How to Prepare Samyang Ramen Gold

An unopened cup of Samyang Ramen Gold in a photo that features the top and front of the cup.
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A faux classic cup of noodles, Samyang Ramen Gold, looks to make old school new school with its dated design and flavor. I’ve personally never seen this one on the shelves until recently, so unless it somehow managed to fly under my “ramen-radar” this cup of noodles isn’t actually anything classic at all. Another red flag is the fact that I would have heard about it, because the classic Korean packages of ramen are often frequently mentioned in advertisements and conversations. I find it interesting that Samyang decided to slip this classically designed cup into circulation.

From the looks of it, there’s not a whole lot to these instant noodles. It’s fairly common for classic cups of instant noodles to be lacking in ingredients and rely solely on the flavor of the soup. This makes my job reviewing incredibly easy, but is there really anymore room for classically designed and flavored noodles? Isn’t Shin Ramen and the like already enough with their well-known and universally satisfying flavor profile?

I don’t have the answers yet, but I’ll be sure to tell you tomorrow! For the meantime, let’s talk about how you can magically create a pot of Samyang’s Ramen GOLD!

Step 1.) Completely remove the lid and take out the powdered soup packet

The powdered soup packet from a cup of Samyang Ramen Gold.
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Step 2.) Add the powdered soup packet to the cup

Adding the powdered soup packet to a cup of Samyang Ramen Gold.
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Step 3.) Boil some water and fill the cup up to the fill line

Boiling water filled up to the fill line in a cup of Samyang Ramen Gold.
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Step 4.) Place the cup in the microwave and heat for 2 1/2 minute at 700 watts (2 minutes at 1000 watts)

A cup of Samyang Ramen Gold in the microwave and cooking for 2 1/2 minutes at 700 watts.
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Step 5.) Mix and Enjoy!

A finished cup of Samyang Ramen Gold still in the cup with chopsticks inside.
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A single packet, water, and some nuking — that’s all there is to these noodles from Samyang! I like the preparation method for these noodles, because they are so simple. However, I’m semi-traumatized after the last cup of noodles that I cooked in the microwave. It turned out to be a total slimy mess. Let’s just hope these don’t turnout that way too!

So, what do you think about new, classically designed cups of instant noodles? Do they have a place? Or, are companies just trying to milk your wallet through using less ingredients? Let me know what you think in the comments!

If you’re interested in hearing more about Korean snack nuts or instant ramen, check out my on-going series, Noodle Story: An Exploration of Korean Instant Noodles and my other series, I Think I’m Going Nuts: An Eyeful of South Korea’s Little Snack Nuts, here on Medium.

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