This one was a surprise. Okay, so one question people ask me from time to time is ‘where can I get the noodles, but not the seasoning?’ Indeed, there actually are many many ways one can do trhis. Here’s yet another. So I’ve had sari ramen in the past as well, however it was with a different name. Sari ramen is (you guessed it) a single pack of instant noodles and no flavoring.
Why would someone buy a product like this? Well, hotpot for one – you want to have a nice hotpot meal and need noodles, but don’t need the seasoning. Also for use with tteokbokki. When you think about it, it’s like going to the store in the United States (or anywhere else for that matter) and buying some spaghetti noodles, rotini or other pasta in a box; you’re going to add your own sauce.
With that in mind, today will be an interesting review; it’s only based on the noodles themselves; not broth or seasonings. Let’s give it a look.
Samyang Foods Ramen Sari – South Korea
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot of boiling water. Cook to desired doneness and enjoy!
Here’s the star of the show – the noodle block!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added NuTek Salt For Life, butter and black pepper. The noodles come out nicely – I boiled them for 4 minutes. Decent chew and nice thick gauge of ramyun. As these have no included seasoning, it’s rather hard to give them a score. In the past, I’ve reviewed other varieties without seasoning and given them a scorer, but in the past few years I’ve stopped doing this. However, I liked them just fine. No score given. EAN bar code 8801073115187.