56. Samyang Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen

Another hot chicken flavor ramen sent by the lovely team at Samyang Foods in South Korea! I cannot thank you guys enough for supporting Instant Noodle Me when we need it the most.

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 The “Hot Chicken Ramen” is also known as Buldak Bokkeummyun in Korea (“Buldak” means spicy chicken and “Bokkeummyun” means stir fried noodle). Unlike most other ramyun in the market this one doesn’t have a soup sachet but instead has a sauce sachet for a stir-fry taste.

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 Cooking directions as on the back of the pack-

  1. Put noodles into the 600ml boiling water for 5 minutes.
  2. Please remove the water from noodles (remain 8 spoons of water) and put liquid soup into the noodles, stir-fry 30 seconds.
  3. Put flakes and stir well and serve.

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 As expected, a big block of thick ramyun noodles by Samyang. I personally like my ramyun noodles a little bit more chewy instead of soft and squishy noodles.

So to get this springy texture I boil them noods for about 3 ½ minutes and not 5. This duration is enough to make them fluff up well. Let me know if this works for you too!

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The spicy sauce is pure liquid gold! Love the wicked color it has! Not only that, the sauce smells a lot like fermented soybean paste along with the spicy aroma. Yummers!

The second sachet has some dried laver (which is a type of an edible seaweed) and some fried sesame seeds.

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This bowl smells incredible! Although I am a sucker for all things spicy but I am sure this will have anyone’s attention. And just look at that color!

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 Great noodles! They have a great springy texture a hint of sweetness while keeping the spiciness intact and it does taste a lot like soybean sauce. I failed to taste the chicken flavor in there again but I’m not complaining!

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The little bit of sesame seeds and nori/laver go perfectly well with this ramen.

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I was craving this ramyun for breakfast so I decided to add a fried egg and some strips of bacon. And although these packets are bigger than the standard instant noodles I am never really fully stuffed with just one pack.

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A fried egg, bacon and cheese are some of my safest add-ons and like every other time I was proud of my decision!

I ate the noodles first because I just couldn’t stop eating them, they are sooo delicious. And once the noods were over I ate the egg and bacon. Advantages of doing so – I enjoyed the noodles as is and the egg helped in cutting the heat in my mouth post devouring these noods.

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And again, I have more than a few “pro tips” –

  1. Like I mentioned in my last post, please be careful while inhaling and eating these noods, you don’t want the bowl too close to your nose. Yes it is that spicy!
  2. And keep a few tissues handy. Yes your eyes will water slightly and your nose might make a run too! But trust me it will be all worth it.
  3. The heat in your mouth will get intense once you stop eating, so try not to pause too much while eating these.

If you like spicy noodles, this is bound to make you happy!!

Rating: 5/5

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