This was sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of wonderful Japanese items! Thank you again! This is an ultra special one they came out with to commemorate the anniversary of Cup Noodles – the Cup Noodle Rich line.
Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail – Japan
I guess this proclaims that it’ll make you feel like you’re eating a Cup Noodle made by Momofuku Ando on [email protected] The power! Let’s give it a try!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef and oxtail. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid from sachet on top of cup. stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated well and were of the good standard quality of Japanese Cup Noodle – flat, soft, lots of noodles. The broth was a rich creamy one with a beef kind of taste to it. As for the garlic taste, I found it kind of absent and the egg yolk must have been part of the thickener for the broth. The garnish bits were nice – Jew’s ear mushroom, bell pepper and bits of meat were abundant. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105236390.
Here we go with the last of the Shin Ramyun varieties I’ll be doing for Nongshim Meet The Manufacturer week. Shin Ramyun Black!
Back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block – ready for anything!
The red packet – what inside this?
Lots of red spicy seasoning of course!
This packet (front and back shown) has the oxtail soup broth – nummy stuff! Lots of onion flavor as well.
Had a little taste – oh yeah this stuff’s good!
Here’s the vegetable and beef packet. This one’s a little larger.
Notice the freeze dried beef – this is actually quite good.
Thought I’d mention that my review – the one with the Top Ten List – is featured on the Shin Ramyun black slide on Nongshim America’s website! Pretty cool! Glad they liked the review! Click image to enlarge.
Finished (click image to enlarge). I added an egg, some onions, some of my local veggie mix, some Fresno peppers, a slice of processed cheese with a little Tabasco Buffalo Style hot sauce, some Ajishima Furikake and some beef lunch meat. As I mentioned above, this one’s on the Top Ten List. It’s number seven – and out of over 650 reviews (when I did the list), that’s quite a high score! The Shin Ramyun Black is great stuff – the broth has such a nice flavor, there’s a ton of noodles that are really good as well as the veggies and beef – of course you can see I like adding some extras to it as well after I taste it. Wonderful stuff. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars!!! UPC bar code 031146013524.
Here’s the Shin Ramyun Black commercial.
A couple talking about their ramyeon with subtitles – kinda funny.
Another of the half dozen amazing Indomie varieties sent to me by Edin N. of Vancouver, BC! Thanks again! This one’s oxtail soup. Let’s begin.
Here’s the noodle block. Last time with the spicy coconut shrimp soup, the noodles were wide. These look like the noodles I’m used to from Indomie.
Powder seasoning and chili powder.
Here’s the powdered seasoning – has a pleasant odor to it.
Seasoned oil packet.
Very strong onion scent coming from this one.
Fried onions are awesome!
This are added right at the end as a garnish.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Didn’t add anything. Starting with the noodles, they’re your standard instant. They’re not amazing, but not bad. Now for what I imagine here is the spotlight, the broth: As I’ve never had oxtail soup before, I couldn’t say whether this tastes like it or not. The broth reminds me of a meat broth with a bit of the fried onion going on. It has a slightly greasy texture from the oil but not overly so; kind of what you might imagine from a thin beef stew broth. It’s not bad but not wonderful. This is a tough one to rate; I’m giving it 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. It’s a hair above the mid-line. The flavor is interesting but not wow-ing me like other varieties of Indomie have in the past. UPC barcode 089686011258.
Can anyone tell me about the edge of the fried egg towards the end? How is this done and what is the device that does this called?
So this guy named Dave P. posted a YouTube video on the Ramen Rater Facebook page showing some people in Korea making a bowl of Shin Ramyun a little different that I’ve made it in the past. I thought I’d try to get the ingredients and give it a try. Here’s the video:
Anyways, I had a pack of Shin Ramyun Black I got at Uwajimaya in Seattle and though ‘hey, let’s give it a try!’ Here we go.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). This was from the original review.
First, the noodle block. Round! Fits great in the pot! Very thick too – lots of nice Nong Shim noodles!
The three magic packets: the big green one has veggies and nice little beef bits. The red is the spicy soup base and the bottom one is the very nice smelling pack! Very onionny.
Again from the original review. Green pack top, red lower left and gold packet lower right.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find the odeng. I went with the fact that this is Shin Ramyun Black had the extra word ‘Black’ in it and considered that a replacement ingredient. Really wish I would’ve found it [email protected] Next time. Here’s the might frothed egg.
Finally, the slice of processed cheese. This is a slice of Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Cheese. I wonder if the cheese in Korea was Korean cheese? Interested to know.
Finished (click image to enlarge). This was really good – as for the noodles, here’s what I posted in the original review:
The noodles are of a good quality. They are chewy but not overly so. There is also a happy aundance of noodles, making for a decent sized meal. The broth is fine – nice spiciness that you would expect from Shin Ramyun but it has an added depth and richness. I taste a lot of onion, garlic and meaty tones. As for the veggies and beef, I think that’s where this bowl shines. The beef is excellent – like little pieces of steak amongst the noodles – chewy and they taste fresh and good. The vegetables re-hydrate very nicely – and they aren’t tiny little bits! They’re of a decent size and of good quality. Long story short, I would happily say that this is one of the better South Korean instant noodles I’ve tried, possibly ranking up in the top two or three. I will say I like it better than the original Nong Shim Shin Ramyun as well. I’m giving this one 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. Why not 5.0 stars? Well, I would have liked a little more of the beef!
Adding the extra ingredients and using the EatYourKimchi.com recipe, I’d jump it up to 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – the egg was nice but the bok choy and surprisingly the cheese really round things out and make it even better! The cheese makes the broth a little heartier. The UPC barcode is 031146013524 and you can get it here. Thanks for the post to Simon and Marina at EatYourKimchi.com! Very good stuff!
The Gaming Edition of Wonderful Adventure Now Korea (WANK)
Then it totally started dumping snow as soon as I finished the noodles!
UPDATED REVIEW – uses a recipe from EatYourKimchi.com! See it HERE!
First off, I want to thank Greg B. of Florida for sending this one in. Shin Ramyun Black – wow. So I should mention about the ‘ controversy in South Korea about this product. Nong Shim advertised that it had more nutritional value than it really did and was fined for misleading advertising ( Korean Herald article here ). It was extremely popular and I believe it still is. It costs much more than regular Shin Ramyun too. I’ll have to say that I’ve been waiting for just the right day to review this one! Let’s see what’s inside this interesting package of South Korean instant noodles!
We have three packets, starting first with our standard red soup base packet. I’m imagining that it’s full of the angry, spicy red powder we’re all used to from Shin Ramyun.
Moving right along, we come to the beef and vegetable mix packet. Bigger than most veggie packets, I read on the ingredients panel that there is freeze dried beef in here.
Finally, the Sul-Long-Tang soup base packet. Looks like onions and oxtails in the image.
I thought a picture of the noodle block would be fitting here. The center of the round noodle block has a bit of a dent in it. This is where two eggs will nestle and boil with everything else.
Click image to enlarge. Here’s a picture of the back of the packaging with all ingredients and directions.
The ingredients in the bowl as I wait for the water to boil. At the top is the veggies and beef, lower right, the reddish soup base packet’s contents, and finally we have the oxtail and onion packet contents. Once the 2 1/3 cups (550mL) of water is boiling, everything goes in for 4-5 minutes.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Now let’s get down to business. As mentioned before, I added two eggs that cooked in the pot with the noodles. This is pretty standard. The noodles are of a good quality. They are chewy but not overly so. There is also a happy abundance of noodles, making for a decent sized meal. The broth is fine – nice spiciness that you would expect from Shin Ramyun but it has an added depth and richness. I taste a lot of onion, garlic and meaty tones. As for the veggies and beef, I think that’s where this bowl shines. The beef is excellent – like little pieces of steak amongst the noodles – chewy and they taste fresh and good. The vegetables re-hydrate very nicely – and they aren’t tiny little bits! They’re of a decent size and of good quality. Long story short, I would happily say that this is one of the better South Korean instant noodles I’ve tried, possibly ranking up in the top two or three. I will say I like it better than the original Nong Shim Shin Ramyun as well. I’m giving this one 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. Why not 5.0 stars? Well, I would have liked a little more of the beef![AMAZONPRODUCTS asin=”B0061JW7I2″]
Here’s a commercial for this stuff – you can see they’re going for a ‘classy’ kind of feel with this.