Category Archives: Samyang Foods

Re-Review: Samyang Foods Fresh Jjajang

Okay so I guess karma will get you. I dunno. Let me explain… So I got this pack along with a couple others at HMart a week or two ago (great store, HMart by the way) and they had one of this series in single packs to buy, but the other two were in 5 packs that were around $9 each. Well, I went to the trouble of opening a couple of the 5 packs and taking out one each . Now, I’m unsure if this is truly a horrible thing to do; I’m sure they just put them on the shelf with the others that are sold in singles. Plus hey – I got them at HMart (there – the third time I mentioned HMart! Ooh a fourth!), so if you want to get these you can find them there. Well, as it turns out I reviewed this one in May and now I’m reviewing it again! Wasn’t my plan to do a re-review today but here we are. So perhaps the pulling of single packs from the multipack is why this happened. But probably not; I’m just getting old. Anyways, this is a jjajang/zha jiang (black bean sauce) noodle. Let’s hit it!

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. to prepare, add noodles and vegetables to 600ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of powder and oil sachets. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder sachet.

A lot of powder.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like vegetables and some TVP (textured vegetable protein).

A liquid sachet.

Oil!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles were thick and chewy and very premium. The sauce was serious business; a little spicy hit and a thick slather with a very hearty black bean flavor. The included vegetable and TVP really worked well. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073113176.

Samyang God Jjajang Instant Noodle 650g (130g X5 Packs)

An old TV commercial for Samyang Foods Chacharoni.

#2101: Samyang Foods Pojangmacha Udon

Here’s another one from Colin – thanks! Pojangmacha are street food stalls found in South Korea – I really hope to try this some day! This is a spicy seafood soup from South Korea. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the back of the package (click to eblarge). Guessing it contains fish. To prepare, add everything to 550ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Sea tangle! Also known as kelp.

The soup base sachet.

Lots of spicy scented powder.

The vegetables sachet.

Lots of veggies with an emphasis on seaweed.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Busan fish cake, kamaboko, carved squid and spring onion. The noodles were really good – thick and chewy. The broth had a hearty seafood taste and nice spiciness. The sea tangle and the veggies? Well, I skipped the sea tangle today, but the veggies were good – especially the large amount of seaweed. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073103382.

[Samyang] Pojangmacha Udon Ramyun / Ramyun, Ramen, Korean Instant Hot Noodle Soup

A guy gets some spicy topokki at a pojangmacha.

#2067: Samyang Foods Fresh Jjajang

There have been some jjajangmyun varieties sweeping sout Korea lately – very very popular. Here’s one of them! Jjajang is a black bean sauce and myun means noodle in Korean. Got it? Good! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. to prepare, add noodles and vegetables to 600ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Drain. Add in contents of powder and oil sachets. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Sauce base.

Has a rich scent.

The vegetables sachet.

A varied mixture.

An oil sachet.

Oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles in this one are different from the standard Samyang Foods ones. they’re thicker and wider. The flavor is really great – a nice and thick jjajang sauce coats everything in its entirety. Despite it being a sauce coming from a dry powder, this stuff is really extremely good. The veggies were excellent as well, however the peas didn’t hydrate extremely well and after all the time they had boiling, I was a bit surprised by this. Nonetheless, an excellent jjangmyun. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073113176.

Samyang God Jjajang Instant Noodle 650g (130g X5 Packs)

An old TV commercial for Samyang Foods Chacharoni.

#2017: Samyang Foods Honey & Cheese Big Bowl

Here’s one sent by Colin from back east – thanks again! I’ve seen this a couple times online and though it sounded fascinating. Honey and cheese? What an interesting combination… Let’s tear open the lid and see what we have here!

The import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge). One should note that this is not meant to be served as soup.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meats. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 4 minutes. Using holes in lid, drain off excess water. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

A LOT of powder.

A liquid sachet.

I thought at first this might be honey, but it looks to be vegetable oil. I think the sweetness/honey flavor component will be in the dry sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander and ham lunchmeat. The noodles came out decently hydrated and they are thick and chewy ramyun. The flavor is interesting; indeed the oil wasn’t honey but a strangely spicy concoction; like a hot spicy dandelion oil thing. The dish’s flavor is like a spicy sweet cheese thing with a dandelion hit to it which I found compelling, but in the end something I really didn’t like at all. It sounded good, but just not for me. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073210868.

The opposite end of the spectrum – Samyang Buldak Bokkeum Ramyun Gourmet Very Spicy Cup Noodle Soup (Pack of 4)

A very old Samyang Foods TV commercial!

#1974: Samyang Foods Cheese Curry Ramyun

Here’s another of the many varieties sent recently by Colin from Michigan – thanks! Cheese curry? That sounds really good – you can get cheese curry at Indian restaurants – I’m wondering what a South Korean cheese curry might be like. Let’s find out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this contains meat. To prepare, add in contents of sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Smells like curry!

Loose bits from the inside of the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef. The noodles were of a decent ramyun gauge and hydrated nicely in the three minutes directed. The broth was thick and had a very nice kind of creamy curry flavor with just an inkling of spiciness. This was amazing – beautiful stuff! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073210806.

Cheese Noodles Stew Cup Noodles Soup /

This is definitely a recipe my wife would enjoy! Kit loves udon and cheese!