Ramyun question

Sonikku

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I've tried the 20 cents a pack Ramen you can get a dollar tree long ago, and it was understandably horrible in every way. Then someone suggested Shin Ramyun that I could get at a local asian shop. I tried one and it was so spicy I couldn't finish it. (this one)

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Then I saw an alternate version, Black, that was $2.

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I'm willing to pay ten times as much for stuff that doesn't suck, but would it be less spicy? I'm not really in a position to hop a plane to Japan and sample every Ramen shop in Tokyo. :p
 

JEDIYoda

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it didn`t say SPICY but I did read the word Ghost Chili in the ingredients.....
 

Crono

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Buy regular Shin Ramyun, use half the seasoning pack and add pepper/hot sauce by the drop if it's not spicy enough or salt if it needs more salt.
 

Sonikku

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Buy regular Shin Ramyun, use half the seasoning pack and add pepper/hot sauce by the drop if it's not spicy enough or salt if it needs more salt.

I'm saying it's too spicy. For that matter, is there a higher quality air dried ramen that has a chicken or beef flavor instead of the burning red hot spiciness?
 

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Crono

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I'm saying it's too spicy. For that matter, is there a higher quality air dried ramen that has a chicken or beef flavor instead of the burning red hot spiciness?

I got that, I'm just saying use half or less of the spice packet they provide and if you want finer control of how much heat, it's easy enough to add more spiciness after that if necessary. The heat and flavor entire comes from the packet(s), so you can control how mild or spicy you want it to be. The noodles themselves are just plain.

I prefer to use pepper sauce anyway since it's more vinegar and pepper than salt. Instant ramen has too much salt for my preferences if using the entire packet.
 
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I like to make "MRM's." short for "modified Ramen noodles". Creamy chicken seems to work best, cook as directed then add some diced-up leftover chicken and diced scallions, when the noodles are cooked take off heat and add 3-4 tablespoons half+half or sour cream (adds body) and some garlic and onion powder and a dash of hot sauce, it turns out OK..
 

mrjminer

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Or use two of them.

I'd definitely pay $0.30 for ramen with double packets in them; I'm surprised they don't make them (ignoring the obvious just opening another package, of course).

Anyways.

Maruchan beef ramen. Best way I've found to get rid of my extra $0.17-$0.20 cents
 

yhelothar

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Yum their noodles are so perfectly chewy. Get the kim chi flavor, it's less spicy. Shin means spicy in Korean so don't get that if you don't like spicy.
 

manly

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Never had them, but I love me some kimchi and spicy Korean BBQ, so I think I will pick some up.
extremely spicy and if you check the food label for how much sodium it has, you won't buy it. :D As others have suggested, you can use from half to 3/4 of the red powder packet to dial down the burn.

If the OP doesn't like spicy food, he can try Ichiban noodles which are completely different and not hot at all.
 

JamesV

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I love Shin Ramen. Used to buy it in Korea when I was stationed there in the early 90's... nothing better on a long exercise in the field.

Someone mentioned Nong Shim, and I think that is the less spicy one.

The way I make them, is the way they were served in little hole in the wall places in Korea: add some cut up green onions, then add a raw egg when the 'soup' is boiling; add the noodles after 2-3 minutes, then drop some shredded cheddar cheese on top of it all after dumping it into a bowl. Mmmmmm.

Shin Ramen isn't spicy at all to me anymore. Not sure on spelling, but try some Yu Kae Jong at a Korean restaurant... spicy as all hell and great.
 

sdifox

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I love Shin Ramen. Used to buy it in Korea when I was stationed there in the early 90's... nothing better on a long exercise in the field.

Someone mentioned Nong Shim, and I think that is the less spicy one.

The way I make them, is the way they were served in little hole in the wall places in Korea: add some cut up green onions, then add a raw egg when the 'soup' is boiling; add the noodles after 2-3 minutes, then drop some shredded cheddar cheese on top of it all after dumping it into a bowl. Mmmmmm.

Shin Ramen isn't spicy at all to me anymore. Not sure on spelling, but try some Yu Kae Jong at a Korean restaurant... spicy as all hell and great.

Nonshim is a brand. Shin Ramyun is a Nonshim product :awe:
 
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Good God, people think that stuff is spicy? What is the world coming to. I've been eating the stuff with no problem since I was 10,