March 12, 2015

#1610: Paldo Vina Koreno Premium Ginseng Flavor

I’ve always heard good things about ginseng for vitality, etcetera. But vitality noodles? Hmm. I’ll admit I know little about ginseng, so here’s what wikipedia has on it:

The root is most often available in dried form, either whole or sliced. Ginseng leaf, although not as highly prized, is sometimes also used. Folk medicine attributes various benefits to oral use of American ginseng and Asian ginseng (P. ginseng) roots, including roles as an aphrodisiac, stimulant, type II diabetes treatment, or cure for sexual dysfunction in men.[8]

Ginseng may be included in small doses in energy drinks[9] or herbal teas, such as ginseng coffee.[10] It may be found in hair tonics and cosmetic preparations, as well, but those uses have not been shown to be clinically effective.

Interesting – curious how I’ll feel after a bowl of ginseng noodles! Let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add package contents to 400ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

The soup base powder. Has an almost garlic and chicken scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Mostly spring onion – has a kind of tea scent.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added white onion. The noodles had a nice thick gauge – although these are made in Vietnam, they’re South Korean style ramyun. They had a very slight sponginess I wasn’t a fan of. The broth was really quite nice – usually ‘healthy’ variants have a funky taste but this was almost like a garlic chicken soup broth. It also had a decent consistency to it which I also liked. The vegetables hydrated nicely. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8936028640015

Here’s the chicken version – Koreno Noodles Chicken Flavor Instant Noodle 100g (5 Pack)

A news clip of a trade show featuring Paldo Vina.

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

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