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Creamy Carbonara Korean Buldak Ramen (10 Minutes ONLY!)

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Extra creamy carbonara Korean buldak ramen for all spicy food lovers! Ready in 10 minutes, these ramen combine mild carbonara flavors with parmesan, bacon and mushrooms mixed in a divine spicy sauce. You’re a spicy food addict? You love ramen? These ones are definitely for you!

buldak Korean noodles ramen in a creamy carbonara spicy sauce with mushrooms, bacon and cream

What is buldak ramen?

Buldak bokkeum myeon are very popular instant noodles in Korea, they’re known to be one of the spiciest ramyeon in Korea. The term buldak literally means fire chicken while bokkeum myeon means stir-fried noodles. These noodles have been all over social media featuring spicy noodle challenges and mukbang.

There are quite a lot of variations of these buldak noodles such as cheese, curry, toppoki, jajjang, etc. But today I’ll show you how I transform the carbonara version to resemble exactly the image you see on the noodle pack below (let me know if you see the resemblance).

Although traditional Italian carbonara does not contain mushrooms whatsoever, I have added those to the recipe to look like the noodles on the package. Note that these noodles will not taste like a typical Italian carbonara, this is a Korean-reinvented version of carbonara. To be honest with you, you’ll taste fire more than carbonara.

Can I omit the cream in this recipe?

These instant ramen will already be slightly creamy, I have added additional thick cream to make it extra creamy. Of course, you can skip it if you prefer a less creamy version. Also, note that adding cream counters a little spiciness.

How to make buldak ramen less spicy?

The package comes with two small packets: one being the carbonara powder, the other being the spicy sauce. If you wish to enjoy buldak noodles, but cannot handle spicy noodles, all you have to do is add as much spicy sauce as you like. Whether it is one drop or the whole packet, it is up to you to measure how spicy you like it. Though, note that the carbonara version isn’t extremely spicy. At least not as much as the red package ramen.

How to prepare Creamy Carbonara Buldak Ramen?

  1. In a frying pan, add some cooking oil. Cook onion and garlic for 1 minute.
  1. In the meantime, boil some water and cook the ramen as per package instructions for 5 minutes.
  2. Add bacon strips and mushrooms to the pan. Stir fry on medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes until mushrooms are fully cooked.
  1. Pour cream and ramen seasoning packets in. Stir well.
  1. Add parmesan, and give it another stir.
  1. Transfer the cooked ramen to the sauce. Stir well to coat all noodles with the sauce.
  2. Garnish with dried parsley and extra parmesan (optional).

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Creamy Carbonara Korean Buldak Ramen

Extra creamy carbonara Korean buldak ramen for all spicy food lovers! Ready in 10 minutes, these noodles combine mild carbonara flavors with parmesan, bacon and mushrooms mixed in a divine spicy sauce.
4.81 from 26 votes
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Korean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories per serving: 1135kcal
Author: Emma Choi

Ingredients

  • 2 buldak ramen packs
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 100 g bacon strips
  • 130 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 280 ml thick cream
  • 40 g parmesan
  • cooking oil
  • dried parsley | optional – garnish
  • extra parmesan | optional – garnish

Instructions

  • In a frying pan, add some cooking oil. Cook onion and garlic for 1 minute.
  • In the meantime, boil some water and cook the ramen as per package instructions for 5 minutes.
  • Add bacon strips and mushrooms to the pan. Stir fry on medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes until mushrooms are fully cooked.
  • Pour cream and ramen seasoning packets in. Stir well.
  • Add parmesan, and give it another stir.
  • Transfer the cooked ramen to the sauce. Stir well to coat all noodles with the sauce.
  • Garnish with dried parsley and extra parmesan (optional).

Notes

  1. Add as much spicy sauce as you like, according to how spicy you like your ramen.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 1135kcalCarbohydrates: 109gProtein: 40gFat: 61gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 3912mgPotassium: 704mgFiber: 10gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 909IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 331mgIron: 6mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Hi Emma!
    Thanks for the recipe! Made this with a friend recently, because we both liked the carbonara buldak ramen, but this recipe you provided really blew our minds away. Definitely a 10/10.

    1. Hi Dave,

      I am so glad you enjoyed my recipe! The carbonara buldak are also my fave by far!