Ramyun the instant noodle packet that contains a dried noodle, a powdered soup base and dried vegetable flakes have been and always will be a Soul food of 50 Million Koreans. It may have originated from China (拉麵, Lamian) or Japan (ラーメン Ramen) but what’s for sure is that Koreans have adopted and certainly Koreanised it over the years.
Whether you are rich or poor, old or young ramyun would always be your soul food. This super easy to make and ridiculously cheap meal can be your weeknights dinner or weekend breakfast to cure your hangover.
Korean Ramyun has earned it’s fame for it’s unique spiciness and has been popular throughout the world with it’s distinct and interesting flavour. The varieties continues to evolve and innovate in different ways in order to satisfy the ever changing needs and taste of the consumer. With all these varieties, we tend to find ourselves overwhelmed whenever we visit the Asian groceries.
Queensmallo team have taken the liberty to choose the 10 must try Korean Ramyuns.
1. Shin Ramyun
Shin Ramyun is well popular for its spicy flavor. It is produced in two kinds: Shin Ramyun, the original one, and Shin Ramyun Black, which was introduced in 2011. A standard package consists of noodles, a sachet of flavoring powder (soup base), and a sachet of vegetable flakes. Shin Ramyun Black contains extra beef stock soup.
2. 불닭 볶음면 (Hot Chicken Flavored Ramyun)
Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen or buldak-bokkeum-myeon (Korean: 불닭볶음면), commonly known as the fire noodles became famous due to the Fire Noodle Challenge, a viral challenge where people film themselves attempting to complete a bowl of buldak-bokkeum-myeon
3. 까르보 불닭 볶음면 (Carbo Buldak)
Samyang Spicy Fried Carbonara Chicken Ramen
4. Neoguri Seafood Udon
Neoguri = Racoon. Another long runner classic of Nongshim. It’s a seafood udon type soup based ramyon that comes in both mild or spicy flavor
5. Samyang – Hot Beef taste ramyun
Classic from Samyang, the competitor of Nongshim. A milder taste compared to Shin ramyun
6. An Sung Tang Myun
Classic from NongShim.
Jajiangmian, which is the black bean sauce based noodle has been made into a instant version prides it’s longevity in the extreme competition.This is one of the few ramyuns that does is not a soup based.
8.Paldo Bibim myun
Bibim (비빔) means Mixing,so literally bibim myun is mixing of the noodle, sauce and anything that you want to mix together. The sauce contained inside is sweet, sour and spicy. The noodle is much more lighter than other soup based noodles. Best served cold
9. Jin Ramyun Mild / Hot
Soup based ramyun that comes in both mild and spicy taste
10. Nagasaki Champong
Seafood soup based Ramyun. Has thicker noodles
11. Ko Ko Myun
Clear Chicken broth based
You can always visit the Asian/Korean grocer to get your Korean Ramen to fill up your pantry,
but if you can’t be bothered, your set of 10 must try Korean ramyun is only a click away!