Here we have the latest in the long line of Buldak varieties from Samyang Foods. This is Buldak Light – so let me explain. This one has only 375 calories. The noodles are not fried, so all that oil used in frying isn’t present. But not only is it lighter on calories, it’s lighter on heat. It’s 40% less spicy than original Buldak Bokkeummyun clocking in at 2,600SHU compared to the original’s 4,400SHU.
I’ve been asked by a lot of people over the years if Samyang would release a less spicy version, and so I guess I can finally say yes – yes they will and have. I should note that this is not an export version and is specifically for the South Korean market, although I’m sure channels such as eBay will be stuffed with packs for sale with differing prices. What can make you rest slightly easy on that is that fried noodles are a little more fragile than their non-fried counterparts – so these should take a pretty hard beating in the mail and show up unscathed.
Well, let’s give this a try!
Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Light – South Korea
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat, but I doubt it. Check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 600ml water for 4 1/2 minutes. Drain, saving 120ml water. Add water and sachet contents in and stir fry 30 seconds. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The spicy sauce.
The dry mixture of seaweed and sesame.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Lao Gan Ma Chilli Crisp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, tofu puff, and spring onion. The noodles are a refreshing changer. They have a very nice chew to them that imparts a little extra quality I think. The flavoring coats everything and is indeed less spicy – and works well. Included sprinkle seasoning is just as always – seaweed and sesame seed. A really nice newcomer to the well known Buldak range. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073114364.
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