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#3296: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Topokki – South Korea

#3296: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Topokki - South Korea

Oh wow okay so I’ve been kind of hanging on to this carbonara topokki for a little while. Today seemed like a god day for this one. Is it? Well, let’s find out!

Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Topokki – South Korea

#3296: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Topokki - South Korea

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

Full structions (click to enlarge).

Two wet sauce sachets.

Two dry powder sachets.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, baked chicken, chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and sesame seeds. Noodles are great – thick and chewy. Topokki comes out swinging. The sauce is a brilliant and lip-smacking super spicy smooth and flavor one with a kind of cheesy creamy heat and flavor. Just exemplary stuff and my favorite of th entire buldak fire noodle range. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 801073310957.

Samyang Carbo Buldak (Roast Chicken) Hot Spicy Rice Cake Tteokbokki

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#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara – France

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

Here’s yet another one from France~ I think many are surprised that France would want instant noodles but I mean, they do enjoy food in France, if you didn’t know. Let’s give this new Carbonara variety a peek and see if it’s tasty!

Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara – France

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water and dry sachet to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

The noodle block.

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

A dry sachet.

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

The sauce powder.

#3170: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout Carbonara - France

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, crispy fried garlic, and barbequed pork. The noodle hydrated well enough, although could have ben slightly further along. My thought is that this would occur during the eating. The ‘soup’ thickens quickly and has a kind of mushroom cheese hit to it which is tasty and savory. The carrot bits work well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8805957019462.

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Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Carbonara White Wine Carbonara Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Happy to be revisiting this variety, It made The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition list this year and with good reason: it’s really, really good. Here’s a little about carbonara from Wikipedia –

Carbonara (Italian: [karboˈnaːra]) is an Italian pasta dish from Rome[1][2] made with egg, hard cheeseguanciale (or pancetta), and pepper.

The recipe is not fixed by a specific type of hard cheese or pasta. The cheese is usually Pecorino Romano.[1] Spaghetti is the usual pasta, however, fettuccinerigatonilinguine, or bucatini are also used. Either guanciale or pancetta can be used. Another common substitute outside Italy is lardons of smoked bacon.

The dish was created in the middle of the 20th century.[3]

As with many recipes, the origins of the dish and its name are obscure.

The dish forms part of a family of dishes involving pasta with bacon, cheese, and pepper, such as spaghetti alla gricia. Indeed, it is very similar to the Italian pasta cacio e uova, dressed with melted lard and mixed eggs and cheese.[4]

There are many theories for the origin of the name, which may be more recent than the dish itself.[4] Since the name is derived from carbonaro (the Italian word for charcoal burner), some believe the dish was first made as a hearty meal for Italian charcoal workers.[1] In parts of the United States the etymology gave rise to the term “coal miner’s spaghetti”. It has even been suggested that it was created as a tribute to the Carbonari (“charcoalmen”), a secret society prominent in the early, repressed stages of Italian unification.[19] It seems more likely that it is an urban dish from Rome,[20] although it has nothing to do with the Roman restaurant of the same name.[21]

The name may also have derived from “Carbonada”, the word for bacon in central Italy’s dialect.[22]

Pasta alla carbonara is unrecorded before the Second World War; notably, it is absent from Ada Boni‘s 1930 La Cucina Romana. The dish is first attested in 1950, when it was described in the Italian newspaper La Stampa as a dish sought by the American officers after the allied liberation of Rome in 1944.[23] It was described as a Roman dish, when many Italians were eating eggs and bacon supplied by troops from the United States.[24] It was included in Elizabeth David‘s Italian Food, an English-language cookbook published in Great Britain in 1954.[25]

There’s a ton of info about carbonara! Let’s give it a try!

TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, cook noodles in 500ml boiling water. Tip – place retort pouch in to heat it as well. Cook for 3 minutes. Add soup sachet to 200ml boiling water to make soup. Drain noodle after 3 minutes cooking and combine with retort pouch contents. Finally, stir and enjoy! Note – soup is not combined with noodles but served alongside as shown in image below.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

White wine.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A large retort pouch.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

A thick white sauce with pork.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, scallions and fried onion. Noodles come out right right for the sauce which is more than enough to hug every curve of them. The flavor is a rich and creamy one with elegant white wine notes. Included pork in the sauce goes extremely well. As for the sipping soup, it’s exceedingly good – like a cream of chicken.. A very apt pairing. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710199110850.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: TTL Carbonara White Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

[ 台酒TTL ] Taiwan TTL (White Wine / Red Wine ) Pasta Instant Noodles 1 bags (3packs) 台灣泡麵 (白酒/紅酒)帕式達一袋三入裝 (White Wine Pasta)

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#2680: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

Yay! Another new variety of the popular Buldak Bokkeummyun ‘Fire Noodle Challenge’ series. This one’s called Carbo. At first, I saw the name and the heart and thought low carbohydrate, but that’s definitely not the case here.

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

Carbo is short for carbonara, and they came out with this variety to celebrate their 1 billionth sale of Buldak bokkeummyun. Here’s a little about carbonara from Wikipedia –

Carbonara (Italian: [karboˈnaːra]) is an Italian pasta dish from Rome[1][2] made with egg, hard cheeseItalian bacon (Pancetta), and pepper.

The recipe is not fixed, with any sort of hard cheese and any kind of pasta being acceptable. Cooks often substitute Guanciale (pork jowl) for the bacon. Another common substitute outside Italy is lardons of smoked bacon. The cheese is usually Pecorino Romano.[1] Spaghetti is the usual pasta, however, fettuccinerigatonilinguine, or bucatini are also used.

The dish was created in the middle of the 20th century.[3]

I asked my contact at Samyang Foods three questions that I’m guessing are going to be the top three I get from readers – what’s the exact SHU, are these HALAL and do they contain pork. Here’s EXACTLY what they had to say:

1.  SHU

– carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun packet: about 2,600

2. halal

– Yes, we are going to obtain the halal certificate. All the HOT Chicken flavor ramen meet the halal requirements.

3. Pork

– As anwser 2, all the HOT Chicken flavor ramen don’t contain any pork ingredients.

For a full rundown on the Buldak Bokkeummyun series, check out my Definitive Guide To The Buldak Bokeummyun Range. Let’s dig in and see what this one’s all about!

Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun – South Korea

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat, however I should note before you ask – I don’t see a HALAL mark on here. To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain, saving 8 spoons (15ml * 8 = 120ml) water. Return noodles and 120ml water to pot and add in liquid and powder seasoning. Stirfry for an additional 30 seconds. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

The noodle block.

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

A dry sachet.

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

Guessing this is the carbonara sauce element.

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

A liquid base sachet.

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

Dark with a spicy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). We are first greeted with wide, thick noodles that have a nice heartiness to them. The flavor is a creamy carbonara which is highly influenced by the popular Buldak Bokkeummyun flavor that is very well-known. It’s a kind of sweet and spicy with a strong linger. The heat level is less than the original Buldak Bokkeummyun and far less than the 2x spicy, but don’t be lulled into a sense of complacency thinking that it won’t be spicy. It is indeed quite spicy – leaps and bounds over most things that say spicy on them. A creamy and tasty addition to the popular range. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073142190.

#2772: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun fire noodle challenge carbonara

Samyang C a r b o Buldak Roasted Chicken Fried 130g (4PCS) + M a l a Buldak Roast Chicken Fried Ramen Ramyun Noodle 135g (4PCS) + (2) Chopsticks

A video from Samyang Foods

Unboxing Time: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun + More

Unboxing Time: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun + More

Got this big box of fascination and had to wait a whole day before I had the chance to do the video unboxing! This was a serious struggle but that’s what I do for you – you get to see what’s in the boxes I do the videos of at the same time I do! Let’s tear into it!

Unboxing Time: Samyang Foods Carbo Buldak Bokkeummyun + More – South Korea

Let’s have Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater!!

So I was definitely not disappointed – thank you so much to Samyang Foods for sending this! Carbo! Two new varieties – Potato Ramen and Gomtang! Squid! Almonds! Just awesome.

#2293: Nissin Nupasta Bacon In Carbonara Sauce Flavour Instant Noodle

Another leftover from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer – thanks again! Been waiting for the right day to review this one – I should mention today actually is November 8th, 2016 – election day here in the United States. You see, I’m about sixty reviews ahead of myself. How? Well, I usually try to do two reviews a day – and been doing that for a while. I used to only do one a day and if I missed a day I would have to scramble to do a review and post it the same day etc etc. I can hear it ‘oh my god you eat two packs of instant noodles every day?’ Of course not; people reviewing wines don’t chug down a whole bottle to decide what they think of it. I take a couple spoons of broth and a few bites of noodle. In fact, I would say that after reviewing two bowls of noodles, I’ve maybe had the equivalent of 1/3 of a bowl, so there you go. This way if I need to take a couple days off, I can. Well, by now we know who is the new president when you’re seeing this. My daughter Miriam will have been born and Christmas may be over. Crazy. Well, let’s try this one – the cup version was in this year’s The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of all Time list – let’s check the pack out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork (lard). To prepare, add noodles to 250ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents and cook over medium heat until sauce thickens. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The sauce powder sachet.

A lot of light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added pork, sweet onion and garlic sauteed in a little butter with some salt. The noodles are great – good gauge and chewiness – they feel like an Italian pasta versus an Asian noodle if that makes sense. The sauce is a luscious white with a bacon taste throughout. Very rich and very tasty. I wouldn’t have pegged Hong Kong to be the source of this in a million years – it’s just wonderful! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878190034.

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

A recipe for spaghetti carbonara.

Meet The Manufacturer: #2079: Nissin Nupasta Carbonara Flavour Instant Noodle

Well this looks interesting – Italian inspired pasta in a take out box style package. Reminds me of the Cup Noodles Pasta Style from Japan a reviewed before – at least in color scheme and design on the package. It looks like it stops there though! Let’s see what we’ve got here!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, remove lid and add in contents of clear sachets. Add cold water to fill line. Microwave at 700W for 6 minutes, 30 seconds (use this tool to convert for your microwave). Add in contents of green sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The first of two garnish sachets.

Bacon is mentioned in the ingredients.

The second garnish sachet.

I did mention bacon, right? Mushrooms too!

The powder sachet.

Has a nice cheese scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). I’ll be honest; after converting the cold water instructions from 800W to 1100W microwaving, I was a little worried that 4 minutes and 20 second in hour microwave would pretty much obliterate this stuff. Fortunately, I was absolutely wrong. The noodles came out very, very well. They have a very fresh quality to them and a decent quantity. The vegetables and meats hydrated and cooked great – little bits of bacon, mushroom and other stuff throughout. The flavor was just great too – the white powder turned into a sauce with perfect thickness and quantity – and it tasted like an alfredo sauce. This was just plain awesome. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878660018.

NISSIN Nupasta Bacon In Cabonara Instant Noodles (94gX4)

A recipe for spaghetti carbonara.