Seoul's foodies crave a cold dish from the North in Korea's time of heated nuclear politics

Seoul's foodies crave a cold dish from the North in Korea's time of heated nuclear politics
- Some believe its lack of culinary adornment is a product of North Korean poverty; scholars say it's merely a difference in regional cuisine unrelated to economic factors. "It is the beauty of simplicity," said Andy Kim, 52, an IT manager at a bank in Seoul who has become a naengmyeon otaku.