Ramyeon-Ddang Makes a Saucy Entrance to the Snacking World

By Sarah Wong

Taking inspiration from the popular snack Ppushu Ppushu, ramyeon-ddang (라면땅) takes dry ramyeon snacking to a new level. For those who are unfamiliar with the snack, Ppushu Ppushu is a fun ramyeon snack designed to be nearly smashed to smithereens and sprinkled with a seasoning packet. Ramyeon-ddang is prepared by air-frying or toasting the brick of instant noodles, then brushing on a sweet, spicy sauce.

The typical recipe for the sauce for ramyeon-ddang is similar to the sauce used for rice cake skewers (떡꼬치). See how easy it is to prepare this glossy, sweet, and spicy sauce with 10000 Recipe (만개의 레시피

  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoons Korean chili paste
  • 1 tablespoons water 
  • ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoons garlic

Of course, many people have their own rendition without soy sauce, using sugar instead of corn syrup, or adding more Korean chili paste for that extra kick. By slightly tweaking the recipe, you will be able to find the combination that perfectly suits your taste. It might take a few times to get it right but who wouldn’t be willing to make that sacrifice?

Not a fan of sweet and spicy snacks? Many people also enjoy jajjang-ddang. It is prepared the same way as the original ramyeon-ddang except the toasted ramyeon is brushed with a black bean sauce rather than the sweet, spicy sauce. If you like black bean noodles (짜장면), definitely give jajjang-ddang a try!

Ramyeon-ddang can be considered as anju because one of the most popular ways to eat it is with alcohol. At Ddaeng Ju (땡주), many people order a set of Pikachu tonkatsu, ramyeon-ddang, and rice cake skewers or soondae along with a bottle of soju or beer. Whichever combination of snacks you decide to order, they all are brushed with the same sweet, spicy sauce. This set will certainly fit any craving. Sweet, spicy, crunchy, chewy, or savory -- Ddaeng Ju can satisfy it all! 

If you are interested in visiting Ddaeng Ju, they are located at:
2575-1 Shinheung-dong, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si
(성남시 수정구 신흥동 2575-1)

Whoever said that ramen snacks have to be dry? Whether you try ramyeon-ddang with the original sweet, spicy sauce or with black bean sauce, you’ll be surprised at how satisfying this new way of eating ramyeon is. Now the question is, will you break your ramyeon-ddang into pieces or eat it straight from the brick?

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Written by Sarah Wong

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