I haven't been blogging instant noodles for a while but Gwen's post about Samyang's Extremely Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen got me excited about them again. If it can set Gwen, who is an Indian cuisine enthusiast on fire, I Must Try it :-D
I quickly grab a bag of 5 packs at SGD7.90 (from Cold Storage in Singapore) which I felt is rather pricey for instant noodles.
In Singapore, Samyang Extremely Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen is available at Cold Storage, GIANT, Sheng Siong and NTUC - in other words, everywhere.
There were 5 packs of these inside the bag.
The brick of yellow instant noodle inside the pack. It's quite a big solid block, weighing in at 110 grams.
There were two sachets in the pack.
The large one contains a large dollop of spicy paste.
The smaller sachet contains some sesame seeds and tiny bits of dried seaweed.
Following the instructions on the pack, the "dry" noodles tossed in the spicy sauce and seeds/ seaweed was ready to eat within 10 minutes.
The wheat noodles were quite thick and well coated with the spicy sauce. I like the spongy bounce in the noodles. Indeed, they're among the best that I have tasted from an instant noodle pack. But, if there was any flavour in the noodles it was all overwhelmed by the robust spicy sauce.
There was a slight aroma like fermented bean paste in the spicy sauce. The thick sauce was smooth and mixed easily and well with the noodles. I also like it that the spicy sauce was not greasy.
The sauce was indeed spicy with a sharp sting that lingers a while. It reminds me of the sauce we splash on chee cheong fun but spicier.
It's less than two notches to the limit of my spiciness tolerance. I could still eat all of it and enjoyed it actually. The sting didn't stay long on my lips and was gone before I knew it.
The package said "chicken flavor" but I could not detect any at all. The sprinkle of seeds and dried seaweed was lost in the sauce smothered noodles and didn't add anything to the dish. I think we could add some more of our own toasted sesame seeds to the spicy noodles for added nutty crunch. A few stalks of greens would also do wonders.
I think these spicy noodles will go extremely well with a separate, large bowl of soup. The spicy noodles will perk up the taste buds, so we will enjoy the soup's more delicate flavours better.
Overall, I enjoyed this spicy noodles because I like the noodles' texture and also the spicy sauce. It is indeed spicy but well within my tolerance level. (I probably started eating chilis since I was two years old. Many of us in Singapore and Malaysia do.)
I am giving Samyang's Extremely Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen a score of 6/10 based on Johor Kaki instant noodles rating system <- click These noodles would have earned a higher score if it was less expensive.
Samyang Extremely Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen is certified Halal.
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Note: I have no association, whatsoever with Samyang. This post was inspired by Gwen :-D
Date: 14 Oct 2015
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