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#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen – South Korea

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

Got an email from a reader named Donald J about this one and he wanted to send a sample – well, here it is! Thanks! Always very interested in Korean varieties – especially ones I’ve not seen before!

Something special tonight – I have retired the last set of cups I use to show powders, pastes, and vegetables/garnish. This is the first review using the new set. Black is for powder, white is for paste and oils, and blue is for garnish/vegetables.

Let’s take a look at this potato vegetable variety!

Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen – South Korea

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Unsur whether it’s meat free, so check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to 550ml boiling water and cook 4 1/2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

The noodle block.

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

A dry sachet.

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

A light powder.

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

A second dry sachet.

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

Vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, soft egg, and beef. The noodles came out quite nicely – good chew and quality. The broth was a nice and vegetable laden spicy one – good character to it. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8804294022135.

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

Atomy potato instant Noodle Soup Veggie 애터미 감자로 만든 채식 라면 (Pack of 4)

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3156: Nongshim Spicy Gamjatang – United States

#3156: Nongshim Spicy Gamjatang - United States

What a week! So last week I didn’t do a single regular review. I was knee deep editing all sorts of unboxings and episodes of The Chocolate Break. While we were out I found this one. I’ve seen it many times before, but buying 5 packs isn’t something I like to do at all anymore as first they’re expensive and second I end up with three extra packs to give a home to.

First, this is made in South Korea. However this is an export version and definitely labeled for sale in the United States. This is what is called an export product, and since you wouldn’t find it in this manner in South Korea, even though it’s manufactured there and not at Nongshim in the United States, it’s getting the United States stamp. What’s interesting about this is that it contains pork bone broth and pork fat, so don’t know how they’re getting around that.

Now, this looks really promising. However I think this may just be a new version of one that’s been around for a while. I’ve seen potato pork from Nongshim up in Canada from their Chinese factory. It’s really tasty stuff! Then again, this one seems to have a little more emphasis on spiciness so that’s interesting. Let’s check it out!

Nongshim Gamjatang myun – United States

#3156: Nongshim Spicy Gamjatang - United States

Detail of the entire package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add everything but liquid base to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in liquid contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3156: Nongshim Spicy Gamjatang - United States

The noodle block.

#3156: Nongshim Spicy Gamjatang - United States

A dry sachet.

#3156: Nongshim Spicy Gamjatang - United States

A lot of powder.

#3156: Nongshim Spicy Gamjatang - United States

A wet sachet.

#3156: Nongshim Spicy Gamjatang - United States

A liquid paste.

#3156: Nongshim Spicy Gamjatang - United States

A garnish sachet.

#3156: Nongshim Spicy Gamjatang - United States

A colorful mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added pork for Korean BBQ, green onion, sesame seeds, and fried crispy garlic. The noodles are just right – nice thickness and chew. The show stopper is the broth which has a nice spiciness and rich pork flavor. I really liked the varied included garnish as well – everything comes together in a very tasty dish. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 031146041732.

#3156: Nongshim Spicy Gamjatang - United States

Nongshim Korean Famous Ramen Variety Selection (농심 라면) (Spicy Gamjatangmyun, 4 Pack)

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

South Korean Atomy Instant Ramen Noodles from a Reader

I got a nice email asking if I’d like to try some South Korean noodles a reader hadn’t seen me review yet. Here they are – big thanks to Donald! Let’s crack this open and look inside!

South Korean Atomy Instant Ramen Noodles from a Reader

#3050: Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips – Indonesia

#3050: Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips - Indonesia

Found this one at the same place I found some spicy dumplings up in Vancouver, BC called Super 88. So, these are Indomie Mi Goreng flavored potato chips. I suppose there’s really nothing left to do but crack the bag open and give them a try!

Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips – Indonesia

#3050: Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips - Indonesia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag, grasp chip(s). Move toward face while opening mouth. Align chip(s) with mouth and insert, followed by chewing, salivating and ingesting. Finally, enjoy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dua Belibis, spring onion, BonCabe, shrimp, and sesame seeds. The cips on their own are pretty darn good. They odo taste like Indomie Mi Goreng. For a snack, these get a 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 089686599077.

#3050: Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips - Indonesia

Chitato Potato Chips Mi Goreng Indomie Flavor 3 Packets

Watch me put this together on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2905: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Hokkaido Potato Miso Ramen

Here’s another neat one from Zenpop.JP. Thank you! So Zenpop has all sorts of monthly boxes including ramen boxes. Nine instant ramen in one box for a good price – check ’em out! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘thanks to its fertile land, Hokkaido produces a wide variety of foods, and this ramen includes potato that grew in the rich land. The soup is seasoned with Red Miso, which has a strong taste and dark red color. You’ll be surprised to find how potato tastes in a great miso soup.’

Alright! Let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Hokkaido Potato Miso Ramen – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover three minutes. finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose ingredient from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles hydrated well enough and weren’t soggy or spongy. The broth had a definite miso taste to it which was pretty good. Lots of garnish here which of course is really welcome, but potato isn’t exactly what I found to be a great pairing. Interesting but kind of meh. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734033608.

Pisces Zodiac Name Constellation Coffee Mug

A CupStar TV spot

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the last of the potato chip varieties I’ve got for review. The hamper is dry of potato chips! Still makes me laugh a little – I would have never thought that instant noodle flavors would crossover to potato chips. Let’s check these out!

Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips – Hong Kong

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag, and insert hand into bag. Grasp one or more potato chips. Bring hand to primary facial opening and insert potato chips. Chew. Finally, salivate and ingest!

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

One of the chips.

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are of a standard size. Also, they are ruffled. As to the mouthfeel, while crisp, they seem extra greasy which didn’t appeal to me. The flavor while tasty, didn’t really bring me a good correlation and unmistakable thought of sesame oil flavor Demae Ramen. For a snack, I give these 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897053640088

#2903: Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Oil Flavour Potato Chips

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

We try all sort s of varieties from Nissin Hong Kong!

#2840: Samyang Foods Potato Ramen

#2840: Samyang Foods Potato Ramen

Spud noodles! I’ve liked pretty much every potato noodle variety I’ve tried. Potatoes are a good way to increase the chewiness of noodles in a pretty inexpensive way. Potatoes are pretty easy to produce I’m guessing – just find some land and throw stuff in the ground and sooner or later – hey – potatoes. Well, let’s check this one out!

Samyang Foods Potato Ramen – South Korea

#2840: Samyang Foods Potato Ramen

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 550ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2840: Samyang Foods Potato Ramen

The noodle block.

#2840: Samyang Foods Potato Ramen

The soup base sachet.

#2840: Samyang Foods Potato Ramen

A lot of powder.

#2840: Samyang Foods Potato Ramen

The vegetable sachet.

#2840: Samyang Foods Potato Ramen

Greenery and other niceties.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, thin sliced beef and an egg. The noodles have a very enjoyable soft outer and chewy inner – good ramyun. The broth has a nice salty and kind of beefy flavor which harmonizes well. Light on the spicy – just all around tasty. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4580352290121.

#2840: Samyang Foods Potato Ramen

P o t a t o : A History of the Propitious Esculent

A commercial for the popular Samyang Foods Buldak Bokeummyun.

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this one for a while and thanks to Jay H. for sending it my way from Taiwan, I’ve got one! These are from South Korea, but they’re very popular in Southeast Asia currently and very curious as to why.

I’ve never heard of Gookmul before – I perused their site and it looks like Gookmul makes some interesting varieties. One of them has a picture of a mouth on the package and you could put the package up to your face as kind of a mask which is interesting. Anyways, let’s see why this Gookmul lobster variety is so popular!

Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles – South Korea

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Guessing it contains seafood. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 550ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

Two sachets joined by a perforation.

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

A powder base.

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

A vegetable base with bits of lobster?

Finished (click to enlarge). I’ve aways liked potato noodles; they have a very nice feel to them and these are no exception. The broth really tastes like a standard ramyun broth – definitely not so beefy, but really not detecting a huge massive amazing thing here that others might be. The garnish of vegetables and the rubber lobster seems a little intrusive. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 8809353080347>.

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking: Authentic Dishes for the Home Cook

People are going crazy for this stuff in Taiwan;

Try This Fall Curry Recipe With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers!

I’ve been a huge fan of curry over the years. I’ve made all sorts of sauces and soups and this is one of my favorites – works great with leftover turkey and some easily found ingredients – check it out and if you try it, let me know what you think!

 

The Ramen Rater’s Fall Curry

Ingredients

Preparation

You can make this on the stove of in a Crock Pot – I think the Crock Pot is best. First, empty the pumpkin, coconut milk and chicken broth into what you’re cooking in and get to a simmer. Add in as much or as little of the masaman curry as you like – you should note it’s strong so start with a little and add a little more and more until it suits your taste. I usually like just under 1/2 a can. This is also a good time to add some salt – start with a little and keep stirring and tasting until it’s just right. Next, cut up the carrot into small pieces, as well as the onion and add in. Add in your leftover turkey next (break into pieces first). Let this simmer for about 20 minutes. Cut up the potatoes any way you like and add in (remember, the thinner you slice the potato, the more chance it’ll mush into the soup). Let the soup simmer about 30 more minutes. Then finally slice your apple into mice little wedges, tossing the core and seedy bits. Drop in the apple and cook a final 20-30 minutes, depending on how soft you want it. That’s it! You’ve got a pumpkin apple soup with curry that is really thick. This works really great over rice. If you would like it more soupy, add more chicken broth – another can should do it.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1689: Wugudaochang Tomato Beef Brisket Flavor Purple Sweet Potato Noodles

When I first saw this one, I knew it sounded interesting. Beef brisket and tomato? Sign me up! Then the purple sweet potato – I’ve been a fan of those since back when people called them Space Potatoes! This looks like a nice premium one – let’s give it a look as we start to wind down this great Meet The Manufacturer series.

Here’s the back panels of the box (click image to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water for 2 1/2 minutes. Add in contents of sachet and cook an additional 1 minute. Enjoy!

The noodle block is in one of these packages within the box.

The back of the purple potato noodle block package (click image to enlarge).

Indeed, these are purple noodles!

An extremely large sachet/retort pouch.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander. The noodles, made from purple potatoes have a nice texture to them – a little sturdier than your garden variety instant and they were very nice to chew. The broth is a thick beef and tomato affair, with a very luxuriant and rich texture to it – almost creamy in a way. The inclusion of large pieces of tomato and real beef brisket in there was admirable and very enjoyable. Premium bowl of noodles. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6936986858233.

The Spirit of the Chinese People: The Classic Introduction to Chinese Culture

This is a great documentary about the struggles industrialization can bring. It poses the question, “can the ancient indomitable will of the Chinese people save the heaven that is food?” I think so – we see some truly amazing people with strong will in this documentary and I think if anyone can, they can.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1072: Deshome Aloe Noodle With Spicy Soybean Sauce

So here’s the first of many reviews I’ll be doing of products from Deshome of Taiwan! These are very unique – naturally sun-dried as well as containing aloe! Definitely different! Let’s check ’em out!

Distribution sticker. Vegetarian.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). The back isn’t black but clear so I put a dark piece of paper in there when I scanned.

Look at these – never have I seen noodles like this – interesting! Notice how there are two blocks here: the top one is a lighter color which contains aloe. The one underneath contains purple sweet potato, hence the color.

The sauce packet.

The spicy soybean sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, Vidalia sweet onion and minced garlic sauteed in soy sauce. The noodles have a very nice texture – chewy and hearty. They have slightly different textures between the two types giving an interesting balance to the dish. The sauce has a rich soybean flavor – almost meaty in and of itself, along with a nice bit of spiciness. These characteristics aren’t competed against by salt and are almost rich and mild at the same time. Unique and delicious. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4716873921002.

In this video, Shelley Su shows how to cook the aloe noodles.

#1042: Nongshim Potato Pork Ramyun

Another one I got while in Canada for my birthday. I’m sure many folks will immediately ask ‘where did you get this’ and ‘where can I get it,’ and I’ll just say I’ve only seen this in Canada. See, they get stuff in the Vancouver area from not only the Nongshim plant here in the states but the one in Shanghai, China. Got a couple more coming down the pipe of reviews soon that hail from China. Let’s check this out!

The export sticker (click to enlarge). This was on the side of the 5-pack I got. Says pork bone seasoning, so not sure if that’s pork or not.

The back of an individual pack (click image to enlarge).

Potato noodle block!

A nice fat seasoning packet.

The soup base. It has a really nice flavor – one of the most porkflavor powders I’ve tasted.

Veggie packet.

A small array of bits.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some baked pork chop I made last night with apple, onion and garlic salt, some sweet onion and some green onion. The noodles are thick and have a gauge not unlike Nongsdhim Shin Ramyun, however the consistency is different. They seem almost heartier. The broth is amazingly good – has a really good pork flavor I’ve not experienced at this caliber in an instant before. A little slight spice in there too. The veggies were good as well. This was a real surprise! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars .UPC bar code 6920238087014.

Here’s a commercial for this one.