Here’s one a got quite a while back. It’s a cold day out and I picked up some squid yesterday to try out for the first time. I’ve eaten squid before, but never prepared it myself.
I’ve been wondering for a long time – what is this stuff? It looks like pine cone or some special cut vegetable. after asking around and researching I found out – it’s squid. Basically, you take a strip of squid and cut lines in a checkerboard pattern into the surface. Once boiled, it curls up and looks like this. I decided I must give this a try! I guess we’ll see how it goes! On with the review.
Here’s the distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains fish.
The back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, boil 350ml water. Add contents of liquid sachet. Add noodles and cook for 1 minute. Add contents of vegetables sachet. Enjoy!
The noodle block.
The liquid base sachet.
Dark and thick.
The vegetable sachet.
Lots of neat looking bits and pieces in there.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Hey look – the squid came out nicely! Added sweet onion, squid, Busan fish cake, kamaboko, shrimp and Fresno chilli pepper. The noodles are your standard South Korean fresh udon variety – nice gauge and good texture. They’re chewy and hearty. The broth is sweet and has a little heat to it. The added bits were very good – lots of flavor and textures throughout and the quantity was very nice. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801068074550.
[youtube url=url= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-RrkSEJ7WY]One of my absolute favorite things in the world is banchan. Banchan is an intergral part of the Korean traditional meal. This short documentary is perfect, except for one thing – you can’t put your hand into the screen with a pair of chopsticks and try it! I recommend finding a local Korean restaurant and giving it a try.