Tag Archives: Noodles

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

So here’s something new I found at HMart. This is going to be battle for me, however you might wonder why. Well, much of the package is shiny gold colored. Unfortunately, shiny gold and silver packages are evil. I mean, not really, but really at the same time. Indeed they look nice, but they add a bit of an issue to my process. Indeed, scanning gold or silver foil packs presents a real problem. No matter what, there are wrinkles in the packaging, and ones I usually can use Photoshop to get rid of. However, these wrinkles when in a shiny foil wreak havoc with the scanner and the images come out extremely light and dark in spots. Anyway, just a little behind the scenes on what I do when putting out a post.

But back to the noodles. Pulmuone is kind of a health-minded company. Furthermore, I’m pretty sure all of their instant ramyun is non-fried. Initially, I remember talking to someone from their company mentioning that they have a big farm in South Korea where their vegetables come from. Moreover, they mentioned their founder many times and revered him. Finally, let’s have a look at this Pulmuone Non-Fried Spicy beef!

Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth – South Korea

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). I also include this image. The one above is a photo and the second is a scan with a lot of filtering going on. Contains beef (how I am unsure; importing Southeast Asian beef, chicken and pork is against USDA, however exporting US beef, processing it in SE Asia and re-importing it isn’t – a lot of work but a way to get beef in your products). To prepare, add package contents to 2 1/2 cups boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The soup base sachet.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

A liquid base.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The vegetables sachet.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

A colorful mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef, spring onion and egg. Starting with the noodles, they have a thicker and wider gauge than ramyun. Moreover, this is the ‘new style’ it seems that all of the South Korean companies are going with. However, the style works very well and has an excellent chew. The broth had its points. So it was spicy and had a kind of beefiness, but it seemed like it was missing a salty taste. Finally, the included vegetables are excellent – the mushroom in particular. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801114132227.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Pulmu one Non-Fried Ramyun Noodles with Spicy Beef Broth, 4.268 Ounce (Pack of 4)

A Pulmuone advertisement featuring (I believe) the winner of Master Chef Korea.

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one that comes by way of a kind reader named Colin from the US east coast – thanks again! He’s dispatches a TON of instant noodles which I can’t find anywhere! This one looks interesting – these are from India! Here’s a little from Wikipedia about masala –

Masala or massala is a South Asian term for a spice mix.[1] It can be either a combination of dried (and usually dry-roasted) spices, or a paste (such as vindaloo masala) made from a mixture of spices and other ingredients—often garlic, ginger, onions, chilli paste and tomato. Masalas are used extensively in Indian cuisine to add spice and flavour,[2] most familiarly in chicken masala. Other South Asian cuisines including Pakistani, Nepali, Bangladeshi, Burmese, and Sri Lankan regularly use spice mixes.

Chaat masala (Hindi चाट मसाला, also spelled chat masala) is a spice powder mix or masala used in South Asian cuisine, primarily in Indian, Bangladeshi and. It typically consists of amchoor (dried mango powder), cumin, coriander, dried ginger, salt (often kala namak), black pepper, asafoetida (hing) and chili powder.[1] The ingredients are combined and served on a small metal plate, polystyrene plate or a banana leaf, dried and formed into a bowl, at chaat carts, especially in India, Bangladesh and Punjab

I couldn’t find anything about chatpat , but thinking perhaps chaat may be similar? Let’s take a look.

1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala – India

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break noodle block into 2 pieces. Add to 275ml boiling water and cook for one minute. Add in sachet contents and cook for 2 additional minutes. stir and enjoy!

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning sachet.

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A granular mixture.

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken and coriander. The noodles were plumper than I expected – was a nice surprise. They ate up almost all the liquid and ended up with a medium chewiness. The flavor was very India – masala and spicy! Decently spicy and very tasty – really liked these. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8906019633029.

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Made in India: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen

A short video on food in Bengaluru.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one of the last ones that were sent by Jen in Australia – thanks! Chicken and corn sounds pretty good – let’s find out!

Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour – Australia

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents. Add enough boiling water to cover noodles. Let steep 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge).

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The powder base sachet.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A very yellow powder.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Some vegetables.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Looks like greenery and corn.

#2349: Fantastic Noodles Chicken & Corn Flavour - Australia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken and coriander. The noodles were kind of flat; they just didn’t have much backbone to them in this one. The broth was a salty chicken and corn kind of flavor which seemed a little off. The vegetables did however hydrate pretty well. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155630504.

Australian Womens Weekly Cookbook

One of the first things my wife cooked for me was almost identical to this – wonder if she knew she was cooking Australian style?

#2329: Patanjali Atta Noodles Jhatpat Banao Befikr Khao

#2329: Patanjali Atta Noodles Jhatpat Banao Befikr Khao - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Another sent by Colin – thanks! So this is one of a new line from India within the last year or so. Looks to be vegetarian and to have peas in there. Here’s a little about the company from Wikipedia –

The Patanjali Ayurved Limited is an Indian FMCG company.Manufacturing units and headquarters are located in the indusrtial area of Haridwar while the registered office is located at Delhi. The company manufactures mineral and herbal products. It also has manufacturing units in Nepal under the trademark Nepal Gramudhyog[4] and imports majority of herbs in India from Himalayas of Nepal.[5][6] According to CLSA and HSBC, Patanjali is the fastest growing FMCG company in India. It is valued at ₹30 billion (US$450 million) and some predict revenues of ₹5,000 crore (US$740 million) for the fiscal 2015–16.[7][8][9] Ramdev baba has stated in his interview with CNN-News18 that profit from Patanjali Products goes to charity.[10]

Well, let’s check it out!

Patanjali Atta Noodles Jhatpat Banao Befikr Khao – India

#2329: Patanjali Atta Noodles Jhatpat Banao Befikr Khao - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#2329: Patanjali Atta Noodles Jhatpat Banao Befikr Khao - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break noodles into 4 pieces and add noodles and sachet contents to 250ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2329: Patanjali Atta Noodles Jhatpat Banao Befikr Khao - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2329: Patanjali Atta Noodles Jhatpat Banao Befikr Khao - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning sachet/.

#2329: Patanjali Atta Noodles Jhatpat Banao Befikr Khao - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a nice and strong spice scent with what looks like peas.

#2329: Patanjali Atta Noodles Jhatpat Banao Befikr Khao - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. Thee noodles were really good – plump with a slight crumble. The taste was like a tasty masala – very hearty and a nice bit of spicy taste. The peas hydrated wonderfully; some of the best hydrated peas I’ve had. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8904109409981.

#2329: Patanjali Atta Noodles Jhatpat Banao Befikr Khao - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

12 x P atanjali Atta Noodles, 70 gms each (840 gms)

A Patanjali Atta Noodles advertisement.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour

Si#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent by a reader named Jen from Australia – thanks again! So chow mein – very curious how this will translate. Indeed I’ve had chow mein that tastes like yakisoba, chow mein that’s just salty and soy, chow mein that’s very bland. But this one looks like it will be chow mein with a small amount of broth and vegetables which sounds odd. But wait – is it odd? As a matter of fact. Australia has it’s own take on Chinese food – here’s a little about it from wikipedia:

Traditional chow mein is made with egg noodles which are boiled then strained and left to dry.[citation needed] They are then stir fried and finally left to sit at the bottom of the wok and pressed down, this crisps the noodles at the edges and underside. Chow mein is made with either seafood, often just prawns, chicken, beef or barbecued pork. Restaurants will serve a combination chow mein or a single type. Chicken and beef are often softened with a little bicarb of soda. The sauce is made from garlic, rice wine, light stock, MSG, salt and corn flour. Vegetables are usually one green such as bok choy or choy sum plus a little chopped carrot, but also other green vegetables are acceptable. This stir fry is poured onto the noodles. Chow mein is unique as its noodles are both soft in part but also crispy.

Well, let’s find out what this chicken chow mein is all about.

Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour – Australia

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents. Then, add enough boiling water to cover noodles. Finally, let steep 3 minutes. Then stir and enjoy!

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

The powder base.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Chunky from high moisture content I’m guessing.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

The vegetables sachet.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Looks like corn, peas and spring onion.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and baked chicken. The noodles are standard gauge and hydrate nicely in three minutes, but nothing super special. As far as the broth, the noodles suck most of it up. The flavor was pretty good; indeed, it didn’t remind me of chow mein really but tasted nice and chickenny. Veggie hydrated alright – the peas were kind of meh. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9310155002141.

#2308: Fantastic Noodles Chicken Chow Mein Flavour - Australia - Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater

Australian Womens Weekly Cookbook

One of the first things my wife cooked for me was almost identical to this – wonder if she knew she was cooking Australian style?