Wow – it’s been forever since I had this one, so it’s getting a fresh and new review today. Namja mean’s it’s for men in Korean – sorry ladies! I dunno though, it could be an ingenious marketing ploy – tell women it’s not for them, they might just go and eat copious amounts of it to prove that they can handle the heat and garlic. What’s interesting is that I would say when it comes to gender specific ramen, I would say I’ve seen more that are purposefully geared towards women. Anyways, let’s check this one out!
Paldo Namja (Men’s) Ramen – South Korea
Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dry soup base sachet.
A vegetables sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added homemade chashu pork, scallions, crushed red pepper, chili oil, sesame seed, and egg yolk. The noodle is girthy with a nice chew that Paldo usually brings to the table. The broth is a spicy and garlic infused one which was quite good. Garnish included nice sliced garlic. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100729.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!