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Re-Review: Paldo Namja Ramyun (Men’s Ramyun)

I have fallen ill with some kind of head cold it seems and I thought something spicy would be good. My lovely wife Kit was kind enough make me some noodles for breakfast – she’s so good to me! Thought I’d have these – they’re available in the US now, but this is a Re-Review of the pack that is sold in Korea. The version sold in the US will be being reviewed soon! Here’s the link to the original review I did during Paldo’s Meet The Manufacturer.

Finished (click to enlarge). She put some odeng and a slice of processed cheese in. The noodles are great, the flavor is superb. I still agree with the old review – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! Thanks again to my wife for making me feel better while I feel crummy! I love you! UPC bar code 8809296771018 – get it here.

Dude looks quite serious! Namja commercial

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Bibim Men Oriental Style Noodle

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had this one – thought it’d be a good one to finish Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo with. Hot day, cold noodles. I should also mention the last time I had this was review #118 – over 700 packs ago – and my tastes have changed a bit. I’m happy to say I like cold noodles nowadays.

Back of the package (click image to enlarge). Note the instructions on this one.

The noodle block – they look thinner.

Here’s the soup base you mix in.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some chicken, Fresno chile peppers, a hard boiled egg and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. Noodles are nice and are indeed thinner than the usual fare. The flavoring of the meal is great – sweet and spicy with a good flavor. Much more enjoyable this time around. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 648436100057 – get it here.

Old Bibim Men commercial

Korean baseball fight is what it says – I think they’re taunting eachother

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Jjajangmen Chajang Noodle

Here’s another interesting one – Jjajangmen. The last time I reviewed this, I had mixed it in like it mentions on the back. This time, I’m going to put it on top like in the picture!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge).

Looks like a big block of thick noodles.

A big packet of sauce. This isn’t a soup base – it’s a sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Noodles are very chewy and the sauce is awesome; it seems like it’s beef laden but there’s no beef here. A very hearty and tasty meal! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 648436100590 .

Chajang at a restaurant in Korea

The top 30 KPop for this week in Korea

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Hwa Ramyun With Soy Peptide

Here’s Paldo’s standard hot & spicy variety. Today and tomorrow are supposed to be the hottest days of the year here in the northwest – temps are supposed to hit 94 degrees today and 96 tomorrow. Hot and spicy sounds just about right! What’s Hwa though? Couldn’t figure that one out but here’s what the health info on soy peptide is! Anyways – I’m hungry – time to noodle it up!

Back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The seasoning packet.

Salty and spicy stuff!

The veggies!

Looks like a decent amount.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some kimchi, an egg, chicken and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are great – plentiful and nice gauge/texture. The broth has a strong spiciness to it with a nice flavor – not just hot but good taste as well. The veggies aren’t bad – and easily found. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 648436100422 – get it here.

Ouch…

Wow – what are they wearing on their heads? Go Lotte Giants!

#828: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Seolleongtangmyeon

Oh man I’m thoroughly ticked off. Melky Cabrera just got caught taking testosterone and now is out for 50 games. I’m a huge SF Giants fan and this is just painful. Just went to my first game a few weeks ago too. Feel kind of cheated in a way. Anyways, no reason that jerk’s gonna mess up my noodle day! This is something I’ve never even heard of! Seolleongtangmyeon? I looked it up on Wikipedia:

Seolleongtang is a Korean broth tang (soup) made from ox bones (mostly leg bones), brisket and other cuts. Seasoning is generally done at the table according to personal taste by adding salt, ground black pepper, red pepper, minced garlic, or chopped spring onions. It is a local dish of Seoul.[1]

Seolleongtang is typically simmered over a low flame over a period of several hours to an entire day, to allow the flavor to be gradually extracted from the bones. It has a milky off-white, cloudy appearance and is normally eaten together with rice and several side dishes; the rice is sometimes added directly to the soup.[2]

Sounds kind of like the Gomtang but different perhaps. I added the myeon at the end as it’s made with noodles where the traditional seolleongtang is not. If this is totally wrong, I wouldn’t be surprised; I think I’m trying to translate and make up a word I’m probably not correct in doing! Well, this should be interesting – something new!

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

A slightly different noodle block – thinner noodles I think.

A liquid base packet.

Thick and cloudy with an interesting color and scent.

The veggie packet.

A nice little menagerie of veggies.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some veggies, roast beef, crushed garlic and Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles seem slightly softer than the usual ones they make, but not spongy or mushy by any means. The broth is light and has a nice flavor to it. The veggies aren’t bad. Pretty good stuff – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 880128509442 .

Here’s how to make Seolleongtang!

Arirang, a popular Korean folk song.

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Seafood Noodle Soup

A spicy seafood soup – sounds good for today!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge).

A big ol’ noodle block.

Seasoning packet.

Lots of tasty powder!

Lots of veggies…

…and some seafood too!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onions and odeng (fish cake). The noodles are nice and thick as usual in Paldo’s offerings. The broth is spicy and has a nice seafood taste . The veggies and seafood additions lend a nice addition to the broth’s already nice character. A nice. well rounded Korean seafood ramyun! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100583 – get it here.

The commercial for this one!

A lecture on Korean history from the USC Korean studies Department

#827: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Rabokki

Rabokki huh? Ramyun and Ttebokki perhaps? Let’s check this one out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). I went with the second set of instructions (the lower ones)

The noodle block

Liquid packet.

Has a sweet taste to it.

The powder seasoning packet.

Our old friend, the spicy red powder!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some onions, red bell pepper and broccoli, some roast beef lunch meat and finally a few slices of hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top. Wow – this is very different! The noodles are good – nice amount and they are of good character and quality. The broth is a completely different experience than I’m used to. As you see in the cooking method, you cook the additions in 400cc water along with the liquid packet. Then you add the noodles and the powder packet’s contents. The broth is thick, sweet and spicy. The noodles soaked up a lot of the heat too – the veggies soaked up a lot of the sweetness. It’s awesome stuff! Now as always, I review the base products and not my additions. This is really quite neat stuff and I’m hooked – I hope this comes to the United States someday! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars! Excellent! UPC bar code 8801128509374 .

Here’s another Paldo commercial

Baek-doo-san: a metal band from Korea!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo King Cup Kimchi Pot Stew Instant Noodle

Hey rad – a big cup of kimchi noodles! I’m a big fan of kimchi these days and hoping this is just what the doctor ordered today!

Side panels (click image to enlarge).

A nice looking noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Lots of the red stuff!

Lots of veggies in the bottom.

I’m sure Korean folks who see this will say big deal, especially since these exist! But recently we got the big jar of kimchi! It takes up a lot of our fridge – and it’s worth it!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some kimchi and some roast beef with a touch of Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are of that nice soft and buttery type – I must say that in the varieties so far, it sure seems like Paldo varies the types of noodles it puts in its products quite a bit. The broth is great – salty, spicy and has that nice flavor of kimchi. The veggies are great too – re-hydrated very well. This is a great bowl of noodles! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100385 – get it here.

Paldo Bibim Men commercial

A demo of an LG kimchi refrigerator

#826: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Namja Ramyun (Men’s Ramyun)

Here’s a new one from Paldo – Namja. Namja translates to “man” or “guy” – I think they’re saying this is very hot and spicy. I wonder if there will be a product that is made for women as well? Well, let’s see if I’m man enough for this bowl of noodles!

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

A nice big noodle block as always…

The powder seasoning packet.

Well kiddies, by the color of this powder I think it’s going to be spicy!

The veggie packet.

Looks like a nice little collection of veggies in there.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I took some fresh onion and a little roast beef and a bit of garlic and sauteed in a pan for a few and added on top with a dash of Krazy Mixed Up Salt. Also added a slice of processed cheese. The noodles herein are chewy – and nicely so. The broth is the real star here. It has a very strong spicy punch to it and a nice cascade of garlic taste that is very enjoyable. The vegetables rehydrate very nicely and are enjoyable. This isn’t you regular red broth – it’s definitely going for the ‘gourmet’ palate – and it does that very well. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – unique and tasty! UPC bar code 8809296771018 – get it here.

Dude looks quite serious! Namja commercial

I don’t always agree with this guy’s reviews, but he’s a great reviewer – always fun to see his reaction to spicy ramyun!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Chicken Flavor Korean Noodle

Usually when asked ‘what was your first noodle product,’ the answer I get from a company is chicken flavored instant noodles. Well, chicken flavor instant noodles are these and they look like a nice big bag of noodles! Been awhile – last time I had this is was review #88!

The back of the packaging (click image to enlarge).

Big noodle block

Seasoning packet.

Chicken lickin’!

Veggies!

Nice little combination of veggies.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a scrambled egg, a couple pieces of oven baked chicken and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top. The noodles are plentiful and have a much firmer disposition than any other chicken flavor instant I’ve ever known of. The noodles are a wider gauge than any other chicken instant as well. The broth has a very strong chicken flavor. The vegetables aren’t bad and add a nice little extra flavor. Decent! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100163 – get it here.

All about Kokomen!

Kinda funky – some Korean music

#512: Paldo Big Bowl Noodle Authentic! Hot & Spicy Instant Noodle With Soup Base

Hey it’s the 600yj post! That’s overall – not just reviews obviously. Okay so this is one really big bowl. It’s about the size of a 45 RPM record! About as deep as a regular bowl noodle. Been waiting for the right day for this one – I’m sick and my nose is clogged and sore throat, aches and pains, etcetera. This should do the trick – hot and spicy Korean noodles!

Powder on the left, veggies on the right. I liked how it said ‘other’ on the little recycling logo.

Holy crap that’s quite a bit of veggie action there! Awesome! The powder looks like it’ll be spicy – just what I need…

Click image to enlarge. Added a couple eggs. Spicy was what I wanted, spicy is what I got! Awesome! The noodles aren’t the finest ever, but they’re ample and that’s what I needed. The veggies were certainly enjoyable – nice amount of those. Finally the broth was nice and spicy and I actually feel better beccause of it. Kind of like a spicy vegetable soup I enjoyed thoroughly. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

Paldo Madangnori Festival

This is the town where I grew up – don’t usually see it on TV!

#309: Paldo Dosirac Beef Flavor Instant Noodle

So here’s another Dosirac, this time beef. More of the same?

Same as before on packets – a veggie and a powder.

Waiting for the boiling water and a couple fried eggs which I topped with a couple pinches of Lindberg-Snider Red Baron Barbecue Seasoning – some of my all time flavoring seasoning I might add!

Click image to enlarge. So the same deal as the chicken. The broth does seem to have a little spiciness to it the chicken didn’t, and there seem to be a few more of the little re-hydrated chewy meat-like orbs floating around. The Noodles are decent. All around a fun bowl of noodles. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

As I’ve said before, I can’t find any Paldo Commercials. So here’s some odd commercials.