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Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Jang Ramyun Soy Flavor Noodle

I asked my wife Kit to pick which pack of noodles to begin Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo week and she picked this one. Sounds like a great place to start!

Back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

That’s one big noodle block!

Powder seasoning.

Bring on the flavor!

Veggie packet.

Nice looking little bits.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, odeng, Fresno peppers, kimchi, a slice of processed cheese and some Sunchang Gochujang. The noodles are really great – nice and thick – and plentiful. The broth has a great balance of soy flavor and heat. The veggies weren’t bad but wish there were more. All in all, quite good. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801128504737 .

Hey look – noodles and baseball! Deinifitely a winning combo!

I’m not exactly sure, but it looks like a huge food drive in Korea?

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time


* UPDATE * See here.

A couple of days ago, I received an email from a man who was angry. He was angry that the instant noodles he bought said that they were spicy Chicken flavor but weren’t spicy whatsoever and that I needed to change the seasonings ASAP. Every once in a while, I get a comment or email from someone who thinks that I make instant noodles or am affiliated with an instant noodle company. I decided to reply and do a review of the product he had problems with, adding some hot spices, sauces and peppers from around the world to really heat it up. It then occurred to me that a lot of people really like spicy instant noodles and that there’s really no list of the hottest ones out there. I figured I’d better do something about that, and so here’s the Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time!

#10: Koka Instant Non-Fried Noodles Spicy Black Pepper Flavour – Singapore
If you like black pepper, you’ll want to try this. It has a nice peppery sauce that has a rich and deep black pepper flavor that doesn’t quit. The garnish of dried veggies are an added bonus. Original review

#9: Wei Lih Good Good Eat Super Ramen Hot Chili Flavor – Taiwan
Has decent noodles and a deep red broth that exclaims ‘beware of fire!’ The broth also has an oily texture and sweet notes that make it quite unique in its fire. Original review

#8: Paldo (Korea Yakult) Kko Kko Myun – South Korea
The result of a comedian on a competition TV show in South Korea, Kko Kko Myun has been a huge craze. The flavor is a jalapeno chicken – and the jalapeno is nice and strong. Has a real good bite to it. Original review

#7: FoodMon DJ-DOC Jjolmyeon – South Korea
DJ-Doc is a hip-hop group in South Korea and they must be pretty happy to have their faces on this stuff. In this bowl, you have noodles, large pieces which are rice cake and a red sauce which has a wonderful heat and flavor. It all ties together to be like a hot and spicy lasagna ala South Korea. Wonderful stuff! Original review

#6: JML Instant Noodle Artificial Spicy Hot Beef Flavour – China
A very spicy Chinese noodle soup. Notice its not spicy beef, it’s spicy hot beef! Has decent veggies and a serious punch! Original review

#5: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Noodle Soup – USA
Yep – they make this is the USA now. A standard of the spicy noodle world! Hot and tasty with lots of thick noodles. Original review

#4: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Sour Spicy Chicken (Tom Yum) – Thailand
The packaging looks pretty tame but this stuff is anything but. The broth is enough to blow your head off – wow! Original review

#3: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja (Really Really) Ramyun – South Korea
This is hot and unique. Based on pork broth and has some niceties like black sesame seeds and peanut powder. Has a strong heat but it’s got some really great taste to it – this is awesome stuff! Original review

#2: Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi – Indonesia
Sweet mother – this is intense! That little pepper (also known as a Bird’s Eye pepper) was enough to burn my lips, mouth and gut for a good long time! Heavy duty! I should also mention there’s a place that sells spicy noodles in Jakarta that has 75 to 100 of these peppers mixed in – Imagination fails me as to the scorching pain! Original review

#1: Paldo Teumsae Instant Noodles With Soup – South Korea
Hands down, bar non, this is the hottest stuff I’ve had. In over 800 varieties I’ve tried, this is the very hottest. From the first slurp to the end of the bowl, my mouth was on fire. If you are a big fan of all that is spicy, this is what you are looking for. Original review

#654: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Sour Spicy Chicken (Tom Yum)

This is a pretty generic looking bowl of instant noodles. However, they’re from Thailand and boast a hot and spicy Tom Yum flavor – Hopefully they’re really good!

Here’s some information from the side panels (click image to enlarge).

Pasty liquid seasoning on left, powdered on the right.

Here’s everything awaiting the boiling water three minute bath.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Noodles were of a decent nature – a little chewy and not at all spongy. The broth lives up to its name – very strong spicy and sour flavors with a lot of citrus flavors. There’s a good chicken taste as well. It is lacking in veggies though – there aren’t any, unfortunately. Pretty good stuff – 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 684431000763 .

Thai soups

The Whisky and Water Trick

#369: Bon Go Jang Tofu Udon Dosirak

So this one took a little work – all I knew was it was from Korea. Wasn’t sure of anything much other than that and the brand name. Luckily, those two things brought it all together. I found that this stuff is called Tofu Udon Dosirak and comes from Hanil Food Co. Ltd. in Seoul, Korea under its Bon Go Jang line of products. ‘Dosirak’ translates like ‘Bento’ or ‘Take Out Lunch.’ On their website it describes this as “fresh katsuo bushi soup with tofu udon that you can eat simply by adding hot water.”

Two packets – Soup base and veggies.

There’s the veggies and soup base on the udon.

Click image to enlarge. Poured some boiling water on the noodles and let them sit for five minutes and voila. So the broth is interesting – sweet and salty and kind of tasted a hint fermented. I liked it. The veggies were insanely plentiful, and the noodles were hearty and good. I liked it quite a bit. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars!

Ah Francis – you are a truly amazing dog.

#329: Mee-Jang Artificial Beef Flavor Instant Noodles

Here’s another Namchow Mee-Jang variety, this time its artificial beef. So far, these have been pretty good.

Two packets – seasoned oil on the left and powder on the right. The yellow powder packet usually smells and tastes like curry…

Strangely enough, the powdered seasoning on the right tasted like masala; seemed funny for something beef flavored. The seasoning oil is on the left and both ride the block of noodles awaiting a hot bath and one fried egg.

Click image to enlarge. Finished product, again with a fried egg. First though here is wow spicy! Didn’t expect that. The noodles are good and the broth is flavorful – spicy yet flavorful. Well rounded bowl of noodles – 3.5 out of 5.0. A bit more veggies would have been nice.

No Namchow commercial so here’s a different Thai commercial – pretty good one!

Some nice music.

#325: Namchow Mee-Jang Artificial Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

So some noodles from Thailand. I have no idea what to expect from this one… Let’s see what’s inside…

Looks like the design that was on the Little Cook packet I last tried. Powder on the left, seasoned oil on the right.

Whoa – greenish oil and brownish powder! Hope it sits well…

Click image to enlarge. The finished product. Noodles are like cup noodles. The broth is salty and a little spicy. A bit of the stewed pork flavor there, a bit of veg. I liked it – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.

Here’s some TV ads from 1974 from the UK…

#192: Paldo Soy Flavor Noodle Jang Ramyun

So this looks like a regular boring pack of noodles. Soy flavor – nothing special here right?

Vegetables and seasoning powder…

Veggies and powder. Welsh onion flake tops the list of veggie ingredients…

Click image to enlarge. So let me say that this is some really good stuff. I added a couple of eggs directly to it while the noodles were boiling. So the broth is nice and hearty and the noodles are very thick and the veggies have a slight crunch to them. All in all, it was a very good bowl of noodles to have for breakfast and I am quite pleased. I’m giving it a 4.1 out of 5.0 stars – a great one here.