Product Review

Korean Spicy Beef Ramen Steak Burger

by Edwan S. Photography CK on Fri, November 28, 2014

We got hold of Maggi's new Maggi Royale Korean Spicy Braised Beef noodles to see if they pack a punch. Read on to find out what we think... and what we did with it!

One of the best things we cooked this year!

Maggi asked us to play around with their new Maggi Royale noodles, so here’s our take. But before that, for Malaysians, Maggi = instant noodles. Maggi has become a generic term for almost ALL instant noodles regardless of brand. That’s how ingrained the image is to us. Their latest is the Maggi Royale brand of instant noodles that (they say) promises a higher quality noodle and authentic flavour. So we got hold of the Korean Spicy Braised Beef Flavour to see what it’s like.

If you cook it the way you cook with any other Maggi instant noodle, it’s definitely tasty enough. The Korean Spicy Braised Beef seasoning mix gives the broth an unmistakeably beefy flavour with a good saltiness that plays well with other ingredients. The spiciness was just at the right level: spicy enough that Malaysians will immediately take to it, but not too spicy as to set your mouth on fire. This heat is balanced out well with some sour notes. The rehydrated vegetables also add good ‘crunch’ and gentle hits of flavour.

The noodles are noticeably different than the regular ones. They’re larger and definitely have a firmer, springier texture. We added seared sliced beef, sauteed mushrooms and a bit of kimchi and that definitely added more flavour to it.

But you know, why stop there? I think we can definitely make an awesome Korean Spicy Beef Ramen Steak Burger with this. Dead easy to make and looks absolutely spectacular as well. Here’s what you need:

• 2 packs Maggi Royale Korean Spicy Beef Ramen Burger
• Sirloin steak
• 2 eggs
• Lettuce leaves, washed and picked
• Kimchi, as much as you want
• Mayonnaise
• Cracked black pepper

First off, boil 2 packs of noodles with dehydrated vegetables in plain boiling water. Drain off the liquid, cool it, and crack one egg with some of the seasoning powder into it. Mix it well. Heat some oil in a non-stick pan and cook half the noodles in it.

(TIP) We used a cookie cutter to make the bun shapes. Press down firmly so it shapes up well and let it cook on a low fire for 3 – 4 minutes each side until golden brown. Repeat the process to make the other ‘bun’. Now in the same pan, crank the heat up. Season the sirloin steak with the Korean Spicy Braised Beef seasoning powder and sear it on high heat for 2 minutes each side. Remove.

Let it rest for 5 minutes. Slice it thin. To serve, place some lettuce, kimchi, seared steak, mayonnaise and cover with the top bun. And of course we went over the top and put a fried egg on it too.

The Maggi Royale noodles made an absolutely delicious and satisfying burger! (We were kinda surprised!) The buns were springy and tasty and the seasoning works wonders with the seared steak. Definitely one of the best ramen burgers ever. (we don't normally endorse a sponsored post such as this one, but this recipe turned out really well for Maggi's product. Well done to them.)

Maggi Royale Korean Spicy Braised Beef is available for RM7.90 for a pack of 4 at supermarkets nationwide. It also comes in Penang Seafood Curry flavour. But we like this one for the burger. Go ahead… use this easy recipe to make your very own ramen burger and impress your friends this weekend. Spread some love and share this recipe with them too. Good luck!