Bulamwang The Devil Of Fire Ramen

I will never brag about being a champion when it comes to spicy food, but like most Singaporeans, I am a glutton for punishment when it comes to mind-numbing, mouth-searing, te la-level spice. So, when the Bulmawang The Devil Of Fire Ramen popped onto my radar, the first thing I said was, “gimme gimme”.

It claims to be the spiciest ramen on earth right now, rivalling even Samyang’s 2x Spicy Fire Ramen and Mamee’s Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken Noodles. Currently making its rounds on Korea’s mukbang circuit, many videos feature mukbang-ers at the verge of ugly tears as they work their way through a bowl.

What makes the Bulmawang The Devil of Fire Ramen earn its stamp as the spiciest instant noodles in the world is that the broth is made with the world’s hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper. This is the first instant noodle in Korea to use the chilli in its recipe.

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The Carolina Reaper comes in at a whopping 2.2+ million Scoville units (SHU), so its use in this devilishly spicy instant noodles gives each packet a ranking of 14,444 SHU. As a basis for comparison, Samyang’s 2x Spicy Fire Ramen is a mere 8,706 SHU, while the reigning hottest ramen, the Teumsae Ramyeon, only comes in at 9,413 SHU.

Before I give the lowdown on the taste, let me set the scene for my spice tolerance. I thought I was good. TMI, but even though the regular Samyang noodles put me on the toilet for days, I wiped my bowl clean. I get sweaty when faced with tom yum, my face turns red, but it’s all manageable.

This ramyeon put me to

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