Part Of The Ramen Rater’s Definitive Guide To Samyang Foods’ Buldak Bokkeummyun
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Here’s the newest variety from Samyang Foods’ Buldak Bokkeummyun line. Curry! I make no illusion to the fact that I absolutely think that curry is the finest thing in the universe. I freaking love curry. Here’s a little about Korean c urry from Wikipedia –
Though curry was introduced to Korea in the 1940s, the Indian dish was only popularized decades later, when Ottogi entered the Korean food industry by launching its powder-type curry product in 1969. Korean curry, usually served with rice, is characterized by the golden yellow colour from turmeric.
Curry tteokbokki, along with curry rice, is one of the most popular curry dishes in Korea. It is made of tteok (rice cakes), eomuk (fish cakes), eggs, vegetables, and curry. Curry can be added to various Korean dishes such as bokkeumbap (fried rice), sundubujjigae (silken tofu stew), fried chicken, vegetable stir-fries, and salads. Curry is also in Korean-style western food such as pasta and steak, as well as Korean-style Japanese food such as cream udon.
Wow curry rice cake sounds really good – I’ve had Korean curry a couple of times – more like a stew. I find it fascinating that there are so many curries are around the world. Indeed, this is a new one for me – I don’t think I’ve done a review of South Korean curry stir noodles. Let’s crack this pack open and give it a try!
Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Curry Flavor – South Korea
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle and vegetable sachet to 600ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in liquid sachet and 8 spoons water (approx 120ml) and stir fry for 30 seconds. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The liquid base sachet.
A thick sauce.
The vegetable or ‘flake’ sachet.
Fried potato, carrot and TVP (textured vegetable protein).
Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and chicken massaged with sesame chilli oil, gochujang, salt and pepper then baked at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes. The noodles are super thick. Furthermore, they’re very chewy and hearty. The flavor coats the noodles very well. It is very spicy, however nowhere near as spicy as its predecessors, It’s got a sweet Korean curry kind of thing going on which is good. Finally, the bits of potato, carrot and TVP hydrated to perfection and were a nice touch. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073113404.
Here’s some people trying the original Buldak Bokkeummyun.