A big thank you to reader Anders E. of South Korea for sending this along!For a long time, Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja was my absolute favorite ramyun from South Korea. They even made it here in Rancho Cucamonga, California for a while with the subheading of ‘flamin’ hot and nutty.’ Jinjja Jinjja means ‘really really.’ Well, they stopped making them. I’m not exactly sure why; some people said that South Koreans aren’t big fans of pork broth. Nevertheless, Nongshim has brought Jinjja Jinjja back – here’s a little something I found on Nongshim’s South Korean website:
Renewal of Jinjja jinjja! Birth of Korean style Tan-Tan noodle! Jinjja jinjja’s characteristics are the spicyness of Sichuan cuisine, thin and chewy noodles and nutty peanut flavor.
Definitely makes me happy! Let’s see if this new version of Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja is just new because of the change in packaging, or has some different characteristics.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add noodle block and contents of red sachet to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in contents of green sachet and stir. Enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A bright color and strong peanut scent. It looks like instead of the way it was before (a sachet of soup base and a separate sachet of peanut powder and black sesame seed), the sachets are both in one.
The vegetables sachet.
A nice little variety – mostly spring onion.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sliced spring onion, sweet onion, mung bean sprout and boiled pork with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper. The noodles are very good – nice thick ramyun. The broth has a seriously spicy kick to it and a very peanut aroma with pork notes. The vegetables hydrated very well. Back with a vengeance! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801043017916.
So these guys are known in South Korea as Cultwo. They’re popular comedians and I got to be on a TV show they do called the Cultwo Veranda Show.