Samyang Buldak Carbo Hot Chicken Flavor Tteokbokki Review

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Introduction

For those who are a fan Samyang’s Carbonara ramen and Korean rice cakes, I have some good news for you. Samyang has created a Buldak Carbo Hot Chicken Flavor Tteobokki/Topokki! Although these have been out for a while, I haven’t seen one until recently. What we want to know if they’re worth checking out so let’s get into the review!

Like our other reviews, read them here, I will be rating the carbo topokki using five different categories. Additionally, a short FAQ section including nutrition facts and ingredients can be found at the end of the review.

Overall Ratings: Samyang Buldak Carbo Hot Chicken Flavor Topokki

Value
4/5
Packaging
4.5/5
Cooking
4/5
Taste
4/5
Spiciness
1.5/5

Verdict: It’s a fantastic addition to Samyang’s lineup but the rice cake does seem like an odd fit with the sauce. Other than that and the spice being very minimal, this is a must try!

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Is Samyang's Carbo Tteokbokki A Good Value?

Compared to the ramen, Samyang’s tteokbokki isn’t as cheap as mentioned in my other tteokbokki review. For the price of a bowl of carbo topokki, you can almost buy a 5-pack of ramen! If you’re interested in this product, you can try checking your local Asian grocery store to see if they have it for a better price.

Alternatively, if you prefer online shopping, you can check its current price and availability for a 3-pack or 5-pack on Amazon(paid link). 

Although this product isn’t the best value, knowing Samyang’s quality for their products. This could be a good product.

Value
4/5

What's In A Bowl of Carbo Topokki?

The Samyang Buldak Carbo Topokki has a similar theme to the ramen version. With the pink color and hearts, it’s a perfect valentine’s day gift for your loved ones!

Even Chef Hochi looks like it know’s what I’m talking about. Besides the sausage-like drawing of a tteokbokki and alright looking serving suggestion, it’s an attractive design!

What’s in the bowl of carbo tteokbokki? The bowl includes a pack of rice cakes, spicy sauce, cheese powder, and a spork!

Packaging
4.5/5

How To Cook Samyang's Buldak Carbo Tteokbokki?

The cooking directions are as follows:

  1. Put the rice cake and sauce into the bowl.

  2. Pour hot water up to the line marked in the bowl.

  3. Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes in a 1000W microwave or 3 1/2 minutes in a 700W microwave with the lid closed.

  4. Put the cheese powder stir well and serve.

Cooking is as simple as the original buldak topokki! Be careful as it’s really hot!

If you don’t have a 1000W or 700W microwave and can’t figure out how long to cook it for, check out this microwave calculator!

Cooking
4/5
What Samyang Carbo Topokki looks like after cooking
After Cooking (Doesn't look very appetizing I know!)

What Does Samyang's Buldak Carbo Topokki Taste Like?

First impressions, it doesn’t look as good as the ramen version but it smells super good! There’s more than enough sauce for the amount of rice cake we get. The sauce is just like the ramen with a creamy texture from the cheese and a hint of sweetness.

I like the topokki due to it’s thick and chewy consistency. However, I’m not sure if rice cakes match this sauce very well. Since it’s more of a pasta flavor, you’d expect noodles to go with it. The flavor is great but I think the ramen version fits the sauce better.

Taste
4/5

Is Samyang's Buldak Carbo Tteokbokki Spicy?

The spice was very mild in this flavor similar to the ramen version. It’s probably one of the least spiciest flavors in Samyang’s lineup. I’d say this is more for the pasta lovers or people who want to try a less spicy Samyang product. Since it’s so similar to the carbonara ramen, you should check out that review for more information.

Spiciness
1.5/5

Additional FAQ for Samyang's Buldak Carbo Tteokbokki

What is the Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) of the Carbo Tteokbokki?

The scoville rating for Samyang’s carbo tteokbokki is 2,600. Assuming it has the same sauce as the carbonara buldak ramen, they should share similar scoville heat units.

Is Samyang Carbo Tteokbokki Halal certified?

No, Samyang’s carbo tteokbokki is halal certified as there’s no certification badge on the package. Halal Certification requires that products be produced according to preparation and ingredient standards of the halal lifestyle. 

For more information regarding Halal Certification check out the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America here.

Is Samyang's Carbo Topokki vegan or vegetarian?

Based on the ingredients list, Samyang’s Carbo topokki is not vegan but is vegetarian, if you consume dairy products. Please double check the ingredients to make sure I don’t give you the wrong information.

How many calories are in a bowl of Samyang's Carbo Topokki?

One package or one serving size of carbo topokki has 460 calories . For more information on the Nutrition Facts, check out the image below.

Nutrition Facts for Samyang's Carbo Tteokbokki
Nutrition Facts

What are the ingredients in Samyang's Buldak Carbo Tteokbokki?

Rice Cake: Rice, Refined Salt, Acidity Regulator[Citric Acid(E330)], Ethyl Alcohol

Soup: Water, Artificial Chicken Flavor, Soy Sauce, White Sugar, Chili Pepper Powder, Red Pepper Powder, Soybean Oil, Onion, Red Pepper Seed Oil, Flavor Enhancer(Monosodium L-Glutamate(E621)], Garlic, Modified Potato Starch, Decolorized Chili Extract, Paprika Extract, Black Pepper Powder, Curry Powder 

Powder: Whole Milk Powder, Non Dairy Creamer, Mozzarella Cheese Powder, Garlic Powder, Butter Powder, Modified Potato Starch, White Sugar, Artificial Chicken Flavor Powder, Soybean Oil, Decolorized Chili Extract, Black Pepper Powder, Parsley Curly, Basil Powder

Contains: Soy, Milk

Manufactured in a facility that also processes Celeries, Cereals containing Gluten, Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Milk, Molluscs, Mustard, Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, and Soy Products.

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