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#753: Meet The Manufacturer: Nongshim Soba Instant Buckwheat Noodle With Dipping Sauce Mix

Hey this isn’t something I’ve seen before – dipping sauce? This is a cold noodle – something I’m not usually a big fan of but we’ll see. The dipping sauce concept has me enthralled…

Check out the directions – not your typical pack of noodles. Click image to enlarge.

Here’s the noodle block. Definitely a different color!

Here’s the first component of the dipping sauce: the liquid packet.

Has a kind of soy sauce scent to it.

A seasoning block?

These are great – they sort of disintegrate into liquid. I’ve seen them in the larger fresh udon bowls before. This one has a strong wasabi scent to it!

Finished (click image to enlarge). This is definitely something different for me – let’s see here… The noodles by themselves aren’t bad – unseasoned so not a lot of flavor, but a nice consistency. Once dipped in the sauce, it’s a completely different story. The sauce is very soy and wasabi inspired and has a nice wasabi sting to it. It’s kind of like bibim naengmeon but with a dipping attribute! What’s interesting about this is that after trying it, I couldn’t imagine it working as well as it does if the components were hot as in a common ramyun or soupless noodle dish. I can definitely say that this is the first cold noodle pack I would probably not have any reservations about having again. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146017270 .

How to make Naengmyeon!

‘Cold Noodles’ brought this up on YouTube