Snack Review: Samyang Carbo Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen

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Details: The company’s official site is https://www.samyangfoods.com/eng/index.do

Samyang’s Carbo Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen combines the ridiculously hot flavor of their spicy ramen with powdered cheese. The result is a cheesy, burning hot bowl of stir fried noodles.

This stuff is hot, which is the worst part about it. You can’t really taste the cheese. Personally, I hold back on using the whole packet because the cheesy part is pretty good.

Overall, it’s kind of a waste to mix any other flavors along with the spiciness of Samyang’s spicy ramen. That stuff is just too spicy to be able to enjoy the taste of anything other than the spice. You either buy some cheesy ramen or you buy the spicy ramen, not both.

Score: 5.9/10

Snack Review: Samyang Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen

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Details: Official site is https://www.samyangfoods.com/eng/brand/view.do?searchCateCd1=&searchMainUseYn=Y&seq=245

When I purchased this stuff, I had no idea that this was a kind of ramen that people used to make challenge videos with. I’m not a spicy food aficionado, so when I ate this stuff, the results were catastrophic. It was so spicy it made me physically ill. The good thing is that the heat does go away relatively fast, but it is really spicy. It’s spicy to the point that you can’t really taste anything but the spiciness. I don’t know why they advertised chicken flavor, but it’s not there. What’s interesting is that it’s not just the heat, the actual taste without the heat is spiciness or peppers or something.

Worth mentioning is that this is a stir fried noodle. That means you boil the noodle, empty out most of the water, then pour in a liquid sauce packet and stir fry the thing.

Overall, this is spicy challenge ramen. If you love incredibly spicy things, this is for you. Otherwise, avoid this.

Score: 6/10

Snack Review: Samyang Bibimmyun

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Details: Couldn’t find the product on the official site, but here’s the official site anyways: https://www.samyangfoods.com/eng/index.do

Samyang Bibimmyun are great instant noodles. The flavor comes entirely from a liquid sauce packet. Unlike powdered seasoning packets, liquid packets require the additional step of emptying out the water before adding the sauce packet. Liquid seasoning packets also have a much shorter shelf life, usually around a year. The trade off for these minor inconveniences is that liquid sauce packets taste far superior than dry packets. The same holds true here. This stuff was great.

Score: 7/10

Snack Review: Samyang Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen

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Details: More information can be found at https://www.samyangfoods.com/eng/brand/view.do?searchCateCd1=&searchMainUseYn=Y&seq=403

Samyang is most famous for their spicy flavor of ramen. This combines that spicy flavor with Korean style jajang flavor. This thing was surprisingly good, but really spicy so you should prepare for that. I would say the spiciness kind of overpowered the jajang flavor. If you really want jajang flavor, maybe just get jajang noodles and not this. I really liked it though.

Worth mentioning is that this thing only lasts a year. I think that’s due to a liquid sauce packet, which tastes much better than powdered seasoning. There’s also an additional step where you drain out most of the water and just cook it with the sauce, which makes it taste much better than your average instant noodles.

Score: 7/10

Snack Review: Samyang Cheese

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Details: Not sure if this is the same product because the packaging is different. However, this was the only cheese instant noodles on Samyang’s official website: https://www.samyangfoods.com/eng/brand/view.do?pageIndex=2&pageUnit=10&searchCateCd1=60&searchCateCd2=64&searchNewUseYn=&seq=299

Samyang Cheese is practically the same thing as Kraft macaroni and cheese, except that there is an additional spicy flavor powder packet and we’re using noodles instead of macaroni.

First you boil the spicy powder packet in water. Then you boil the noodles. Then you remove most of the water and stir in the cheese powder like you do in Kraft macaroni and cheese. The result is something like Kraft’s product, except spicier and with noodles, which I think makes Samyang’s product better than Kraft’s.

Overall, this was fine. I don’t think I’d get it again because the idea of eating powdered cheese isn’t too good.

Score: 6.7/10