How to Prepare Nongshim Neoguri

A package of Nongshim Neoguri Instant Ramen
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Nongshim’s Neoguri Instant Ramen is a mild, classic package of noodles for the seafood lovers out there. Its slightly salty seafood flavor makes it a long time favorite for many. I’ve personally heard from several of my friends and coworkers that this was the first South Korean ramen they tried when they landed. To this day, many of them still reach for this pack of instant noodles when they’re in a rush. Neoguri Ramen continues to gain new followers everyday because of its mild and easy to enjoy classic flavor (there is also a spicy version). You will be happy to know, there are only a few steps for preparing this ramen despite its numerous ingredients within the package. Here’s how to prepare this classic package of noodles.

Step 1.) Open the package to reveal 2 sauce packets and 1 piece of laver

The powdered soup, dried squid & vegetable packet, and piece of laver from a package of Nongshim Neoguri Instant Ramen.
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Step 2.) Bring 550ml of water (just over two cups) to a boil

A pot of water being brought to a boil.
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Step 3.) Add the noodles, dried vegetables & squid flakes, powdered sauce, and piece of laver to the pot

Adding in all the ingredients for a package of Nongshim Neoguri Instant Ramen.
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Step 4.) Boil for 5 minutes while mixing intermittently

All ingredients from a package of Nongshim Neoguri Ramen added in and boiling.
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Step 5.) Enjoy!

A finished bowl of Nongshim Neoguri Instant Ramen with chopsticks.
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That’s all there is to it! 5 easy steps! The only real difference on the packaging (at least in South Korea) is that the “raccoon” character has fire in his eyes to discretely describe the spicy version of the product.

So, how about you? Do you prefer spicier instant noodles or more mild ones? What do you think of the creature on the packaging? Let me know 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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