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Paldo Local South Korean Instant Ramen Noodle Varieties

So I’ve been getting a lot of neat samples from Paldo South Korea lately! This one’s a box with less export kind of things and more local styled varieties. Let’s check it out!

Paldo Local South Korean Instant Ramen Noodle Varieties

#1575: Paldo Jjajangmen Chajang Noodle King Bowl

It’s still winter, so I thought something hearty would be a nice touch today. Jjajangmen is a Chinese-South Korean fusion dish. Ramyun noodles and Chajang sauce, rich and thick with black beans. Let’s have a look at this new bowl from Paldo!

Here’s the detail from the top and bottom of the outer wraps (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add boiling water to line and steep for 4 minutes, leaving sachet on top to warm up. Poke holes in lid spots shown and drain noodles. Add contents of sauce sachet and combine. Enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

As the sachet is rather large and is warmed on the lid, here is the picture – no picture of just the sauce in a cup today.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts. The noodles had a particularly interesting scent when I opened the lid – much like fried food – it was kind of nice. The flavor of the sauce is excellent; it coats everything very nicely and the black beans throughout are very good. A very premium instant. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100859.

 You can get the pack version here.

Paldo products are popular in Russia as well – under the name Doshirak, here’s Jjajangmen!

Re-Review: Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien Instant Noodles With Fried Soybeans Paste

Went to the 99 Ranch Market near us a few weeks ago and my son Andy picked this as something he would like to try. Well, today is the day to try it out! The first time I tried this one, I made it completely wrong. Here it is in review #68! Not good!

Back of the package (click to enlarge). Check out the instructions – this isn’t a single bowl of noodles, but rather a bowl of broth and a bowl of noodles that are enjoyed separately.

The noodle block.

The smaller packet, which seasons the broth.

Not a whole lot in this one.

The soybean paste which will coat the noodles.

This makes the noodles end up kind of like Jjajangmen but this is a Taiwanese version.

Here, Andy shows the proper technique: eat some noodles, slurp some soup!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Excellent! The noodles are nice – kind of stick together but that’s not a bad thing really. They have a slightly spicy and salty taste that is really nice. The broth cools the heat (Andy noticed that right away) and has a nice rich flavor. Good stuff – if you haven’t tried it, this is something unique people have really enjoyed. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars!  UPC bar code 4710199050484 .

Here’s a Wei Lih commercial!

The paste is also quite popular on its own – get it here.

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Jjajangmen Chajang Noodle

Here’s another interesting one – Jjajangmen. The last time I reviewed this, I had mixed it in like it mentions on the back. This time, I’m going to put it on top like in the picture!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge).

Looks like a big block of thick noodles.

A big packet of sauce. This isn’t a soup base – it’s a sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Noodles are very chewy and the sauce is awesome; it seems like it’s beef laden but there’s no beef here. A very hearty and tasty meal! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 648436100590 .

Chajang at a restaurant in Korea

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