June 2, 2012

#753: Meet The Manufacturer: Nongshim Soba Instant Buckwheat Noodle With Dipping Sauce Mix

Hey this isn’t something I’ve seen before – dipping sauce? This is a cold noodle – something I’m not usually a big fan of but we’ll see. The dipping sauce concept has me enthralled…

Check out the directions – not your typical pack of noodles. Click image to enlarge.

Here’s the noodle block. Definitely a different color!

Here’s the first component of the dipping sauce: the liquid packet.

Has a kind of soy sauce scent to it.

A seasoning block?

These are great – they sort of disintegrate into liquid. I’ve seen them in the larger fresh udon bowls before. This one has a strong wasabi scent to it!

Finished (click image to enlarge). This is definitely something different for me – let’s see here… The noodles by themselves aren’t bad – unseasoned so not a lot of flavor, but a nice consistency. Once dipped in the sauce, it’s a completely different story. The sauce is very soy and wasabi inspired and has a nice wasabi sting to it. It’s kind of like bibim naengmeon but with a dipping attribute! What’s interesting about this is that after trying it, I couldn’t imagine it working as well as it does if the components were hot as in a common ramyun or soupless noodle dish. I can definitely say that this is the first cold noodle pack I would probably not have any reservations about having again. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146017270 .

How to make Naengmyeon!

‘Cold Noodles’ brought this up on YouTube

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

2 thoughts on “#753: Meet The Manufacturer: Nongshim Soba Instant Buckwheat Noodle With Dipping Sauce Mix

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    That is a LOT of sodium!!!!! 82%!!!

    1. Hans "The Ramen Rater" Lienesch Post author

      Yeah it might seem like it but that’s pretty standard as far as instant noodles go. Then again, if you don’t guzzle down the leftover dipping sauce – which there was a ton of – I imagine most of the sodium drops off – probably 30-40%

      – TRR


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