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#1160: Samyang Foods Chacharoni

Gotta love the name. This is a South Korean combination of Jjajang (a black bean dish) and noodles. They usually end up nice and hearty with just a sauce and no broth. Let’s check it out!

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

The noodle block.

The sauce packet.

Has a rich black bean scent.

The solid ingredient packet.

Some bits of veg and textured vegetable protein.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed Walla Walla sweet onion, peas, corn and beef. The noodles are very wide and chewy.- very hearty. The chajang sauce coats everything nicely and is almost meaty although it’s not full of meat. With summer pretty much over, this is a good one for the colder months. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8801073101524.

A Chacharoni advertisement from the 80’s.

#199: Samyang Chinese Soybean Paste Ramen Stir Noodle Noodle Soup Olive Oil Add

Wow – you know, sometimes it just so happens a package of ramen just has to many words on it. This is one of those occasions. I mean, look at that title up there. I like how you drain the liquid, but it says noodle soup – and you don’t add olive oil, it’s already in the liquid packet…

…the liquid packet which is labeled ‘soup.’ There’s veggies and then the liquid here.

The veggies were interesting – freeze dried green peas, textured vegetable protein, onion…

Click image to enlarge. So first off – looks nothing like the picture on the front of the package eh? I think if you took some veggies and cooked them, then stirred them with the paste, then threw that on top of the cooked noodles. But here’s what it looks like when you follow the directions on the package. It’s some weird stuff, reminiscent of the Klingon dish Gagh. I find it kind of dry and weird – not salty really but very, well earthy. I don’t have a kinetic agent to cause this Gagh-like stuff to move, but that would get it more points from me. I’m giving it 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.