Here’s a bowl I got at a local Korean store – Boo Han Market – in Edmonds, Washington. I was looking for something else and found this. So there’s a company that makes this style but in instant noodles, not udon. Curious to see how they differ insofar as the heat and flavor. Indeed, let’s give this one a go!
Wang Extreme Spicy Hot Chicken Flavor Udon – South Korea
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, take udon and soak in hot water (does not say for how long; going to go with 2 minutes). Drain. Put udon in bowl with 1/4 cup (50ml) water and microwave for 90 seconds at 1000W. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The udon pouch.
The sauce sachet.
This is quite a bit of liquid – had to use the bigger display cup!
A garnish sachet.
Seaweed and sesame seeds.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken. The udon comes out of the microwave piping hot – and a little screwy. To me, it kind of lost it’s backbone and got some mushiness. The flavor was quiet spicy, but just didn’t really make me happy. It seemed off. The seaweed and sesame seed garnish was a nice touch, but almost too much so. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 087703297951.