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#3335: Samyang Foods Bibimmyun – South Korea

#3335: Samyang Foods Bibimmyun - South Korea

It’s summer right now (I wrote and reviewed this on the last day of July) and one thing that happens during the summer months is that South Korean brands put out their cold noodles. This one is a play on bibimbap – instead of rice, it’s noodles. Here’s a little about bibimbap from Wikipedia –

Bibimbap[2] (/ˈbbɪmbæp/ BEE-bim-bap,[3] from Korean 비빔밥 [pi.bim.p͈ap̚], literally “mixed rice”), sometimes romanized as bi bim bap or bi bim bop, is a Korean rice dish. The term “bibim” means mixing various ingredients, while the “bap” noun refers to rice. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) or kimchi (traditional fermented vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang (a fermented soybean paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating.[4]

The noodle version is served cold while the rice version is hot – and my favorite is served in a stone pot. The rice at the bottom is kind of crunchy and you pour a little tea in and it makes it’s own little rice soup which is nice. Let’s check out this, the noodle version called bibimmyun.

Samyang Foods Bibimmyun – South Korea

#3335: Samyang Foods Bibimmyun - South Korea

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The oodle block.

A wet sauce sachet.

#3335: Samyang Foods Bibimmyun - South Korea

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sliced egg, spring onion, carrot, cucumber, ham, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles worked well with the sauce – thick and chewy. The sauce was spicy and sweet – very good and a nice accompaniment to hotter weather. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073101449.

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#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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So here’s the second that Kit selected for me to try today. I’ve been honestly avoiding this one for quite a while but I left her to decide my noodle sampling fate again today so here we go!

One single solitary packet: liquid soup base.

Thick, black and goopy. This stuff is unrelenting in its tarry, ominous nature.

Click image to enlarge. So this is a cold noodle deal. I thought it was interesting how the packaging said noodle soup although the water the noodles are prepared in is all drained off. I couldn’t imagine these noodles in the 600cc’s of broth with the seasoning being at all palatable. Okay so it’s very spicy.  The noodles were stirred into the goopy stuff for a long time so they’d be evenly mixed. It’s interesting stuff. I think some people would like it a little more than I but I’m the ramenrater here so to hell with them. I thought it odd that there was a piece of hard boiled egg shown on the package. I would think that this would cause some serious internal gas in combination with these noodles and the seasoning. I’m giving these a 3.0 out of 5.0 – they have a certain uniqueness I find endearing and the flavor is spicy, ands the noodles are of good stock and have a skosh of gumption. Get it here.