How to cook Shin-noodle [Shin Ramyeon]

What pops into your head first when you think of Asian food?

Maybe rice, dumplings… and of course: noodles!

Besides rice, noodles are one of Korea’s staple foods. In Korean supermarkets, you’ll see aisles and aisles of different noodle types. Each with their own unique texture and flavours:

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In your country you may have seen a noodle product called ‘SHIN Noodles [신라면]‘. This brand of noodles is the most well-known and the oldest noodle product in Korea.

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A packet of Shin-noodles contains noodle, soup powder and dried vegetable flakes.

They taste great as they are, but I’ll give you a few quick tips on how to get the most of your noodles :)

Ingredients (serve 1)ingredients

  • 1 pack of Shin-Noodle
  • 550ml Water ( 2 1/3 cup)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Spring onion
  • 1 Chilli
  • 1 tsp. of Sugar

 

STEPS

1. Boil the 550ml water in a pot.

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2. Once the water is boiling, Add the soup powder and dried veggie flakes.

add

 

3. Add the noodle. Boil for 2 minutes over HIGH heat.

add noodle

 

4. After 2 minutes boiling, Add an egg.

add egg

 

5. Chop the spring onion over the pot using a pair of scissors (yes it’s safe!)

add springonion

6. Do the same with the chilli:

add chilli

 

7. While boiling, use chopsticks to pull the noodles in and out of the pot. This will make them more chewy.

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8. And a killer tip: add one teaspoon of sugar. This will really boost the flavor!

add sugar

 

8. Finally boil for 2-3 minutes on high heat. (Total cooking time is 4~5 minutes).

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Serve in a big bowl and enjoy!

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9. Still hungry?  After you’ve eaten the noodles and you have only a bowl of soup remaining, add a bowl of steam rice! And for the full Korean experience, eat it with Kimchi! It’ll taste even better :D

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Do you have a favorite Korean dish that you would like to learn? Leave your request in the comments below!

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I'm from Korea. I love my people, culture and food.

2 Responses to “How to cook Shin-noodle [Shin Ramyeon]”

  1. Hi Chloe

    I tried adding one teaspoon of sugar to my ramyun yesterday, and it does improve the flavor! I have always wondered why is it that the ramyun at the Korean restaurants seem to taste alot better than the ones I make at home. :-)

    Maggie

  2. My favorite!!!! I could eat shin ramyun every day if I allow myself :) Great tutorial!