Category Archives: Ottogi

#1426: Ottogi Cheese Bokki

I thought I’d make one for my wife today. Kit loves cheese. I mean she really loves cheese! I don’t know anyone who gets happier when cheese is mentioned! I thought this would be a perfect one for her. Cheese noodles for a cheese lover. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks like it has chicken brothh powder. To prepare, fill cup with boiling water and cover for 4 minutes. Drain using drainage holes on lid. Add cheese powder sachet and stir. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge). Note the four little stars on the right side – when you want to drain off the water, poke these thru with chopsticks.

The noodle block.

The cheese powder sachet.

Has a nice cheese scent.

Hey she likes it!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed beef with garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce and Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper and a mix of shredded Colby and Jack cheese. The noodles came out well enough – standard nice thick ramyun gauge and a good chewiness. The cheese? Coats well and turns everything into a cheese flavored tangle. Good stuff! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801045570945.

An Ottogi Cheese Bokki TV spot. The also show other Ottogi bowls that drain through the lid in this one.

#1418: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Grilled Chicken Flavor

Sweet – another noodle snack! I think we’re pretty close to an annual noodle snack top ten list soon – just trying to figure out a good time to release it… Halloween perhaps? Superbowl time? If you have an idea, shoot me a comment below! Anyways, here’s another one of Ottogi’s Ppushu Ppushu line. This is the first one I’ve seen that’s chicken flavored that I can remember from them. Let”s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, smash the noodles within the bag. Open bag and take out seasoning sachet. Sprinkle sachet contents into bag and re-close. Shake to distribute flavoring powder. Eat!

The noodle block.

Seasoning powder sachet.

A very light powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are a smaller gauge than Korean ramyun, and very light and crunchy. The flavoring is a little mystifying; it doesn’t make me think of chicken. It has a salty element, and an acidic element which is a little strange. Then a slightly bitter chemical flavor I didn’t like. For a snack, I’m giving this one 1.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 645175560050.

Yep – they make commercials for these noodles with KPop stars! here’s one for Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu.

#1316: Ottogi Japchae Vermicelli Noodle

Ottogi sent me a box of noodle samples a while back in hopes of doing a Meet The Manufacturer series. Unfortunately, timing and language barriers made that hard to come to fruition, so I figured I ought to review some of the varieties they’ve sent over time. This one’s Japchae – a traditional South Korean dish of clear noodles, vegetables and meats. Good stuff, at least what I’ve tried in a restaurant! Let’s have a look to see what this is like.

The distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains pork extract.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add noodles and vegetable sachet to 450ml boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain. Stir in liquid sachet contents and enjoy.

The vermicelli sachet.

Liquid base sachet.

Has a meaty scent to it.

An oil sachet.

Smells like sesame oil.

The vegetable sachet.

The  distributor sticker mentions carrot, cabbage, mushroom, vegetable protein and tree ear.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, green onion, garlic, carrot, thin sukiyaki beef and sesame seeds. The noodles are very chewy, a little more so than I like even after 5 minutes of boiling. They have a sort of rubbery texture as well. The flavor is nice; a sweet and beefy kind of thing going on which I enjoyed. The 225 calorie price tag is very agreeable, but alone it seemed to really be missing something. After my additions I’m sure the calories went up by around 200. Still, not too shabby! 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801045480060.

An Ottogi Japchae TV advertisement.

#1278: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Bulgogi Flavor

I did an appearance on a show called Cam Fu & Friends which was recorded at Microsoft on January 7th, 2014. Cam the host and I met because of instant noodles a while back. He did instant noodle reviews on The Noodle Freak for a while and then went on hiatus from it, telling folks to come check out my site, a real honor. So we actually met in person the first time the other day. He really was hoping I’d do a review on the show, and so I had to come up with something to review. Well, this one fit the bill; easily prepared during the taping! Further below, you can watch the video! Let’s check this one out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, get a fist. Punch the package repeatedly. Open and remove sachet and sprinkle into the package. Shake. Eat it dry just like that!

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are nice and crunchy and the seasoning is nice. Kind of sweet but it’s addictive stuff. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 645175560036.

Here’s the show! Click here to see the show from the beginning!