July 13, 2014

#1430: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkummyeon (Hot Fried Chicken)

Samyang Foods’ Buldak Bokkummyeon. I’ve had the pack form and did up a recipe a while back involving a way to cool the heat. This is the bowl – and a fiery bowl at that. This stuff doesn’t mess around; there’s no broth. The noodles have a violently hot coating that really means business! It’s so hot that people challenge each other to devour a bowl as fast as they can on YouTube all the time! Let’s open up this bowl and see how fiery this one is!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat. To prepare, take out the seasoning sachets. Add boiling water and steep for 4 minutes. Using a chopstick, poke out the little holes on the lid and use them as a strainer to drain off all the water. Add the liquid sachet contents and stir until combined. Add garnish sachet contents on top and enjoy.

Here’s detail of the lid (click image to enlarge). Note the three spots on the top left to poke through and use as a drain.

The noodle block.

The sauce sachet.

A thick and spicy scented sauce.

The garnish sachet.

Sesame seeds and thin strips of seaweed.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added grilled chicken, Satori Farm kimchi, green onions and fried egg. The noodles are thick and luxuriant in quantity and chewinesss. The flavor is like a ever so slightly sweet taste at the beginning and kind of fried taste and then it hits you – like a freight train. It’s hot and spicy – I mean really! I’m eating it right now and taking a break because my lips are on fire, as is my tongue. When I breathe out, it feels like I’m breathing out fire. This stuff is no joke. By the way – the sesame seeds and seaweed are very nice, but it’s hard to detract from that pure fieriness! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073210363.

Looks like the Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkummyeon chicken is loose at their HQ!

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

8 thoughts on “#1430: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkummyeon (Hot Fried Chicken)

  1. Robin Stewart

    Hi! I have packages of this I got at the Hmart in Tacoma, but I’d love to get the cups! I personally live down near Portland, but travel and have friends and family all throughout Washington. Do you, or does anyone else reading this, know where I can find the cups of this at a reasonable price? Amazon wants 15 for two cups. I only paid 7 for the package of 5 I got, so I’d rather not shell out an obscene amount if someone else can direct me to a local purchasing location. Thanks!

  2. Anindya

    this is really late but I wanna say that I tried this but not cup version, the regular one. at the time I found it really tolerable I didn’t understand what was the hype. but then I checked on the back of the package, it says that you should saute it with the sauce for a couple of minutes instead of just mix them on your plate and boyyyyy it really enhances the spiciness!! like really really really spicy I feel like my head is about to explode! try it and good luck!

  3. giantslor

    Bought for $2.29 at local Asian market. Given this product’s reputation, I thought it might be the hottest thing I’ve ever eaten, but it wasn’t close — I didn’t even really need a drink. Still, it was potent, making me break out in a sweat after the first bite, and my nose was running by the end. But my mouth wasn’t on fire; it was very tolerable. The flavor was pretty tasty and the noodles were nice. Would eat again.


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