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#2519: Guava Story Anchovy Flavor Guava Rice Noodles

#2519: Guava Story Anchovy Flavor Guava Rice Noodles - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - rice noodles

Here’s something the guys over at ExoticNoods.com sent over – thanks! Okay – guava noodles? I really enjoy guava juice, but never seen a guava noodle before. Better to tear into this pack and see what’s what.

Guava Story Anchovy Flavor Guava Rice Noodles – South Korea

#2519: Guava Story Anchovy Flavor Guava Rice Noodles - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - rice noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Contains anchovy. to prepare, add boiling to fill line along with sachet contents. Cover for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2519: Guava Story Anchovy Flavor Guava Rice Noodles - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - rice noodles

The guava noodles.

#2519: Guava Story Anchovy Flavor Guava Rice Noodles - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - rice noodles

The seasoning sachet.

#2519: Guava Story Anchovy Flavor Guava Rice Noodles - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - rice noodles

Powder base and vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated well. They have a light texture and were easily broken when pursed by the lips. The broth is a cinder block to the face. It’s extreme anchovy. It’s just way too fishy for me – and I generally dislike things being called fishy, but this is fishy. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8809248123395.

#2519: Guava Story Anchovy Flavor Guava Rice Noodles - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - rice noodles

Korea: The Impossible Country

Farming the fruit in India

#2240: Wang Rice Noodle Anchovy Flavor

Here’s a flavor I don’t usually have all to often – anchovy. Salty little fishies! I am hoping it’s tasty but not too fishy; there’s a fine line between yes and yecch when it comes to such things I believe. Let’s give it a go!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains anchovy. To prepare, add sachets into bowl and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3-4 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The rice noodles.

A dry sachet.

Dry soup base with flecks of vegetable.

A wide sachet.

A freeze dried block – these spring to life when boiling water is introduced and usually contains lots of flavor and vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, Busan fishcake, kimchi and chilli flake. The rice noodles were decent – nice gauge and well hydrated in the time allotted. I gave them a couple cross cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make them more manageable. The broth was a little fishier than I would have liked, but it is anchovy. It had an alright flavor and the vegetables were of good quantity. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 087703111158.

Wang Kimchi Base Multipurpose Hot Sauce

Some odd people trying Korean street food.

#907: Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood Flavor Cup

Here’s something new – Neoguri Spicy in a cup! Kind of interesting; Neoguri usually has a wider Udon-like noodle and I don’t know that I’ve seen anything like that in a cup form before. Well, let’s have a look.

Here are the side panels (click to enlarge).

Close up of the lid with preparation instructions.

Sure enough, the noodles are much wider than what you’d find in a regular cup noodle..

Here’s the seasoning packet.

The spicy powder base.

Bits from the bottom of the cup. Looks like kamaboko and seaweed amongst other things of the sea.

A piece of thick seaweed.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added some onions, kamaboko, odeng kimchi, a slice of processed cheese and a little sprinkle of Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are great – they are nice and wide and very hearty. Must say I’ve never seen noodles like these in a cup – unique! The broth is nice – a deep and rich seafood taste and a nice trademark spiciness. The added bits of kamaboko and nori are festive and the big chunk of kelp is very nice too. I grew up in a small town on an island in northwest Washington state and always was close to the ocean – the kelp reminds me of that. All in all a good cup of noodles! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 031146017072 .

Here’s a Neoguri commercial for ya!

I challenge this guy, PSY, to a Shin cup eating competition! Oppan Gangnam Style, meet Spicy Ramyun Style!

#857: Sempio Seafood Vermicelli Soup Anchovy Flavor

Here’s an interesting one: you empty everything into the bowl, add boiling water and poof – it’s done. They’re called it ‘no wait.’ Let’s give it a try.

Side panels. Click to enlarge.

Fresh noodle pack.

Dry seasoning powder.

Lots of powder.

Vegetable packet.

Looks like a decent amount of veggies.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, odeng (Korean fish cake) and some Sylvia’s hot sauce. The noodles are slightly mushy but they work really well – enjoyable. The broth is full of seafood flavor – very strong. The vegetables and bits have such niceties as narutomaki bits here and there. Not bad! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801005550710 – get it here.

Here’s a recipe from Sempio!

Been a fan of the Sylvia’s Restaurant Kickin Hot Sauce for a while – was happy that I could find it recently! Unfortunately, it turns out Sylvia died a couple months ago. Here’s a short clip about what the restaurant meant to the community of Harlem.

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Nongshim Kal Guk Soo Korean Style Noodle Soup

I reviewed this about a year ago – at number 442. Well, let’s give it another review! It’s a bit different than other instants I’ve had from Nongshim. Here’s what it says on their website:

Kal Guk Soo is a light soothing traditional Noodle Soup made with a calcium-rich anchovy soup base with zucchini, green onion and egg flakes. The noodles are not fried making it even better for those who prefer a less heavy meal.

Let’s give it a try!

Check out the amount of water and the cooking time. Click image to enlarge.

Here’s why: the noodles are different. Look to be broad and flat.

Here’s the seasoning packet.

Lots of light powder – not the usual red color.

Here’s the veggie packet.

Looks like a nice mix of veggies.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some onion, some Odeng, a little Fresno pepper and some Ajishima Kimchi Furikake. Hey this is good stuff! The noodles are indeed broad and flat and very different from the usual ones I’ve had from Nongshim varieties. They have a light firmness and are very good. The broth is full of anchovy flavor and very tasty.  The veggies are good too – they fit the dish well. I like this a lot – last time I gave it 4.0 stars, this time I think it’s getting 4.5 out of 5.0. I could eat this all day! UPC bar code 031146157358 .

Here’s a Shin Ramyun commercial

Wow now that looks hot!

#328: Nongshim Big Bowl Udon Japanese Style Noodle Soup

Ladies and gentlemen, the enormous Ramen Box has been opened and we begin. This one comes from Korea.

A single packet of powdered soup base.

Holy cow look at this one! There’s the big pile of seasoning powder in the middle, but look at all this other stuff! Wow, I’m thoroughly impressed – I wasn’t expecting to see this much stuff going on here. Neat little naruto slices, sliced fish stuff, and fried somethings. I would love to know what all these things are! Lots of veggies too – carrot and onion and more.

Click image to enlarge. Bamm finished product. Mmm… The noodles are nice – chewy and thick… Was nice to find a lot of pieces of fish and veggies with every bite! This is a rarity in the instant noodle world I assure you. The broth had a very nice seafood taste and was very nice. I really was impressed with this one and give it 4.5 out of 5.0 stars! Get it here.

#185: Shirakiku Fresh Japanese Style Udon Sanukiya Udon

MMMMMM – fresh udon! Plus, its being enjoyed while we watch the Maury show and watch people yell and freak out at eachother.

So the noodles and liquid go in the bowl with water and gets microwaved for 3 minutes. After that, some stirring and the flake packet go in…

Click image to enlarge. So here’s the finished product… Good stuff! First off, if you get the backstage hug from Maury Povich, you know you’ve fucked up. Well, no hugs for the Shirakiku Sanukiya Udon! This stuff is very tasty. The noodles are chewy and ample. The veggies are a little mushy but have a nice taste, and the broth is perfect. I’m giving this a 3.75 out of 5.0 stars – it has some serious tasty flavor! Get it here.