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#2873: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

#2784: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

It seems like almost everything that comes from South Korea is spicy, doesn’t it? Well, let’s break that concept right here. Gomtang isn’t spicy at all – it’s milky and beefy! Herte’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

Gomguk (곰국),[1] gomtang[2] (곰탕), or beef bone soup[2] refers to a soup in Korean cuisine made with various beef parts such as ribsoxtailbrisket, ox’s head or ox bones by slow simmering on a low flame.[3] The broth of gomguk tends to have a milky color with a rich and hearty taste.[4]

Sagol gomtang (사골곰탕) : beef leg bones are the main ingredients
Kkori-gomtang (꼬리곰탕) : ox tail soup[7]
Toran gomtang (토란곰탕) : beef brisket based with toran
Seolleongtang (설렁탕): ox leg bone soup simmered for more than 10 hours until the soup is milky-white. Usually served in a bowl containing somyeon (thin wheat flour noodles) and pieces of beef. Sliced scallions and black pepper are used as condiments. Sometimes served with rice instead of noodles.[8]
Galbi-tang (갈비탕) : made with galbi (beef short ribs)
Yukgaejang (육개장) : gomtang with additional spicy seasoning
Doganitang (도가니탕) : beef knee cartilage is an additional ingredient
Chupotang (추포탕) : finely ground perilla is added[9]

See – there are a lot of variations as well. Let’s give this one a try.

Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang – South Korea

#2784: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 550ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2784: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

The noodle block.

#2784: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

The soup base sachet.

#2784: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

A light and fluffy powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. the noodles are just awesome – thick and with a very nice soft outer and chewy inner. The broth is just sensational with a nice beef taste and a great creaminess. There’s a little note of black pepper in there as well. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073142145.

#2784: Samyang Foods Korean Gomtang

Samyang Korea G o m t a n g  Ramen Ramyun Noodle Soup 110g (5PCS) + (1) Chopsticks

Maangchi makes g o m t a n g!

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.

#2561: Paldo Premium Gomtang

#2561: Paldo Premium Gomtang - South Korea - 곰탕 - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Colin from Massachusetts was kind enough to shoot this one my way! Thanks again! So Gomtang is a flavor I really like -it’s kind of like a creamy beef soup broth. What’s kind of funny is that I’ve only sampled Gomtang made by Paldo. I know there are other brands making it in South Korea, yet I’ve never found any here. Let’s look up[ Gomtang on Wikipedia:

Gomguk (곰국),[1] gomtang[2] (곰탕), or beef bone soup[2] refers to a soup in Korean cuisine made with various beef parts such as ribs, oxtail, brisket, ox’s head or ox bones by slow simmering on a low flame.[3] The broth of gomguk tends to have a milky color with a rich and hearty taste.[4]

Alright – let’s check this one by Paldo out and see how it rates.

Paldo Premium Gomtang – South Korea

#2561: Paldo Premium Gomtang - South Korea - 곰탕 - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains Australian beef bone extract. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 550ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2561: Paldo Premium Gomtang - South Korea - 곰탕 - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2561: Paldo Premium Gomtang - South Korea - 곰탕 - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2561: Paldo Premium Gomtang - South Korea - 곰탕 - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A thick liquid base.

#2561: Paldo Premium Gomtang - South Korea - 곰탕 - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The vegetables sachet.

#2561: Paldo Premium Gomtang - South Korea - 곰탕 - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Green onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added beef and spring onion. The noodles have a soft tooth to them. This is really nice since the broth is like a warm beef hug. Not the slightest iota spicy, the broth has a warm comforty kind of body to it that works so well with the soft noodle. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436101245.

#2561: Paldo Premium Gomtang - South Korea - 곰탕 - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Paldo Premium G o m t a n g   Noodle 500g(Pack of 4)

Korean street food!!

New Samples From Paldo South Korea

New Samples From Paldo South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Nowadays, soon as there’s a knock at the door my son Miles is racing for the door. It’s really funny actually – he wants to steal the box and try to get it open as soon as possible to see what’s inside!  I wasn’t expecting this one from Paldo – unexpected but definitely appreciated! Let’s see what’s inside!

New Samples From Paldo – South Korea

New Samples From Paldo South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Under the hood.

New Samples From Paldo South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here are three I’ve reviewed previously (click to enlarge).

New Samples From Paldo South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Hey now (click to enlarge)! A spicy version of the cheese ramyun! Sounds awesome!

Hey , ool (click to enlarge) a sixer of Bulnak Bokkeummyun cups – haven’t reviewed these either! Thanks again!

South Korean Varieties From A Kind Reader

Lots of boxes lately! This one comes from South Korea from reader Anders E. Thanks! He’s a reddit guy who offered to send me some stuff from South Korea that I’ve been wating to get for a while now!

Very well packed!

I’ve not been able to contact eMart in a while. They’re the company that makes the #1 on my spicy list. Anders found me their new package design packs of the Dare You Habanero Ramen in packs and a cup, as well as a Jjajangmyeon version!

The reason I first started corresponding with Anders was because he kept posting pictures of Jinjja Jinjja, a product that Nongshim had discontinued but was one of my all time favorite South Korean varieties. Well, it looks as if they’re re-introduced it – awesome! Curious to see what the difference will be. We also have here Nongshim Gomtang. Thanks a lot!

#1314: Paldo Korean Traditional Beef Gomtangmen

Korean beef soup is usually something that isn’t spicy; a departure from what people usually see in most ramyun varieties. Gomtang translates to ‘bear soup,’ but there’s no bear in there! It’s been – boiled for a long time. The ‘men’ at the end of gomtangmen is where the noodles come in. Men, myun, myeon and myon are all suffixes that mean noodles in Korean. I’ve had Paldo’s Gomtang variety in the gold packaging – that stuff is quite good. I’m very curious to find out how this one is. Let’s have a look.

The back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). I can’t read Korean hangul, so I can’t let you know whether it looks like this pack contains meat or not. To prepare, boil 550ml water. Add the noodles and cook for 3 minutes. Add contents of the vegetable and liquid sachets, stir and enjoy.

A large block of ramyun noodles.

The dehydrated vegetables sachet.

Looks like green onions and perhaps some mushroom and leeks.

The liquid soup base sachet.

Has a hearty scent of beef.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onion and sukiyaki beef (after tasting, I added the beef and boiled with the noodles and broth). The noodles are nice and sturdy after three minutes of cooking and have a great texture and chewiness. A couple minutes later, they’ve gorged themselves a bit more on the broth and changed quite a bit – I like that. The broth has a very nice and rich beef flavor and it’s tasty, non-spicy and warm. This would be really great after hours out in the cold. The vegetables hydrated very well. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8809296882237.

A Paldo Ramyun TV spot from 30 years ago!

New Samples From Paldo

A box of samples from Paldo – what are they?

My pal Moses over at Paldo America said it’s a new beef broth traditional soup – I’ve liked those in the past! Thanks – looking forward to trying this!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2013 Edition

Cups were the second instant noodle innovation that really took the world by storm. Nissin founder Momofuku Ando of Japan decided that a cup would be a really handy way to have instant noodles on the go. His creation came to the market in 1971. Forty-two years later, the instant noodle landscape is filled with many different cup designs and contents – some all inclusive only needing hot water,m and some requiring a little more with packets – and some even with forks! Of all the varieties I’ve tried to date, here are my favorite ten.

#10: Pot Noodle Bombay Bad Boy Flavour – United Kingdom

Pot Noodle is a UK company whose plastic cups are things of legend. Their myriad of interesting flavors are always fascinating, with such greats as Sticky Rib, Jamaican Jerk and now Piri Piri. Bombay Bad boy has a nice spiciness to it from a little supplied packet. These don’t have so much of a broth, but more of a sauce or gravy. Original review here

#9: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Curry – Hong Kong

Since 1971, Nissin Cup Noodle has been synonymous with… Well, noodles in a cup! The noodles come out just perfectly in these. Not only that, there are copious amounts of veggies and seafood. Then there’s the flavor – a really nice Japanese curry with seafood notes – great stuff! Original review here

#8: Paldo Gomtang – South Korea

Gomtang (pronouced gohm-tahng) is a traditional South Korean soup made with brisket or oxtail. It has a rich, hearty taste that will warm your bones on a wintry day. This one has such a warm and creamy flavor and the noodles are nice and full in the ramyun style. Original review here

#7: Eat & Go    Spicy Chicken Mi Instan Cup – Indonesia

I only just had this one recently and was immediately enthralled. Contains five different seasoning packets which provide chili powder, veggies, seasoned oil and even a packet of tofu chips! Plus, you get a fork. Pure deliciousness! Original review here

#6: Ottogi Bekse Curry Myon Cup – South Korea

This little cup has some wonderful attributes. The seasoning and noodles end up nicely – the broth is thick and has a strong curry flavor and a nice spiciness. What was also very memorable was that there were potatoes in there – the only time I’ve seen potatoes in an instant noodle. A true friend for the curry fanatic! Original review here

#5: Paldo Kokomen Spicy Chicken Cup – South Korea

This is the third list this year that Paldo Kokomen has appeared on. The broth has such a great melding of the heat of jalapeno pepper and the flavor of chicken. The noodles are very good and the bits of chicken and vegetables are top notch. Original review here

#4: Seven & I Shoyu Noodle – Japan

Yes – they have 7-11 convenience store in Japan! With a great flavor and lots of vegetables and seafood, this is really a memorable cup. Strong soy sauce flavor and perfectly hydrated bits and noodles make this an all time favorite of mine. Original review here

#3: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Spicy Beef Cup – South Korea

First, Nongshim made Shin Ramyun which is still incredibly popular. Then they upgraded and came out with Shin Ramyun Black. Finally, Shin Black has made it into a cup – and it’s really good! Rich beef flavor and real beef along with thick ramyun noodles. Premium stuff! NOTE: Previously, this was marked as being from the United States. This one shown here was in fact manufactured in South Korea. I will be reviewing the one made in the United States at Nongshim America soon.  Original review here

#2: Nissin GooTa Demi Hamburg-Men – Japan

Another fairly recent discovery. GooTa is a high end offering from Nissin with premium ingredients. Excellent noodles, a beef and tomato inspired broth, veggies like corn and then the topper – a dehydrated hamburger patty. No joke! What’s better than the novelty of the hamburger is that it works so well with the noodles and broth. Wow. Original review here

#1: Indomie Mi Goreng Instant Cup Noodles – Indonesia

Indomie’s Mi Goreng was a variety I was enjoying long before becoming The Ramen Rater. Quality noodles coated in a spicy and sweet combination of flavors that never get old. The way you do it is you add the boiling water, steep for a few minutes, then use the supplied plastic lid which has holes to drain it. Just like the pack version, it comes with all of the standard flavor packets you’re used to and comes out just right. Original review here

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Gomtang Oriental Style Noodles With Soup Base

How often do you see Korean instant noodles that aren’t spicy? Well, here’s one of those rare times. Pronounced Gohm-tahng (thanks Moses from Paldo America!), this is a traditional beef noodle soup.

Package back (click image to enlarge).

Noodle block broke in half – no worries!

A single packet – no veggies in this one.

Lots of seasoning powder. It has a strong sweet and garlic scent that I found very enticing.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some roast beef lunch meat and a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt. This was great! The noodles are a little different – I noticed they include a little rice powder in the mix and I think that’s why they have a slightly chewier texture. I also noticed as the noodles cooked, the broth was getting a creamy white color. The broth is wonderful. The flavor is a sweet, beefy and garlicky melange that is very pleasing. This isn’t a spicy one either. Very good – 4.75 out of 5.0 stars! Delicious! UPC bar code 648436100149 – get it here.

Another vintage Paldo commercial

How to make Korean Gomtang

#568: Paldo Gomtang Noodles Beef Flavor With Vegetable

Gomtang? Sounds pretty bizarre. I wonder what it means…

I found a little info on Wikipedia about this stuff:

Guk is largely categorized into four groups of soups, such as malgeun jangguk (맑은 장국), gomguk (곰국), tojangguk (토장국), and naengguk (냉국). Malgeun jangguk literally means “clear (malgeun, 맑은) soup (guk, 국) seasoned with a condiment (jang, 장),” such as doenjang (soy bean paste) or ganjang, and is served in a bansang (반상, regular meal table). The main ingredients for malgeun jangguk are meat, fish, vegetables, and seafoods. Gomguk, also called gomtang, refers to either a soup type made by boiling various beef parts such as rib, oxtail, brisket, head, and so forth for a long time, or made with ox bone by the same method. The broth of gomguk tends to have a milky color and to be rich and hearty taste. It can also be made with chicken or pork bone, to produce samgyetang or gamjatang.

Now we may continue.

Click image to enlarge. Ingredients and instructions.

Single packet which has a very strong garlic salt kind of odor to it.

Pre-boiling water.

Click image to enlarge. Wow this is great stuff! Decent for cup noodles and the broth is kind of like a rich and creamy beef broth with some nice veggies in it. This would go excellent outdoors in the colder season… 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! Get the kind that comes in a package here.

This guy very methodically makes some homemade Gomtang – good video.

Yep – another random Thanksgiving home movie from Youtube. I think the ones from the 60s 70s and 80s are much more entertaining…

#533: Paldo Gomtang Oriental Style Noodles With Soup Base

Gomtang huh? Sounds like a Star Trek alien creature that’s been traveling possibly hundreds of thousands of years across space to find it’s final resting place in the vicinity of a star about to go nova. But I don’t think that’s what they’re going for here.

One packet of soup base…

With a lot in it!

Here’s the finished product (click image to enlarge). I liked it although I don’t exactly know what kind of flavor its supposed to be. Kind of a onion and garlic and pepper taste. Those are all in the stock ingredients as well as beef flavor, although its rather light in color. Good noodles. I’m going to rate this one a 3 out of 5. It’s a solid tasty pack of noodles and I liked it. Get it here.