Turn your instant noodles into a gourmet meal with these awesome recipes

Aug 24 2016, 11:45 pm

University students are known for a number of different things, one of them being instant noodles.

Yes, college kids certainly have a propensity for gulping down this simple meal and for good reason too. For starters, it’s incredibly inexpensive, perfect for the broke student who’s still recovering from buying those pricey text books. Another plus is that they’re quick and easy to make, meaning you can shovel that meal into your mouth and make it to a cramming session on time. So whether you’re in a dorm or packing a lunch for a study session, it’s one of the most sound decisions you can make in an entire semester.

But now it’s time to defy our traditional image of simple noodles with seasoning – let’s face it, you’re a university student and it’s time to start thinking smart. Arm yourself with the right ingredients and all of the sudden you’ll be the equivalent of Chef Gordon Ramsay with an impressive dish that has healthy ingredients too.

In the spirit of back to school season, we’ve compiled a list of four recipes you can make with Paldo Noodles, transforming that packet into a gourmet meal.

Fresh green onion and boiled egg

Paldo Noodles



Jjajangmen noodles/Paldo Noodles


  • Boil and prepare Paldo Jjajangmen noodles. These noodles are soft with a clear broth.
  • Boil egg for 9 minutes, place in cold water, peel, and cut in half.
  • Chop handful of green onion.
  • Place noodles in bowl along with egg and the green onions.
  • Sprinkle dill and cayenne pepper to taste.

Thai Tom Yam Kung soup

Tom Yam Koong soup

Tom Yam Kung soup/Shutterstock


  • 1 packet of Paldo Teumsae Ramen noodles
  • 3-5 prawns
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Handful of chopped shallots
  • 3 red chilli peppers
  • Basil to desired taste
  • 1 half lime


  • Boil and prepare Paldo Teumsae Ramen noodles following directions on packet. These noodles have a rich hot and spicy flavour, perfect for the classic Thai taste.
  • Fry prawns with 1 tablespoon olive oil for 2-6 minutes or until fully cooked.
  • Place prawns, chopped shallots and lime into bowl with noodles.
  • Cut up 3 red chilli peppers and place in bowl with desired amount of basil.

Spicy pork bowl


  • 1 packet of Paldo Hwa Ramen noodles
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pork sausages
  • Hot sauce
  • Chinese black bean paste
  • Cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes


  • Boil and prepare Paldo Hwa Ramen noodles following directions found on packet. These noodles have a hot and spicy flavour.
  • Fry 2 pork sausages with olive oil and sprinkle chilli flakes on as they simmer.
  • Cut pork sausages into portions and place in bowl with cilantro.
  • Slowly pour desired amount of Chinese black bean paste over dish.
  • Add some hot sauce and you’re good to go.

High protein bowl

Instant noodles

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Gomtang noodles/Paldo Noodles


  • Pan fry chuck steak with olive oil for four minutes on high heat, adding salt and pepper to taste. Cut into small slices.
  • Boil and prepare 1 packet of Paldo Gomtang noodles using directions on packet. These noodles have a clean beef flavour with vegetables.
  • Pour in seasoning for soup. For dry noodles, strain and add seasoning. Dry noodles are ideal for packing in tupperware.
  • Boil egg for 9 minutes. Soak in water, peel, and cut in half
  • Sprinkle Mung beans as desired.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds.
  • Make it classy by adding some lettuce for decoration.

Paldo Noodles was created by the Korea Yakult Corporation and emerged in 2012, pioneering the era of high quality instant noodles. Since then, it’s spread to more than 70 overseas countries. Paldo Noodles can be found in all major supermarkets.

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