Chicagoans know that no matter the month, the city’s temperatures are hard to predict: Don’t like the weather? Just wait five minutes. As such, cool mornings that seem like a cue to seek out a belly-warming meal can turn into sweaty afternoons spent shedding layers. For a refreshing break, order a bowl of cold noodles. From Korean naengmyeon to Vietnamese bun and Japanese udon and soba, Chicagos restaurants have plenty of varieties to try. Some of the dishes listed below are seasonal, so patrons would be wise to scan the latest menus before making plans.
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