April 18, 2013

Meet The Manufacturer: #1028: Samyang Foods Buldalk Bokkeummyeon (Hot Fried Chicken Ramyun)

Well this one looks to be extremely spicy. Samyang Foods sent some instructions along as everything on the back of these packages are in Korean. Well, they also added a little advice:

If it is too spicy for you to finish, you’d better add a soft-fried egg, vegetables or some chicken :) My fingers are crossed for you!

Wow – I think I’ve got my work cut out for me on this one! Spicy chicken stir noodles… Let’s do it!

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Notice the little grumpy chicken talking about SHU. SHU are Scoville Heat Units, a way to rate the degree of spiciness. The scornful fowl is warning us about this being 4,404 SHU. I’ve found a variety in the past that has 5,930 SHU – that was really hot! Curious how I’ll do with this one…

The noodle block.

The liquid packet.

Oh dude. It kind of looks like fire with smoke coming up from it, doesn’t it? Gave a taste with a toothpick – it’s tasty and then super hot! Being a stir noodle, this will be undiluted by water.

A black and white packet. Hot pepper flake, perhaps?

Looks like some seaweed and sesame seeds.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken seasoned with adobo and Cavender’s Greek seasoning, sweet onion, fried egg and green onions. As I always do in my reviews, I sampled the product before adding all my own garnishes. The noodles are thick and chewy. The flavoring is pretty good – extreme spiciness! Has a nice kind of fried chicken taste. The sesame and seaweed ass a nice little finish. If you don’t like spicy foods, stay away! If you do, this will satisfy! Eyes watering and nose running! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801073110502.

A Samyang commercial.

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

32 thoughts on “Meet The Manufacturer: #1028: Samyang Foods Buldalk Bokkeummyeon (Hot Fried Chicken Ramyun)

    1. Todd

      Good news (at least if you’re Canadian) – it’s available in a few Korean markets in Toronto. Totally addicted to this.

          1. Todd

            Sure. They come and go at the various markets. I’ve seen them at PAT Central near Christie station and most recently in the market whose name I can’t recall but it is nearby on the north side of Bloor. I have also seen it in North York at the large Korean supermarket north of Yonge and Steeles. It comes and goes, though. They all have it for a while and then don’t for a few weeks and then it is back. You have to keep checking.

  1. TC

    Bought one from a Korean store in Makati today. Wow! I never expected it to be uber spicy! I thought it would just be Shinramyun-ish. Blown away!

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  3. shorto

    Just got my hands on one of these, having trouble understanding the instructions. I only understand 600ml 😉 but here I see no water so I’m back to square 1 :). Any tips?

  4. Josh

    Bought these at the H Mart on Northern Boulevard in Queens last night. They are superb and even better with an egg and some sliced, sautéed chicken breast and some sautéed spinach with a dash of sesame oil. Great review.

  5. Marvin

    These noodles are extremely hot…first ate it like a soup (cause I had no plan of the cooking directions I just ate it like the usual instant soup) and it was seriously the most spiciest thing I’ve ever eaten….other spicy instant noodles like the Nong Shim Shin Cup can’t even be compared to it….seriously yummy, but so spicy that only the first bit is delicious for me. Then it burns and hurts a lot.

  6. annie

    I just bought these noodles because I was intrigued. Can’t read korean so could I get some cooking instructions please? Thanks a lot.

  7. Bundi R.

    My lips were jittering when I’m eating this! Eventhough I add many condiments to it like chicken teriyaki fillet and onigiri to reduce the heat, it still burning like hell!!! But it taste good, though! 😀

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  9. Rey

    Now I dont speak Korean. But I was swearing, crying and begging in Korean for a good part of an hour to make the pain stop….

    But it was sooo good…

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  11. Chelsea

    Just bought these in the UK at Centre Point Food Store – lovely! Just about a £1, too. Not expensive for good instant noodles, if you ask me.

    I made it like a soup, however, because I don’t read Korean and didn’t find any info on them before I started cooking. 😀 Can’t wait to try it the right way, considering how delicious they are as soup noodles, haha. SO spicy. Can’t believe there is even spicier instant noodles!

  12. Louis

    So spicy, I don’t think I can finish this one made it 3.4 of a way through then my lips started burning.

    Delicious though

  13. Jane

    You made it wrong! You’re supposed to thoroughly cook the noodles, then drain the water and then add the sauce on a low heat and stir until well mixed. It’s a lot more spicy then.

      1. Robin Stewart

        I ran my packages instructions through an online Korean Keyboard and google translate. There’s nothing about draining the noodles in my instructions. So that’s confusing.

  14. Kiely

    I got the cup (can’t find the review on here) of these and while good, it has sort of a strong chemical/plasticy taste. It’s quite spicy and there is a little bit of flavor, but the weird plastic taste is very overwhelming.


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