Samyang Foods said Monday it will open limited sales of the export-version of Buldak Spicy Chicken noodles on its online mall for Korean consumers for the first time.
The products include the original Spicy Buldak Chicken noodle, Carbonara Spicy Buldak Chicken noodle, 3X Haek Buldak Spicy Chicken noodle — known as 3X Fire Noodle among non-Korean speakers — and Corn Spicy Buldak Chicken noodle. All four products do not include meat-derived ingredients, the company said.
While the original and carbonara-flavored products were also produced for the domestic market, the 3X Fire Noodle and Corn Spicy Buldak Chicken noodle, which were initially produced for overseas market, have never been distributed in the country, the company explained.
The 3X Haek Spicy Buldak Chicken noodle is the spiciest of the product line, with Scoville Heat Units of 13,000. The 2X Haek Spicy Buldak Chicken noodle has the Scoville Units of 10,000, and the original has 8,706.
The products can only be purchased from Samyang Delicious Shop, the company’s online mall. The price of the original product is 4,200 won ($3.40) for one package of five noodles, and 5,500 won for the rest.
What are the spiciest instant noodles in the world?
The spiciest noodles in the world clock in at 1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). MAMEE’s Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken Noodles are the planet’s hottest instant noodles. Malaysia’s nuclear noodles even have a Scoville Heat Unit scale printed on the cup to warn others of the spice level.
If you are brave enough to try the world’s hottest instant ramen, these noodles really pack a punch.
Warning: not for the faint of heart, even for seasoned heat seekers. Start with a quarter of the powder packet, taste it, and add more as needed.
It claims to be the spiciest ramen on earth.
The noodles are excellent quality, chewy without feeling over cooked or thin like Top Ramen.
Excellent with a soft boiled egg, or egg scrambled in the broth.
Samyang has created their hottest spiciest ramen ever with this limited edition 3x spicy Chicken Ramen Noodles.
What makes Samyang noodles so spicy?
Samyang spicy noodles come with a dried seasoning packet, and a sauce packet.
The dark red liquid stir-fry sauce contains all the “nuclear” flavors that spice up the noodles.
This ramen was made YouTube famous for its extremely challenging level of spiciness.
The renewed Haek Buldak Spicy Chicken Ramen, also known as 2X Fire Noodle clocks in at 10,000 Scoville heat units — making it one of the spiciest ramen in the world.
The original Samyang 2x Spicy Noodles’ Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) was at 8,808.
The burning sensation lingers the next day.
This is the perfect red peppery bowl of instant noodles packing that traditional South Korean spice.
Addictive Teumsae Ramyeon instant noodles come in at 9,413 SHU. These noodles will make you sweat.
These noodles will challenge even the staunchest of spicy fans.
What is Samyang 2x Spicy Noodles’ Scoville Heat Unit?
The original Samyang 2x Spicy Noodles Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) was at 8,808 SHU but the renewed version is at 10,000 SHU. That’s 2,000 SHU more than their first limited edition release in 2017!
To put this heat level into perspective, jalapeno’s SHU measures somewhere between 2,000 – 8,000 SHU. Meanwhile, Tabasco Sauce ranges from 7,000 – 8,000 SHU. Its as if eating these noodles is like eating a whole chili pepper or chugging hot sauce straight from the bottle.
HOT FACTThe updated Samyang 2x Haek Spicy Buldak Chicken Noodles’ Scoville Heat Unit is 10,000 SHU.
The noodles are primarily made from wheat flour, tapioca starch, gluten, and soybean oil while the soup is made from artificial chicken powder, red pepper powder, chili powder, and other powdered spices. The packed flakes include roast sesame and roasted laver.
One unique thing about the Samyang Spicy Noodles is that apart from the dried seasoning packet, it comes with the sauce packet: a dark red liquid stir-fry sauce that contains all the “nuclear” flavors that spice up the noodles.
If you want to see what’s inside a pack of Samyang 2x Spicy Ramen, watch our full review where we unpack a bag, go through the nutritional facts, and prepare a bowl:
Read more of our Samyang Spicy Noodle Reviews and choose your pick:
It will be hard to achieve the spice level of Bulddak Chicken if you cook it the proper way. Don’t underestimate the difference in flavor when you ace your water-to-noodle ratio!
To prepare your 2x Samyang Noodles correctly, here’s what you should do:
1. Boil your noodles for 5 minutes. You want to cook your noodles for exactly five minutes in 600 millileters of boiling water. The goal is to get stringy and chewy textured noodles, not sad and soggy.
2. Save eight spoonfuls of water (or 120 milliliters of water) before draining your cooked noodles completely. You will use this leftover water with your liquid nuclear seasoning in the next step.
3. Stir-fry, season, and serve. Stir-fry your noodles and gradually add your preferred amount of nuclear sauce over it for a subtle crisp and a spicy taste that you can tolerate.
Doing it this way will prevent you from diluting the nuclear sauce and decrease the challenging spiciness that you’re looking for. Dont forget to put in the flakes before serving!
We all know how straightforward instant noodles are. That’s their appeal. You follow the packaging instructions and youre done!
However, if you want to explore other ways to enjoy samyang ramen, you can add a square of cheese for added richness and attempt to bring down the heat.
For added protein, you can add fried egg, chicken bites, or pulled pork. Or if you want to supplement what’s included in your dry seasoning packet, you can include shallots, carrots, beansprouts, bokchoy, mushrooms, or other vegetables you deem fit.
On the side, you can have a wedge of lime to add a hint of zest to your noodles.
You can also use Samyang Spicy Noodles for budae jiggae army stew and hot pots!
As it is, these noodles are vegan and considered halal food. Although, there is an allergy information that its manufactured in a facility that processes fish, eggs, milk, and shellfish, so best be informed.
And a final tip from us: The Spicy Noodle Challenge prohibits you from having a drink of water or milk to temper the heat. However, that doesn’t mean you can leave it out by your side. It’s okay to take a step back when you can’t handle the heat. You wouldn’t want to have any regrets with an instant noodle dish!
Snack noodles in South Korea are very popular. These are crushed while still in the bag and then the sachet is taken out and sprinkled into the bag. The bag is closed and then you shake it to disperse the flavor. Alternately, there is a cooking instruction on the package as well. Full review
The viral mania of this challenge has finally prompted me to release a special series on the varieties and some info on them you might not know. I have included a boatload of information in this post – check out the video as well as all the information below it!
SAMYANG FOODS> There is little differences in ingredients because we tried best to minimize those differences. However, you can notice small differences because of cooking method. In a case of bowl type, Stir time is skipped so it’s more spicy than pack version. Actually, noodles release starch during stir time so, spicy taste is relatively relived
SAMYANG FOODS> Actually, Koreans like spicy tastes so we thought there’s customer needs of spicy ramen so we thought many people like it. However, overseas consumers can’t eat spicy food well, thus we were a little worried about it. Despite of that problem, overseas people also like Buldak. In my opinion, they seem to enjoy the challenge and relieve their stress when they try it.
This is a presentation I’ve made including lots of informational as well as me taking down a bowl of the 2x Spicy noodles.
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