#2017: Samyang Foods Honey & Cheese Big Bowl

Here’s one sent by Colin from back east – thanks again! I’ve seen this a couple times online and though it sounded fascinating. Honey and cheese? What an interesting combination… Let’s tear open the lid and see what we have here!

The import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge). One should note that this is not meant to be served as soup.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meats. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 4 minutes. Using holes in lid, drain off excess water. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

A LOT of powder.

A liquid sachet.

I thought at first this might be honey, but it looks to be vegetable oil. I think the sweetness/honey flavor component will be in the dry sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander and ham lunchmeat. The noodles came out decently hydrated and they are thick and chewy ramyun. The flavor is interesting; indeed the oil wasn’t honey but a strangely spicy concoction; like a hot spicy dandelion oil thing. The dish’s flavor is like a spicy sweet cheese thing with a dandelion hit to it which I found compelling, but in the end something I really didn’t like at all. It sounded good, but just not for me. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073210868.

The opposite end of the spectrum – Samyang Buldak Bokkeum Ramyun Gourmet Very Spicy Cup Noodle Soup (Pack of 4)

A very old Samyang Foods TV commercial!


  1. Tried this noodle, totally hated it… I’m from Taiwan and we get lots of really good instant noodles but for me one has got to be one of the worst instant noodles I’ve ever tried…I picked up this noodle because instant noodles from Japan, Taiwan, or Korea usually don’t disappoint me…but this one is just weird and gross.

  2. It says on the package that you got jalapeno flavor, which would explain the heat. I would expect the original flavor to taste more like honey and cheese, although I’ve never tried this. As someone who reads Korean, I thought i’d let you know 🙂

  3. After being hesitant to try this one I finally gave it a go and absolutely loved it! This is total comfort food for me. I wasn’t expecting the spiciness so that was a pleasant surprise. I didn’t notice any dandelion flavor but when I try it again I’ll see if I detect it.

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