My friend Sungmin over at Paldo Foods America sent a package of neat stuff!
Wow this looks cool!
A bunch of little cellophane wrapped rectangular things…
Hey neat! Paldo postable notes and little color flags! I like how on top it has info on different products and what quantities they come in!
RAD! A couple posters with the Namja Man! Wish I could’ve gotten a better pic but I think you get the idea!
Desk calendars! Cool!
How awesome – I think this is my favorite pages. I kind of like the idea of a business trip dealing with instant noodles! Thanks to Sungmin and everyone over at Paldo America for sending me this stuff!
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!
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.
Wow – what are they wearing on their heads? Go Lotte Giants!
Finally after a long wait, Kkokkomyun has come to the United States as Kokomen! This is the instant that brought about the whole ‘white broth’ craze in Korea. Here’s an excerpt from my interview with Paldo:
TRR> After a very long wait, Kokomen has just been released in the United States. Could you tell us about Kokomen and how it came into existence and what makes it special?
PALDO> Usually New Ramen comes out from existing similar types. For instance, Jjajang, Jjambbong, Yuk-gye-jang, Cold Noodle, Kissmyon, Nagasaki Jjambbong Etc. But, Kokomen is very unique and prototype of all recipes. Kokomen was introduced through a Cooking Contest and food critics and people were amazed by the taste of it. Paldo took this recipe and developed to a total brand new product to our consumers.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).
The big noodle block.
The seasoning packet.
Lots of tasty powder!
The veggie packet.
Lots of veggie here – a definite plus!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some over baked chicken I made with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are plump and plentiful – they have a very nice texture. The broth is awesome – has a strong jalapeno flavor as well as a great chicken taste. The veggies are of a nice quantity and are really quite tasty! These components come together to create an original and extremely tasty noodle soup which I am happy to again give 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – excellent! I recommend it. UPC bar code 648436100682.
The Kkokkomyun commercial – with Lee Kyung-Kyu!
Here’s Lee Kyung-Kyu – I think this might be an interview about Kkokkomyun.