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5 Easy Halal Korean Noodle Recipes You Should Make At Home

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Ili  •  Dec 03, 2020

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Are you missing Korea? Cause we certainly are! While we won’t be able to fly there anytime soon, one way to rekindle our memories of the place without leaving our homes is by recreating their amazing food - more specifically, Korean noodle dishes. That’s right! Today, we’re bringing you a list of Korean noodle recipes that you can easily whip up in your kitchen anytime you want. So if you’re ready to transport yourself to the heart of Korea, throw on your apron and let’s get to cooking 👩‍🍳 Before we dive into the different recipes, it’s important that you have the right kind of instant noodles on hand to recreate these dishes. To get the job done, we can think of none other than Nongshim Farmer’s Heart Shin Ramyun 😀
Credit: KMT Jaya Offering a line of halal-certified products that are delicious, nutritious and perfectly filling, it has been the go-to favourite brand of ramen noodles among locals for the longest time. With anyone and everyone being able to enjoy it plus a guaranteed satisfaction every single time, find out more about Nongshim Farmer’s Heart Shin Ramyun in this article right here! P.S. They’re running a contest whereyou canstand a chance to win cash prizes up to RM10,000 - continue reading till the end for more details!
1. Rabokki
For those who are fans of both Korean rice cakes and noodles, nothing could be more perfect than a bowl of rabokki (ramen and tteokbokki). Combining the best of both worlds, this dish is super easy to whip up on your own. It makes for a great comfort food and should definitely be your go-to meal whenever that rainy day hits.   Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 2 packages instant ramen noodles
  • 16 pieces of Korean rice cakes
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup fish cakes, cut into bite sized pieces
  • ¾ cup cabbage, sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • Sesame seeds to garnish (optional)
For the sauce
  • 3 tbsp Gochujang
  • 1 tbsp Gochugaru
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
Directions
  1. In a large pot, add chicken stock, Gochujang, Gochugaru and sugar. Stir everything until the sugar and Gochujang has completely dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add fish cake, rice cake and cabbage. Bring everything to a boil once more and let it boil for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add instant noodles and hard boiled eggs. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions.
  4. Once noodles are cooked through, transfer to a bowl and garnish with sesame seeds (if using)
2. Budae jjigae
Credit: KMT Jaya Budae jjigae, also known as Korean Army Stew, is a hearty kimchi stew that hits the spot at any time of the day. Spicy, comforting and most importantly delicious, this popular Korean dish is a favourite among locals and travellers alike. The best part about it is that it’s a one-pot meal where you can get as creative and be as flexible as you’d like with the ingredients!  Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 2 packages of instant ramen noodles
  • 2 cups ground beef or chicken
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 block of tofu
  • 1 cup kimchi
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Optional: rice cakes, fish cakes, eggs, mushrooms (you can use enoki mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms or both!)
Directions
  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat and cook the ground meat. 
  2. Add green onions, garlic, kimchi and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add Gochujang and coat everything well. Let it continue to cookfor another minute.
  4. Pour in chicken stock, add sugar and tofu. 
  5. Add instant noodles and other optional ingredients (if using any). Cover the pot until the noodles and everything else are cooked through. 
3. Jajangmyeon
One of the most iconic dishes in Korea is jajangmyeon or jjajangmyeon (black bean sauce noodles). This fascination combination of Korean-Chinese cuisines is much-loved in both Korea and our part of the world too. While it typically uses yellow or wheat noodles, you can always substitute it with instant ramen noodles because the key ingredient here is actually halal chunjang, the black bean paste that gives the dish its dark colour and flavour. #HHWTTip: You can easily find halal chunjang online along with other Korean food products in Malaysia Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 2 packages of instant ramen noodles
  • 2 cups chicken, cubed 
  • 1.5 to 2 cups water
  • ½ carrot, diced 
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ½ cucumber, cut into matchsticks (for garnishing)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 tbsp chunjang (Korean black bean paste)
  • 1 tsp honey or sugar
  • Pinch of black pepper 
For sauce thickener
  • 2 tbsp potato starch
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ cup water
Directions
  1. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan.Add cubed chicken and stir-fry until cooked through. Toss in cubed vegetables and cook for a few minutes.
  2. Create a well in the middle of the ingredients and add chunjang, honey (or sugar) and black pepper. Stir-fry the chunjang mixture until fragrant.
  3. Add water (enough to cover the ingredients) and mix everything together well. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Once the mixture has reached a thick consistency, add sesame oil, mix and turn off the heat.
  5. Transfer noodles to a bowl, then ladle over the sauce. Garnish with cucumber matchsticks. 
4. Jjamppong
Credit: KMT Jaya For those who have attempted making their own halal jajangmyeon, it’s time to move onto jjamppong! This seafood noodle soup is another popular Korean-Chinese dish that’s packed with tons of flavours. Perfect for warming you right up, share this satisfyingly delicious meal with your family while you catch up on the latest K-dramas at home (Start-Up, anyone? 😁).  Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 2 packages of instant ramen noodles
  • 2 cups of chicken breast, shredded
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, minced
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 4 tbsp Gochugaru
  • ½ carrot, chopped
  • Seafood options: Squid, shrimp, mussels, clams, crab sticks - or any other kind of seafood of your choosing. 
Directions 
  1. In a large pot, add oil, garlic and ginger. Stir-fry over medium-high heat for about 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Add chicken, onion and carrot. Combine the ingredients and add gochugaru. Mix it all together and stir-fry for about 1 minute. 
  3. Pour chicken stock in and bring everything to a boil. Add seafood and let the ingredients come to a hard boil until all the seafood is thoroughly cooked.
  4. In a separate pot, cook the ramen noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse the noodles using cold water and place in a serving bowl. 
  5. Pour the seafood soup over the noodles.
5. Kimchi ramen grilled cheese sandwich
Credit: KMT Jaya Ready to try out something more unique? Take your cooking adventure to a different level by making yourself a kimchi ramen grilled cheese sandwich. Yes, you read that right! The combination of kimchi ramen, bread and cheese may sound a little odd but from the many positive reviews food bloggers have to say about this one-of-a-kind dish, why not have a go at it? Who knows, it may very well be yournext favourite midday snack 😉 Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 1 package of instant ramen noodle
  • 1 cup kimchi
  • 4 slices of bread, any kind
  • 1 tbsp butter and more for spreading on bread slices
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, fried (optional)
Directions
  1. Boil a small pot of water over high heat. Cook the ramen noodles for about 4 to 5 minutes until just soft. Make sure not to overcook them.
  2. Drain the ramen noodles, add seasoning packet and toss to combine. Set aside for further use.
  3. Butter both slices of bread on both sides. In a pan with melted butter, place the two buttered slices of bread in. Pile one of the slices with cheddar cheese. Cover the pan with a lid for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese has almost entirely melted.
  4. Uncover the pan and pile on half of the ramen noodles on top of the melted cheese followed by half a cup of kimchi. 
  5. Remove the slice of bread with the cheese, ramen and kimchi, and top it with the other half of the toasted buttered bread.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 with the other remaining slices of bread. 
And there you haveit! With this list of easy Korean noodle recipes, transport yourself to the heart of Korea anytime you want while keeping your feet planted firmly on Malaysian soil 😃
Stand a chance to win cash prizes up to RM10,000 with Nongshim Farmer’s Heart Ramyun
Credit: KMT Jaya In line with their recently launched campaign, Kempen Prihatin Nongshim Farmer’s Heart, that aims to help local consumers impacted by COVID-19, they’re hosting a contest that’s offering awesome total cash prizes worth up to RM50,000! Running from 16 October 2020 to 31 December 2020, there’s a high chance you could be one of the 1,710 winners - so hurry and call all your friends and family to join in on the contest as these cash prizes might come in handy for those in need during this difficult time. Open to everyone residing in Malaysia, you only need to purchase a minimum amount of RM15 for one contest entry, and the more entries you send, the greater the chances are for you to win! Click here to find out more information about the contest. Note: The contest only applies to Farmer’s Heart range of products.  This article is brought to you by KMT Jaya.