Hey – a package from Nongshim America – but what’s inside?
This just came out for sale in the USA and I can’t wait to try it! If it’s the same as what they make in Korea (see review), then it’s some serious 5.0/5.0 star stuff. Made for sale here in California! Awesome! Thanks to Ray A. and Hanna C. over at NSA! Might do this review later today!
It’s funny how much my wife and I enjoy saying ‘HooRooRook!’ I wonder what it means though… Well, after some research, it came to my attention that it is the sound of slurping noodles.
Here’s the back of the package. Notice it’s made in Seoul – so this is Seoul food! Click image to enlarge.
The noodle block. Thin, delicate and light.
The powder base.
It’s really light and powdery.
The veggie flakes.
I really like the little thin long shreds of seaweed – those make me happy.
The soup paste.
It says to add this after cooking and mix it in. So I did.
Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some Fresno peppers, green bell pepper, onion, snap peas and a coupAlso, I found that there were not only the long, thin noodles but very short slightly wider ones – interesting to see dual gauge noodles in a single block. le florets of broccoli. I really liked the broth – it was light and mellow – not to say I all of a sudden don’t like spicy and deep broth, it’s just nice for a change of pace. In the commercial and from other sources, I see that they’re saying it has some spiciness to it but it is very light. The noodles are good too – they remind me slightly of the Nongshim Hearty Beef rice noodles but a much thinner gauge. Thing is though that these aren’t rice noodles at all. What’s also nice is that the whole pack has a gram of fat, 8g protein and slightly lower sodium than others. Bottom line here is that it’s a nice, light and friendly soup that would make most people who only think instant noodles are unhealthy, cheap nasty things change their tune. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 0311461548300 – get it here.
Here’s the HooRooRook commercial with subtitles, starring K-Pop star IU.
Here’s a video on how you can make homemade knife-cut noodles.
I got two shipments today – one from Nongshim America, which I visited last week (there’ll be a lot of stuff all about the visit, the plant tour and the people very soon!). Here’s the first one from Nongshim America!
Hey look at that! Shin Ramyun Black in a big cup! Plus, it’s onion flavor! Also, notic in the box there’s a couple packs of the new Jinjja Jinjja! Also what’s this? Soba? I’m extremely interested in trying these out – never knew they made this! Thanks go to Ray Adams and all the nice folks at Nongshim America! Can’t wait to try these out!
Yesterday, the mailman knocked on our door and had me sign for a box from Korea – samples of a new product called Jinjja Jinjja (which translates to Really Really (Spicy Spicy). I had the opportunity to try it during my tour at Nongshim America last week and boy are they good! I’ll be doing a full in-depth review of them shortly.
It felt like the box just had noodles inside but I was happily surprised! They were kind enough to send some posters and cardboard advertising pieces too!
Awesome! Another reusable grocery bag! Really like these.
They also sent a box with promotional items pertaining to Hooroorook and their new spokesperson, K-Pop star IU.
Last but not least, an apron and triangular hair-holding thing (my wife was kind enough to take the picture and tie it on my head!)! Can’t wait to do a review of these noodles!!! Thanks to Daehyun Song and everyone at Nongshim Korea for sending this along!
So I’ve been walking by this one for a couple months now debating when to get it. I got it the other day and now I’m going to try it out. Looks interesting – the name certainly is.
I find it curious how the words in English are on each packet too. I find everything as far as the words go to be odd; very very little Korean to be found here.
I think the seasonings look really nice – I tasted some of the paste and it was wonderful.
Click image to enlarge. Okay so I liked this stuff – so did my five year old! The broth is very tasty – a nice seafood flavor – not too intense – just right. The noodles are just as advertised on the package – Non-Fried, Mild & Smooth. Another interesting factor here is fat. For the whole package, there’s 1 single gram of fat. Anyways, All in all a very tasty pack of noodles. I am giving it a 3.1 out of 5 stars. Worth trying! Get it here