Look no further… You are not crying for K-dramas anymore… Not with the new wave of Buldak Bokkeummyun or as we all call them, Samyang!
(photo source: Awesome Eats on YouTube)
This korean spicy noodle trend came about sometime last year and I never thought it would live to see this day. It still is the people’s favorite whether or not you are a fan of Korean things or not. But why is that? Is it sooo delicious that it becomes irresistible?
Personally, I think once you give it a go, there’s no turning back. Yes, the spiciness goes way over the roof - and I mean, beyond any level of hot you’ve ever tasted, but there seems to be gold at the end of that chilli rainbow. It’s delicious, and no matter how many times you tell yourself you’d never eat another Samyang again, you’ll always end up craving for it.
But the most important fact is: Samyang might not be for everyone. It will reign terrors not just on your tongue but might make your tummy upset as well. Think twice before joining in on the trend or else things might get ugly. But most of the time, the challenge of it all makes everything 10x fun - Hence all the funny spicy korean noodle trends on YouTube.
If you’re still a scaredy-cat, however, you can opt for some variations of the original Samyang! The many types of korean spicy noodles vary in levels of heat, so you can choose one suitable to your preferences. Or you could of course, just face the heat head on… Here are some suggestions to add to your foodie list!
HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen / 불닭볶음면 / Buldak Bokkueummyun (SHU 4,404)
(photo source: Seonkyoung Longest on Youtube)
It’s not a bad idea to start off with the OG to set your spicy level of preference. The high level might seem quite alarming (so is the taste), it’ll make a fun challenge.
HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen Cheese / 치즈불닭볶음면 / Cheese Buldak Bokkueummyun (SHU 2,323)
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Time to settle down and add the best thing in the world, cheese. The cheese really does lower down the spice but it doesn’t take it all away. I heard this is one of the people’s favorites.
2X Spicy HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen / 핵불닭볶음면 / Hack Buldak Bokkueummyun (SHU 8,808)
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DUN DUN DUN… And the gates of the underworld open!! If you think the original samyang isn’t too spicy, wait till you try this one. Feel challenged?
Carbo HOT Chicken Flavor / Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun (SHU 2,600)
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The latest release of a Carbonara-flavored spicy ramen has got everyone eager to give it a try. And the results? Well let’s just say you might want to take some time to indulge in the deliciousness.