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Meet The Manufacturer: #2453: KOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2453: KOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

I’ve always found that sesame seeds get stuck in my teeth. Yeah, they do. However, I still like them. I think I like pretty much anything sesame – especially sesame oil. I also like spicy things. Sounds like a slam dunk here but I suppose we will have to see.

This is one of the Delight varieties. No palm oil, no added MSG and the noodles are baked, not fried. What’s interesting too – usually baked or air dried noodles are not ones you can take out of the package a try straight. Indeed, they’re usually quite hard and would possibly bust your teeth! These however are not that way. You can try them and chew them up raw. Also, they’re significantly lighter in weight than a fried noodle block. Let’s check out this Spicy Sesame variety!

KOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried Noodles – Singapore

Meet The Manufacturer: #2453: KOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Says ‘Suitable for Vegetarians’ on the packaging. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook 2~3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2453: KOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2453: KOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A dual sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2453: KOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2453: KOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

A seasoned oil.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2453: KOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

The garnish sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2453: KOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Cabbage, chilli flakes and coriander.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shredded chicken and sesame seeds. The noodles in this are great – plump and robust. Indeed, they have a slightly stronger backbone than your average instant, but not so much chewier it’s unwelcome. The broth is excellent – a very detectable sesame oil taste with a good punch of heat. The included garnish worked well. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8888056000241.

Instant Non Fried Noodles (S p i c y  S e s a m e  Flavour) – 3oz [Pack of 6]

A short video showing people participating in a KOKA cooking activity.

#1272: Samyang Foods Baked Noodle Spicy Grilled Beef Ramyun

Happy New Year to everyone! Thought after I did my 2.3 mile walk I’d come home and try some South Korean ramyun! This is one of Samyang Foods’ new baked noodle line. 2013 was the 50th anniversary of ramyun coming to South Korea. Let’s see what this new one is like!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water for 4 minutes. Add sachet contents.

The noodle block.

Soup base powder sachet.

A good amount of it and it’s spicy as well.

A large sachet – but what’s inside?

Wow – a very nice assortment of vegetables!

 

What did we do for New Year’s Eve? Well, we did dig the dog’s clothes out of the closet.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, egg yolk, green onion, cheese and kimchi. The noodles have a very nice bounciness when chewed – they’re great! A little different from the ramyun I’m used to but in no way negatively. The broth is good as well – strong, rich and spicy. The vegetables were pretty good too. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801073112964.

Here’s a video about South Korean street foods – part of the ‘Kimchi Chronicles’ series that was on PBS last year.

#1198: Samyang Foods Maesaengyitangmyun Baked Noodle

Here’s a brand new one from Samyang Foods of South Korea. They sent instructions on how to cook them as well as a little info about this new variety:

To celebrate Samyang ramyeon’s 50th anniversary, we are opening a new era of instant ramyeon which is Samyang Baked Noodle, using a new technique (dry fast on high temperature). Compared to fried noodles and existing non-fried noodles, SBN has a delicious smell like fresh baked/toasted bread! Try some noodle block before you boil them – it’s so crunchy and nutty. These varieties contain Korean beef leg bone, which is a premium ingredient here in Korea. For your information, Samyang Foods is the only company using Maesenyi and natural veggies! We’ve tried to keep both health and taste in mind, and SBN is the fruit of that endeavor!

Sounds interesting! I’m curious though – what is maesaengyi ? I couldn’t find anything about it anywhere. If someone knows, please advise! – A guy names Mike said: Maesaengyi is a special type of seaweed only harvested in a few regions of South Korea. It allegedly requires clean, unpolluted waters to thrive. Only such seaweed is picked for consumption. – Thanks! Let’s check these new noodles out!

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

The noodle block. I took the advice they sent to give it a try – and indeed it does have a nutty flavor to it.

Here’s the soup base sachet.

Light colored – not reddish like ramyun! Curious.

The vegetable sachet I presume.

I’ve never seen anything like this before; it’s like a little furry green chunk of dehydrated vegetables (I think). I tried a taste; it’s like seaweed cotton! I’m guessing this is the maesaengyi? Very interesting.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added egg, sauteed beef, green onions and a touch of kimchi. The noodles are really quite excellent – they have a nice texture that seems familiar as ramyun noodles but slightly more premium I suppose. The broth is exceptional; fresh beef flavor abounds in a creamy rich sea. The seaweed piece readily dissolves and enters the broth in an amazing way; it’s not too strong, not too light. The balance is very well presented and is reminiscent to me of a chowder without the extreme thickness of a chowder. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 8801073112957.

A Samyang Ramyeon TV spot.