Category Archives: Pulmuone

#2187: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun Noodle (Crab Flavor)

Crabby crab from South Korea! This one was sent to me by colin from the east coast – thanks! Not a lot of ramyun I’ve seen out there with crab as a main flavor. In fact, I think this might be the first ramyun I’ve seen in this vein. You might say ‘hey – you’ve reviewed noodle that have crab flavor before’ but this is ramyun. ramyun is strictly a South Korean thing – it’s really has to do with the noodle gauge and the chewiness. Originally it was beef broth and spicy, but different things have come into the mix during the years – like crab! Let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish, crustacean and shellfish. To prepare, add everything to 3 cups of boiling water and cook for 4 1/2 minutes. stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Looks like spicy ramyun seasoning to me!

The dry garnish sachet.

Quite a diverse mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are great – very good ramyun. They have this kind of two-tier texture to them like a lot of the non-fried noodles do. There’s a kind of gelatinous layer on the outside of the noodle and then more thick inwards with a sturdy chew. The broth had a nice spiciness to it indicative of South Korean variants as well as a nice flavor that teetered on the edge of crab and beef, free of the slight bitterness I have always found in many of the ramyun variants out there. The supplied garnish was good – nice sized pieces of vegetables and all garnish hydrated very nicely and was of good quality. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801114124260.

Pulmuone Non-fried Ramyun Noodle 3.7 Oz Each – Pack of 4 (Crab)

A PR film by Pulmuone in English.

#2018: Pulmuone Noodles With Spicy Oyster Soup

Another one from Colin – thanks again! So Pulmuone is considered a ‘healthful’ brand in South Korea. As you can see, these are non-fried noodles. Let’s look within and see what else we find.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add everything but the sachet with the oyster on it to 2 1/4 cups boiling water and cook for 4 1/2 minutes. Take off heat and stir in contents of sachet with oyster shown on it. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A lot of powder!

The oyster flavoring sachet.

Has a strong oyster scent.

The vegetables sachet.

A very nice quantity. I believe that Pulmuone has their own farms where they produce vegetables for their products.


Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles were decent – chewy with a kind of gelatinous outer coat with a firm inned core. The broth was definitely oyster and spicy. I would say that the spicy kind of overwhelms the oyster slightly – I think it it were toned down just a pinch it would be better. The vegetables were superb – nice variety and very good quality down to the little pepper rings. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801114124291.

Non-fried Ramyun Noodle 3.7 Oz Each – Pack of 8 (Spicy Oyster Soup)

A Pulmuone TV commercial.

#1780: Pulmuone Non-Fried Noodle Blackbean Sauce Noodle With Squid

It’s been almost 400 reviews since the last Pulmuone product I’ve reviewed. Found this one at a local South Korean grocery store and thought today would be a good day to try it. Seems like I’m finding less South Korean varieties to review as of late which really bums me out – Always been a big fan of South Korean instant ramyun. Well, this one is from Pulmuone, a company which shoots for the healthier mark with their products. The noodle aren’t fried, so I’m guessing they’re baked or air-dried. Let’s have a look at this one – with squid!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains squid and shrimp. To prepare, add noodles and vegetables sachet to 20 oz boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain, saving 2 oz water. Add in contents of sachets and stir. Heat an extra 10 seconds. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The main seasoning sachet.

A black bean sauce base.

The vegetables sachet.

Vegetables and squid.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a nice scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added carved squid, mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are thick and have a nice chew to them. Good thick ramyun gauge. The jjajang flavor is quite good – with the oil is coats everything. The extra 10 seconds at the end makes everything a little more cohesive. The supplied vegetable and squid came out very nicely. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801114126295.

Non-fried Ramyun Noodle 3.7 Oz Each – Pack of 8 (Black Bean Sauce)

A recent Pulmuone PR film.

#1400: Pulmuone Nature Is Delicious Non-Fried Ramyun Noodle (Spicy Flavor) (New Version)

Pulmuone is a South Korean company that makes products using their LOHAS philosophy. They really like the sustainable agriculture/green/etc thing over there. There’s a video at the end of this post that extolls their virtues. I thought I’d reviewed this one before but noticed that there were a couple minor changes in the nutrition facts as well as new packaging, so thought maybe I’d give it a try today. It’s called Nature Is Delicious, but it doesn’t say it on the packaging like the old version does, which is kind of weird. Well, actually it says it in Korean, and the only way I could figure it out was by comparing the UPC codes from the original review and this one. I’m kind of curious about how they got the name Pulmuone… Hmmm… Anyways, let’s see how low calorie instant ramyun tastes!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. to prepare, boil 550ml water. Add noodle block and sachet contents and cook for 4.5 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The spicy soup base sachet.

Has a nice spicy scent.

The veggie sachet.

A decent amount and nice variety.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sukiyaki beef, egg yolk, green onion, sweet onion and Fresno chilli pepper. The noodles have a nice chewiness to them and seem to have a fresher kind of feel than many. They have a slight crumbliness. The broth has a nice spicy vegetable flavor. The solid ingredients hydrated pretty well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801114119068.

A promotional video from Pulmuone.

#714: Pulmuone Nature Is Delicious Non-Fried Ramyun Noodle (Spicy)

Here’s a rather uniquely titled one that the nice folks at Ramen Place sent along! I think I would rearrange the title right now to Is Nature Delicious? I guess that what we’re trying to find out with this review. Pulmuone seems to put out products that try to appeal to the health conscious. Let give it a try!

Click image to enlarge. I really like the ‘Why do I feel guilty after giving my husband ramyun? Can we enjoy ramyun without feeling guilty?’ caption. I will say right now I never feel guilty when I eat the noodles unless the particular variety has an odor that my wife doesn’t like. Other than that, nope – no guilt here.

Had a taste of this block as it was non-fried and it’s not bad – crunchy but not like uncooked spaghetti crunchy.

There’s nothing as wonderful as a bright red packet of Korean seasonings, no matter what company makes it. You immediately know the fire within will be coming out soon!

Yep this is that good spicy powder we all know and love.


Quite an array of veggies going on here – onion, carrot, red pepper and mushrooms.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Nature looks delicious! I added some roast beef, stir-fry veggies, an egg in the noodles as they cooked, a couple drops of Tabasco Buffalo Hot Sauce in the center of the broken yolk, some Ajishima Kim Chi furikake and a little bit of Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt on the egg. So let’s dig in. The noodles are good – not very chewy but not low on character; they’re tasty and enjoyable. The broth has a strong spicy flavor. The veggies are all over the place and pretty tasty. I must say that 3 cups of water is a realistic amount to use as per the instructions – this is not a thin broth either. Good stuff – nature truly is delicious! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801114119068 – get it here.

First part of a multipart feature about Pulmuone.

The COEX Kimchi Museum in Korea!