October 25, 2017

#2594: Samyang Foods Yulmu Bibimmyun

#2594: Samyang Foods Yulmu Bibimmyun - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here’s a spicy one from South Korea. Not just spicy but cold, bibimmyun is a favorite in South Korea during the summer months. Usually accompanied by a bright and spicy sauce, bibimmyun brings a strong taste to the table. This variety mentions yulmu. Yulmu (also known as Job’s Tears) is used in order to make yulmu-cha, a tea enjoyed in South Korea.

Interestingly, I am completely wrong here! While it is true that there is this tea and it is made from Job’s Tears, well, here’s what Samyang Foods said when I asked them about it –

By the way, you might misunderstand the meaning of ‘Yulmu Bibimmyun’.
 
In fact, it is called ‘Yeolmu bibimmyun(열무비빔면)’
 
Main concept of that ramen is yeolmu which means young radish.
 
Actually, Koreans use yeolmu as one of the ingredients in Kimchi.

Young radish? Okay, now this makes a bit more sense! Radish kimchi is among my favorite banchan when we have Korean food! Let’s have a look at this bibimmyun from Samyang Foods.

Samyang Foods Yulmu Bibimmyun – South Korea

#2594: Samyang Foods Yulmu Bibimmyun - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a 600ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Add in sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2594: Samyang Foods Yulmu Bibimmyun - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2594: Samyang Foods Yulmu Bibimmyun - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The liquid sauce sachet.

#2594: Samyang Foods Yulmu Bibimmyun - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Smells spicy!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are very nice – work well cold. They have a good tension and gauge. The flavor is a little different than other bibimmyun variants I’ve tried in the past. This one has a much sweeter hit and isn’t as spicy. This slightly milder hit definitely seems a little more refreshing. I could eat this for days. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073101449.

#2594: Samyang Foods Yulmu Bibimmyun - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

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