A lot of Filipinos are way too crazy about Korean dramas and Korean Pop. Ever since the era of the Endless Love series, the Philippines has been taken over by the so-called Hallyu Effect. However, it’s not only the entertainment scene that has hit the nation. Korean Food is also now becoming another interest towards the Filipinos. To prove that, there’s now a bunch of Korean restaurants emerging like mushrooms in almost every major city in the country. Others also begin learning how to cook their sumptuous dishes at home.

One common food that Filipinos are starting to love and appreciate is Korea’s national food, Kimchi. There’s a lot that you can do with Kimchi actually. Aside from having it as a side dish, you can also add it up as a main ingredient in cooking your favorite noodle soup. Complicated? Nah! Here’s a list of the simple steps in cooking Korean Kimchi Ramyeon.

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What’s in it?

  • Pork belly
  • Noodles
  • Spring onions
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Kimchi
  • Gochujang (Korean Chili Paste)

IMG_2151First stuff, cut the pork belly into thin slices. Rub it with salt and simmer it into boiling water until the meat gets tender. Set the pork aside to a different container. Keep the broth also for later use.

Next, pour the noodles into the boiling water for some minutes. Do not overcook it because The tendency is, the noodles get too saggy. Remove the water from the noodles and place the noodles in a separate bowl.

In another separate bowl, you can now add all the other ingredients such as the noodles, pork, hard boiled eggs, kimchi and the spring onions. Rub the pork with some gochujang or Korean chili paste to achieve more of the spicy flavor. For the presentation, place the noodles at the center of the bowl while the others are arranged on the side. Well, it’s really up to you how you want it to look like though. When everything’s already in place, you can finally add the broth into the bowl and finish off your Korean Kimchi Ramyeon.

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Cooking a dish or trying out something that is not part of our culture is actually pretty amazing. Seeing how two different countries can meet half-way through entertainment, music, food and experimenting things that are kind of new to us is actually a good way to discover more of ourselves and our God-given abilities.

For God satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. – Psalm 107:9

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