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#1037: emart Dare You Habanero Jjamppong

Time for some extremely spicy noodles! This is another one from eMart, makers of Dare You Habanero Ramyun. Dare You weighs in at 5,930SHU (Scoville Heat Units) – the hottest I’ve had thus far. This one’s 3,960SHU – not as fiery hot, but definitely not to be trifled with! Jjampong is a seafood soup. You ready?

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

The noodle block.

The powder seasoning.

A speck of this was tasted – A nice flavor and a fiery heat that engulfed my whole mouth!

An oil packet – kind of looks like it’s full of fire!

Has a color not unlike habanero peppers.

The veggies and seafood.

A little smorgasbord.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added odeng, kamaboko, narutomaki (all three are different kinds of fish cake), red, orange and yellow bell pepper and some onion. The noodles are very nice – thick and great consistency. The broth is spicy – like a fire in your mouth! If you took away the heat, you would find a nice and rich seafood flavor. I found that the two components compliment each other nicely in the broth. The pieces of vegetable and seafood are quite nice – they hydrated well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801073110014.

I think this is one of the most ingenious marketing ideas of all time.

New Product Samples From Korea’s emart!

I got a couple packages today. They came from a company in Korea called emart  (이마트) – they sell everything you could imagine, and have their own brand of instant noodles!

They sent eight six pack bags of noodles!

Whoa – these look spicy! They’re called Dare You Habanero Ramen!

They also sent this large flat package containing…

…a couple of posters! Hey thank you! I’ll be reviewing these probably tomorrow – man I bet they’re spicy! That guy on the package looks to be burning up! Thanks go to Stan from emart! Here‘s emart’s website,.

#621: Ottogi Jin Ramen (Hot) Asian Style Instant Noodle Big Bowl

You like it hot? This stuff is good and it delivers some decent heat too. I’ve had the cup, the pack and now, the big bowl. Wonder if there’s a regular sized bowl? Hmm…

Click image to enlarge. The directions and other info panels off the sideand top of the bowl.

The single packet stands alone in all of it’s red fury.

The veggies were already in the bowl. All we need now is boiling water.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a couple fried eggs and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles were good – standard Ottogi style. They weren’t really chewy per se but they stood their ground. The broth was quite spicy, as promised. The veggies plumped up nicely. All around hot and spicy fun time. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. Haven’t seen these big ones around, but you can get the cups here and the packages here.

Here’s a commercial for it.

This lady is into a couple of my most often used seasonings – kind of a review.

Tipping Point: Is There Really A Danger From Cup Noodles?

I’ve seen a few articles as of late about people burning themselves because they tip over cups of instant noodles. This is ridiculous. These articles start citing that the design of these cup is flawed. Also, it is mentioned that many of the victims are children! I think anyone saying “here little tyke, be careful, it’s hot” ought to have their heads examined. . If you don’t know how to correctly operate and consume a cup noodle, I will herein inform you as to how.

The first rule of the cup noodle is follow the directions. Most people don’t read directions when making a cup noodle, but most of them have them. Nowhere does it say to fill it with water then put it in the microwave for a few minutes; in fact, there are little icons warning against doing exactly that. Microwaving cup noodles can cause super-heating of the contents as well as can release chemicals from the foam. Note, the cups are made from foam, not Styrofoam which is a trademarked material.

Most cup noodles direct you to heat water in a separate container in the microwave and then pour it in and close the lid. Is there a difference in the taste? Sure! Would you microwave spaghetti noodles and expect them to taste good? Of course not; you’d do what it says on the packaging.

Now for the tipping issue. I’ve had a lot of instant noodles in my day. Bowls, bags, cups, big bowls and king cups. Have I ever tipped one over? No. Have I ever knocked one over? Yes. Something tipping over on its own and being knocked over by me are two distinctly different things altogether. It isn’t a design flaw. I had a stage when I was in my teem years when I would knock over everything that had liquid in it on myself. At McDonald’s I knocked a large Coke on myself. At a pizza joint, I knocked a banana malt all over my shorts. Was it lame? Yes. Was it my fault? Sure was. Was it the fault of the design of the beverage receptacle? Not really. How could it be?

The flaw, especially when it comes to kids getting burned, is the parent letting them get burned. Come on, parent – don’t be a lazy hooplehead!

I am willing to take all responsibility for my own actions and as of this moment, openly  apologize to myself for all accidents involving cup noodles that get knocked or ‘tipped’ over by me in times previous and future. I’ve never heard anyone complain about those long-neck beer bottles being elbowed – granted they don’t contain hot liquid, but they’re easily knocked over.

In closing, read the directions and while the noodles steep, let them sit in a safe place. Watch yourself and be careful! Contents may be hot.

#423: Nongshim Shin Cup (Shin Ramyun)

So here’s the last (as far as I know) of the Shin Ramyun line from Nongshim. Shin Ramyun (pack), Shin Cup, Shin Bowl and Shin Big Bowl.  Let’s give it a go.

One packet – full of the powder seasoning.

Some veg and the powder awaiting the boil and a few minutes to steep.

Click image to enlarge. Finished product. Well, the noodles are pretty stock as it were. A little spongy and a little thicker so they’re just so-so. The veggies all his at the bottom after a good stir; I really dislike that but what can you do? The broth is hot, there’s no question about that! My lips are burning – nice burn. Not too shabby. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

#186: Paldo Teumsae Instant Noodles With Soup

Warning – IF YOU CAN’T HANDLE HOT AND SPICY FLAVORS, STAY AWAY!!!

So first off, help with translation here would be great. I think the words on the front of the package have a bit more going on than Paldo Teumsae. Teumsae seems to be another company.

Two packets – veggies and soup base.

I tasted the pinch of the powder. Seemed a little spicy.

Click image to enlarge. I dropped an egg right into the noodles as they cooked. I saw a guy do this on YouTube so thought why not. Well first off, this stuff is hot. I mean hot – probably the spiciest flavored instant noodles I’ve ever had. My mouth, throat and lips are burning like mad right now. The noodles are good enough – slightly ballsy. The egg added a nice element of freshness and the vegetables are very very ample – I mean there’s tons of them! Very good! a 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

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