I saw this at the local supermarket the other day and just couldn’t pass it up. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an instant noodle showing such patriotism before! Also, before anyone starts sending me comments saying ‘how dare they use our flag – that’s made in South Korea,’ I have news for you. Nongshim America is down in Rancho Cucamonga, California and employs a LOT of Americans! Yep – chances are that if you’re living in the USA and enjoy Shin Ramyun or Shin Black or any of the Bowl Noodles, it was most likely made here in the states. Make sure to check out the factory tour video at the end of this post – I went on it in 2012 and it was a blast! Anyways, let’s check this one out!
Detail of the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, tear off lid and add in sachet contents. Microwave for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
A side shot of the bowl.
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Notice the little chart showing time vs noodle consistency.
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
Has a spicy scent.
Bits from the bottom of the bowl.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chicken I cooked sous vide style at 146 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours with Johnny’s Chicken & Seafood seasoning and crushed red pepper. The noodles came out great – I did them for 4 minutes and they were on the soft side as promised. The broth has a nice kind of spicy chicken flavor as advertised. As for the included bits, they hydrated well too. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146262571.
The 200th review I did was the old version of this stuff! Over 500 reviews later, we come to the new version. So far, these new ones have been quite good.
Here’s the panel info from the cardboard outer (click image to enlarge).
The lid with directions.
The noodle block.
The seasoning packet.
Here’s the seasoning with a more yellow color than its predecessor.
Here are a few bits of the veggies from the bottom of the bowl.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a couple fried eggs with a pinch of Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some kimchi, some chicken lunch meat and some veggies. The noodles were exceptionally good as I have found these new ones to be lately. The broth has a decent bit of spiciness but not a snap your neck level – I could handle a bit more. Veggie re-hydrated nicely. In review #200, I didn’t like the noodles as much, but I definitely remember it being spicier. So it sticks at a 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146262571 – get it here.
This is awesome! I want to go to Korea someday – everyone’s really happy and there’s noodles, too!