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#1364: Golden Wheat Korean Style Stew Pork Flavour Noodle Soup

Today we have a big bowl of noodles! These were found up in Canada for my birthday trip – last year. I must say that the shelf life of instant noodles is really quite amazing and helpful – especially when I review one every day. I’ve got quite a lot of instant noodles here, which should be no surprise! I remember in November of 2012 – I was in a bit of a panic. I did a bunch of re-reviews and had a real problem finding new varieties. Then boom – found tons and got a bunch sent to me. Anyways, let’s have a look at this big pork bowl!

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents to bowl. Add boiling water to line and cover for 3-4 minutes. Uncover, stir and enjoy.

Detail of the lid.

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

You’re going to say ‘hey – this doesn’t look like powder!’ Well, over time, the powder can clump a bit – which really doesn’t hurt anything; there’s a little bit of moisture in the ingredients, and after a while, they tend to turn chunky.

The vegetables sachet.

A nice variety.

The liquid base sachet.

A thick paste.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onion, sauteed pork and sweet onion, and a little BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles ended up being kind of spongy which was a big let down. The broth had a nice rich flavor and the veggies were quite good. Can’t get past the noodles though. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. 6921555571668.

Here’s a recipe for Chinese pork stew.

#1323: Golden Wheat Korean Style Mushroom Chicken Flavour Cooking Noodle

This is one I got for my birthday last year when my wife took me to Canada – thank you, Kit! I’m going to be blunt: I don’t have high hopes on this one. These Golden Wheat varieties are pretty good, as they’re JML products in camouflage. As you can see from this JML Mushroom Chicken bowl, the sachets are identical. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve really enjoyed a lot of the Golden Wheat and JML varieties, but I really didn’t like the Mushroom Chicken previously. Time to see if this one warrants a low score or if it’s a pleasant surprise. It’s go time.

Here’s the back of this rather large package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil a whopping 700ml water. Add the noodle block and all the sachet contents. Cook for 5-6 minutes and enjoy. I should also note that there are ‘spaghetti cooking directions’ on the back of this poackage as well – basically boil the noodles for 5-6 minutes in 700ml water, drain and then use your favorite pasta sauce.

The mammoth noodle block. This is the largest noodle block that I’ve ever seen on the market. This is the same in all of the golden Wheat pack varieties I’ve seen.

The powder seasoning sachet.

The powder has a very odd ‘off-scent.’

The liquid sachet.

A thick chicken color liquid.

The vegetables sachet.

Cabbage, scallion and mushroom.

 

Finished (click image top enlarge). Added peas, carrots, gilled chicken and corn. The noodles aren’t bad. I can see how they’re trying to go towards the ramyun style, however they’re a little too glutenous and gooey for that. Nonetheless, they’re not bad. The broth has a very artificial chicken flavor, although it kind of grew on me, then did the opposite. I mean, there’s so much of it! The vegetables hydrated well. If you want an enormous bowl of noodles, this is it, bar none. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 6921555586181.

As I said above, Golden Wheat is made by JML. Nothing better than rescuing people with instant noodles – hurrah!

#1208: Golden Wheat Korean Style Stew Pork Flavour Cooking Noodle

I’ve reviewed a bunch of these – got them up in Canada during my birthday. They’re really big! Let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

The big noodle block.

Powder soup base sachet.

Very light powder.

The seasoned oil sachet.

Thick and has a nice pork-ish scent.

The vegetable sachet.

A decent quantity.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced pork and sweet onion I sauteed. The noodles are thick like Korean ramyun, yet they seem a bit less full. The broth has a nice rich pork flavor, but it rather oily for my taste and heavy. The vegetables hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555584491.

Check out this light show!

#1154: Golden Wheat Korean Style Shrimp Flavour Cooking Noodle

Here’s another one from my birthday trip to Canada in March! Thank, Kit! Thought it’d be nice to have something seafoody as it’s been a little while. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp.

Here’s the enormous noodle block.

The powder seasoning packet.

A very light powder.

The liquid base.

Looks more like a paste.

The veggie and shrimp packet.

A nice little melange of bits and pieces.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, red, yellow and orange bell pepper and Walla Walla sweet onion that I sauteed with a little garlic salt. The term ‘Korean Style’ seems to refer to the gauge of the noodle and not the texture. There are an amazing amount of noodles here with a nice texture and wider gauge than your regular baseline instant. The broth is light with a subtle shrimp taste and a slight oiliness that makes everything bind together well. The veggies did well – lots of seaweed. The shrimp were mediocre. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555584514.

Want to farm your own shrimp? Here’s a training video.

#1111: Golden Wheat Korean Style Stew Beef Cooking Noodle

Another one we got on our trip to Canada – thank you to my beautiful wife Kit! So I recently got this comment on my Top Ten Strangest & Weirdest list:

funny, some of them are even NOT instant noodle.

i guess there is no authority in this rating

Snarky eh? With all the uproar recently from Taiwan, I’ve gotten quite a few nasty comments – most noteworthy ones trying to discredit my ability to make instant noodles… Geez! Sore losers on the Top Ten, sore at being on the Bottom Ten… As for all of the noodles on that Weird and gross list,, they’re kind of right actually, although truly splitting hairs. You see, there are some instant noodles that require nothing but hot water – you put them in a bowl, add hot water, cover and wait a few minutes and presto – instant noodles. This is what makes them ‘instant.’ Others however must be boiled in a pot on the stove. Many people in the world refer to these as ‘cooking noodles’ as on the front of this pack. To be honest though, most instant noodles can be done both ways (often you’ll see cooking instructions as well as instant instructions). To me, this is splitting hairs and really a kind of silly comment. I mean, you have to have heated water either way, and that’s not really hard to do. Cooking noodles in a pot is barely cooking anyways… So for anyone who’s wondering, if it’s got noodles and a seasoning packet and comes in a small container and cooks in an extremely short amount of time (between 3 and 7 minutes or so), I’m calling ’em instant noodles. But I digress – let’s check out these ‘cooking noodles!’

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). Looks like there’s no meat in this one.

I think this brand puts out the absolutely largest single blocks of noodles I’ve ever seen.

Looks like Golden Wheat may be a re-branded JML.

A light powder.

Paste packet.

Has a meaty aroma.

The veggies packet.

Nice little variety and a decent amount.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed beef and Vidalia onions and some green onion. The noodles looks like big Korean ramyun noodles, but they’re a little smaller in the end and have a much less chewy texture. The broth has a faint spiciness and more of a Chinese ‘braised beef’ flavor. It’s hearty and slightly sweet and a little oily  – it’s really nothing like a Korean ramyun. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555584484.

A quick overview of the different varieties of Asian noodles. By the way – I think their idea of making their own broth is great and all but I’ll never do it – viva la seasoning packet! By the way – Tim Lincecum pitched a no-hitter yesterday to the Padres! Check it out here – GIANTS!!!

#1036: Golden Wheat Korean Style Shrimp Noodle Soup

Another one from my Canada trip! Needed something I could make quickly today so thought this would do the trick. Let’s check it out!

Fork!!!

The side panels (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Has a seafood scent.

The veggie packet.

Nice little selection.

The paste packet.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg and some green bell peppers. The noodles aren’t bad – a slight bit spongy. The broth has a nice shrimp-ish flavor that I liked and the veggies were more than passable. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code  6921555571767.

A short film on how shrimp are farmed.

#1010: Golden Wheat Korean Style Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Here’s yet another from my birthday trip to Canada! A big cup of Chinese noodles – let’s check it out!

Side panel details (click image to enlarge)

An included fork! Woot!

Large noodle block.

Powder seasoning packet.

Has a spicy and sweet flavor.

Paste component.

Has a nice beef scent.

Veggies.

Interesting little assortment.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green bell pepper, sweet onion and rib eye steak. The noodles are plentiful and of decent quality. The broth is very spicy – take the name seriously! It has a great depth of flavor and heartiness. Oily. Definitely has a nicely authentic Chinese flavor, which is funny how it’s ‘Korean Style.’ Regardless, I like it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 6921555571569.

Here’s a machine that packages instant noodles.

#880: Golden Wheat Korean Style Seafood Noodle Soup

Here’s the last of the instant noodles my sister brought me from Canada earlier this year. Big ol’ seafood cup – let’s give it a go.

Side panels (click to enlarge).

A folding fork!

The noodle block.

Powder seasoning packet.

Lots of fine powder.

Seasoned oil.

That’s some funky looking stuff!

Veggies!

Nice little mixture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onions, some odeng (Korean fish cake), some processed cheese and some Crystal hot sauce. The noodles are kind of funky; crumbly and chewy at the same time. The broth has a light taste – seafood is there for sure. The veggies aren’t bad. This one wasn’t very exceptional – 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555586259 .

This is awesome!

This lady’s brave.

#848: Golden Wheat Korean Style Spicy Pork Noodle Soup

Mu sister got me this one on a trip to Canada earlier this year! Thanks! This one’s interesting since it has those JML logos on it. Anyways, let’s dig in!

Side panels. Click to enlarge.

An included folding fork!

The cylindrical noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Spicy and porklike!

Paste soup base.

Always looks so funky and foul but I tell ya – this makes a lot of instant noodle broths come to life!

Vegetables.

A very interesting melange.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added broccoli, red bell pepper, onions, Ajishima Kimchi Furikake, a scrambled egg, Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Crystal hot sauce. The noodles – surprises me how many come out of this cup – tons! They’re pretty good too – not soggy or spongy. The broth is delicious – spicy and a little sweet with a rich flavor. The veggies are pretty good too. Good bowl of noodles! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555586242 .

Spicy Korean Pork! Yay!

Korean funk – It Rained Yesterday (Instr.) – Victor Kiswell Archives

#798: Golden Wheat Korean Style Pork Flavour Noodle Soup

Here’s a big cup my sister brought me back from Canada this year. Sounds good on a nice sunny day.

Here’s the side panels – click to enlarge.

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder.

Plenty of it.

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Liquid base.

Looks like an oyster – kinda…

The veggies!

Looks like a nice little smorgasbord…

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onions and a couple dashes of Texas Pete Hot Sauce. The broth was rather greasy and a little lighter of a flavor than I’d expected. The noodles were just plain boring; they didn’t really soak up any flavor. The veggies were okay. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 6921555586235 .

Korean pork belly – there’s really nothing like it!

청춘의 밤 The Night of Youth (1933)

– Song by Choi, Myoung-Ju (최명주)
– Composed by Yun, Young-Hu (윤영후)
– This song is known as the first Jazz Song which is composed by Korean now
– Recorded in 1933
– Choi, Myoung-Ju is a gisaeng (a singing and dancing girl as like the geisha in Japan) in Pyeongyang; Pyeongyang gisaeng school is very famous in this period early 1900.
– Detailed information in Korean : http://ignorams.egloos.com/2269709

#705: Golden Wheat Korean Style Beef Flavour Noodle Soup

Check it out – a new Golden Wheat! My sister brought this back from Canada for me for my birthday! Let’s check it out!

Some side paneling (click image to enlarge).

Included folding fork of fury!

Unfurled fury!

Powder…

Veggies…

Paste… Did anyone notice that logo on there? Yup – JML.

The little cups were in the dishwasher so went with the old method. Ready for some water and a spin.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I went with the microwave directions to see how it would do. It did gush over the top and yep – got a messy microwave. I put it in a bowl since everything looks nicer in a bowl! The noodles are very light – almost timid. I could see them working well in the cup. In a bowl, they’re nice – kind of like a light rice noodle but made from wheat flour. The flavor is nice as well – great sweet beef flavor you might expect at a Chinese restaurant. The veggies weren’t amazing, but I really enjoyed all of the sesame seeds everywhere. Pretty great stuff! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC barcode  6921555586228 .

How to make LA Style Korea Ribs!!!

How to make spicy Korean Beef Soup!

#545: Golden Wheat Korean Style Spicy Beef Cooking Noodle

Here’s another one from Nathan up in Vancouver. First off, this one’s BIG. it calls for 700mL of water and to be cooked for 5-6 minutes! Aside from this stuff, there are some oddities I noticed that were kind of interesting.

Notice the similarities? Of course those who are fans of Shin Ramyun aren’t going to say ‘hey this is Shin Ramyun, but it’s interesting to see the attempt to emulate here.

Three packets – powder, liquid and veggies.

But wait a minute – that logo looks a little familiar. The three packets are the same one that JML makes – look here. The JML brand ones were also sent by a Ramen Rater fan, Greg N. from Florida. Finally, JML is a Chinese company; so I’m just going to assume that this stuff was made in China, kind of looks like Shin Ramyun and is labeled for sale in Canada.

Yep – looks exactly the same as the JML spicy beefs too.

Click image to enlarge. Well, there was a problem. This is a different bowl. 700mL of liquid, an enormous block of noodles and two eggs wouldn’t fit in the other bowl. The noodles came out quite nice – thicker gauge than normal stuff and a little chewy. Not bad. The broth is fiery hot – definitely the JML action working here. The veggie hid a bit but then they came out and ran amok. Nicely re-hydrated veggies. It’s pretty good stuff, although quite a large amount of it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

“The Golden Wheat” a Soviet-era song

Yet another Golden Wheat song – nothing to do with the noodles, but interesting music.