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#1643: emart Dare You! Habanero Jjajang Ramen

This was sent to me by Anders E. from South Korea – thank you very much! I was aware of the regular habanero ramen – the one that’s been #1 on my spicy list for a while now. But this one – jjajang ramen – it sounds pretty dang spicy. Especially if it’s anything like the other Dare You! ramen. For those of you not familiar with jjajang, here’s what wikipedia has to say about it:

Jajangmyeon (자장면; 짜장면; jjajangmyeon), a Korean Chinese cuisine, is a noodle dish topped with a thick sauce made of chunjang (a salty black soybean paste), diced pork and vegetables, and sometimes alsoseafood. Jajang (alternately spelled jjajang), the name of the sauce, is the Korean pronunciation of the Chinese characters , which literally means “fried sauce.” Myeon (also spelled myun) means “noodle”, which Chinese character is .

Let’s have a look at this fiery cup!

 Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take out sachet. Add in boiling water to line and steep 3 minutes. Poke holes in lid and use as drain spout. Drain. Add in contents of sachet and stir very well to combine. Enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The powder sachet.

A decent quantity.

Looks like little TVP bits and some onion or cabbage.


Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles hydrated quite well – decent quantity for a cup as well. The TVP and veg did nicely too. The flavor is good – and the heat is very strong! I will say of the three Dare You! varieties (Habanero Ramen, Jjamppong and Jjajang) this is the least spicy. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8801073210790.

Want to feel your mouth catch on fire? Like using a charcoal briquet as a lozenge? You’ve been warned – get it here!!

A couple takes a trip to emart!

Viral Ramen News – 반반라면 – The ‘Half & Half Ramen Pot!’

The ultra-mega hip happening noodle pot of the future is here!

Actually, not exactly here – this hot new item is in Korea! The ‘Half and Half Noodle Pot’ ( 반반라면 ) is apparently all the buzz on Google. I read an article stating that it’s the most popular search right now – weird, eh? Maybe not – this is a pretty neat little invention!

From reading the Chosun article, the idea is that on one side you’d cook jjangmyeon and the other you’d cook a ramyun soup. Jjangmyeon is more a noodles with sauce on top affair as you can see in the photo. Here’s a link that has a video, although unless you can speak Korean, I’m not sure you’ll understand what’s being said.

I want one of these 반반라면  things! I only see one thing though; if the 반반라면  gets your noodles done, it’s going to be hard to dump the stuff out. Is there going to be a 반반라면  ladle or a 반반라면  serving spoon? I guess it wouldn’t need to be split though, would it? I dunno – looks like an interesting thing and hopefully they’ll be available to all those families that can’t decide which instant noodle to have for dinner!