How to Prepare Nongshim Yukgaejang

An unopened package of Nongshim Yukgaejang Instant Noodles
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It looks like it’s a meaty flavored classic package of instant ramen for the how-to guide today. Nongshim’s Yukgaejang is an instant take on another traditional Korean dish that features a rich, spicy beef soup that was used to feed royalty. I guess cows were fairly scarce in Korea during those times and not meant for commoners? If you know the answer to this question, let me know down in the comments. Anyways, let’s jump into how to create this elite bowl of instant noodles.

Step 1.) Open the package and remove both the dried flakes and powdered soup packets

The two packets from a package of Nongshim Yukgaejang
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Step 2.) Bring 500ml (just over 2 cups) of water to a boil

500ml of water boiling for cooking a package of Nongshim Yukgaejang Instant Noodles
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Step 3.) Add the ramen, dried flakes, and powdered soup packet to the water

All ingredients put in a boiling pot of water from a package of Nongshim Yukgaejang Instant Noodles.
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Step 4.) Continue to boil all ingredients for 2 minutes

All ingredients from a package of Nongshim Yukgaejang Instant Noodles boiling together.
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Step 5.) Mix and Enjoy!

A finished bowl of Nongshim Yukgaejang Instant Noodles with chopsticks
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This one was pretty simple to make. If you have the cup version of these noodles, it would make a great snack for when you’re on the run. This is usually the case with the more soup focused ramens. Just add all the ingredients together in boiling water. Finished!

Do you prefer seafood instant ramen or beef? Have you tried the traditional version of Yukgaejang? If so, what did you think? 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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