How to Prepare YouUs Jjagyechi Instant Noodles

An unopened cup of YouUs Jjagyechi Instant Noodles.
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YouUs Jjagyechi Instant Noodles are a new cup of ramen created specifically for the GS25 Convenience Store Chain, here in South Korea. I’ll bet you’ve never heard of some of the convenience stores we have in this country, so let me fill you in a little (I’m a serious expert. No joke). There are basically only a few you will see: CU, GS25, Ministop, 7-Eleven, and Emart24. The competition between these stores is fierce, so new and better products are always being made to attract or retain customers.

YouUs Jjagyechi Instant Noodles just so happen to be one of those products. As you can probably guess from artwork on the lid of these noodles, they are a combination of jjajangmyeon, egg, and cheese. I know I enjoy each of those flavors separately, but I’m not so sure about slamming all three together… Will it be tasty or not? I’m leaning more towards tasty than terrible in my imagination with this one, but I could be wrong… If you’ve somehow got a cup of these noodles ready to be made right now, here’s how you can make them.

Step 1.) Partially open the lid and remove the 3 packets from inside

The three packets found inside a cup of YouUs Jjagyechi 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 YouUs Jjagyechi Instant Noodles.
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Step 3.) Boil around 460ml (~2 cups) of water and fill the cup up to the fill line

Boiling about 460ml (~2 cups) of water for a cup of YouUs Jjagyechi Instant Noodles.
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Step 4.) Close the lid and wait patiently for 4 minutes

A closed cup of YouUs Jjagyechi Instant Noodles cooking for 4 minutes with chopsticks resting on top.
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Step 5.) Peel back the designated area for draining on the top of the lid

The drain on the lid of a cup of YouUs Jjagyechi Instant Noodles.
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Step 6.) Drain the liquid

Draining the liquid from a cup of YouUs Jjagyechi Instant Noodles.
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Step 7.) Add the powdered jjajang packet

Adding the powdered jjajang packet to a cup of YouUs Jjagyechi Instant Noodles.
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Step 8.) Add the powdered cheese soup packet

Adding the powdered cheese soup packet to a cup of YouUs Jjagyechi Instant Noodles.
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Step 9.) Mix and Enjoy!

A finished cup of YouUs Jjagyechi Instant Noodles in a bowl with chopsticks inside.
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Whew! Now that’s a lot of steps… These noodles better be worth all that extra effort! Adding three packets to a cup of noodles always takes up more time. I’m usually okay with this, IF the noodles turn out delicious. If not, my grumpiness kicks in real fast!

So, I’ve had egg in my jjajangmyeon at restaurants before, but I’ve never had it with cheese. Do you think adding cheese to jjajangmyeon is a good idea? Do you think it would delicious? 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.

Note: This article may contain affiliate links that support the author’s ramen purchases for these how-to guides and reviews.

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