Pyongyang Cold Noodles are the Best 평양랭면 제일이야 平壤冷麵 第一이야 with English translation

Pyongyang cold noodles (평양랭면;平壤冷麵) are enjoyed in both the north and south of the Korean peninsula, and are, as their name suggests, one of Pyongyang’s culinary specialties. The one restaurant most famous for the dish is without a doubt Okryugwan (옥류관;玉流館, literally ‘Jade Stream Pavilion’), situated on the western banks of the Taedong River in central Pyongyang. ‘Pyongyang Cold Noodles are the Best’, is thus just as much of an ode to Okryugwan as it is to Pyongyang cold noodles. The song was written for the year 2000 movie release, ‘Okryu Scenery’ (옥류풍경;玉流風景), clips from which feature in the music video below. Enjoy! And if you’d like the chance to try Pyongyang cold noodles yourself in Pyongyang, even in Okryugwan, join us, Tongil Tours, on one of our tours.

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Youtube music video with English subtitles:


Pyongyang Cold Noodles are the Best

 

[Chorus]

Cold noodles, cold noodles, Pyongyang cold noodles

The greatest delicacy under heaven

Both young and old

Long for these cold noodles

Ya, really, the taste is great

One bowl is too little

Wahahaha Okryugwan is

The pride of Pyongyang

[Chorus]

Bride and bridegroom together eat it

As they tie their hundred year vow of matrimony[1]

Ya, really, it is refreshing

Two bowls isn’t enough

Wahahaha Okryugwan is

The pride of our people

[Chorus]

Our people[2] together eat it

As they bring closer the day of unification

Ya, really it is tasty

In this world, it is one of a kind

Wahahaha Okryugwan is

The pride of my country

Pyongang cold noodles, are the best

Yeah


[1] This (백년가약; 百年佳約) is an idiom used to express a long and happy wedded life.

[2] Here, ‘our people’ (민족;民族) refers to Koreans as an ethnicity.


평양랭면 제일이야

 

[후렴]

랭면 랭면 평양랭면

천하제일 진미로세

젊은이도 늙은이도

먼저 찾는 량면일세

야 참 맛도 좋다

한그릇은 너무도 적어

왓하하하 옥류관은

평양의 자랑일세

[후렴]

신랑신부 랭면들며

백년가약 맺는다네

야 참 시원해라

두그릇도 성차지 않아

왓하하하 옥류관은

민족의 자랑일세

[후렴]

우리 겨레 함께 들며

통일의 날 당겨오네

야 참 멋이로다

이 세상에 하나뿐일세

왓하하하 옥류관은

내 나라의 자랑일세

평양령면 제일이야

좋다

平壤冷麵 第一이야

 

[後斂]

冷麵 冷麵 平壤冷麵

天下第一 珍美로세

젊은이도 늙은이도

먼저 찾는 冷麵일세

야 참 맛도 좋다

한그릇은 너무도 적어

왓하하하 玉流館은

平壤의 자랑일세

[後斂]

新郎新婦 冷麵들며

百年佳約 맺는다네

야 참 시원해라

두그릇도 성차지 않아

왓하하하 玉流館은

民族의 자랑일세

[後斂]

우리 겨레 함께 들며

統一의 날 당겨오네

야 참 멋이로다

이 世上에 하나뿐일세

왓하하하 玉流館은

내 나라의 자랑일세

平壤冷麵 第一이야

좋다

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