By Edward Bugia
Whatever level of culinary experience you have, when you live by yourself you learn
a couple of things when it comes to cooking. First off, every meal is an experiment.
The refs and freezers of a typical Filipino bachelor contain more alcohol in them
than actual food! When it does have food, it’s usually leftovers from eating out or the
random microwaveable meal-in- a-box. Second, if one does decide to actually cook,
it’s the washing-up of every item used in meal preparation that’s really more of a
pain than the actual cooking itself.
No one wants to wash all the pots, pans, dishes, and utensils on a full stomach. This
dilemma has given rise to the sneaky famous phenomenon called the one-pot- meal
and this, I am proud to say, may also be my sneaky INfamous specialty!
Here’s a warm and fuzzy dish that surprisingly, goes well with this scorching
summer heat! In Korea, when the weather is hot they eat spicy food so that their
bodies actually sweat more and cool down. Science. Love it.
This recipe will be featuring the easiest, won’t-even- take-you- 30-minutes- to-make –
Korean Ramyeon! It’s a fun dish and an awesome summer-buster. You can
customize it to your liking really and you won’t mess it up! Here’s how I like making it.
Yield: one serving
all ingredients available at any Korean grocery
1 package Korean instant ramen (spicy seafood flavor if available)
½ can of SPAM, any flavor, sliced into 1.5×1.5 inch cubes
8 pcstteokbokki(Korean rice cakes)
1 fish cake sausage, sliced
½ cup kimchi, fresh or bottled
1 slice pre-packaged cheddar cheese
1 sheet dried toasted nori (dried seaweed sheets)
Step 1. Fill a small saucepan with 1 cup water and bring to a boil.
Step 2. Add the instant ramen and all seasoning packets included. Add the SPAM into the broth.
Step 3. Add in the rice cakes and sliced fish cake sausage.
Step 4. Mix in kimchi. Place into a bowl and immediately top with the cheddar cheese so that it melts onto everything. Finish off with shredded nori sheet.
And there you have it, a nice steaming bowl of Korean ramyeon! Some people even add
mini Korean sausages and thinly sliced pork belly but this recipe is hearty enough
already. Try making your own version and let me know what you think of this version,
too! Til the next one-pot- meal!
See this recipe on Dessert Comes First (link to
http://dessertcomesfirst.com/recipes/korean-ramyeon/), and watch k-dramas on
Viu.com while eating your own version of Korean Ramyeon!