How to Prepare Nongshim Sali Gomtang (Cup Version)

A cup of Nongshim Sali Gomtang
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A beefy and salty delight. Nongshim Sali Gomtang Instant Noodles are a timeless South Korean classic that reach back into history. Similar to Gukbap, these noodles are bathed in a milky bone broth gently salted to perfection. If you would like a “not so Keto” bone broth fix, these should be your go to. Unfortunately, these noodles seem to only be sold on the South Korean instant noodle market, so you’ll need to try some of Nongshim’s other beef-based noodles if you’re living outside of the country. Luckily, Nongshim does offer a similar beef flavored ramen for you to try. Or, if you’re looking to really try some Gomtang, then you could try Paldo Premium Gomtang, which do sell this type of noodles to the outside market. If your Korean friends happily gifted these noodles to you, you’re in luck. Here’s how to cook them!

Step 1.) Open the lid to reveal the powdered soup packet inside

The packet of powdered sauce for Nongshim Sali Gomtang Instant Noodles.
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Step 2.) Pour the powdered soup packet into the cup of noodles

The packet of powdered soup being poured into a cup of Nongshim Sali Gomtang.
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Step 3.) Boil some water and fill the cup up to the fill line

Boiling water poured into a cup of Nongshim Sali Gomtang up to the fill line.
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Step 4.) Close the lid and patiently wait for 4 minutes

A cup of Nongshim Sali Gomtang filled with boiling water and cooking.
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Step 5.) Mix well

A finished cup of Nongshim Sali Gomtang with chopsticks.
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Step. 6) Enjoy!

A finished bowl of Nongshim Sali Gomtang Instant Noodles.
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Simple and delicious… There are very few steps for creating these beefy noodles. While I don’t have these noodles too often, I do like to go down to my local dwaejigukbap (pork and bone broth soup) restaurant for something quite similar on a weekly basis. If you’re more of a fan of beef instead of pork, you can go wrong with these. For your convenience, here are the alternatives to Nongshim’s noodles that you can find online:

Do you enjoy eating bone broth? Do you eat it for the flavor or the health benefits? Maybe even both! 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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