Here’s one my wife got me during my birthday trip to Canada earlier this year! Thanks, Kit! This is a neat one. First, it’s a South Korean brand, but it is definitely for thye Japanese market; everything on the label is in Japanese for the most part, and a curry cup falls in line as well. This line also has a Shoyu cup, another Japanese ramen flavor. As I’m sure all who follow my blog know, I’m a big fan of curry, and so my hopes here are high! Japanese curry is much different from Indian or Malaysian curries; it’s usually not spicy and has a sweetness to it. Let’s see what’s under the hood of this Samyang Curry Noodle!
An import label (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.
Detail from the side panels (click image to enlarge).
Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge). To prepare, open cup halfway and empty sachet into cup. Add boiling water to line and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
Has a strong sweet curry scent.
The loose vegetable ingredients from the cup. Looks like veggies and little bits of textured vegetable protein.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, fishball and coriander. The noodles hydrated extremely well and were just perfect for this cup. They have a good gauge and chew. The broth is a strong Japanese curry with good flavor, although slightly saltier than I would have liked. The vegetable and TVP bits came out just right. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 4580352290053.
Looking for a nice South Korean ramyun cup? Here’s a great one from Samyang Foods.
Here’s the winter themed Samyang Ramyun TV spot. Doies the music sound familiar? Perhaps this?