I figured for Meet The Manufacturer Week: Nongshim, I would start with a Bowl Noodles I saw get made while I was at their plant! They were cranking them out en masse! I’ve reviewed the old packaging / version in the past and these new ones are very different. They’re made to be cooked in the microwave, so that’s how I’ll cook them.
Here’s the side and bottom of the bowl’s outer cardboard packaging (click image to enlarge).
Here’s the inside top of the bowl.
The noodle block.
The seasoning packet.
A ton of seasoning! Looks like this should be spicy!
The veggies live in the bottom of the bowl and I fished out a few – there’s definitely more than this in there.
Finished (click image to enlarge). In a pot on the stove, I put some of the new veggie mix we made from stuff we got at the local produce stand. Also, I found some Odeng (fried fish cake) at H-Mart and added it. After it boiled, I drained off the water and added it. The noodles are thinner than many but they’re great – not crumbly or weak – they’re of good quality. The broth is pretty good – I think it might be a tad less spicy than the old Spicy Kimchi Bowl Noodles – still, I like it. The veggies were pretty good, but not a lot of them. I like this one – adding some things to it to dress it up makes it even better. By itself, I give it 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Looking at the old review, looks like they improved! UPC bar code 031146250301 – get it here!
Nongshim Bowl Noodles TV commercial.
K-Pop stars often do TV spots for all sorts of companies – especially instant noodle companies! Here’s one with T-Ara for Shin Ramyun.