How to Prepare Nongshim Bokkeum Neoguri Instant Noodles

An unopened cup of Nongshim Bokkeum Neoguri Instant Noodles
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The adorable raccoon-like character is back with his laver friend, this time, for a cup of Nongshim’s Bokkeum Neoguri. I’m glad to see they’re still having one hell of a time together! This edition to the Neoguri Ramen family is a fried version of their original noodles, infused with the soup-less soul of Samyang’s Buldalk Bokkeum-Myeon. I assume the sheer popularity of the Samyang’s Hot Chicken Flavored Ramen prompted Nongshim to apply a similar approach to their other packages of instant noodles. While probably not nearly as lethal, these noodles might be a new fried addition for the masses. I’m looking forward to testing these noodles to see just how well they compare to the original. I think it will be hard to beat…

So, let’s get started. If you’re not sure where to look for the instructions, then I have you covered with today’s fresh, how-to guide!

Step 1.) Open the lid and remove the 2 packets from inside

The two packets found inside a cup of Nongshim Bokkeum Neoguri Instant Noodles.
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Step 2.) Boil some water and fill the cup up to the fill line

Boiling water filled up to the fill line in a cup of Nongshim Bokkeum Neoguri Instant Noodles.
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Step 3.) Close the lid and wait patiently for 4 minutes

A closed cup of Nongshim Bokkeum Neoguri Instant Noodles cooking for 4 minutes with chopsticks resting on top.
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Step 4.) Poke holes in the drains

Poking holes in a cup of Nongshim Bokkeum Neoguri Instant Noodles for draining.
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Step 5.) Drain most of the liquid, leaving only a few tablespoons

Draining the liquid from a cup of Nongshim Bokkeum Neoguri Instant Noodles.
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Step 6.) Add the fried seafood soup packet

Adding the fried seafood soup packet to a cup of Nongshim Bokkeum Neoguri Instant Noodles.
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Step 7.) Add the pepper flavored oil packet

Adding the pepper flavored oil packet to a cup of Nongshim Bokkeum Neoguri Instant Noodles.
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Step 8.) Mix and Enjoy!

A finished cup of Nongshim Bokkeum Neoguri Instant Noodles in a bowl with chopsticks.
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Ta-da! That’s how you make this variation of the famous, Neoguri Ramen. If you’re looking to skip the soup or aren’t a fan of soup time, then this version is probably for you.

So, what do you think of a soup-less Bokkeum Neoguri Ramen? Is this your style or do you prefer the original with plenty of soup? Let me know down in the comments!

If you’re interested in hearing more about instant ramen, check out my on-going series, Noodle Story: An Exploration of Korean Instant Noodles, here on Medium.

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