Found this one recently at Boo Han Market in Edmonds, Washington. I rarely buy a multipack, but I found this one so compelling that I figured why not. Bulgogi is a delectable dish which usually isn’t represented well when not in it’s original form, and marrying it to something as western as an alfredo pasta seemed really fascinating – if it works. Let’s see if they can manage to balance the authenticity of both dishes well.
Samyang Tangle Bulgogi Alfredo Tangluccine – United States
Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle and flakes sachet to 1 1/3 cups water and boil for 5 1/2 minutes. Add in liquid base and stir. Add in powder base. Finally, stir and enjoy!
One of the four individual servings.
Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The flake sachet.
The liquid base sachet.
The powder base sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added pork, crushed red pepper, and scallion. Noodle are great – wide and thiick with a chewiness which you only get from a non-fried variant. The sauce is thick and very tasty. It’s sweet and does impart a bulgogi flavor, juxtaposed with the sauciness of an alfredo. This does employ TVP (textured vegetable protein) to try and emulate beef, but it comes across to me as mushroom – and works exceedingly well, in fact so well I had to check to see if it was mushroom or TVP. All in all, they did a great job and am impressed – as labeled and a delight. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 192699000079.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!