Can you guess what I might be eating?
Yup, it's naeng myun (or neng myun, depending on who's spelling it). And no, I don't put any toppings on it aside from the sliced hot peppers. I add vinegar to the broth, chop some peppers, and slurp, slurp, slurp to happiness.
While naeng myun usually comes with all sorts of trimmings, I prefer mine simple in the spirit of Japanese 'kake-soba'. Kake-soba, which literally translates to 'poured-over noodles', is the simplest form of noodles served - noodles in broth with no toppings to deviate from the broth and the noodles. The simplicity seems rather typically Japanese to me, and despite all my Americanization, I must be truly Japanese in culinary taste because I love my kake-naeng myun! The fact that I prefer naeng myun over soba as my kake-noodle must be my Americanized, multicultural influence.
Guess what I am having for breakfast this morning?! Yup, that's right! Kake-naeng myun!