The long awaited Mamee ghost pepper noodles have landed in Australia. Touted to be one of the spiciest Korean noodles in the world, the Ghost Pepper Noodles Daebak is made from 100% pure ghost peppers. Many claim it’s spicier than the reigning spicy noodle champion, Samyang spicy noodles. What say you?
What are ghost peppers?
Ghost peppers are super spicy peppers grown in Northern India. They are called Ghost Peppers as that is the literal translation of the local Assam term for it, Bhut Jolokia, where Bhut means ‘Ghost’ and Jolokia means ‘Chilli pepper’.
The ghost pepper has been named one of the hottest peppers in the world at 1,000,000 units on the Scoville Heat Scale. To give you some perspective, cili padi or bird’s eye chilli is rated at 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville units.
Pepper spray is rated at 2 million to 5 million units. At a level of 1,000,000 units, ghost peppers can be considered pretty lethal. But if you’re a chilli lover, lethal is probably exactly what you want.
What are ghost pepper noodles?
Ghost pepper noodles are precisely that: noodles made with a ghost pepper seasoning. They are Korean-style noodles created by popular Malaysian snack food brand Mamee. You may know them for their noodle snack for kids (the one with the shaggy blue monster) but this favourite Malaysian brand also makes delicious instant noodles.
Their latest offering is ghost pepper Korean noodles. Even though it’s made in Malaysia, Mamee has managed to nail the authentic Korean noodle flavour. The range is called Mamee Ghost Pepper Noodles Daebak, and they are absolutely daebak, which means ‘Awesome’ in Korean.
The most popular variety is the Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken Cup Noodles - dry noodles for people who want a quick fiery fix. You make it the same way you make instant Mi Goreng. Add hot water to the noodles. Drain. Then mix in the spice pack.
You can also choose Mamee Daebak ghost pepper noodles in packet form with a variety of interesting flavours such as Creamy Curry Noodle Soup, Katong Laksa Noodle Soup and Spicy Beef Noodle Soup. Whichever flavour you choose, you’re sure to get that unbeatable ghost pepper kick. In other words, they’re all extra hot.
How spicy are Ghost Pepper Noodles?
The ghost pepper was ranked the World’s Hottest Spice in the Guinness Book of World Records from 2006 to 2010. It has now been overtaken by the world’s hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper, but trust is, it is still hot. So hot that the Indian military has used it to make a ‘chilli grenade’.
When award-winning ghost peppers meet Korean noodles, you get a flaming noodle dish that is not for the faint-hearted. As one of our customers said, “The spice level (of Mamee ghost pepper noodles) is not for beginners. Make sure you have a bit of heat tolerance before giving this a go.”
It’s the kind of heat that creeps up on you and burns your mouth. You either love it or you hate it. Videos of people eating ghost pepper noodles have gone viral. Some say it burns their tongue and they can’t taste anything. Others say it is spicily delicious and are happy to slurp everything up.
Whether you go for the cup or packet version, soup or dry noodles, you’ll be sure to get that sensational ghost pepper kick. Not everyone can handle this type of heat but if you love spicy food, this is the instant noodle snack you have to try.
Where can I buy Ghost Pepper Noodles?
Ghost pepper noodles are now available in Australia at selected Asian grocery stores. Or you can buy it online at various shops. Just search for Korean groceries online or ‘ghost pepper noodles’ directly.
At Asian Pantry, we are currently having a special promotion on our ghost pepper noodles, so why not pop a few packs into your cart. But beware, the spice level on these noodles are much higher than what you may be used to. Even the packaging comes with a big warning sign, daring you to ‘Eat it’ and ‘Survive it’.
Asian Pantry Spicy Noodles Challenge: Can you handle the heat?
Do you have a friend who absolutely loves spicy food? You know, that person who eats chillis for breakfast. Or puts double squirts of sambal into their already hot laksa. Or who waffles down cili padi-laden Volcano noodles without breaking a sweat.
Get them to try the Asian Pantry Spicy Noodle Challenge. We’ve handpicked the seven spiciest noodles in the market and placed them in a special pack just for you. It also comes with a free novelty fan, making it a fun giftbox for your chilli-loving friend.
The challenge pack includes the popular Samyang Spicy Chicken Ramen, Buldak Cheese Ramen, Spicy X2 Ramen, SpicyX3 Ramen and of course, the Mamee Ghost Pepper Noodles. Which do you think is the spiciest? You tell us.
Winter is coming. The days are getting cold and rainy. Spice up someone’s day with an Asian Pantry Spicy Noodle Challenge pack.