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#1515: Nongshim Neoguri Udon Seafood & Mild

It’s a really cold day today and I think a big bowl of seafood noodles sound good. This is a Nongshim Neoguri I got up in Canada. It’s made in South Korea and it’s the milder version of Neoguri. Raccoons I say raccoons! Why do I say raccoons? Well, check out the video at the end of the post – it’ll all become clear I think. Let’s dig in to some Nongshim Neoguri!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add all package contents to 550ml boiling water and cook 4-5 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a nice seafoody scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Bits of seafood and vegetable.

A nice big piece of seaweed. Some people have mentioned that this is not to be eaten, but just as a seasoning. I grew up on an island and miss it a lot, so I tend to eat it. Call me crazy (many do) but it makes me feel like a kid again.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, kamaboko, narutomaki, shrimp, sliced squid, sliced green onion and egg. The noodles are indeed very broad and have a nice chewiness to them. The broth is indeed on the mild side compared to a lot of South Korean noodle soups. It does has a nice and rich seafood flavor, just not all the spice. The vegetable bits hydrated nicely. The seaweed? Soft and quite tasty. A nice well rounded bowl of South Korean seafood udon! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 031146150205.

This is pretty neat – you can get 5 each of Shin Ramyun, Neoguri, Ansungtangmyun and Chapagetti – pretty awesome if you’d like to immerse yourself in South Korean ramyun for a while!

This is a song that they made about raccoons. Why raccoons? Well, Neoguri means raccoon. Why? I’m not exactly sure – but you can find out more Neoguri info here.

Chapaguri: A Popular New Recipe In South Korea!

I’ve heard of recipes people make where they combine two different types of instant noodles to make something new. Well, here’s one from South Korea that is very popular right now! Chapaguri! 짜파구리 !

As I’m sure you can guess, it’s a combination of Nongshim’s Chapagetti Chajang Noodles and Nongshim’s Neoguri Spicy Seafood Udon. I got the recipe from Nongshim’s South Korean website here.

What I get is that you cook the noodles, add the veggies from the white packets, drain the water off except for about a ladle-full, then add the seasonings and stir. Finally, stir fry for a minute or so, adding the oil packet. Voila – Chapaguri! There is a difference between the Neoguri and Chapagetti made in the US, but it’s not big. In the recipe, you’ll see a little piece of seaweed – that’s not included in the Neoguri made here. With that, let’s check this out!

Here’s a video I made showing the process of making Chapaguri with instructions that I made.

Here are the two noodle blocks.

Packets aplenty!

Seasonings ready to go!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Excellent! Like a spicy seafood jjajang! They mention adding fried egg and cucumber, but I would also think that a little thin sliced beef and odeng would go well with it – also some onion would be nice. Of course, kimchi would go very nicely with it too.