You don’t need to eat instant noodles as is! You can play around with it by adding other ingredients or preparing it differently! CoreCrate International invited some of us to Dokkebi Korean Grill where they showed us how they put a twist on some popular imported products like Samyang Korean instant noodles! CoreCrates International is responsible for some of the stuff we see in major supermarkets in SM and Robinsons like Samyang Foods, Doll Instant Noodles, Tom’s Gilim and Famous House.
Fun Twist on Samyang Instant Noodles
With the second Korean wave comes the Samyang 2x Spicy Noodle Challenge this 2018! No matter how much we tear up with pain, the Samyang noodles continue to fly off the shelves! However, the Samyang 2x Spicy Haek Buldak Bokkeummyeon (2x Spicy Nuclear Hot Chicken Flavor) isn’t the only thing that Samyang Foods has to offer. Apart from the original Samyang HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen, this popular Korean brand also has the following:
-Samyang Buldak Bokkeummyeon Carbonara (HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen Carbonara)
-Samyang MALA 4x Buldak Bokkeummyeon (HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen with Chinese Mala Spice)
-Samyang Cheese Buldak Bokkeummyeon (HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen with Cheese)
-Samyang Curry Buldak Bokkeummyeon (HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen Curry)
-Samyang Cool/Ice Buldak Bokkeummyeon (HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen Cool/Ice Type)
-Samyang Sriracha Ramen (Sour spicy flavor, stir-fried noodle based with Sriracha sauce)
Dokkebi’s Korean chef whipped us up some modern fusions using Samyang instant noodles. The Fire Chicken Pasta with Bacon and Feta uses the creamy, mildly spicy Samyang carbonara, accentuated by feta cheese and bacon bits.
The Hot Chicken Flavor Rice with Mozzarella is made of instant noodles chopped up into grain-like bits, topped with a layer of melted mozzarella. Totally moush.
The Buddak Bokkeumyeon in Black Bean Sauce has a cleaner taste for those after a soy-based, slightly sweet flavor from the caramelized onions.
The Cheese Bokkeummyeon Omelette is a fun meal using the Samyang Cheese served with a side of scrambled egg.
Tom’s Gilim or Tom’s Farm is a Korean company established in 1982 known for its honey flavored nuts. Some of the popular flavors are wasabi almond, honey butter almond, honey butter cashew, and honey butter walnut.
Using Samyang noodle blocks glazed with soy sauce and honey (?), Dokkebi made us “noodle crispies” with the five kinds of Tom’s Gilim nuts plus sesame seeds. It’s a really cool snack that and an interesting alternate way of preparing instant noodles.
Having been around for four decades, Doll Instant Noodles is basically an institution in Hong Kong, producing quality air-fried instant noodles, frozen spaghetti and chilled foods since 1968. Some of Doll’s popular flavors are the Supreme Lobster and Cheese, Supreme Abalone and Chicken, and Supreme Creamy Mushroom and Truffle. They have a super rich yet light broth sure to knock your socks off Shokugeki style. I think that Doll’s instant noodles are a good base for some savory dish, like you can add toppings and sauce to change the texture.
Established in 1982, Famous House is one Taiwan’s largest manufacturer of diverse leisure drinks and snacks. Their canned drinks have a distinct Taiwanese characteristic through the use of local cultural ingredients and dishes like Grass Jelly and Peanut Soup. I found the chilled Papaya Milk to be a refreshing, complementary end to a hot and spicy meal.