People line up to buy naengmyeon cold noodles at a famous restaurant in Mapo, western Seoul, this afternoon.

Cold noodles were announced to be on the menu for tonight’s reception, after the summit meeting of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

However, according to Yonhap, in Seoul, from noon people flocked to enjoy cold noodles, called Pyongyang naengmyeon, as a way to congratulate the historic meeting of Mr. Kim and Mr. Moon.

At famous Korean-style naengmyeon restaurants in Seoul, customers line up waiting for their turn.

`Today we obviously have more guests thanks to the summit,` said an employee at Pildong Myunok.

South Koreans flocked to eat North Korean cold noodles after the summit

Pyongyang cold noodles.

Bongpiyang, another famous Pyongyang cold noodle shop in eastern Seoul, also had its parking lot filled in just a few minutes because it was too crowded with lunch customers.

`The cars keep coming even though we don’t have any more space,` one employee said.

A 42-year-old man surnamed Park said he and two colleagues `naturally` wanted to go eat naengmyeon after watching the inter-Korean leader’s meeting live at their office.

At Jeongin Myunok restaurant, some people were happy when the staff called their names to buy noodles.

`Oh, let’s eat Pyongyang naengmyeon,` one person expressed excitement.

Naengmyeon is a noodle dish made from buckwheat flour mixed with potato or sweet potato flour and served with kimchi or cold boiled meat broth.

Cold noodles are placed in a large stainless steel bowl, surrounded by ice, and eaten with mustard.

South Koreans flocked to eat North Korean cold noodles after the summit

Another crowded cold noodle shop in Seoul.

In his opening speech at the meeting this morning, Mr. Kim Jong-un also mentioned Pyongyang cold noodles, saying he had told his aides to `bring cold noodles from North Korea here very carefully`, causing

`I hope you will really like the noodles we bring,` he said.

In addition to cold noodles, tonight’s party also includes cold octopus salad, Pyeonsu dumplings, grilled beef and especially Korean-style Swiss fries to remind of the time Kim Jong-un studied abroad in Korea.

The South Korean side also served North Korean guests specialties from the homelands of the three presidents who have been hosting inter-Korean summits, dishes from the northernmost and southernmost regions of the peninsula as well as