How to Prepare Paldo Bibimmyeon (Cup Version)
South Korea is notorious for serving cold noodles in a variety of forms, which tends to shock many visitors coming from the Americas or Europe (I guess they never tried pasta salad?). This just happens to be one of them. Typically, Bibimmyeon would be rinsed or chilled before being served. However, this cup of noodles was designed with convenience and convenience stores in mind. There is no need to cool these noodles, unless you get the packaged version (not this version). Most convenience stores that I’ve ever been to don’t have cold water and colanders lying around, so this makes perfect sense. You can still enjoy the great taste of Bibimmyeon without the hassle of chilling a pack of noodles. Paldo Bibimmyeon offers a sweet and spicy flavor that is representative of that classic Korean flavor profile everyone loves. So, if you have a pack lying around, let’s get into making some instant noodles!
Step 1.) Open the cup of noodles to reveal the sauce packet
Step 2.) Remove the liquid sauce packet
Step 3.) Bring some water to a boil and fill the cup up to the fill line
Step 4.) Close the lid and wait patiently for 3 minutes
Step 5.) Poke holes in the cup where designated and drain the liquid
Step 6.) Add the liquid sauce packet and mix well
Step 7.) Enjoy!
There you have it! That’s everything you need to know in order make a delicious bowl of Paldo Bibimmyeon, a sweet and spicy noodle treat!
What do you think of cold noodles? Does that sound unappetizing or absolutely delicious? 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.