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#3314: O’Taste Jjajang Tteokbokki With Noodles – South Korea

#3314: O'Taste Jjajang Tteokbokki With Noodles - South Korea

I got three different version of this up in Canada. After a little translation work, it looks to be Jjajang

O’Taste Jjajang Topokki With Noodle – South Korea

Import/distributor’s label (click to enlarge).

#3314: O'Taste Jjajang Tteokbokki With Noodles - South Korea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add 80ml water to the line in the cup. Add noodles, veggies, and seasoning. Microwave for 3 and a half minutes. To prepare on the stove (how I’ll be doing it) Add 160ml water to a pot and boil. Add noodles and cook for a minute and a half. Add veggies and seasoning, stir in, and cook an additional minute and a half.

Detail of the lid (click of enlarge).

An included fork!

A little nest of noodles.

Tteokbokki!

A wet sauce sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and sesame seeds. The noodles are great – working with the sloppiness of the sauce – tteokbokki also was the same. Sauce was interesting – like a sweet and spicy tteokbokki sauce with notes of black bean. Delightful – first one I’ve eaten that wasn’t a mukbang in a while. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8809061679017.

Otaste Roasted Misugaru Multi Grain Powder, 2 Pound

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#3283: O’taste Spicy Tteokbokki – South Korea

#3283: O'taste Spicy Tteokbokki - South Korea

Found this one up in Canada at Smart N Save as well. It turns out that this brand is actually related to Nongshim. It’s produced by Taekyung Nong San, which is part of the Nongshim company as can be seen on their logo. Interesting! This is a combo of tteokbokki and noodles. Let’s check it out!

O’taste Spicy Tteokbokki – South Korea

An import sticker (click to enlarge).

#3283: O'taste Spicy Tteokbokki - South Korea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free from the sticker, however the sticker mentions items not present; may not correctly correlate to this products so check for yourself. To prepare with microwave, Add 80ml water to the line in the cup. Add noodles, veggies, and seasoning. Microwave for 3 and a half minutes. To prepare on the stove (how I’ll be doing it) Add 160ml water to a pot and boil. Add noodles and cook for a minute and a half. Add veggies and seasoning, stir in, and cook an additional minute and a half.

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

A pouch of noodles.

Tteokbokki.

A wet sachet of sauce (see it being implemented on the episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time below).

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, soft egg, sesame seeds, and chili flake. Wow – this one is amazing. The noodle is a glass style and works well with the sauce and tteokbokki. Tteokbokki came out splendidly. The sauce is literally full impact yummy. I don’t eat many instant varieties except for mukbang, and I’m happy to say there are two more varieties of these bowls I have to review and they will both get mukbang-ified. The flavor is a sweet, spicy one with a thick luxuriant sauce. This is absolutely excellent and it was very hard not to go caveman on this and gobble it down. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8809061679000.

Otaste Roasted Misugaru Multi Grain Powder, 2 Pound

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#3281: Samlip Hi-Myon Spicy Katsuo Udon – South Korea

#3280: Samlip Hi-Myon Spicy Katsuo Udon - South Korea

Got this a little while back up in Richmond, BC at the HMart in Aberdeen Centre. This is the spicy counterpart to the non-spicy version I reviewed about 110 reviews ago. Let’s take a look.

Samlip Hi-Myon Spicy Katsuo Udon – South Korea

#3280: Samlip Hi-Myon Spicy Katsuo Udon - South Korea

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and shrimp. To prepare, add udon and sachet contents to 350ml boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The udon pouch.

A dry sachet (see contents on the episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time below).

A wet sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, barbecued pork, chili flake, and tempura. The udon in this one is extra nice. It has a thick wide and slightly flat gauge. Broth compliments well with a sweetness and a spiciness that I thoroughly enjoyed. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801068090321.

#3172: Samlip Hi-Myon Katsuo Udon - South Korea

Korean History in Maps: From Prehistory to the Twenty-First Century

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#3271: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl – South Korea

#3271: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl - South Korea

I’m sure there are some folks out there figuring this is going to violently spicy. Well, that’s just not the case. Not everything that Samyang Foods makes has an angry little chicken on it! Let’s see what we have inside this big bowl!

Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl – South Korea

A distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#3271: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl - South Korea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3271: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Udon Big Bowl - South Korea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A wet soup base sachet. To see the sachets in action, watch Instant Noodle Recipe Time video below.

Dry garnish in this one.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, pork, and chili flake. Noodle is thick and chewy but more along the lines of their standard ramen. However, the broth is where the udon taste comes in a little more I suppose. It’s tasty and has a hint of spiciness. Myriad green onion and sesame seeds. Enjoyable. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073211452.

Samyang Ramen Best Korean Noodles (Tsuyu Udon, 4 Pack)

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#3147: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini – South Korea

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

This is a new one – a smaller Buldak Bokkeummyun! However it packs a big punch. This one’s clocking in at 12,000SHU, the highest heat level to date in the range. This is to celebrate the 7th anniversary of Buldak Bokkeummyun – happy birthday! What’s cool too is that the character Hochi’s birthday is the same as my wife’s! I thought hey – I should put this out on her birthday! Let’s give it a try.

Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini – South Korea

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

Detail of the packaging for the 5 pack (click to enlarge). Like the others, I’m guessing this is meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodle block in 500ml water for 5 minutes. Drain. Add 5 spoons (5 x 15ml = 75ml) water, sauce sachet contesnts,  and stir fry for 30 seconds. Finally, stir, sprinkle garnish, and enjoy!

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

The noodle block – much smaller.

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

A wet sachet.

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

Spicy sauce!

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

A dry sachet.

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

Sesame seeds and seaweed.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are great – nice, thick, and chewy. Sauce is sweet, salty and really hot! I mean really hot. I’ve had all of these ‘fire noodles’ that they’ve ome out with so I’m used to the eat and have had exponentially hotter tings, but if you aren’t used to it, this will knock you on your keester. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073142596.

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

2019 New 10,000SHU 3pcs Samyang Haek(Neculer)-Buldak Chicken Flavored Ramem Noodles Limited Ed.

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Watch me challenge.

#3107: Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Chicken Flavor – South Korea

#3107: Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Chicken Flavor - South Korea

This one might be a bit of a surprise to you – insofar that I haven’t reviewed it, that is. Well, two other brand have these ‘bowl noodle’ style products from South Korea as well. This is Samyang’s entry into the fray of this form factor and style. Don’t get me wrong – one that’s been popular for years is their Yukgaejang bowls which look almost identical – except the name. They recently sent a bunch of these in different flavors – let’s give chicken a try!

Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Chicken Flavor – South Korea

#3107: Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Chicken Flavor - South Korea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to line. cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and e enjoy!

#3107: Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Chicken Flavor - South Korea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3107: Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Chicken Flavor - South Korea

The noodle block.

#3107: Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Chicken Flavor - South Korea

A dry sachet.

#3107: Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Chicken Flavor - South Korea

A light powder soup base.

#3107: Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Chicken Flavor - South Korea

Loose bits from the bowl.

#3107: Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Chicken Flavor - South Korea

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, chicken, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and spring onion. Noodles hydrated nicely and worked well with the broth, which was much better than I expected. It had a nice chicken soup kind of taste, however it also had a sweet element which was quite enjoyable. Included vegetables were here and there. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073211735.

#3067: Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Hot & Spicy Flavor - South Korea

Spicy Flavor Roasted Cup Noodles Soup (x 6 Cups), Spicy Flavor Cup Ramyun Korean Noodle Ramen

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#3030: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Rich Bone Broth Flavor – South Korea

#3030: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Rich Bone Broth Flavor - South Korea

Here’s one I found at the new T&T Supermarket in Lansdowne Center up in Richmond, BC. A Shin Black bowl! I knew they must exist; I mean, there’s generally a pack, cup and bowl for everything that comes out of South Korea. Well, here it is. What’s interesting is that this isn’t available in the United States, and up in Canada it’s not a product of the Nongshim China factory, which most bowls up there seem to be.

I don’t know if I’ve seen it referred to as ‘spicy rich bone broth flavor’ either, but as ‘spicy pot au feu’ in the past. Also something interesting to note is that this one’s microwavable. Anyways a neat find and sounds like something neat to try today. Let’s get started.

Nongshim Shin Black Bowl – South Korea

#3030: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Rich Bone Broth Flavor - South Korea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef, pork, shrimp and fish. To prepare, remove lid and add in sachet contents. Fill to line with room temperature water. Microwave (1000W) for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3030: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Rich Bone Broth Flavor - South Korea

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3030: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Rich Bone Broth Flavor - South Korea

The noodle block.

#3030: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Rich Bone Broth Flavor - South Korea

Loose bits from inside the cup.

#3030: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Rich Bone Broth Flavor - South Korea

A soup base sachet.

#3030: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Rich Bone Broth Flavor - South Korea

A spicy scented powder.

#3030: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Rich Bone Broth Flavor - South Korea

Another dry sachet.

#3030: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Rich Bone Broth Flavor - South Korea

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage, scallion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles hydrated well and had a great texture to them from the microwave. Broth had that standard Shin Black flavor – no surprises here. Tasty! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 031146042517.

#3030: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Rich Bone Broth Flavor - South Korea

NongShim S h i n   B l a c k  Noodle Soup, Spicy, 2.64 OZ (Pack of 6)

Watch me cook this one up on an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3012: Samyang Foods Sriracha Ramen Snack – South Korea

#3012: Samyang Foods Sriracha Ramen Snack - South Korea

Here we have what you call a ramen snack or noodle snack. These are popular throughout Asia but little known in the United States. In a way. It was often I heard about people taking a domestic pillow pack of instant noodles here in the states and pulverizing it while still in the package and then the seasoning dumped on and held closed, then shaken to distribute the flavor. This was commonly considered a somewhat of a lazy teenager’s way of cooking one of the easiest products to cook around. Well, they’ve been creating products that are prepared in this way for a very long time in Asia. Spicy, sweet, salty – you name it. Here’s Samyang’s Sriracha Ramen flavored one for you to see today!

Samyang Foods Sriracha Ramen Snack – South Korea

#3012: Samyang Foods Sriracha Ramen Snack - South Korea

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, crush noodles through unopened package into bite sized pieces. Open package, remove seasoning sachet and add to crushed noodles. Hold opening closed and shake vigorously. Finally, enjoy as a snack!

#3012: Samyang Foods Sriracha Ramen Snack - South Korea

An uncrushed noodle block.

#3012: Samyang Foods Sriracha Ramen Snack - South Korea

The seasoning base.

#3012: Samyang Foods Sriracha Ramen Snack - South Korea

A very light powder.

#3012: Samyang Foods Sriracha Ramen Snack - South Korea

Finished (click to enlarge). Added honey butter almonds, Craisins, cashews, peanuts, and sesame sticks. The noodles are light and have a nice crunch to them that doesn’t break your teeth. The seasoning brings a salty and spicy hit with a little tinge of sourness which works well. For a snack, I give this one 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073310902.

#3012: Samyang Foods Sriracha Ramen Snack - South Korea

Samyang Hot Spicy S R I R A C H A Stir-Fried Noodles Ramen135g (4PCS)

Watch me do this one up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

Well this is something different. I haven’t had a lobster flavor variety in quite a while – definitely well over a year – at least I think so. Let’s give it a try!

Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor – South Korea

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, cuttlefish, bonito and lobster. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

The noodle block.

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

Loose bits from the bowl.

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

The soup base sachet.

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, 31-44ct shrimp, and spring onion. The noodles are thinner than the standard Samyang ramyun style but are quite nice. Definitely a good quantity as well. Broth has a little spiciness and a kind of buttery lobster hit to it which is savory. Included garnish did well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073211438.

#2970: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Lobster Flavor - South Korea - The Ramne Rater

Samyang Original Ramen Big Bowl 4 Oz (Pack of 16)

Miles and I do a lot of Spicy Noodle Mukbang videos!

#2942: Paldo Teumsae Cheddar Cheese Ramyun

#2942: Paldo Teumsae Cheddar Cheese Ramyun

One of my favorite varieties has been Paldo’s Cheese Noodle – that’s a really tasty one. Well, Teumsae is one of their spiciest varieties and they mashed it up with cheese. I really want to get samples of the new ultra spicy Teumsae variety, but I can’t find it anywhere from nobody… At this point, I’m wondering if it even was produced! But it had to be… Come on. It’s hanging out somewhere! Anyways, cheese is good. It’s time to do a mukbang, so check out the video at the bottom of this review.. Let’s give this one a try!

Paldo Teumsae Cheddar Cheese Ramyun – South Korea

#2942: Paldo Teumsae Cheddar Cheese Ramyun

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it’s meat free or not – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and sachet contents (except cheese powder sachet)  to 550ml boiling water and cook 3 1/2 minutes Finally, stir and sprinkle cheddar cheese powder on top and enjoy!

#2942: Paldo Teumsae Cheddar Cheese Ramyun

The large noodle block.

#2942: Paldo Teumsae Cheddar Cheese Ramyun

The soup base sachet.

#2942: Paldo Teumsae Cheddar Cheese Ramyun

Smells extremely spicy.

#2942: Paldo Teumsae Cheddar Cheese Ramyun

The vegetables sachet.

#2942: Paldo Teumsae Cheddar Cheese Ramyun

A colorful mixture.

#2942: Paldo Teumsae Cheddar Cheese Ramyun

The garnish sachet.

#2942: Paldo Teumsae Cheddar Cheese Ramyun

The cheese powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Love the noodles – thick and chewy with that nice thin kinda gooey outermost layer. The broth was pretty good – definitely not the punch of Teumsae, that’s for sure. I know the cheese took off some of the sting, but it honestly seemed more like a spicy ramyun. The included vegetables were of good quality. Tasty with a slightly bitter back and an easy one for a spicy foods buff. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8809296884200.

#2942: Paldo Teumsae Cheddar Cheese Ramyun

The Spicy Ramen Pack Endorsed By The Ramen Rater

Watch me tame this beast!

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

Hey look at this! A Tapatio instant noodle! I’ve seen people douse their instant noodles in this stuff for years on Instagram. Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

Tapatío is a hot sauce, produced in Vernon, California, that can be found at many supermarkets, pharmacies, and liquor stores in the United States.

Tapatío” is the name given to people from Guadalajara, Jalisco: the company’s founders come from Guadalajara. It is exported to MexicoCanadaCentral AmericaAustralia, and elsewhere.

The ingredients, as listed on the product label, are water, red peppers, salt, spices, garlic, acetic acidxanthan gum and sodium benzoate as a preservative. Tapatío comes in five sizes: 5, 10, and 32 fluid ounces, and 1 gallon (3.785 liters), as well as in 7-gram packets. The sauce overall has a Scoville rating of 3,000, hotter than Sriracha.[1]

The product slogan is “Es una salsa … Muy salsa” (very saucy”).

The Tapatío Hot Sauce company was started in 1971 by Jose-Luis Saavedra, Sr., in a 750-square-foot (70 m2) warehouse in Maywood, California.[6] In 1985, the company moved to a 8,500-square-foot (790 m2) facility in Vernon, California, 5 miles (8.0 km) from Downtown Los Angeles. Although larger than the first location, the new factory had a single loading dock and limited storage space, which created a new series of problems for the company. After a long search, a site was found for a developer to custom-build a new 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) facility, which Tapatío presently occupies. The new factory has several loading docks and automated production.

Hey cool – let’s give this one a try!

Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor – United States

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meaty free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

The noodle block.

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

Loose bits from the bowl.

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

The soup base sachet.

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

A lot of colorful powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, cheddar cheese, cilantro and fried jalapeno. The noodles are thin and light – and of a good quality and pretty large quantity. The broth is a tangy and spicy one, with definite notes of Tapatio. Pretty good! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 780707102114.

#2939: Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Original Flavor

Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Big Bowl 105g , Original (Bulk Case of 6)

Hey! Watch me cook the beef variety on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2934: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Seafood Flavor

#2934: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Seafood Flavor

Samyang Foods just came out with three varieties of these large bowls. Seafood, chicken and lobster. They definitely look to be export varieties – the nutrition panels are in English and French, which might mean they’re more tailored for Canada. Anyways, I’m curious about these – let’s have a look!

Samyang Foods Big Bowl Seafood Flavor – South Korea

#2934: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Seafood Flavor

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). contains crustaceans and fish. T o prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3~4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2934: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Seafood Flavor

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2934: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Seafood Flavor

The noodle block.

#2934: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Seafood Flavor

Some loose bits from the bowl.

#2934: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Seafood Flavor

The soup base sachet.

#2934: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Seafood Flavor

A lot of seasoning.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shrimp, fishball, and carved squid. The noodles are a little soft – semi-lackluster actually. The broth has a nice seafood taste and a tease of spiciness which made me yearn for more born. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073211537.

#2934: Samyang Foods Big Bowl Seafood Flavor

Samyang Original Ramen Big Bowl 4 Oz (Pack of 16)

Samyang Foods also makes the ultra spicy Buldak Bokkeummyun series including this one which is my favorite currently