Naengmyeon, literally “cold noodles,” is a Korean dish. Originally a wintertime delicacy in the northern part of Korea which is now North Korea, it has become extremely popular throughout Korea during the summer. It consists of several varieties of thin, hand-made noodles (typically made from kudzu (칡 냉면 / chilk naengmyeon) or buckwheat (메밀 냉면 / memil naengmyeon flour) (though seaweed and green tea varieties are also available in packaged form), and is traditionally served in a large stainless bowl with a tangy iced broth, raw julienned vegetables, slices of Korean pear, and often a boiled egg and/or cold beef). Spicy mustard and vinegar are often added before consumption. A tiny clear plastic package of mustard oil is often supplied with pre-packaged naengmyeon.