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Bokkeum Neoguri & Mr. Bibim Samples From Nongshim South Korea

Bokkeum Neoguri & Mr. Bibim Samples From Nongshim South Korea - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyun

A fellow reviewer from Happy Souper posted about these new Nonshim varieties and gave me the contact info for Nongshim Korea – I lost touch with my contact a while back. These were kindly sent by Danny – thank you very much! Let’s have a look!

Bokkeum Neoguri & Mr. Bibim Samples From Nongshim – South Korea

Bokkeum Neoguri & Mr. Bibim Samples From Nongshim South Korea - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyun

Lately Miles (click to enlarge) has been my executive assistant in the department of sample examination!

Bokkeum Neoguri & Mr. Bibim Samples From Nongshim South Korea - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyun

Samples and a bit of printed info on the new products.

Bokkeum Neoguri & Mr. Bibim Samples From Nongshim South Korea - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyun

Here’s the new Mr. Bibim – one is kimchi flavor, the other spicy Korean chicken flavor. These are stir noodles – they have no broth (click to enlarge).

Bokkeum Neoguri & Mr. Bibim Samples From Nongshim South Korea - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyun

I heard about this one in a news story (click to enlarge) – this is a spicy stir noodle version of the popular Neoguri Spicy Seafood Ramyun! Looking forward to this!

Bokkeum Neoguri & Mr. Bibim Samples From Nongshim South Korea - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyun

A wrapped box?

Bokkeum Neoguri & Mr. Bibim Samples From Nongshim South Korea - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyun

What have we here?

Bokkeum Neoguri & Mr. Bibim Samples From Nongshim South Korea - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyun

Hey cool (click to enlarge)! Coffee cups with the Shin Ramyun and Neoguri packaging on them. Thank you very much! Looking forward to giving these new varieties a try!

Re-Review: Nongshim Potato Noodle Soup

I’ve been wanting to re-review this one for a while, and so here we are. Potato noodles! Chewy! Let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

A pretty massive block of noodles! Taste pretty good raw.

The powder seasoning.

Smells good!

A big veggie packet.

Interesting…

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some kimchi, baked chicken, sweet onion and an egg. The noodles are indeed chewier than the normal Nongshim package noodles. They’re also slightly gelatinous like bean thread. They’re quite good though and unique. The broth is light – and tasty. Not really spicy; more of a vegetable broth. The veggies taste nice too. Good stuff! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146157792.

Here’s a South Korean commercial for Potato Noodles!

New TV Spot For Nongshim’s Shin Ramyun Black Cup With PSY

Unless you’ve been hiding under a proverbial rock for the last couple of months, you have heard the song ‘Gangnam Style‘ by South Korean pop star PSY at one time or another, seen the horse dance, etc. Well, After he sent Nongshim a video asking if he could do a commercial for them, they said yes.

Well today, the commercials have come out – they’re pretty funny. I still want to let it be known that I formally challenge PSY to a ramyun eating contest -maybe Shin Ramyun Black Cup? That’d be awesome! Anyways, here’s some videos to check out of the commercial.

The ‘A’ version of the Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Cup commercial with PSY

The ‘B’ version of the Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Cup commercial with PSY

Here’s the ‘making of’ video.

The Ramen Rater Challenges PSY To A Ramyun Eating Contest!

10/17/2012

     I saw a video recently about PSY being a huge fan of Korean instant ramyun – Nongshim’s Shin Ramyun in particular. He sent a video showing him eating their noodles with a definite excitement and pride. He wants to be the next representative of their products! I got to say, this was really was cool to see. I feel a definite kinship with PSY on this matter – instant ramyun is amazing stuff!

With that, I would like to formally challenge PSY to a friendly Nongshim Shin Cup eating contest! I don’t know exactly how to do a ramyun cup  eating contest as I’ve never been in one or heard of anyone doing one, but I’m sure we could figure it out! Oppan Gangnam Style and Spicy Ramyun Style!

What do you say?

– The Ramen Rater

www.theramenrater.com

Hey – what do YOU think?

Here’s the video PSY sent to Nongshim.

Donation Of Samples From Nongshim America & Nongshim Korea!

I got two shipments today – one from Nongshim America, which I visited last week (there’ll be a lot of stuff all about the visit, the plant tour and the people very soon!). Here’s the first one from Nongshim America!

Hey look at that! Shin Ramyun Black in a big cup! Plus, it’s onion flavor! Also, notic in the box there’s a couple packs of the new Jinjja Jinjja! Also what’s this? Soba? I’m extremely interested in trying these out – never knew they made this! Thanks go to Ray Adams and all the nice folks at Nongshim America! Can’t wait to try these out!

Yesterday, the mailman knocked on our door and had me sign for a box from Korea – samples of a new product called Jinjja Jinjja (which translates to Really Really (Spicy Spicy). I had the opportunity to try it during my tour at Nongshim America last week and boy are they good! I’ll be doing a full in-depth review of them shortly.

It felt like the box just had noodles inside but I was happily surprised! They were kind enough to send some posters and cardboard advertising pieces too!

Awesome! Another reusable grocery bag! Really like these.

They also sent a box with promotional items pertaining to Hooroorook and their new spokesperson, K-Pop star IU.

Last but not least, an apron and triangular hair-holding thing (my wife was kind enough to take the picture and tie it on my head!)! Can’t wait to do a review of these noodles!!! Thanks to Daehyun Song and everyone at Nongshim Korea for sending this along!