In the US, it’s Kokomen, in Korea it’s Kko Kko Myun! They also have not only the package variety, but also in a King Cup! Let’s see if it’s as good as the package version.
Side panel details (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block – not as many as the package verion but they have a very nice color.
Lots of the light color powder.
The veggies are included in the bottom of the cup.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some onion, hard boiled egg and a little baked chicken with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. Noodles are slightly less resilient as those in the regular package – slightly. The broth is excellent – that great jalapeno and chicken flavor hits hard and tasty! The veggies are good too – nice when slurping the soup! Good stuff! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801128510004 – get the package version here.
Kko Kko Myun TV commercial
A nice video about Kko Kko Myun and white broth ramyuns!
Oh man I’m thoroughly ticked off. Melky Cabrera just got caught taking testosterone and now is out for 50 games. I’m a huge SF Giants fan and this is just painful. Just went to my first game a few weeks ago too. Feel kind of cheated in a way. Anyways, no reason that jerk’s gonna mess up my noodle day! This is something I’ve never even heard of! Seolleongtangmyeon? I looked it up on Wikipedia:
Seolleongtang is a Korean broth tang (soup) made from ox bones (mostly leg bones), brisket and other cuts. Seasoning is generally done at the table according to personal taste by adding salt, ground black pepper, red pepper, minced garlic, or chopped spring onions. It is a local dish of Seoul.
Seolleongtang is typically simmered over a low flame over a period of several hours to an entire day, to allow the flavor to be gradually extracted from the bones. It has a milky off-white, cloudy appearance and is normally eaten together with rice and several side dishes; the rice is sometimes added directly to the soup.
Sounds kind of like the Gomtang but different perhaps. I added the myeon at the end as it’s made with noodles where the traditional seolleongtang is not. If this is totally wrong, I wouldn’t be surprised; I think I’m trying to translate and make up a word I’m probably not correct in doing! Well, this should be interesting – something new!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).
A slightly different noodle block – thinner noodles I think.
A liquid base packet.
Thick and cloudy with an interesting color and scent.
The veggie packet.
A nice little menagerie of veggies.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, roast beef, crushed garlic and Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles seem slightly softer than the usual ones they make, but not spongy or mushy by any means. The broth is light and has a nice flavor to it. The veggies aren’t bad. Pretty good stuff – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 880128509442 .
Rabokki huh? Ramyun and Ttebokki perhaps? Let’s check this one out!
The back of the package (click image to enlarge). I went with the second set of instructions (the lower ones)
The noodle block
Has a sweet taste to it.
The powder seasoning packet.
Our old friend, the spicy red powder!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some onions, red bell pepper and broccoli, some roast beef lunch meat and finally a few slices of hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top. Wow – this is very different! The noodles are good – nice amount and they are of good character and quality. The broth is a completely different experience than I’m used to. As you see in the cooking method, you cook the additions in 400cc water along with the liquid packet. Then you add the noodles and the powder packet’s contents. The broth is thick, sweet and spicy. The noodles soaked up a lot of the heat too – the veggies soaked up a lot of the sweetness. It’s awesome stuff! Now as always, I review the base products and not my additions. This is really quite neat stuff and I’m hooked – I hope this comes to the United States someday! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars! Excellent! UPC bar code 8801128509374 .
Wow check this out! Paldo sent me this prototype of a new product – a bowl of instant noodles that only takes a minute and thirty seconds to cook. Pretty amazing – but how does it taste?
Cover detail (click image to enlarge).
Looks like a normal noodle block. Maybe a thinner gauge noodle though?
The seasoning packet.
The seasoning powder.
A little melange of veggies at the bottom of the bowl.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Here it is in its natural state. I tasted it before I put it in the nioce looking bowl right after I stirred it at a minute thirty. The noodles are most definitely of a thinner gauge than their usual packet varieties. They;’re light and fluffy. The broth has a slightly spicy beef flavor to it. The veggies did really quite well and were of a decent quantity for this bowl. All in all, I wasn’t expecting this to be anything earth-shaking. I was more curious whether is would be horrible. I must say that it was pretty decent as far as a quick fix snack goes. I could see dropping sdome beef and more veggies in and it being a little fuller, but that’s not what this bowl is going for. Quick and easy to prepare for sure. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars – good show! UPC bar code 8801128509954 .
Paldo King Bowl Commercial
This is absolutely crummy – would love to see a USA vs Korea game!
I asked my wife Kit to pick which pack of noodles to begin Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo week and she picked this one. Sounds like a great place to start!
Back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).
That’s one big noodle block!
Bring on the flavor!
Nice looking little bits.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, odeng, Fresno peppers, kimchi, a slice of processed cheese and some Sunchang Gochujang. The noodles are really great – nice and thick – and plentiful. The broth has a great balance of soy flavor and heat. The veggies weren’t bad but wish there were more. All in all, quite good. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801128504737 .
Hey look – noodles and baseball! Deinifitely a winning combo!
I’m not exactly sure, but it looks like a huge food drive in Korea?