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#442: Nongshim Kal Guk Soo Korean Style Noodle Soup

Okay so I reviewed Samyang’s Kalgugsu a long time ago and it said it was assorted clam flavored noodle soup. This one just says its Korean noodle soup, however its got mussels, anchovy, bonito, shrimp tuna and mushroom going on too. I wouldn’t call it assorted clam flavor this time around – more like assorted flavor flavor.

Veggies on the left, powder on the right.

Lots of stuff! So this one asked for 2 3/4 cups of water and to be cooked for six minutes!!!

Click image to enlarge. Added two eggs to the boiling noodles while cooking. So first off, the noodles are very nice – high in quality and chewiness. The broth was good and hearty and the veggies were plentiful. I liked the flavor and body of the meal, and rating it accordingly. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

#84: Samyang Kal Gug Su Assorted Clam Flavor Korean Style Non-Frying Noodles

So here’s something I’ve had in the cupboard for a while and been kind of waiting for just the right time to try. Assorted clams – hmm. An assortment of clams. It just sounds really strange. I guess we’ll see what we got here.

Okay so two packets – flavor and flakes. But flakes of what – clam possibly?

The soup base was just a light colored powder. Nothing too interesting.

The flakes needed to be added on top – they definitely needed some time in hot water. I usually do this when the package feels like the contents are a little harder, say like a piece of corn in your standard cup noodle would be. Anyways, didn’t see any clammy stuff here. It looked like a little festive combo of dried veggies – onion, nori and carrot.

So since we were watching a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode with a lot of Klingons in it and Kal Gug Su sounds like a command a Klingon captain would shout to rally his troops. Who better than Chancellor Gowron of the Klingon high council to  present this bowl of noodles? So my thoughts: noodles were wide and fo a slightly chewier consistency, kinda udon like. The veggies re-hydrated and were nice, although very thin. Finally, the broth and flavor: not too bad at all. It was pretty mild; a little salty and a chicken-color broth. As far as clamminess, I wasn’t feeling any ‘of the sea’ or any bits o’ clam. The only notes I sensed was after eating this bowl of noodles, my breath tasted like clams kind of and I didn’t find that really at all appealing. I give this one 1.8 out of 5 stars… Nothing unique I could find here. Would’ve liked to see a little more of something here.