I reviewed this, however in a different package many moons ago. Back then the packaging said Ramyonsari. Recently, I did one called Sari Ramen. Basically, this is a plain instant noodle block in a plastic pillow pack.
It reminds me of The Simpsons actually; the shade of yellow and the blue text reminds me of Marge a little. But the whole ‘plain’ reminds me of their neighbors. Ned Flanders and his wife have two kids – Rod and Tod. They get asked about some treat or food and they ask what flavor would you like and all excited, one says plain and the other unflavored.
Well, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that most people won’t eat these plain. I mean, literally this is just a block of noodles. However, they will go wonderfully in a hotpot or any other way you could make them. Let’s have a look.
Ottogi Plain Instant Noodle No Soup Included – 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 for boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Do what thou wilt and enjoy!
Inside, you will find the noodle block.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Otafuku Yakisoba sauce, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef, spring onion and Kewpie mayonnaise. The noodles worked well in this; a little thicker than a standard instant and a nice quantity. Basically, just heat a little oil in a pan and add beef for a couple minutes, then sprouts, and spring onion and let them cook for a few more. While this goes on, cook up the noodles and drain them.
Once your beef and veggies are as done as you like, add in the noodles and stir everything up – give another minute or so, then add a half cup or yakisoba sauce and stir again and let cook about 30 seconds to a minute and you’re done. I’ve been making this quite a bit lately – also adding carrot and white onion.
Usually, you’d add cabbage in yakisoba, but since I got a blood clot in my lung a few months back because I slept on a flight and didn’t walk around for hours (yeah don’t do that), I’m on Warfarin which means the vitamin K in cabbage negates the effect of the medication. Anyways – yeah I’m fine don’t worry! But yeah this is a simple recipe and works great – and these noodles worked exceedingly well. As in a previous post, I’ve stopped giving scores to plain noodles – I’ve only reviewed a few varieties in the past. Good quality and chew. Unrated. UPC bar code 645175522010.