We hardly eat instant noodles at home, keeping some packs only for emergency situations, but I must confess to having a soft spot for Korean instant ramyun.
Especially popular among Korean kids is this non-soupy, dry version. It’s a cold noodle dish — instant ramyun boiled, drained, cooled, and then dressed in sweet, vinegary gochujang (hot chilli paste).
Toppings are entirely optional, of course! I jazzed things up with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, ham, and omelette strips to make it a more wholesome and substantial meal. The noodles in the above photo look pale-ish cos I didn’t add the entire sauce pack in case it was too spicy, but later I added more.
Not bad, we liked it a lot! Very appetizing, especially on a hot day! Won’t be eating this often, though, cos processed foods are not so healthy.
Can’t remember the exact price, should range between S$1.50 to S$2.00, available at most Korean grocery stores. The apple image on the package says that there’s apple puree added to the sauce mix. Apparently, this Paldo brand is sweeter; another brand Samyang’s bi bim myun is spicier and more tangy.
The instructions on the package are in Korean, but I managed to find the cooking instructions on the manufacturer’s website, reproduced below:
1. Put the noodle & enclosed sachet into the boiling water(550cc).
2. Leave it for 3~4 min.
3. Remove the noodle from boiling water.
4. Wash noodle in cold water 2~3 times.
5. Mix noodle with paste soup well and ready to serve.