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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.

Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3005: Samyang Foods Chinese Style Bibimmyun – South Korea

#3005: Samyang Foods Chinese Style Bibimmyun - South Korea

Here’s one the folksd at Samyang Foods sent along – thanks again! This is a bibimmyun – a cold noodle generally enjoyed during the hot summer months. I wasn’t sure what the difference was with this one was, but it appears this is a Chinese-style variety, so flavors are a little different. Awesome! Let’s give this one a try!

Samyang Foods Chinese Style Bibimmyun – South Korea

#3005: Samyang Foods Chinese Style Bibimmyun - South Korea

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this one contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 600ml water for 4 minutes along with flake sachet. Drain and rinse with cold water. Add in sauce sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3005: Samyang Foods Chinese Style Bibimmyun - South Korea

The noodle block.

#3005: Samyang Foods Chinese Style Bibimmyun - South Korea

The liquid base sachet.

#3005: Samyang Foods Chinese Style Bibimmyun - South Korea

Dark and thick.

#3005: Samyang Foods Chinese Style Bibimmyun - South Korea

The dry ingredients sachet.

#3005: Samyang Foods Chinese Style Bibimmyun - South Korea

Some little bits.

#3005: Samyang Foods Chinese Style Bibimmyun - South Korea

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried onion and coriander. The noodles are slightly thinner than most Korean instants and lend themselves well to the dish’s cold nature. The sauce is sweet and spicy and also has a smoky element to it which was a little perplexing at first but grew on me. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073113954.

#3005: Samyang Foods Chinese Style Bibimmyun - South Korea

Samyang Spicy Chicken Ramen, MALA flavor, Pack of 10, With 5 Fish Logo Chopsticks

Watch me cook these up!

#2234: Paldo Bibim Men

SPECIAL ELECTION MESSAGE

I wanted to take a second to talk about the events that have happened concerning the Presidential election here in the United States. I’ve got to say, I wasn’t expecting the outcome we’ve seen here. I live in Washington state – a very Liberal state – where Bernie Sanders won over 80% of the votes for the primary. Personally, I think we’d have a different President today if the DNC hadn’t played politics and made it impossible for him to win. Our delegates here all went for Clinton – even though the people voted otherwise. I decided not to vote for either Clinton or Trump as I didn’t like either of them. My friend Raffael over at Happy Souper in Germany has posted a review – and he mentioned people there are kind of freaked out about our new President. I guess we’ll see what happens. I’ll keep reviewing noodles. I did this video a long time ago – wish he would’ve gotten the nomination. 

Today I’ll be trying something new sent to me by Yongmin Park of Paldo – thank you very much! I’ve been really wanting to review the bowl version of Bibim Men for a long time and finally I got one! It’s funny; I’m sure this is as easy to get as anything in South Korea – like going to the convenience store here and getting a Pepsi… But this variety had eluded me for a long time. No longer! Let’s give it a try!

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 let steep for 3 minutes. Use a chopstick and poke holes in the designated spots on the lid (there are three of them) and use them as a drain spout. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Note the three marks on top to create the drain.

The noodle block.

The liquid sachet.

Has a sweet and spicy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and red pepper strands. This is such a nice match; you have the cold noodle which has a good denseness to it – kind of like the cold causes the noodle to contract a little. Then, you have a spicy sweet sauce which meets with the noodle and is just devourable. I really love this one – seriously good and simple; noodles and sauce. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801128503594.

Paldo Bibim Men Cup Noodle 2-pack

A recent Paldo Bibim Men TV spot.

New Product Samples Fron Nongshim America

I was checking out Nongshim America’s website a few days ago and noticed a new product I’d not seen before. I sent my friend Ray a message and he sent me a package!

What have we here?

Check it out (click to enlarge) – a hot and spicy cold dish for summer! I’ll have to find out what Chal means, but bibim myun usually is a hot spicy cold noodle.

A nice shopping bag (click to enlarge)! Thank you very much! Looking forward to trying this new flavor!