Top 10 Korean Ramyeon In Malaysia

As K-Pop and K-Drama took over the world, so did Korean ramyeon. From blazing spicy ones to savoury ones, Korean ramyeon has a place on the shelves of Malaysia’s supermarkets. The most famous Korean ramyeon brands are Nongshim, Ottogi and Samyang. These three brands not only monopolize the Korean ramyeon in Korea, but in other countries too.

Korean ramyeon are famous for their chewy texture and thickness of the noodles. Their noodles are chewy because of the starch and wheat flour content. Aside from their chewy yet soft noodles, the main attraction of the noodles are the seasonings. Their seasonings usually contain spicy condiments as the Koreans like their ramyeon spicy.

What are you waiting for? Head down to our list below to get one of the recommended Korean ramyeon and you can slurp away while watching your K-Drama!

1. Nongshim Farmer’s Heart Neoguri Udon

Nongshim Farmers Heart Neoguri Udon
Image credit: Shopee

Neoguri is a popular Korean and international dish known for its thick, Udon-style noodles and spicy seafood flavour. You’ll want more of the unique, chewy, and thick noodles with the spicy, rich seafood broth! The noodles absorb all of the soup’s delicious flavours, while the dried kelp adds texture, flavour, and is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals like magnesium.

Ingredients: Noodles :Wheat flour, potato starch, palm oil (contains antioxidant (307B)), seasoning (sweetener (420), fish, maltodextrin, shrimp), mineral salts (339, 500, 501), wheat gluten, green tea extract, colour (101).

Soup base: Seasoning (maltodextrin, mussels, salt, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (soy, wheat), fish, vegetable oil (contains soy), clam extract, onion, soy sauce (soy, wheat)), salt, spices, sugar, flavour enhancers (627, 631), glucose, colour 101.

Flakes: Dried seaweed, fish, wheat starch, wheat gluten, dried carrot.

Halal: Yes

Size Available: 5 packs x 120 g

Price: RM18.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

2. Samyang Spicy Chicken Noodle

Samyang Spicy Chicken Noodle
Image credit: Nikan Kitchen

Flavor of Spicy Chicken Ramen, also known as buldak-bokkeum-myeon (Korean: ), is a ramyeon brand that has been produced by Samyang Food in South Korea since April 2012. Buldak-bokkeum-myeon is regarded as one of the spiciest ramyeons on the Korean market. Unlike other ramyeons, it does not come with a soup packet. Like a stir-fry, it just has a sauce sachet. 

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Modified Tapioca Starch, Palm Oil, Wheat Gluten, Salt, Soybean Oil, Sugar Solution, Sweetener [d-sorbitol Solution(E420)1, Potato Starch, Thickener[guar Gum(E412)j, Acidity Regulators[ Potassium Carbonate(E501), Sodium Carbonate (E500), Sodium Phosphate Dibasic(E339), Citric Acid(E330)], Emulsifiers [Lecithin(E322), Sodium Metaphosphate(E452), Sodium Pyrophosphate (E450)], Color[riboflavin(E101) Soup (22.7%) : Water, Soy Sauce, Artificial Chicken Flavor, White Sugar, Spices(Red Pepper Powder, Black Pepper Powder), Soybean Oil, Onion, Seasoning(Yeast Extract Powder, Curry Powder), Red Pepper Seed Oil, Garlic, Flavor Enhancer[disodium 5-ribonucleotides(E635), Monosodium L-glutamate(E621)1, Acidity Regulator[citric Acid(E330)], Modified Tapioca Starch , Oleoresin Capsicum ,Color [ Paprika Oleoresin(E160c)] Flake (0.7%) : Roast Sesame, Dried Laver.

Halal: Yes

Size Available: 70 g, 105 g and 5 packs x 140 g

Price: RM24.90 (5 packs x 140 g)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

3. Samyang Hot Chicken Carbonara Ramen

Samyang Hot Chicken Carbonara Ramen
Image credit: Shopee

The well-known Samyang noodles are one of the most well-known ramen products. This chicken carbonara flavour, which is part of the popular range, adds a unique touch to the traditional noodles. It’s the ideal combination of creamy sweetness and Samyang’s trademark spicy sauce. Enjoy both creamy and spicy sensation in one go!

Ingredients: Noodle:Wheat Flour, Modified Starch, Palm Oil, Potato Starch, Refined Salt, Noodles Added Alkaline Agent(Acidity Regulator), Guar Gum, Tocopherol Mixed Powder S(Dextrin, D-tocopherol, Cyclodextrin, Potato Starch), Vitamin B2, Citric Acid, Green Tea Flavor Oil, Seasoning: White Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Soy Sauce, Cream Powder, Purified Water, Chicken Concentrate, Chicken Flavor Powder, Salt, Modified Starch, Soybean Oil, Mozzarella Cheese Powder, Butter Powder, Onion, Red Pepper Powder, Red Pepper Seedoil, Spicy Red Pepper Powder, Garlic, Parsley Flakes, Meat Stock Powder(Beef), Pepper Powder, Garlic Powder, Paprika Extract, Chill Extract, Fermented Lactic Acid Bacteria Powder.

Halal: Yes

Size Available: 80 g, 105 g and 5 packs x 130 g

Price: RM16.99 (5 packs x 130 g)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

4. Samyang Hot Chicken Cheese Ramen

Samyang Hot Chicken Cheese Ramen
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Ingredients: Noodle (73.1%): Wheat Flour, Modified Tapioca Starch, Wheat Gluten, Salt, Glycerin, Soybean Oil, Acidity Regulator [Potassium Carbonate Anhydrous (E501(i)), Sodium Carbonate (E500), Sodium Phosphate Dibasic (E339(ii)), Citric Acid (E330)], Thickener [Guar Gum (E412)], Purified Water, Emulsifier [Lecithin (E322)], Green Tea Flavour. 

Soup (24.1%): Water, Artificial Cheese Flavour Powder, Soy Sauce, White Sugar, Artificial Chicken Flavour Powder, Soybean Oil, Chilli Pepper Powder, Red Pepper Powder, Onion, Garlic, Modified Potato Starch, Chilli Extract, Paprika Extract, Black Pepper Powder, Curry Powder. 

Powder (2.8%): Mozzarella Cheese Powder, Posted Sesame, Roasted Laver.

Halal: Yes

Size Available: 70g, 105 g and 5 packs x 140 g

Price: RM26.90 (5 packs x 140 g)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

5. Nongshim Farmer’s Hearts Shin Ramyeon

Nongshim Farmers Hearts Shin Ramyeon
Image credit: Shopee

Nongshim Farmer’s Hearts Shin Ramyeon has the best-selling flavours across the world, with a strong, powerful flavour. Consumers like you can have a wonderful lunch at an inexpensive price in only 5 minutes thanks to the soft and chewy noodles in a spicy, flavorful broth. You can expect a distinct and wonderful scent and flavour since it’s made with farm-fresh vegetables, top grade grains, and the finest combination of spices.

Ingredients: Noodle: Wheat flour, starches (potato, wheat), vegetable oil (contains antioxidant (307B)), salt, mineral salts (501, 500, 452, 339), emulsifier (322, (soy)), soy sauce, green tea extract.

Soup powder: Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (soy, corn), salt, maltodextrin, yeast extract, soy sauce, spices, sugar, fructose, sweetener (420), flavour enhancers (627, 621, 631), soybean, wheat flour, vegetable oils (contains soy), thickener (414), corn flour, glucose, vegetables, emulsifier (322, soy).

Flakes: Dried vegetables, soybean, soy sauce, wheat gluten, yeast extract, sugar, salt, cocoa, corn starch, vegetable oil (soy).

Halal: Yes

Size Available: 72 g, 117 g and 5 packs x 120 g

Price: RM16.50 (5 packs x 120 g)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

6. Samyang Bulgogi Ramen

Samyang Bulgogi Ramen
Image credit: Shopee

If you’re looking for more savoury flavours, Samyang’s Bulgogi-flavored noodles are a must-try! These noodles taste just like traditional bulgogi when served stir-fried (dry) (beef-flavoured with soy sauce and chilli). This series also comes in other variations which are kimchi, jjajang and topokki. Try all of them now!

Ingredients: Noodle (85.7%) : Wheat Flour, Modified Tapioca Starch, Refined Palm Oil, Refined Salt, Wheat Gluten, Glycerin, Soybean Oil, Onion Extract, Acidity Regulator (Potassium Carbonate Anhydrous (E501(i)), Sodium Carbonate(E500)), Sodium Phosphate Dibasic(E339(ii)), Citric Acid(E330)), Thickener(Guar Gume412), Purified Water, Emulsifier (Lecithin (E322(I))), Green Tea Flavor Oil., Soup (13.8%) : Soy Sauce Powder, White Sugar, Yeast Extract Powder, Flavor Enhancer (Monosodium L-Glutamate (E621), Textured Vegetable Protein, Dried Onion, Caramel Powder, Salt, Dehydrated Chives, Roasted Sesame, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Non Dairy Creamer, Black Pepper Powder, Soybean Oil, Dried Red Pepper, Paprika Extract

Halal: Yes

Size Available: 5 packs x 80 g

Price: RM11.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. Ottogi Jin Ramen Mild Spicy

Ottogi Jin Ramen Mild Spicy
Image credit: NikanKitchen.com

Ottogi Jin Ramen are mild Korean instant noodles that are highly popular. Jin Ramen is somewhat spicy with a hint of heat. A deep and rich sensation is provided by a symphony of chewy noodles, beef bone stock, and aged peppery flavour. If you want a spicier kick in your noodles, Ottogi also has the spicy version of this Jin Ramen!

Ingredients: Noodle: Wheat Flour, Modified Starch, Palm Oil, Gluten, Potato Starch, Slat, Garlic Extract, Emulsified Oil(D-sorbitol, Soybean Oil, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Glycerin Esters Of Fatty Acids), Calcium, Alkaline Agent, Dried Yeast, Guar Gum, Riboflavin.

Powder Soup: Salt, Sugar, Soy Sauce Powder (Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Beef Bone Extract Powder, Red Pepper, Glucose, Kelp Extract Powder, Yeast Powder, Black Pepper, Garlic, Beef Extract Powder, Mushroom, Oleoresin Paprika, Shellfish(Oyster).

Halal: No

Size Available: 110 g and 5 packs x 120 g

Price: RM14.00 (5 packs x 120 g)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

8. Nongshim Chapagetti Chajangmyun

Nongshim Chapagetti Chajangmyun
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Nongshim’s equivalent of Chajangmyun Noodles, a hugely popular noodle dish in Korea, is Chapagetti. Nongshim spent years perfecting the secret Chajang recipe until it tasted just like the Chajangmyun sold in Korean convenience stores. Making Chajangmyun is a tough procedure that only a few people outside the industry can master, but Nongshim Chapagetti makes it simple for you to savour the flavour of Chajangmyun in the comfort of your own home!

Ingredients: Noodles: Wheat Flour, Palm Oil, Potato Starch, Salt.

Powder Soup: Soybean Paste (Wheat Flour, Water, Soybean, Salt), Caramel Powder, Sugar, Monosodium Glutamate, Salt.

Vegetable Soup: Textured Bean Protein, Onion Flake, Cabbage Flake, Dried Carrot, Fried Potato.

Vegetable Oil Soup: Roasted Onion Oil, Roasted Seasoning Oil, Olive Oil.

Halal: Yes

Size Available: 123 g and 5 packs x 140 g

Price: RM24.90 (5 packs x 140 g)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

9. Nongshim Potato Ramyeon

Nongshim Potato Ramyeon
Image credit: Shopee

Ramyun noodles are typically composed of flour, but they may also be created with additional ingredients! For example, in Nongshim Potato Ramyeon, the ramyeon is made with actual potatoes! So, the noodle has a chewy, bouncy texture, and the soup has a wonderful beef and onion taste. Big chunks of various dried vegetables such as potato and mushroom add flavour and a rich texture to the product.

Ingredients: Noodles: Potato Starch (Germany) 49%, Wheat Flour, Palm Oil, Wheat Gluten, Potato Powder 3%, Salt, Acidity Regulator: E501, E339, E500, Tocopherol Liquid (Antioxidant: E306, Emulsifier: E322 (Contains Soy)), Seasoning (Maltodextrin, Garlic Extract, Sweetener: E420), Green Tea Extract (Oligosaccharides, Tea Catechin), Colour: E101.

Soup Powder: Seasoning (Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (Soy), Onion, Cabbage, Maltodextrin, Salt, Yeast Extract, Sugar, Spinach), Salt, Spices (Maltodextrin, Garlic, Salt, Chilli Extract, Black Pepper Oleoresin), Flavour Enhancers: E621, E627, E631, Sugar, Tapioca Starch, Rapeseed Oil.

Flakes: Cabbage, Bok Choy.

Halal: Yes

Size Available: 4 packs  x 100 g

Price: RM14.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

10. Samyang Halal Seafood Party Ramen

Samyang Halal Seafood Party Ramen
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Samyang Seafood Party Ramen is a spicy instant noodles variety. The seafood is centred on spicy red peppers. Noodles, flakes, and soup sachets are included in the package. This ramyeon is called a seafood party because you can taste all of the savoury seafood taste in one bowl of this ramyeon, almost as if the seafood is having a party in it!

Ingredients: Noodle: Wheat Flour, Palm Oil, Modified Tapioca Starch, Modified Potato Starch, Salt, Soybean Oil, Sugar Solution, Sweetener (E420), Emulsifier (E322, E452, E450), Acidity Regulator (E501, E500, E339, E330), Thickener (E412), Colour (E101), Green-tea Seasoning Oil

Soup Base: Salt, Seasoning: Squid (Molluscs) Powder, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein: Soy, Corn, Wheat, Lobster (Crustaceans) Powder, Oyster (Molluscs) Extract Powder, Savory Seasoning Powder, Anchovy (Fish) Extract Powder, Shrimp (Molluscs) Extract Powder, Sugar, Flavour Enhancer (E621 , E631, E627), Rice Powder, Palm Oil, Spices (Garlic Powder, Black Pepper Powder, Onion Powder), Colour (E160c), Oleoresin Capsicum

Flake: Dried Vegetables (Cabbage, Carrot, Welsh Onion), Freeze Dried Cuttlefish (Molluscs), Dried Seaweed

Halal: Yes

Size Available: 125 g and 5 packs x 125 g

Price: RM4.15

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

Now that you have gone through that list, here are some hot tips to make your Korean ramyeon extra delicious!

  • Add a dash of sesame oil.
  • Load it up with cheese on top.
  • Boil it in broth instead of water. 
  • For carbonara or cheesy ramyeon, use milk instead of water.
  • Cut up some seaweed into thin strips and add it to your cooked ramyeon.

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