Here’s one that was sent by Exotic Noods – a company that sells subscription noodle boxes. Thanks! This one is a spicy take on Zha Wang, a popular product from Nongshim – this one’s their spicy version. Zha Wang might sound a lot like Jjajang – that’s no accident. Zha Wang is basically jjajang but with a different name. Let’s give it a go!
Nongshim Spicy Zha Wang Noodle Dish With Roasted Bean Sauce – United States
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef and shrimp. To prepare, add everything but liquid sachet and 350ml water to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir frequently for 5~6 minutes. Add in remaining liquid sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The sauce mix sachet.
A lot of powder!
A vegetables sachet.
Looks to be predominately peas and carrots.
A liquid sachet.
Something to add in at the end.
Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles are just superb – nice thickness and width. The sauce works very well and coats everything – there’s only one problem. It’s spicy, and I really don’t feel like spicy works for me in this situation. It’s like if you made spicy Lucky Charms – kind of a ‘wha – huh?’ feel to it. I really hoped for a light spicy but it was pretty strong. Give me the non spicy any day – it’s excellent – but not a fan of this. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146041190.
This sounds quite good!