Spicy noodle challenge is circulating online. People, from famous Youtubers down to my friends, already posted their videos sharing their reaction about this Korean ramen called Samyang Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen. And commonly, they say that it’s perhaps the spiciest thing on Earth, setting spices aside. Oh really? Well, let’s see if that’s true because we are accepting the Spicy Noodle Challenge.
In this challenge, we cooked two packs of Samyang Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen that is two times hotter than the regular Samyang ramen, I guess. It says that it’s 8,706 SHU. I don’t know what that means. I only know that it’s the spiciest ramen in Korean Market. Anyway, we divided each noodles into two so we can have four servings for me, my mom, my brother and my sister. Yes! We, four, are going to take the challenge. We also prepared four glasses of water and four boxes of milk for each of us and a bowl of ice cubes just in case we need them because we know deep it in our hearts that these are essentials in a spicy noodle challenge.
And the challenge started! I posted some clips on my Facebook account but this is the unedited video. Anyway, prior to the challenge, I already tasted a spoonful of Samyang noodles so I was aware of how spicy it is during that time. I knew that the heat will take its effect seconds after the first guzzle. That’s why if you notice in the video, I already swallowed a lot of noodles at first bite. That was my technique but it wasn’t effective because still, I wasn’t able to finish my meal. My mom also surrendered leaving half of her noodles. I was laughing so hard because she was the one who initiated the challenge and the one who had the full courage to eat everything at first yet she was the first one who stood and left her plate half filled. My sister was almost done when she gave in. But that’s understandable because she has braces. I’ve encountered people with braces who tasted spicy food and they say that’s incredibly uncomfortable with all those inflamed and swollen tissues. Therefore, it’s obvious that the crown goes to my brother who finished his ramen in less than two minutes!
As you can see, we were able to clear our plates not actually an infinity after but perhaps, less than an hour after! Congratulations to all of us! Well, I think it’s better to say congratulations to my brother because he didn’t just finish his own plate, he also devoured what was left on our plates. That explains our proud faces at the last video.
So yeah! I could say that this Samyang Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen is really absolutely totally extremely spicy. You won’t taste the flavor of the noodles at all because it’s pure hotness. You will feel the sting of the heat on your lips, tongue, throat, esophagus for minutes and worse, in your tummy for a few hours. Some of my friends turned red after taking the challenge while others were sweating and losing tears. That’s how spicy it is! But my mom’s right. To get rid of that agony in your mouth, the best thing to gulp after is milk. It did a great help. The water and the ice only have short time effects but will worsen the pain after. To sum it all, I won’t try this Samyang thingy again.