These cold, spicy noodles served on a large platter, called jaengban-guksu, were a really trendy in Korea when my children were young. They were all over the media and my friends and I all made them for our families. When developing this recipe I asked my daughter if she remembered me making this for her when she was young. She said: “Of course!”
Of course she remembered because these noodles are not only delicious and refreshing but also fun to eat. They are served to the table on a large shallow platter or tray and everyone takes their own portion from it, which makes for an instant festive mood as everyone eats together and shares with each other.