Taste Test: Samyang 2x Spicy Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen

More and more are getting interested on this notorious Samyang 2x Spicy Hot Chicken Ramen Flavor and one of them is me. I couldn't refrain myself from trying this even though there are already a lot of warnings that this is not one of the ordinary spicy noodles out there. But even there are a lot of scary testimonies, I still thought that I can finish a whole pack of this because I love spicy foods and I have tasted a lot of spicy noodles and was able to finish them all. 



About the Packaging
The packaging of the product is so red that there is no doubt that this noodles will be very spicy. This is really scary. The chicken carrying a bomb made it more scarier.  It made me think that I will explode of the spiciness. ヽ ( ꒪д꒪ )ノ

Where did I Bought this and the Price
I ordered this from Amazon here in Japan for the price of 945JPY for 5 packs. What I really wanted is just to order 2 packs in case of regret. 



The Back of the Packaging
It was all written in Korean so I couldn't read it. I just followed the cooking instructions based on the picture. But, I have managed to translate the caution via google translate. It says, "Caution: Please pay attention to those who are sensitive to hot food such as pregnant women, elderly people, and gastritis."


The Contents
The package contains the noodles, spicy sauce, and seasonings (sesame).


The noodles is quite thick and looks better than other instant noodles. It also smells appetizing. 


This is the sauce. I was really excited to open this one. Does it have strong smell? Can I distinguish how spicy it is just by smelling this? Am I going to regret after smelling this?


This is the seasoning (sesame). Will this also add spiciness to the noodles? I guess so.

My Instructions
Though, I recommend you to follow the instructions of the packaging but I think my way will make it more delicious. I think so.


First, I put water to the pot and bring to a boil. I really don't mind the measurement of the water since I'm going to drain it afterwards. 


When the water boils, I put in the noodles and made sure that all are soaked in to the water so that it will be evenly cooked. (I do not recommend you to put the noodles when the water is not yet boiling. Though it is alright to put the noodles before boiling, I still think that putting the noodles after boiling will make the noodles more delicious.)


When the noodles was already cooked, I removed it from the stove but I didn't turn off it yet.


I drained all the water and put back the noodles to the pot and put the pot again on the stove.


I added the sauce. The color is dark red to black. It doesn't smell that spicy. It smells like the mix I put to the Hong Kong Stir Fried Noodles, a small food stall in the Philippines. (I miss it.)


I mixed the sauce evenly. It really smells good while cooking this. It doesn't smell extremely hot at all but smells delicious.


Lastly, I add the seasonings. There are no chilies in it, just sesame and dried seaweeds. 


Eating Time

This is the moment of truth. Can I endure the spiciness of it? 
Before eating this noodles, I made sure that there a lot of water beside me in case that I wouldn't endure this.

My Experience
At first bite, It really tasted delicious. There is a little bit of sweetness to it. It was really not that spicy at all. The second bite was different, the spiciness became intense but still bearable to go through. The next bites were full of regrets. I was wrong. I can't bear the burning sensation but I still pursued some bites until I decided to stop.


About the Spiciness
The spiciness was extreme. It burns my tongue, lips and ears. I think it gave me an instant pouty lips though. The burning sensation got worst when I drank water. Those seconds of my life were regretful. I wouldn't eat this again. If there is a milder version of it, I would like to try. There's a sweet flavor that made it delicious somehow. 

!THIS IS EXTREMELY SPICY!
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TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK

Before eating this, make sure you have plenty of water beside you. This is EXTREMELY SPICY and having no water beside you could put you in a panic mode at the moment where the spiciness invades your mouth. Also try eating chocolates, it helped to lessen the burning sensation in my mouth. It is really effective. Also do not laugh, when eating. I laughed a lot while I was eating and I could feel that it was getting more and more intense while more air pressure was coming through my mouth. 

My Youtube Blog About This
You can also watch my reaction here on my Youtube Blog about this.



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