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#2922 Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle

#2922 Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle

I think we found this one up in Canada but honestly don’t remmebr. It sounds good – I mean udon is alright but bulgogi – now you’re talking. Here’s a little about bulgogi from Wikipedia –

Bulgogi (/bʊlˈɡɡ/ buul-GOH-ghee;[2] from Korean bul-gogi [pul.ɡo.ɡi]), literally “fire meat”, is a gui (Korean-style grilled or roasted dish) made of thin, marinated slices of beef or pork grilled on a barbecue or on a stove-top griddle. It is also often stir-fried in a pan in home cooking. Sirloinrib eye or brisket are frequently used cuts of beef for the dish. The dish originated from the north area of the Korean Peninsula and is very popular in South Korea.[3] In fact, bulgogi is widespread in South Korea, such as at fancy restaurants and at local supermarkets selling pan-ready kits.[4]

This appears to be a South Korean product packaged for sale outside South Korea. Alright let’s give this a go!

Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle – South Korea

#2922 Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, briefly warm noodles is hot water and drain. Add noodles and liquid base to the bowl and add water to fill li ne. Microwave (1000W) for 3 minutes. Add in flake and sesame oil. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2922 Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2922 Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle

The udon pouch.

#2922 Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle

A large liquid sachet.

#2922 Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle

Liquid soup base.

#2922 Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle

Another liquid sachet.

#2922 Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle

Sesame oil.

#2922 Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle

A dry sachet.

#2922 Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle

Vegetables and fish cake.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added green onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and beef. Udon came out nicely – standard pouch gauge and chew. The broth was very sweet and actually quite good. Bits of veg and fishcake floated around nicely. Pleasantly surprised. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 087703289987.

#2922 Wang Bulgogi Flavor Udon Korean Style Noodle

Korean Style Fresh Cup Noodle Udon [Healthy, Convenient] Easy Cook Bowl in 3 Minutes / 8.08 oz per Meal (Pack of 6) – Bulgogi (Marinated Beef) Flavor

Awesome bulgogi recipe

#1650: Ottogi Sesame Ramen Korean Style Instant Noodle

I’ve gotten a good amount of comments about this one. Ottogi Sesame Ramen seems to have filled an interesting niche in the noodle market! It’s pretty neat stuff – it has something called an ‘egg block.’ It is basically dehydrated egg that when introduced to the boiling water springs to life! I’ve had the bowl version (also known as a king cup) before, but never reviewed the pack. Let’s check out Ottogi Sesame Ramen!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains egg and beef. To prepare, add every thing but the oil to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in oil, stir, and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Has a kind of spicy beef scent.

The egg block!

A condensed block that should make for a lot of extra oomph!

The sesame oil sachet.

Definitely sesame oil – smells good!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles have a classic ramyun gauge – thicker than you standard instant and with a very nice chew to them. The broth has a nice spiciness to it which builds and then levels off. The sesame, spiciness and beef tones are managed well and nicely balanced. The ebb block added a lot of little bits of scrambled egg throughout – very small, but made it a little nicer. Also in the egg block was spring onion which was very nice. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 645175525233.

Ottogi Sesame Flavor Noodle

An Ottogi Sesame Ramen TV commercial.

#1645: Lucky Me! Supreme Jjamppong Korean Style Spicy Seafood Soup

I recently reviewed a South Korean Jjajang instant noodle. Well, here’s another double J named instant noodle! Jjamppong! So, what’s jjamppong? Wikipedia has this to say:

Jjamppong (Korean: 짬뽕, Chinese name: 炒碼麵), a spicy noodle soup flavored with onions and chili oil. A form of jjamppong is also the local Chinese specialty in the Japanese port city of Nagasaki (see Chanpon). The noodles are made from wheat flour.

Seafood sounds good! Let’s check it out!

 Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, empty sachets into bowl. Add boiling water to line and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a spicy scent.

The solid ingredients sachet.

Little bits of fish perhaps.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge).  Added crab stick, fish ball, sliced squid, shrimp, kamaboko, mung bean sprouts and white onion. The noodles are of a thin gauge although made from wheat and have a nice soft texture. The broth has a definitely spicy seafood taste which I really liked. The garnish hydrated well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4807770272646.

Not a fan of seafood? Try out this Lucky Me Supreme Instant Noodles Bulalo Flavor 65g Pack of 8

A new TV spot from Lucky Me!

#1323: Golden Wheat Korean Style Mushroom Chicken Flavour Cooking Noodle

This is one I got for my birthday last year when my wife took me to Canada – thank you, Kit! I’m going to be blunt: I don’t have high hopes on this one. These Golden Wheat varieties are pretty good, as they’re JML products in camouflage. As you can see from this JML Mushroom Chicken bowl, the sachets are identical. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve really enjoyed a lot of the Golden Wheat and JML varieties, but I really didn’t like the Mushroom Chicken previously. Time to see if this one warrants a low score or if it’s a pleasant surprise. It’s go time.

Here’s the back of this rather large package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil a whopping 700ml water. Add the noodle block and all the sachet contents. Cook for 5-6 minutes and enjoy. I should also note that there are ‘spaghetti cooking directions’ on the back of this poackage as well – basically boil the noodles for 5-6 minutes in 700ml water, drain and then use your favorite pasta sauce.

The mammoth noodle block. This is the largest noodle block that I’ve ever seen on the market. This is the same in all of the golden Wheat pack varieties I’ve seen.

The powder seasoning sachet.

The powder has a very odd ‘off-scent.’

The liquid sachet.

A thick chicken color liquid.

The vegetables sachet.

Cabbage, scallion and mushroom.

 

Finished (click image top enlarge). Added peas, carrots, gilled chicken and corn. The noodles aren’t bad. I can see how they’re trying to go towards the ramyun style, however they’re a little too glutenous and gooey for that. Nonetheless, they’re not bad. The broth has a very artificial chicken flavor, although it kind of grew on me, then did the opposite. I mean, there’s so much of it! The vegetables hydrated well. If you want an enormous bowl of noodles, this is it, bar none. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 6921555586181.

As I said above, Golden Wheat is made by JML. Nothing better than rescuing people with instant noodles – hurrah!

#1208: Golden Wheat Korean Style Stew Pork Flavour Cooking Noodle

I’ve reviewed a bunch of these – got them up in Canada during my birthday. They’re really big! Let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

The big noodle block.

Powder soup base sachet.

Very light powder.

The seasoned oil sachet.

Thick and has a nice pork-ish scent.

The vegetable sachet.

A decent quantity.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced pork and sweet onion I sauteed. The noodles are thick like Korean ramyun, yet they seem a bit less full. The broth has a nice rich pork flavor, but it rather oily for my taste and heavy. The vegetables hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555584491.

Check out this light show!

#1154: Golden Wheat Korean Style Shrimp Flavour Cooking Noodle

Here’s another one from my birthday trip to Canada in March! Thank, Kit! Thought it’d be nice to have something seafoody as it’s been a little while. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp.

Here’s the enormous noodle block.

The powder seasoning packet.

A very light powder.

The liquid base.

Looks more like a paste.

The veggie and shrimp packet.

A nice little melange of bits and pieces.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, red, yellow and orange bell pepper and Walla Walla sweet onion that I sauteed with a little garlic salt. The term ‘Korean Style’ seems to refer to the gauge of the noodle and not the texture. There are an amazing amount of noodles here with a nice texture and wider gauge than your regular baseline instant. The broth is light with a subtle shrimp taste and a slight oiliness that makes everything bind together well. The veggies did well – lots of seaweed. The shrimp were mediocre. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555584514.

Want to farm your own shrimp? Here’s a training video.

#1111: Golden Wheat Korean Style Stew Beef Cooking Noodle

Another one we got on our trip to Canada – thank you to my beautiful wife Kit! So I recently got this comment on my Top Ten Strangest & Weirdest list:

funny, some of them are even NOT instant noodle.

i guess there is no authority in this rating

Snarky eh? With all the uproar recently from Taiwan, I’ve gotten quite a few nasty comments – most noteworthy ones trying to discredit my ability to make instant noodles… Geez! Sore losers on the Top Ten, sore at being on the Bottom Ten… As for all of the noodles on that Weird and gross list,, they’re kind of right actually, although truly splitting hairs. You see, there are some instant noodles that require nothing but hot water – you put them in a bowl, add hot water, cover and wait a few minutes and presto – instant noodles. This is what makes them ‘instant.’ Others however must be boiled in a pot on the stove. Many people in the world refer to these as ‘cooking noodles’ as on the front of this pack. To be honest though, most instant noodles can be done both ways (often you’ll see cooking instructions as well as instant instructions). To me, this is splitting hairs and really a kind of silly comment. I mean, you have to have heated water either way, and that’s not really hard to do. Cooking noodles in a pot is barely cooking anyways… So for anyone who’s wondering, if it’s got noodles and a seasoning packet and comes in a small container and cooks in an extremely short amount of time (between 3 and 7 minutes or so), I’m calling ’em instant noodles. But I digress – let’s check out these ‘cooking noodles!’

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). Looks like there’s no meat in this one.

I think this brand puts out the absolutely largest single blocks of noodles I’ve ever seen.

Looks like Golden Wheat may be a re-branded JML.

A light powder.

Paste packet.

Has a meaty aroma.

The veggies packet.

Nice little variety and a decent amount.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed beef and Vidalia onions and some green onion. The noodles looks like big Korean ramyun noodles, but they’re a little smaller in the end and have a much less chewy texture. The broth has a faint spiciness and more of a Chinese ‘braised beef’ flavor. It’s hearty and slightly sweet and a little oily  – it’s really nothing like a Korean ramyun. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555584484.

A quick overview of the different varieties of Asian noodles. By the way – I think their idea of making their own broth is great and all but I’ll never do it – viva la seasoning packet! By the way – Tim Lincecum pitched a no-hitter yesterday to the Padres! Check it out here – GIANTS!!!

#848: Golden Wheat Korean Style Spicy Pork Noodle Soup

Mu sister got me this one on a trip to Canada earlier this year! Thanks! This one’s interesting since it has those JML logos on it. Anyways, let’s dig in!

Side panels. Click to enlarge.

An included folding fork!

The cylindrical noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Spicy and porklike!

Paste soup base.

Always looks so funky and foul but I tell ya – this makes a lot of instant noodle broths come to life!

Vegetables.

A very interesting melange.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added broccoli, red bell pepper, onions, Ajishima Kimchi Furikake, a scrambled egg, Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Crystal hot sauce. The noodles – surprises me how many come out of this cup – tons! They’re pretty good too – not soggy or spongy. The broth is delicious – spicy and a little sweet with a rich flavor. The veggies are pretty good too. Good bowl of noodles! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6921555586242 .

Spicy Korean Pork! Yay!

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#798: Golden Wheat Korean Style Pork Flavour Noodle Soup

Here’s a big cup my sister brought me back from Canada this year. Sounds good on a nice sunny day.

Here’s the side panels – click to enlarge.

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder.

Plenty of it.

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Liquid base.

Looks like an oyster – kinda…

The veggies!

Looks like a nice little smorgasbord…

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onions and a couple dashes of Texas Pete Hot Sauce. The broth was rather greasy and a little lighter of a flavor than I’d expected. The noodles were just plain boring; they didn’t really soak up any flavor. The veggies were okay. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 6921555586235 .

Korean pork belly – there’s really nothing like it!

청춘의 밤 The Night of Youth (1933)

– Song by Choi, Myoung-Ju (최명주)
– Composed by Yun, Young-Hu (윤영후)
– This song is known as the first Jazz Song which is composed by Korean now
– Recorded in 1933
– Choi, Myoung-Ju is a gisaeng (a singing and dancing girl as like the geisha in Japan) in Pyeongyang; Pyeongyang gisaeng school is very famous in this period early 1900.
– Detailed information in Korean : http://ignorams.egloos.com/2269709

#705: Golden Wheat Korean Style Beef Flavour Noodle Soup

Check it out – a new Golden Wheat! My sister brought this back from Canada for me for my birthday! Let’s check it out!

Some side paneling (click image to enlarge).

Included folding fork of fury!

Unfurled fury!

Powder…

Veggies…

Paste… Did anyone notice that logo on there? Yup – JML.

The little cups were in the dishwasher so went with the old method. Ready for some water and a spin.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I went with the microwave directions to see how it would do. It did gush over the top and yep – got a messy microwave. I put it in a bowl since everything looks nicer in a bowl! The noodles are very light – almost timid. I could see them working well in the cup. In a bowl, they’re nice – kind of like a light rice noodle but made from wheat flour. The flavor is nice as well – great sweet beef flavor you might expect at a Chinese restaurant. The veggies weren’t amazing, but I really enjoyed all of the sesame seeds everywhere. Pretty great stuff! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC barcode  6921555586228 .

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