Category Archives: Samyang Foods

#3271: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl – South Korea

#3271: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl - South Korea

I’m sure there are some folks out there figuring this is going to violently spicy. Well, that’s just not the case. Not everything that Samyang Foods makes has an angry little chicken on it! Let’s see what we have inside this big bowl!

Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl – South Korea

A distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#3271: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl - South Korea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3271: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl - South Korea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A wet soup base sachet. To see the sachets in action, watch Instant Noodle Recipe Time video below.

Dry garnish in this one.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, pork, and chili flake. Noodle is thick and chewy but more along the lines of their standard ramen. However, the broth is where the udon taste comes in a little more I suppose. It’s tasty and has a hint of spiciness. Myriad green onion and sesame seeds. Enjoyable. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073211452.

Samyang Ramen Best Korean Noodles (Tsuyu Udon, 4 Pack)

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#3266: Samyang Foods Hot Chicken Flavor Sausage – South Korea

#3266: Samyang Foods Hot Chicken Flavor Sausage - South Korea

No, this is NOT noodles. But it’s a tie in that’s for sure. These are little surimi (fish) sausages to enjoy as a snack, flavored like Buldak Bokkeummyun. I’ve seen these all over recently in different ways – some packs call them ‘Kid’s Bong’ and they come in a variety of flavors. These sounded interesting! Couldn’t resist. Let’s take a look!

Samyang Foods Hot Chicken Flavor Sausage – South Korea

#3266: Samyang Foods Hot Chicken Flavor Sausage - South Korea

Here’s the wrapper (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, open by pulling tab, extend sausage. Finally, eat sausage.

The package contains three of them. Note the little red tab.

Finished. I rally didn’t know what to expect with these little sausage things. What I found was they were pretty good – a little chew and a nice seafood and spicy hit from that definitive Buldak Bokkeummyun flavor. Spicy level, not through the roof, but definitely there. For a snack, I’d give these 4 out of 5 stars. EAN bar code 8801073940079.

Samyang Ramen, 4.23-Ounce Units (Pack of 20)

#3257: Samyang Foods Buldak Hot Chicken Flavor Topokki – South Korea

#3257: Samyang Foods Buldak Hot Chicken Flavor Topokki - South Korea

Okay, alright. It’s another Buldak spicy thing and this time its not topokki and ramen, it’s just topokki. What’s exciting about this is that this is the export version. I’m usually not happy about getting export versions; I want the local versions; te ones that people in their respective countries find at the store. But what’s cool is that this is now available in the United States – and I’ve seen it here recently. This is original Buldak Bokkeummyun flavor – there’s also a Carbo version as well. For those of you who are asking ‘what’s a topokki?!’ here’s a little info from Wikipedia –

Tteok-bokki (떡볶이) or stir-fried rice cakes is a popular Korean food made from small-sized garae-tteok (long, white, cylinder-shaped rice cakes) called tteokmyeon (떡면; “rice cake noodles”) or commonly tteok-bokki-tteok(떡볶이 떡; “tteok-bokki rice cakes”).[1][2] Fish cakes, boiled eggs, and scallions are some of the most commonly added ingredients. It can be seasoned with either spicy gochujang (chili paste) or non-spicy ganjang (soy sauce)-based sauce; the former being the most typical form,[3], while the latter is less common and sometimes called gungjung-tteok-bokki (royal court tteok-bokki). Today, variations also include curry-tteok-bokki, cream sauce-tteok-bokki, jajang-tteok-bokki, seafood-tteok-bokki, galbi-tteok-bokki and so on. Tteok-bokki is commonly purchased and eaten at bunsikjip (snack bars) as well as pojangmacha (street stalls). There are also dedicated restaurants for tteok-bokki, where it is referred to as jeugseog tteok-bokki (impromptu tteok-bokki).

Ingredients such as seafoodshort ribsinstant noodleschewy noodles are also added to the dish.

Haemul-tteok-bokki, (해물떡볶이; “seafood tteok-bokki”) uses seafood as a sub ingredient.

Galbi-tteok-bokki (갈비떡볶이; “short ribs tteok-bokki”) is a tteok-bokki uses short ribs as an ingredient.

Ra-bokki (라볶이; “instant noodles tteok-bokki”) and jjol-bokki (쫄볶이; “chewy noodles tteok-bokki”), are quite similar. They both add noodles to tteok-bokki. ra-bokki and jjol-bokki differs from the kind of noodles added to tteok-bokki. ra-bokki adds ramyeon noodle, and jjol-bokki adds chewy noodles which are used to make jjol-myeon.

Alright – let’s cook it up and I’ll do my best to lay waste to it.

Samyang Foods Buldak Hot Chicken Flavor Topokki – South Korea

#3257: Samyang Foods Buldak Hot Chicken Flavor Topokki - South Korea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add topokki and sauce to the bowl. Add water to fill line (note it’s much lower than on most noole cups. Microwave at 1000W for 2 minutes and 30 seconds with the lid on.  Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3257: Samyang Foods Buldak Hot Chicken Flavor Topokki - South Korea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3257: Samyang Foods Buldak Hot Chicken Flavor Topokki - South Korea

An included spork!

#3257: Samyang Foods Buldak Hot Chicken Flavor Topokki - South Korea

The sextet of tines here are daunting! Check this out for a full list of forks – it’s really quite fascinating!

#3257: Samyang Foods Buldak Hot Chicken Flavor Topokki - South Korea

The pouch of topokki.

#3257: Samyang Foods Buldak Hot Chicken Flavor Topokki - South Korea

A wet sachet containing the spicy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Chewy topokki is of good quality and plentiful. The sauce is sweet and very spicy. It’s tasty as well as hot – the heat level reminds me of the topokki buldak ramen they produce. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073910270.

#3257: Samyang Foods Buldak Hot Chicken Flavor Topokki - South Korea

Buldak Tteokbokki Korean Rice Cake Instant Korean Snack Tteok Tteokbokki Rice Cake (spicy, 1)

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#3248: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon – South Korea

#3248: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon - South Korea

So mornings can suck sometimes. Waking up 2 hours late for example. With that, I better get a move on!

Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon – South Korea

#3248: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon - South Korea

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 550ml water for 5 minutes. Add in sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3248: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon - South Korea

A large noodle block.

#3248: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon - South Korea

A wet sachet (no open pics today – just no time – watch the video for more)

#3248: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon - South Korea

A dry flake sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added habanero togarashi, bbq pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and spring onion, Noodles came out very tasty and chewy. They really complimented the broth which had a rich flavor of soy and sweet with just a tiny amount of spicy. The included garnish was on point. Very happy with this. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073113916.

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#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen – South Korea

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

I’ve mentioned a few times recently how much I’ve really been into Samyang Ramen in the last year or so. It’s really quite good – has a ham flavor, nice level of spiciness. It’s just got a good all around comfort food thing going on. Well, here’s the same thing – but now it’s got a cheese component. I’ll admit it – I like cheese. There. That feels better. Load off my mind. I usually add cheese to South Korean ramen, so let’s see how this one with a cheese component included goes.

Samyang Cheese Ramen – South Korea

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

The noodle block.

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

A dry sachet.

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

A lot of powder. Notice the little light specks in there.

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

Another dry sachet.

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

A light cheese powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, uncured ham, and pepper flake. The noodles are thick and have a typical Samyang tooth to them which I thoroughly enjoy. They’re meaty. The broth was not as I expected initially but is quite good. A standard spicy Korean style ramen hit to it – and being Samyang Ramen it’s got a ham flavor. But the cheese is a combo of cheddar, camembert and goude, so it has a smoky element which although unexpected was quite welcoming. Small fishcake were strewn about. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073114111.

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

Samyang Ramen, 4.23-Ounce Units (Pack of 20)

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#3221: Samyang Foods Buldak Topokki Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen – South Korea

#3221: Samyang Foods Buldak Topokki Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen - South Korea

Spicy stuff! So this one is the latest of the standard pillow pack varieties of the ‘fire noodle’ series. For those of you who don’t know what topokki is, here’s a little something from Wikipedia –

Tteok-bokki (떡볶이) or stir-fried rice cakes is a popular Korean food made from small-sized garae-tteok (long, white, cylinder-shaped rice cakes) called tteokmyeon (떡면; “rice cake noodles”) or commonly tteok-bokki-tteok(떡볶이 떡; “tteok-bokki rice cakes”).[1][2] Fish cakes, boiled eggs, and scallions are some of the most commonly added ingredients. It can be seasoned with either spicy gochujang (chili paste) or non-spicy ganjang (soy sauce)-based sauce; the former being the prototype,[3] and the latter often called gungjung-tteok-bokki (royal court tteok-bokki). Today, variations also include currytteok-bokkicream saucetteok-bokkijajang-tteok-bokkiseafoodtteok-bokkigalbi-tteok-bokki and so on. Tteok-bokki is commonly purchased and eaten at bunsikjip (snack bars) as well as pojangmacha (street stalls).

Ingredients such as seafoodshort ribsinstant noodleschewy noodles are also added to the dish.

Haemultteok-bokki, (해물떡볶이; “seafood tteok-bokki“) uses seafood as a sub ingredient.

Galbi-tteok-bokki (갈비떡볶이; “short ribs tteok-bokki“) is a tteok-bokki uses short ribs as an ingredient.

Ra-bokki (라볶이; “instant noodles tteok-bokki“) and jjol-bokki (쫄볶이; “chewy noodles tteok-bokki“), are quite similar. They both add noodles to tteok-bokki. ra-bokki and jjol-bokki differs from the kind of noodles added to tteok-bokki. ra-bokki adds ramyeon noodle, and jjol-bokki adds chewy noodles which are used to make jjol-myeon.

I would say that topokki is one of the tastiest things I’ve had – whether a spicy one or cream cheese topokki – oh man that’s good too. Anyways, let’s check out this newest variety!

Samyang Foods Buldak Topokki Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen – South Korea

#3221: Samyang Foods Buldak Topokki Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen - South Korea

Here’s the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, boil noodles and vegetables in 600ml water for 5 minutes. Drain, saving 8 spoons water (8x15ml=120ml) and add in sauce. Stir fry for 30 seconds. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3221: Samyang Foods Buldak Topokki Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen - South Korea

The noodle block.

#3221: Samyang Foods Buldak Topokki Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen - South Korea

A wet sachet.

#3221: Samyang Foods Buldak Topokki Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen - South Korea

Smells spicy!

#3221: Samyang Foods Buldak Topokki Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen - South Korea

A dry sachet.

#3221: Samyang Foods Buldak Topokki Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen - South Korea

Vegetables and fishcake!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kamaboko, baked chicken with NuTek Salt For Life, spring onion, and soft egg. The noodles are just superb – thick and chewy. Sauce coats everything really well and heat is strong. A great balance of heat and flavor and the little fishcake pieces are a nice bonus. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073114159.

#3221: Samyang Foods Buldak Topokki Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen - South Korea

Buldak Tteokbokki Korean Rice Cake Instant Korean Snack Tteok Tteokbokki Rice Cake (spicy, 1)

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#3177: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Coco Poulet – France

#3177: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Coco Poulet - France

Well here we are. The last of the French Samyang stuff. I’ve really found these to be really quite good and hope to see more from them at some time soon – maybe packs? Anyways, this is a coconut chicken flavored variety. Let’s dig in!

Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Coco Poulet – France

#3177: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Coco Poulet - France

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in dry sachet and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3177: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Coco Poulet - France

The noodle block.

A dry sachet.

A light powder.

A bit of vegetables loose in the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). This was nice. A good gauge of noodle with a soft tooth meets a very strong chicken flavor and coconut taste broth. Kind of like ‘chicken noodle plus.’ Not bad. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8805957019486.

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#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara – France

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

Here’s yet another one from France~ I think many are surprised that France would want instant noodles but I mean, they do enjoy food in France, if you didn’t know. Let’s give this new Carbonara variety a peek and see if it’s tasty!

Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara – France

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water and dry sachet to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

The noodle block.

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

A dry sachet.

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

The sauce powder.

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, crispy fried garlic, and barbequed pork. The noodle hydrated well enough, although could have ben slightly further along. My thought is that this would occur during the eating. The ‘soup’ thickens quickly and has a kind of mushroom cheese hit to it which is tasty and savory. The carrot bits work well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8805957019462.

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#3153: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout BBQ Coreen – France

#3153: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout BBQ Coreen - France

Here’s another interesting one from South Korea for a French company. Pretty neat I must say. Korean BBQ is one of my absolutely favorite things. Marinated meats cooked at your table and served with a myriad of banchan; an array of small plates with different pickled and otherwise modified vegetables and tofu. Let’s give this a close look.

Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout BBQ Coreen – France

#3153: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout BBQ Coreen - France

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Drain. add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3153: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout BBQ Coreen - France

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3153: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout BBQ Coreen - France

#3153: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout BBQ Coreen - France

Loose vegetable from the cup.

#3153: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout BBQ Coreen - France

A wet sachet.

#3153: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout BBQ Coreen - France

A sweet smelling sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, green onion, sesame seed, and bbq pork. The noodles come out well – not spongy and with a decent chew. The sauce really goes the extra mile – taste like the Korean BBQ sauce we’ve used many times for cooking at home. Included vegetable garnish was on point and crisp. I really do hope a pack version of this comes out! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8805957019479.

#3153: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout BBQ Coreen - France

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#3147: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini – South Korea

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

This is a new one – a smaller Buldak Bokkeummyun! However it packs a big punch. This one’s clocking in at 12,000SHU, the highest heat level to date in the range. This is to celebrate the 7th anniversary of Buldak Bokkeummyun – happy birthday! What’s cool too is that the character Hochi’s birthday is the same as my wife’s! I thought hey – I should put this out on her birthday! Let’s give it a try.

Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini – South Korea

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

Detail of the packaging for the 5 pack (click to enlarge). Like the others, I’m guessing this is meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodle block in 500ml water for 5 minutes. Drain. Add 5 spoons (5 x 15ml = 75ml) water, sauce sachet contesnts,  and stir fry for 30 seconds. Finally, stir, sprinkle garnish, and enjoy!

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

The noodle block – much smaller.

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

A wet sachet.

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

Spicy sauce!

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

A dry sachet.

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

Sesame seeds and seaweed.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are great – nice, thick, and chewy. Sauce is sweet, salty and really hot! I mean really hot. I’ve had all of these ‘fire noodles’ that they’ve ome out with so I’m used to the eat and have had exponentially hotter tings, but if you aren’t used to it, this will knock you on your keester. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073142596.

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

2019 New 10,000SHU 3pcs Samyang Haek(Neculer)-Buldak Chicken Flavored Ramem Noodles Limited Ed.

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#3145: Maison De Coree x Samyang Foods Ramen Gout Poulet Feu – France

#3145: Maison De Coree x Samyang Foods Ramen Gout Poulet Feu - France

I was looking on Facebook and a friend from Samyang Foods posted something about developing a range specifically for France. Having never reviewed anything for the French marketplace, I thought this would be really great to try. Well, they arrived recently and so today we start with this interesting variety. What is it? Well, most likely it’s the standard buldak bokkeummyun fire noodle in different clothes. But we’ll find out. Let’s have a look!

Maison De Coree x Samyang Foods Ramen Gout Poulet Feu – France

#3145: Maison De Coree x Samyang Foods Ramen Gout Poulet Feu - France

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3145: Maison De Coree x Samyang Foods Ramen Gout Poulet Feu - France

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3145: Maison De Coree x Samyang Foods Ramen Gout Poulet Feu - France

The noodle block.

#3145: Maison De Coree x Samyang Foods Ramen Gout Poulet Feu - France

A wet sachet.

#3145: Maison De Coree x Samyang Foods Ramen Gout Poulet Feu - France

Smells spicy!

#3145: Maison De Coree x Samyang Foods Ramen Gout Poulet Feu - France

A dry sachet.

#3145: Maison De Coree x Samyang Foods Ramen Gout Poulet Feu - France

Sesame seeds and seaweed.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles were a bit thinner and chewier then the ones in the regular buldak bokkeummyun cup you may have had. Enjoyed them. The flavor was very close but a little tastier. Spiciness seemed less. Honestly, I liked this quite a bit! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8805957019455.

#3145: Maison De Coree x Samyang Foods Ramen Gout Poulet Feu - France

Spicy Chicken Roasted Cup Noodles (x 3 Cups), Spicy Chicken Cup Ramyun Korean Noodle Ramen BULDAK BOKKEUM MYUN

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12,000 SHU Buldak Mini Limited Edition Fire Noodles!

12,000 SHU Buldak Mini Limited Edition Fire Noodles!

So a happy birthday is in order for Samyang’s Buldak Bokeummyun range. They started 7 years ago with the first variety. What’s more, the birthday of their mascot Hochi is on April 13th – same as my wife’s! Pretty rad. So Let’s unbox this one and we’ll have a look at it up close and personal on Saturday!

12,000 SHU Buldak Mini Limited Edition Fire Noodles!