How to Prepare Ottogi Cheolpan Bbokki Instant Noodles

An unopened cup of Ottogi Cheolpan Bbokki Instant Noodles
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Taking inspiration from cups of instant yakisoba noodles, Ottogi has created their own iron skillet, stir-fried instant noodles called, Cheolpan Bokki. These noodles feature heavy amounts of cabbage with a sweet and savory soy sauce base, that will make you salivate while you wait (That rhyme sounded better in my head). Anyways, I digress…

This cup is also on the bleeding edge of ramen tech when it comes to the preparation method. The included soup is a liquid, rather than a dry powder and it also features a drain tab, which is pretty nifty! I’m most excited about the liquid soup packet though. It usually works well as a backup plan to make sure you end up with moist noodles that are completely covered in sauce. No more need to worry about not having enough liquid and ending up with gritty, dry noodles either. Luckily for you, the directions are pretty straightforward, even with all of these extra features. So, let’s get to making some of Ottogi’s psuedo-yakisoba!

Step 1.) Partially open the lid and remove the three packets from inside

The three packets found inside a cup of Ottogi Cheolpan Bbokki Instant Noodles.
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Step 2.) Add the dried flakes packet to the cup

Adding the dried flakes packet to a cup of Ottogi Cheolpan Bbokki Instant Noodles.
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Step 3.) Boil about 460ml (2 cups) of water and fill the cup up to the fill line

Boiling water poured up to the fill line in a cup of Ottogi Cheolpan Bbokki Instant Noodles.
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Step 4.) Cover the noodles and wait patiently for 4 minutes

A closed cup of Ottogi Cheolpan Bbokki Instant Noodles cooking for 4 minutes with chopsticks resting on top.
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Step 5.) Pull back the tab on the lid to reveal the drain

Opening the drain tab on a cup of Ottogi Cheolpan Bbokki Instant Noodles.
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Step 6.) Drain the liquid

Draining the liquid from a cup of Ottogi Cheolpan Bbokki Instant Noodles.
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Step 7.) Add the liquid soup packet

Adding the liquid soup packet to a cup of Ottogi Cheolpan Bbokki Instant Noodles.
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Step 8.) Add the oil soup packet

Adding the oil soup packet to a cup of Ottogi Cheolpan Bbokki Instant Noodles.
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Step 9.) Mix and Enjoy!

A finished cup of Ottogi Cheolpan Bbokki Instant Noodles in a bowl with chopsticks.
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That’s it for how to make these Yakisoba inspired noodles! There were a few extra steps, but at least the directions were concise. I’m still semi-traumatized by the last cup of noodles I made, so I’m glad the instructions were much easier to read and follow with Ottogi’s Cheolpan Bbokki.

Do you like the taste of Yakisoba? Which brands of Japanese Instant Yakisoba have you tried? 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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