I know we found this one while out at a store somewhere… Hmmm… I want to say that this was at Asian Food Center on 130th and Aurora in north Seattle. If I’m correct this was the day of sad dim sum.
Now, dim sum is one of my favorite things in the universe. I freaking love dim sum and have since I was a kid and my family would go to Sun Ya in the Settle ID. Trips to Seattle were a big deal as the way my dad drove it usually took about 2 hours to get down there from Anacortes.
Well, next to Asian Food Grocery is a new dim sum joint called HK Dim Sum. My wife went in and got some stuff to bring home for dinner. Well, it was the saddest dim sum we’ve ever had – violently salty and greasy as hell. I’m going to admit it was around 5pm so maybe the stuff had been sitting around for hours or something, but that wouldn’t have made it saltier. I think we’ll probably give it one more chance when we’re down that way next time though – quick fix dim sum is far and few between around here.
Anyways, udon… Udon… Seafood udon from South Korea? Yeah, that sounds awesome. Let’s crack into it!
Wang Asian Style Noodle Seafood Udon – South Korea
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains squid, shrimp, and anchovy. To prepare, add udon, vegetable block and seasoning powder to the bowl and fill to line with hot water. Microwave at 700W for 3 minutes. Add in red sachet content. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The udon pouch.
The soup base sachet.
A light powder.
A large wrapped candy?
A freeze dried block. There explode when introduced to water and expand like crazy.
A final red sachet.
A lot of chilli powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Busan fish cake, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and carved squid. The udon is your standard fresh type – always welcome here. The broth was alright – the chilli powder made it decently spicy. The vegetable block was alright. It just seemd missing something and was a bit of a let down. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 087703023734.