June 30, 2014

#1421: Nongshim Korean Clay Pot Ramyun Noodle

As with many instant noodle companies, Nongshim has plants all over the world. Usually, these factories produce flavors that are popular in the countries they are located in, as well as well known favorites. This one is a variety made in China and I found it up in Canada. It seems that many of the ones made in China are available up in Canada, although I’ve never seen them here in the USA – curious. Let’s have a look!

But first – I want to say thanks to my friend Matt B. for helping me transport my art from my old apartment to my new one the other day. Not only that, he gave me a jar of this Midori Farm Kimchhi – this stuff is extremely good. If you live in Washington State, seek it out – here’s their website. Anyways, Thanks again, Matt!

Here is detail of the side of the cup (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take out fork and sachet. Empty sachet contents into cup. Fill to line with boiling water and let stand 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The soup base powder sachet.

Has a kind of vegetable beef kind of odor.

Here are some of the vegetable bits that were in the cup.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sukiyaki beef and Midori Farm kimchi. The noodles were a little less than expected, with very little chewiness and almost a slimy outside. The broth was rich and had a nice taste of beef. The veggies hydrated well and had a goodly abundance. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 6920238081067.

Lots of people have opinions on how to correctly serve ramyun – I’ve always liked this video – very simple and the music is ultra cheesy!

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

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