Upgrading Your Fire Korean Noodles

Upgrading Your K-snacks: Fire Noodles Edition

Honey butter chicken and icebox cake are not enough choices for you? No worries, I have more fun Korean food upgrade recommendations to make in Part Two of Upgrading your K-snack. But this time, the focus is on fire Korean noodles, one of the best spicy Korean snacks to eat at home. 

We'll make simple Korean fire noodles barbecue sauce, and some delicious rabokki--ramen and ddeokbokki (spicy rice cakes) together as a meal. Both can come from one pack of nuclear fire noodles and a few extra ingredients.

Spicy Fire Noodle Barbecue Sauce 


  • Sauce pack from your fire Korean noodles
  • Your favorite barbecue sauce

You can choose from the original barbecue, honey barbecue, hickory smoked barbecue, or any other kind of barbecue you like! I decided on my homemade barbecue sauce this time around.


Pour half a bottle of barbecue sauce into a bowl and mix in some of the fire noodle sauce bit by bit until you reach your desired spice level.

  • Save any leftover sauce in an airtight container and store it in your fridge. The sauce is good until the date on your barbecue sauce's original bottle.

For this batch, I made seared pork belly sandwiches and will use what is left over to make barbecued ribs for a family get-together. This mix makes an excellent, flavourful replacement for anything that requires the use of barbecue sauce.

Quick Rabokki

So, you stole the sauce from your fire noodle ramen, and now you just have the noodles. What can you do with that? Make some quick rabokki! All you have to do is boil a few ingredients, coat it in sauce, add some toppings, and BOOM! You now have some delicious rabokki! This snack was my favorite go-to in college; it still is as a full-time employee with no time to cook elaborate meals on super busy days.


  • A premade rabokki sauce
  • Ddeok in the short, cylindrical shape
  • Fishcake (optional)

All of the above can be found in the frozen and/or refrigerated section of your local Asian market.

  • Garnishes of your choice (I chose American cheese, green onions, and sesame seeds.)


  • Fill a medium-sized pot halfway with water and bring it to a boil.
  • Boil each ingredient until cooked, and then set aside.
    • I usually boil my noodles for a minute, then add the ddeok and simmer for another minute.
    • Depending on your fishcake, you'll have to boil or stir-fry them. Be sure to follow the cook times on all ingredients according to the packages.
  • Once everything is fully cooked and drained, add them to a big enough skillet and add your premade ddeokbokki sauce.
  • Cook on medium-low heat until the sauce is nice and hot.
  • Place it all in a bowl and add your garnishes! A filling and delicious meal are now ready in under thirty minutes.

    That's it for the Fire Noodle Edition of Upgrading your Korean snacks! If you want to try the Samyang Fire Noodles, you can get our Fire Noodle cup set, one Samyang Carbonara Fried Noodles, and Samyang Chicken Stir-Fried Noodles! Start leveling up your fire noodles here.

    You can also get our Best Ever Ramyeon Bundle and the best of Korean noodles! Check it out here. 

    What other snacks would you like to see turned into something fun to eat? Leave us a comment below and give us a challenge!

    Written by matchalexie

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