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#2680: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

Yay! Another new variety of the popular Buldak Bokkeummyun ‘Fire Noodle Challenge’ series. This one’s called Carbo. At first, I saw the name and the heart and thought low carbohydrate, but that’s definitely not the case here.

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

Carbo is short for carbonara, and they came out with this variety to celebrate their 1 billionth sale of Buldak bokkeummyun. Here’s a little about carbonara from Wikipedia –

Carbonara (Italian: [karboˈnaːra]) is an Italian pasta dish from Rome[1][2] made with egg, hard cheeseItalian bacon (Pancetta), and pepper.

The recipe is not fixed, with any sort of hard cheese and any kind of pasta being acceptable. Cooks often substitute Guanciale (pork jowl) for the bacon. Another common substitute outside Italy is lardons of smoked bacon. The cheese is usually Pecorino Romano.[1] Spaghetti is the usual pasta, however, fettuccinerigatonilinguine, or bucatini are also used.

The dish was created in the middle of the 20th century.[3]

I asked my contact at Samyang Foods three questions that I’m guessing are going to be the top three I get from readers – what’s the exact SHU, are these HALAL and do they contain pork. Here’s EXACTLY what they had to say:

1.  SHU

– carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun packet: about 2,600

2. halal

– Yes, we are going to obtain the halal certificate. All the HOT Chicken flavor ramen meet the halal requirements.

3. Pork

– As anwser 2, all the HOT Chicken flavor ramen don’t contain any pork ingredients.

For a full rundown on the Buldak Bokkeummyun series, check out my Definitive Guide To The Buldak Bokeummyun Range. Let’s dig in and see what this one’s all about!

Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun – South Korea

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat, however I should note before you ask – I don’t see a HALAL mark on here. To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain, saving 8 spoons (15ml * 8 = 120ml) water. Return noodles and 120ml water to pot and add in liquid and powder seasoning. Stirfry for an additional 30 seconds. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

The noodle block.

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

A dry sachet.

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

Guessing this is the carbonara sauce element.

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

A liquid base sachet.

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

Dark with a spicy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). We are first greeted with wide, thick noodles that have a nice heartiness to them. The flavor is a creamy carbonara which is highly influenced by the popular Buldak Bokkeummyun flavor that is very well-known. It’s a kind of sweet and spicy with a strong linger. The heat level is less than the original Buldak Bokkeummyun and far less than the 2x spicy, but don’t be lulled into a sense of complacency thinking that it won’t be spicy. It is indeed quite spicy – leaps and bounds over most things that say spicy on them. A creamy and tasty addition to the popular range. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073142190.

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

Samyang C a r b o Buldak Roasted Chicken Fried 130g (4PCS) + M a l a Buldak Roast Chicken Fried Ramen Ramyun Noodle 135g (4PCS) + (2) Chopsticks

A video from Samyang Foods

#2366: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Snack Noodle

#2424: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Snack Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

Part Of The Ramen Rater’s Definitive Guide To Samyang Foods’ Buldak Bokkeummyun

Hot Chicken Ramen Snack / 부셔먹는 라면스낵불닭 / Busyeomeongneun Ramyeonseunaek
Buldak / Launch 2016.6

I’ve reviewed a lot of snack noodles in my day and still delight in the comments I get about them. I get people telling me about smashing domestic US varieties, sprinkling the seasoning on them and eating them raw; kind of like they’ve uncovered something fascinating, new and innovative. Unfortunately – I have to break it to y’all, but this isn’t anything new. Moreover, varieties designed and sold in South Korea to be smashed and sprinkled and enjoyed have been around for a long time.

Snack noodles come in all shapes and sizes – pulverized pre-seasoned noodles that are formed into crunchy little short cylindrical thing are popular. Samyang makes one called Star Popeye, which are crunchy bits of ramyun noodles along with little star shaped bits of sugary rock candy. There’s even a company that puts instant noodles into chocolate!  I’ve even come out with a Top Ten List just for snack noodles. Today, it’s a spicy snack noodle – I mean check that that angry chicken and tell me it’s going to taste like candy. Moreover, not only can this one can be smashed and sprinkled then shaken but it can also be cooked. Let’s check it out!

Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Curry Snack Noodle – South Korea

#2424: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Snack Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break up instant noodle block by squishing bag. Carefully open and add in contents of sachet. Close bag and shake. Alternate cooking method: add noodle block to 150ml boiling water in a saucepan and stir until water is mostly absorbed and noodles are cooked. Add in sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2424: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Snack Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

#2424: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Snack Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

The dry base sachet.

#2424: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Snack Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

Has a kind of curry scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). The snack version. Added salt and pepper cashews. I usually will review an instant noodle one way or the other as mentioned on the package, but this one I thought deserved both ways, so here’s the snack version first. The noodles are crunchy and thin – you’re probably not going to break your teeth on them which is definitely a good thing! The flavor is awesome – a sweet and spicy kind of curry hit to it. A very addictive bowl here – can’t leave it alone! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Finished (click to enlarge). The cooked version. Added fried egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried chicken, chilli oil and chilli powder. The noodles are nice – definitely Korean but much thinner – and they were really great! Like a sweet and spicy curry . I could eat this for days! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 88012073340060.

#2424: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Snack Noodle - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

Hot Chicken Ramen Snacks 3.17 Oz (90g)x3

A video from Samyang Foods about spicy stuff!

Recipe: Stir Budalk Bokkumyeon

I saw a recipe that sounded interesting a few weeks ago, and decided I wanted to try it. The issue: I only had one bowl of Samyang Foods’ Budalk Bokkumyeon, a fiery and spicy fest whose close relative the package version made the Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 list. I emailed Samyang Foods about it and they kindly sent some as well as some other new varieties.

Stir Budalk Bokkummyeon

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl Samyang Foods Budalk Bokkumyeon
  • 1 Traiangle kimbap
  • 1 slice Cheddar cheese

Here’s everything I’ll be using.

It’s hot and spicy, but the additions to it will cool it down a bit.

If you haven’t seen these, inside the wraps are triangle shaped rice with tunafish in the middle. You can find them at most South Korean grocery stores along with kimbap that comes in a roll which looks a lot like sushi.

I was told that most cheddar cheese in South Korea tends to be white in color, so thought I’d go with a white cheddar.

Directions

1. Prepare the noodle bowl by removing the two sachets and adding boiling water. Poke holes in the top to drain off the water after a few minutes (except for about two tablespoonfuls). The red sachet is the spicy sauce that is stirred in with the noodles which the other contains sesame seeds and short pieces of seaweed.

2. Once the noodles are drained, add the sauce and stir – a lot! Get everything combined well.

3. Drop the triangle kimbap on top and them combine it with the noodles – it breaks up pretty easily. Add some cheese on top and the contents of the sesame seed and seaweed sachet.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The kimbap and cheese chill out the extreme heat of the Budalk Bokkumyeon. You can also add yellow radish to cool it down even more. Thanks to the folks at Samyang Foods for sending me what I needed to try this out! I’ll be doing a review of the bowl itself very soon!