Category Archives: Golden Wheat

#1364: Golden Wheat Korean Style Stew Pork Flavour Noodle Soup

Today we have a big bowl of noodles! These were found up in Canada for my birthday trip – last year. I must say that the shelf life of instant noodles is really quite amazing and helpful – especially when I review one every day. I’ve got quite a lot of instant noodles here, which should be no surprise! I remember in November of 2012 – I was in a bit of a panic. I did a bunch of re-reviews and had a real problem finding new varieties. Then boom – found tons and got a bunch sent to me. Anyways, let’s have a look at this big pork bowl!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents to bowl. Add boiling water to line and cover for 3-4 minutes. Uncover, stir and enjoy.

Detail of the lid.

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

You’re going to say ‘hey – this doesn’t look like powder!’ Well, over time, the powder can clump a bit – which really doesn’t hurt anything; there’s a little bit of moisture in the ingredients, and after a while, they tend to turn chunky.

The vegetables sachet.

A nice variety.

The liquid base sachet.

A thick paste.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onion, sauteed pork and sweet onion, and a little BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles ended up being kind of spongy which was a big let down. The broth had a nice rich flavor and the veggies were quite good. Can’t get past the noodles though. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. 6921555571668.

Here’s a recipe for Chinese pork stew.

#1323: Golden Wheat Korean Style Mushroom Chicken Flavour Cooking Noodle

This is one I got for my birthday last year when my wife took me to Canada – thank you, Kit! I’m going to be blunt: I don’t have high hopes on this one. These Golden Wheat varieties are pretty good, as they’re JML products in camouflage. As you can see from this JML Mushroom Chicken bowl, the sachets are identical. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve really enjoyed a lot of the Golden Wheat and JML varieties, but I really didn’t like the Mushroom Chicken previously. Time to see if this one warrants a low score or if it’s a pleasant surprise. It’s go time.

Here’s the back of this rather large package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil a whopping 700ml water. Add the noodle block and all the sachet contents. Cook for 5-6 minutes and enjoy. I should also note that there are ‘spaghetti cooking directions’ on the back of this poackage as well – basically boil the noodles for 5-6 minutes in 700ml water, drain and then use your favorite pasta sauce.

The mammoth noodle block. This is the largest noodle block that I’ve ever seen on the market. This is the same in all of the golden Wheat pack varieties I’ve seen.

The powder seasoning sachet.

The powder has a very odd ‘off-scent.’

The liquid sachet.

A thick chicken color liquid.

The vegetables sachet.

Cabbage, scallion and mushroom.

 

Finished (click image top enlarge). Added peas, carrots, gilled chicken and corn. The noodles aren’t bad. I can see how they’re trying to go towards the ramyun style, however they’re a little too glutenous and gooey for that. Nonetheless, they’re not bad. The broth has a very artificial chicken flavor, although it kind of grew on me, then did the opposite. I mean, there’s so much of it! The vegetables hydrated well. If you want an enormous bowl of noodles, this is it, bar none. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 6921555586181.

As I said above, Golden Wheat is made by JML. Nothing better than rescuing people with instant noodles – hurrah!

#1208: Golden Wheat Korean Style Stew Pork Flavour Cooking Noodle

I’ve reviewed a bunch of these – got them up in Canada during my birthday. They’re really big! Let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

The big noodle block.

Powder soup base sachet.

Very light powder.

The seasoned oil sachet.

Thick and has a nice pork-ish scent.

The vegetable sachet.

A decent quantity.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced pork and sweet onion I sauteed. The noodles are thick like Korean ramyun, yet they seem a bit less full. The broth has a nice rich pork flavor, but it rather oily for my taste and heavy. The vegetables hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555584491.

Check out this light show!

#1154: Golden Wheat Korean Style Shrimp Flavour Cooking Noodle

Here’s another one from my birthday trip to Canada in March! Thank, Kit! Thought it’d be nice to have something seafoody as it’s been a little while. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp.

Here’s the enormous noodle block.

The powder seasoning packet.

A very light powder.

The liquid base.

Looks more like a paste.

The veggie and shrimp packet.

A nice little melange of bits and pieces.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, red, yellow and orange bell pepper and Walla Walla sweet onion that I sauteed with a little garlic salt. The term ‘Korean Style’ seems to refer to the gauge of the noodle and not the texture. There are an amazing amount of noodles here with a nice texture and wider gauge than your regular baseline instant. The broth is light with a subtle shrimp taste and a slight oiliness that makes everything bind together well. The veggies did well – lots of seaweed. The shrimp were mediocre. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555584514.

Want to farm your own shrimp? Here’s a training video.

#1111: Golden Wheat Korean Style Stew Beef Cooking Noodle

Another one we got on our trip to Canada – thank you to my beautiful wife Kit! So I recently got this comment on my Top Ten Strangest & Weirdest list:

funny, some of them are even NOT instant noodle.

i guess there is no authority in this rating

Snarky eh? With all the uproar recently from Taiwan, I’ve gotten quite a few nasty comments – most noteworthy ones trying to discredit my ability to make instant noodles… Geez! Sore losers on the Top Ten, sore at being on the Bottom Ten… As for all of the noodles on that Weird and gross list,, they’re kind of right actually, although truly splitting hairs. You see, there are some instant noodles that require nothing but hot water – you put them in a bowl, add hot water, cover and wait a few minutes and presto – instant noodles. This is what makes them ‘instant.’ Others however must be boiled in a pot on the stove. Many people in the world refer to these as ‘cooking noodles’ as on the front of this pack. To be honest though, most instant noodles can be done both ways (often you’ll see cooking instructions as well as instant instructions). To me, this is splitting hairs and really a kind of silly comment. I mean, you have to have heated water either way, and that’s not really hard to do. Cooking noodles in a pot is barely cooking anyways… So for anyone who’s wondering, if it’s got noodles and a seasoning packet and comes in a small container and cooks in an extremely short amount of time (between 3 and 7 minutes or so), I’m calling ’em instant noodles. But I digress – let’s check out these ‘cooking noodles!’

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). Looks like there’s no meat in this one.

I think this brand puts out the absolutely largest single blocks of noodles I’ve ever seen.

Looks like Golden Wheat may be a re-branded JML.

A light powder.

Paste packet.

Has a meaty aroma.

The veggies packet.

Nice little variety and a decent amount.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed beef and Vidalia onions and some green onion. The noodles looks like big Korean ramyun noodles, but they’re a little smaller in the end and have a much less chewy texture. The broth has a faint spiciness and more of a Chinese ‘braised beef’ flavor. It’s hearty and slightly sweet and a little oily  – it’s really nothing like a Korean ramyun. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555584484.

A quick overview of the different varieties of Asian noodles. By the way – I think their idea of making their own broth is great and all but I’ll never do it – viva la seasoning packet! By the way – Tim Lincecum pitched a no-hitter yesterday to the Padres! Check it out here – GIANTS!!!