Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Nongshim Kal Guk Soo Korean Style Noodle Soup

I reviewed this about a year ago – at number 442. Well, let’s give it another review! It’s a bit different than other instants I’ve had from Nongshim. Here’s what it says on their website:

Kal Guk Soo is a light soothing traditional Noodle Soup made with a calcium-rich anchovy soup base with zucchini, green onion and egg flakes. The noodles are not fried making it even better for those who prefer a less heavy meal.

Let’s give it a try!

Check out the amount of water and the cooking time. Click image to enlarge.

Here’s why: the noodles are different. Look to be broad and flat.

Here’s the seasoning packet.

Lots of light powder – not the usual red color.

Here’s the veggie packet.

Looks like a nice mix of veggies.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some onion, some Odeng, a little Fresno pepper and some Ajishima Kimchi Furikake. Hey this is good stuff! The noodles are indeed broad and flat and very different from the usual ones I’ve had from Nongshim varieties. They have a light firmness and are very good. The broth is full of anchovy flavor and very tasty.  The veggies are good too – they fit the dish well. I like this a lot – last time I gave it 4.0 stars, this time I think it’s getting 4.5 out of 5.0. I could eat this all day! UPC bar code 031146157358 .

Here’s a Shin Ramyun commercial

Wow now that looks hot!


  1. No problem. Thanks!

    Btw, I just looked at the pkg on their site again, and the Korean portion actually says: uhl koon (1st line, top left of pkg), jang kalguksu (2nd line, usually referring to knife hand-cut noodles; the literal translation is knife noodles. Kal = knife, and guksu = noodles), ahn tyeegeen myeon (3rd line. Ahn = not, tyeegeen = fried, and myeon = another way of saying noodles.)

    Just thought you might be interested in a mini lesson in Korean! 🙂

  2. Nongshim USA’s site shows that they’ve come out with an “uhl-koon-han kalguksu la-myeon (aka, Spicy Kalguksu ramen) package. Could you do a review on it when you get the chance? Thanks so much!

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