Spice up your life with these 3 Samyang Noodle recipes!

A tingling, burning sensation on your tongue that spreads like wildfire to the rest of your mouth, causing red, watery eyes and a dripping nose…and yet you cannot resist another mouthful of springy noodles coated in red hot sauce. Yes, this is an experience brought on by a taste of Samyang’s Buldak ‘Fire Noodles’!

Hailing from South Korea, Samyang Foods developed Korea’s first instant noodle in 1961. As instant noodles quickly became a staple in many households, the company grew leaps and bounds with exports to over 100 countries. In 2012, Samyang launched the iconic Buldak Chicken Ramen, otherwise known as Korean fire noodles in a spicy chicken flavour. These noodles exploded in popularity in 2012 with YouTubers and influencers taking on the ‘Fire Noodle Challenge’ where hosts challenge each other to finish the noodles without taking a sip of water.

Now, there are more than 20 types of Samyang Buldak noodles, ranging from 3X spicy and 2X spicy to carbonara, habanero lime, stew, curry, kimchi, jjajang, corn, cheese, yakisoba, tomato pasta and many more. Samyang has also released condiments, sauces, topokki and snacks.

There are a few things that make Samyang noodles so good. Made with high-quality wheat flour and cooked to perfection, the noodles are chewy, springy and flavourful. The sauces that come with Samyang noodles are deliciously addictive as it is made with a variety of spices, including gochugaru (Korean chili flakes), gochujang (Korean chili paste), and garlic.

Samyang noodles can be eaten on their own or used as a base for other dishes. Simply add vegetables, eggs, or meat to your Samyang noodles to make a more complete meal. You can also use Samyang noodles to make stir-fries, soups, and appetisers.

Here are three unique ways to devour Samyang noodles:

Samyang noodles with kimchi and cheese

What you’ll need:

  • 1 packet of Samyang noodles
  • 1 cup of kimchi, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese

How to prepare:

  1. Cook the Samyang noodles according to the package directions.
  2. Drain the noodles and add them back to the pot.
  3. Add the kimchi and cheese to the pot and stir until the cheese is melted.
  4. Top with an egg and chopped spring onion. Serve immediately and enjoy!

 

Samyang Noodle Spring Rolls

What you’ll need:

  • 2 packets of Spicy Ramen noodles – Specifically Samyang Hot Chicken Flavour
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 8 Rice paper wraps
  • Shredded carrots
  • Shredded red cabbage
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce – for dipping
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds
  • Warm water in a bowl

 

How to prepare:

  1. Cook the noodles according to packet instructions and add a tablespoon of mayonnaise for extra creaminess!
  2. Soak the rice paper for 1-2 seconds in warm water and place on a plate
  3. Assemble the wrap by adding lettuce, noodles then cabbage and carrots on the top
  4. Bring in the wrap on both sides and roll
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve with sweet chilli sauce

 

Samyang Noodle Pancake

What you’ll need:

  • 1 packet of Samyang Noodles
  • 3 tbsp (30g) potato starch
  • 1-2 tablespoon (7-14g) cake flour*
  • 4-5 tablespoon (60-75ml) water (1:1 ratio of flour)
  • ⅓ cup (30g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 40g nagaimo (Chinese yam), optional**
  • 2 (30g) scallions
  • 100g of vegetable add-ins (eg: corn, shredded cabbage, kimchi, sliced carrots, mushrooms etc)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

 *adding more cake flour will make it more pancake-like in texture.

**Nagaimo can be omitted, add additional 1-2 tablespoon of water for a batter consistency.

How to prepare:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Break the instant noodle in half and cook for 3 minutes (slightly under). Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Into a bowl, whisk together the cake flour, potato starch and water. Grate in the nagaimo, add in the instant noodle seasoning packet and whisk together. Fold in the cheese, vegetable add-ins, scallions and dried vegetable packet. Add the drained noodles and fold it into the batter.
  3. Heat a pan over medium and add oil to coat the entire surface of the pan. Transfer the mixture onto the pan and flatten with the back of a turner. Cook until the sizzling sound softens (about 3-4 minutes). Place a plate over the pan and flip. Carefully slide the pancake back onto the pan. Drizzle sesame oil along the sides and cook until the other side is crispy and browned (about 3 minutes).
  4. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into bite size pieces. Serve with some Japanese mayonnaise and enjoy!

Whether you are looking for a quick and easy snack or a more substantial meal, Samyang noodles are a great option to have in your pantry. Ready to spice up your life? Give Samyang noodles a try! 

We would love to see your creations! Share your photos and videos with us on Facebook & Instagram. Have fun experimenting!

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