Sunday, 17 March 2019

Cheesy Creamy Shin Ramyun Korean Spicy Noodles





I saw a post pop up on my Facebook feed talking about ramen with milk and cheese and it was just one of those trainwreck dishes that sounds terrible but you can’t stop thinking about.  So bad it must be amazing right?? Ramen + spicy Korean chilli kick + creamy cheesy sauce. Like an asian style spicy mac and cheese amiright? And in the aftermath of the horribleness our little old NZ had been through over the weekend, I am all about comfort eating.




I’m going out on a limb here to say I’m not the biggest fan of Shin Ramyun ramen noodles. Now I love me some ramen. I love Korean food. I even did the spicy noodle challenge. But I just find Shin Ramyun noodles to be a bit one dimensional - spicy in flavour and not much else. No depth, no acidity, no umami. So my thinking was that the milk and cheese might be just thing to elevate it to ramen greatness and I might finally finish the multipack I bought about a decade ago.

The process was easy enough, boil the noodles up then simmer in milk and flavour sachets before stirring through some grated cheese. I added frozen spinach for a bit of greenery.


Verdict? It was both not as bad as it could’ve been and not as good as it could’ve been either. The creamy sauce was a lovely texture and mellowed out the chilli subs
tantially (which is good for me since I like hot but not super hot chilli) but it was just still lacking in depth. If I had kimchi I would’ve added it and I think it would’ve been great, so I may just revisit this at a later date. For now, ima gonna stick to my nacho cheese mac and cheese.


Cheesy Creamy Shin Ramyun Korean Spicy Ramen Noodles


1 packet Shin ramyun ramen
1 cup milk
1/2 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup frozen spinach defrosted in microwave for 1minute 30seconds.

1. In a small sauce pan bring roughly 3 cups of water to the boil, ass the ramen and cook for 3 minutes.
2. Drain the hot water off and return the noodles to the heat. Add the milk and spinach. Bring to the boil then turn heat down and simmer for 2-3 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Add grated cheese and stir through until melted. Take off the heat.


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