Yesterday, a coworker brought in many packs of Samyang Spicy Roasted Chicken Flavored Instant Noodles for us to try. We had previously discussed the internet rage of the spicy noodle challenge.
To our surprise, the noodles weren’t deathly spicy. Don’t get me wrong…it was spicy, but had really good flavor to it. We all just wanted a taste of these noodles shop many packets were left untouched. I decided to take these home and add ingredients I associate with Korean ramen noodles, namely things that go into budae chigae (army base stew).
In went cubed and fried spam, boiled quail eggs, and rice cakes. I was afraid that there wouldn’t be enough sauce to cover the toppings so I made a quick tteokbokki out of the rice cakes.
At work, I warmed it up, topped with melted mozzarella and green onions, and lunch was served!
The addition of the extra ingredients had mellowed out the spiciness to a nice level. Unfortunately, the cheese wasn’t as soft as I wanted it to be. It hardened fairly quickly, but was still delicious. Kewpie mayo made a great complementing condiment, adding creaminess to the dish.
*Side Note: 6 packs spicy ramen noodles + 1 can of spam + 30 quail eggs + some rice cakes + 2 small bags shredded mozzarella + 1 bunch green onions = fed 10 coworkers