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#1650: Ottogi Sesame Ramen Korean Style Instant Noodle

I’ve gotten a good amount of comments about this one. Ottogi Sesame Ramen seems to have filled an interesting niche in the noodle market! It’s pretty neat stuff – it has something called an ‘egg block.’ It is basically dehydrated egg that when introduced to the boiling water springs to life! I’ve had the bowl version (also known as a king cup) before, but never reviewed the pack. Let’s check out Ottogi Sesame Ramen!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains egg and beef. To prepare, add every thing but the oil to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in oil, stir, and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Has a kind of spicy beef scent.

The egg block!

A condensed block that should make for a lot of extra oomph!

The sesame oil sachet.

Definitely sesame oil – smells good!


Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles have a classic ramyun gauge – thicker than you standard instant and with a very nice chew to them. The broth has a nice spiciness to it which builds and then levels off. The sesame, spiciness and beef tones are managed well and nicely balanced. The ebb block added a lot of little bits of scrambled egg throughout – very small, but made it a little nicer. Also in the egg block was spring onion which was very nice. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 645175525233.

Ottogi Sesame Flavor Noodle

An Ottogi Sesame Ramen TV commercial.

#1491: Ottogi Potato Ramen

Woot woot – potatoes! These sounded good today – potato ramen… I really like the little Ms. Potato Head on the packaging. Ottogi makes some interesting varieties – I reviewd many of them waaaay back when I moved to Edmonds, WA. I would walk every day and pick up a single pack and bring it home, cook and review. Those were in the #100-#300’s. Seems like forever ago! These noodles are made primarily with potatoes, which give them an extra chewiness. Let’s check out Ottogi Potato Ramen!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To Prepare, add noodle block and sachet contents to 500ml boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Enjoy!

A very large noodle block.

Powdered soup base sachet.

Has a nice garlicky scent.

The vegetable ingredients sachet.

Mushroom, potato, green onion, cabbage, red pepper.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, thin sliced beef and Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper. The noodles are thick and indeed chewier than most ramyun noodles I’ve had. The broth has a nice garlicky and beefy kind of thing going on – pretty good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801045522388.

Alternately, if you like cheese more than potatoes as well as a character that has a block of cheese on her head, you might like this cheese ramyun!

Here’s an ad for Ottogi Jin Ramen. Okay so if you follow my blog, you should know that I’m a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan. Well, this Ryu guy is now a pitcher for the LA Dodgers, the team we’ve had probably one of the most notable rivalries with in all of baseball history! Anyways, last time this guy pitched against us, we beat the dodgers 9-0! It was a really great game.

#1316: Ottogi Japchae Vermicelli Noodle

Ottogi sent me a box of noodle samples a while back in hopes of doing a Meet The Manufacturer series. Unfortunately, timing and language barriers made that hard to come to fruition, so I figured I ought to review some of the varieties they’ve sent over time. This one’s Japchae – a traditional South Korean dish of clear noodles, vegetables and meats. Good stuff, at least what I’ve tried in a restaurant! Let’s have a look to see what this is like.

The distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains pork extract.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add noodles and vegetable sachet to 450ml boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain. Stir in liquid sachet contents and enjoy.

The vermicelli sachet.

Liquid base sachet.

Has a meaty scent to it.

An oil sachet.

Smells like sesame oil.

The vegetable sachet.

The  distributor sticker mentions carrot, cabbage, mushroom, vegetable protein and tree ear.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, green onion, garlic, carrot, thin sukiyaki beef and sesame seeds. The noodles are very chewy, a little more so than I like even after 5 minutes of boiling. They have a sort of rubbery texture as well. The flavor is nice; a sweet and beefy kind of thing going on which I enjoyed. The 225 calorie price tag is very agreeable, but alone it seemed to really be missing something. After my additions I’m sure the calories went up by around 200. Still, not too shabby! 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801045480060.

An Ottogi Japchae TV advertisement.

#1278: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Bulgogi Flavor

I did an appearance on a show called Cam Fu & Friends which was recorded at Microsoft on January 7th, 2014. Cam the host and I met because of instant noodles a while back. He did instant noodle reviews on The Noodle Freak for a while and then went on hiatus from it, telling folks to come check out my site, a real honor. So we actually met in person the first time the other day. He really was hoping I’d do a review on the show, and so I had to come up with something to review. Well, this one fit the bill; easily prepared during the taping! Further below, you can watch the video! Let’s check this one out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, get a fist. Punch the package repeatedly. Open and remove sachet and sprinkle into the package. Shake. Eat it dry just like that!

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are nice and crunchy and the seasoning is nice. Kind of sweet but it’s addictive stuff. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 645175560036.

Here’s the show! Click here to see the show from the beginning!

Re-Review: Ottogi Bekse Curry Myon

I’ve had a hankering to re-review this one since I had the cup version and really liked it. Made me think maybe I was a little tough on this one when I reviewed it as #121. But now I’m looking through the archives and I gave it a 3.5/5.0 stars, which isn’t bad, then I re-reviewed it and gave it 3.5/5.0 again. Funny, I didn’t think I’d re-reviewed this one… Well, I guess it’s a re-re-revie; I already took the pictures of everything, right? Let’s give this one another peek.

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

The noodle block – really thick noodles.

The powder base sachet.

Mmm – curry smell!

The solid ingredient (vegetable) sachet.

Peas in there. Potatoes too! Potatoes!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, Walla Walla sweet onion, peas and carrots. The noodles are pretty thick and a little extra chewy. They have a kind of ‘gooey-ness’ to them that is really nice. The broth has a great curry taste. Would have been nice to see a bit more in the veggie pack – more potatoes especially. Very satisfying – worthy of 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 645175523376.

They not only have this as a noodle, but they also have curry mixes for different uses. I’ve seen large pouches of premixed curry sauces at my local Korean grocery – makes me curious…