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#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

So here’s something new I found at HMart. This is going to be battle for me, however you might wonder why. Well, much of the package is shiny gold colored. Unfortunately, shiny gold and silver packages are evil. I mean, not really, but really at the same time. Indeed they look nice, but they add a bit of an issue to my process. Indeed, scanning gold or silver foil packs presents a real problem. No matter what, there are wrinkles in the packaging, and ones I usually can use Photoshop to get rid of. However, these wrinkles when in a shiny foil wreak havoc with the scanner and the images come out extremely light and dark in spots. Anyway, just a little behind the scenes on what I do when putting out a post.

But back to the noodles. Pulmuone is kind of a health-minded company. Furthermore, I’m pretty sure all of their instant ramyun is non-fried. Initially, I remember talking to someone from their company mentioning that they have a big farm in South Korea where their vegetables come from. Moreover, they mentioned their founder many times and revered him. Finally, let’s have a look at this Pulmuone Non-Fried Spicy beef!

Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth – South Korea

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). I also include this image. The one above is a photo and the second is a scan with a lot of filtering going on. Contains beef (how I am unsure; importing Southeast Asian beef, chicken and pork is against USDA, however exporting US beef, processing it in SE Asia and re-importing it isn’t – a lot of work but a way to get beef in your products). To prepare, add package contents to 2 1/2 cups boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The soup base sachet.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

A liquid base.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

The vegetables sachet.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

A colorful mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef, spring onion and egg. Starting with the noodles, they have a thicker and wider gauge than ramyun. Moreover, this is the ‘new style’ it seems that all of the South Korean companies are going with. However, the style works very well and has an excellent chew. The broth had its points. So it was spicy and had a kind of beefiness, but it seemed like it was missing a salty taste. Finally, the included vegetables are excellent – the mushroom in particular. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801114132227.

#2380: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun With Spicy Beef Broth - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Pulmu one Non-Fried Ramyun Noodles with Spicy Beef Broth, 4.268 Ounce (Pack of 4)

A Pulmuone advertisement featuring (I believe) the winner of Master Chef Korea.

#2187: Pulmuone Non-Fried Ramyun Noodle (Crab Flavor)

Crabby crab from South Korea! This one was sent to me by colin from the east coast – thanks! Not a lot of ramyun I’ve seen out there with crab as a main flavor. In fact, I think this might be the first ramyun I’ve seen in this vein. You might say ‘hey – you’ve reviewed noodle that have crab flavor before’ but this is ramyun. ramyun is strictly a South Korean thing – it’s really has to do with the noodle gauge and the chewiness. Originally it was beef broth and spicy, but different things have come into the mix during the years – like crab! Let’s give it a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish, crustacean and shellfish. To prepare, add everything to 3 cups of boiling water and cook for 4 1/2 minutes. stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Looks like spicy ramyun seasoning to me!

The dry garnish sachet.

Quite a diverse mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are great – very good ramyun. They have this kind of two-tier texture to them like a lot of the non-fried noodles do. There’s a kind of gelatinous layer on the outside of the noodle and then more thick inwards with a sturdy chew. The broth had a nice spiciness to it indicative of South Korean variants as well as a nice flavor that teetered on the edge of crab and beef, free of the slight bitterness I have always found in many of the ramyun variants out there. The supplied garnish was good – nice sized pieces of vegetables and all garnish hydrated very nicely and was of good quality. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801114124260.

Pulmuone Non-fried Ramyun Noodle 3.7 Oz Each – Pack of 4 (Crab)

A PR film by Pulmuone in English.

#2018: Pulmuone Noodles With Spicy Oyster Soup

Another one from Colin – thanks again! So Pulmuone is considered a ‘healthful’ brand in South Korea. As you can see, these are non-fried noodles. Let’s look within and see what else we find.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add everything but the sachet with the oyster on it to 2 1/4 cups boiling water and cook for 4 1/2 minutes. Take off heat and stir in contents of sachet with oyster shown on it. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A lot of powder!

The oyster flavoring sachet.

Has a strong oyster scent.

The vegetables sachet.

A very nice quantity. I believe that Pulmuone has their own farms where they produce vegetables for their products.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles were decent – chewy with a kind of gelatinous outer coat with a firm inned core. The broth was definitely oyster and spicy. I would say that the spicy kind of overwhelms the oyster slightly – I think it it were toned down just a pinch it would be better. The vegetables were superb – nice variety and very good quality down to the little pepper rings. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801114124291.

Non-fried Ramyun Noodle 3.7 Oz Each – Pack of 8 (Spicy Oyster Soup)

A Pulmuone TV commercial.

#1780: Pulmuone Non-Fried Noodle Blackbean Sauce Noodle With Squid

It’s been almost 400 reviews since the last Pulmuone product I’ve reviewed. Found this one at a local South Korean grocery store and thought today would be a good day to try it. Seems like I’m finding less South Korean varieties to review as of late which really bums me out – Always been a big fan of South Korean instant ramyun. Well, this one is from Pulmuone, a company which shoots for the healthier mark with their products. The noodle aren’t fried, so I’m guessing they’re baked or air-dried. Let’s have a look at this one – with squid!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains squid and shrimp. To prepare, add noodles and vegetables sachet to 20 oz boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain, saving 2 oz water. Add in contents of sachets and stir. Heat an extra 10 seconds. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The main seasoning sachet.

A black bean sauce base.

The vegetables sachet.

Vegetables and squid.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Has a nice scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added carved squid, mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are thick and have a nice chew to them. Good thick ramyun gauge. The jjajang flavor is quite good – with the oil is coats everything. The extra 10 seconds at the end makes everything a little more cohesive. The supplied vegetable and squid came out very nicely. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801114126295.

Non-fried Ramyun Noodle 3.7 Oz Each – Pack of 8 (Black Bean Sauce)

A recent Pulmuone PR film.

#1400: Pulmuone Nature Is Delicious Non-Fried Ramyun Noodle (Spicy Flavor) (New Version)

Pulmuone is a South Korean company that makes products using their LOHAS philosophy. They really like the sustainable agriculture/green/etc thing over there. There’s a video at the end of this post that extolls their virtues. I thought I’d reviewed this one before but noticed that there were a couple minor changes in the nutrition facts as well as new packaging, so thought maybe I’d give it a try today. It’s called Nature Is Delicious, but it doesn’t say it on the packaging like the old version does, which is kind of weird. Well, actually it says it in Korean, and the only way I could figure it out was by comparing the UPC codes from the original review and this one. I’m kind of curious about how they got the name Pulmuone… Hmmm… Anyways, let’s see how low calorie instant ramyun tastes!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. to prepare, boil 550ml water. Add noodle block and sachet contents and cook for 4.5 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The spicy soup base sachet.

Has a nice spicy scent.

The veggie sachet.

A decent amount and nice variety.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sukiyaki beef, egg yolk, green onion, sweet onion and Fresno chilli pepper. The noodles have a nice chewiness to them and seem to have a fresher kind of feel than many. They have a slight crumbliness. The broth has a nice spicy vegetable flavor. The solid ingredients hydrated pretty well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801114119068.

A promotional video from Pulmuone.

#714: Pulmuone Nature Is Delicious Non-Fried Ramyun Noodle (Spicy)

Here’s a rather uniquely titled one that the nice folks at Ramen Place sent along! I think I would rearrange the title right now to Is Nature Delicious? I guess that what we’re trying to find out with this review. Pulmuone seems to put out products that try to appeal to the health conscious. Let give it a try!

Click image to enlarge. I really like the ‘Why do I feel guilty after giving my husband ramyun? Can we enjoy ramyun without feeling guilty?’ caption. I will say right now I never feel guilty when I eat the noodles unless the particular variety has an odor that my wife doesn’t like. Other than that, nope – no guilt here.

Had a taste of this block as it was non-fried and it’s not bad – crunchy but not like uncooked spaghetti crunchy.

There’s nothing as wonderful as a bright red packet of Korean seasonings, no matter what company makes it. You immediately know the fire within will be coming out soon!

Yep this is that good spicy powder we all know and love.

Veggies!

Quite an array of veggies going on here – onion, carrot, red pepper and mushrooms.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Nature looks delicious! I added some roast beef, stir-fry veggies, an egg in the noodles as they cooked, a couple drops of Tabasco Buffalo Hot Sauce in the center of the broken yolk, some Ajishima Kim Chi furikake and a little bit of Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt on the egg. So let’s dig in. The noodles are good – not very chewy but not low on character; they’re tasty and enjoyable. The broth has a strong spicy flavor. The veggies are all over the place and pretty tasty. I must say that 3 cups of water is a realistic amount to use as per the instructions – this is not a thin broth either. Good stuff – nature truly is delicious! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801114119068 – get it here.

First part of a multipart feature about Pulmuone.

The COEX Kimchi Museum in Korea!

#618: Pulmuone Cold Noodle By Dad

Happy New Year! Let’s start things off a little different with some cold noodles – or should I say cold noodle Regardless, in the past I haven’t been a great fan of cold noodles, but hey, new year, new noodle. Let’s give it a try.

The package back (click image to enlarge). Notice the zero fat in this one. Almost 3 grams of sodium though – 114% of RDA! Wow, starting things off with a massive coronary here. Don’t think I’ll eat all of this one.

So inside is a tray which contains four packets. First, here’s the packet of noodles. These are fresh and have wheat, buckwheat, black rice and acorn flour in them! Surprisingly, no fiber in this pack of noodles; acorn flour just sounds a little skritchy.

Now we have the flavorings. Top left is the spicy sauce and lower left is the cold noodle broth. To the right is the veggie packet.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles themselves aren’t bad. The broth has an interesting flavor. The thing I didn’t think I’d like was that it was served cold. I tried it warm and it wasn’t bad and then let it get cold and still, not too bad. The flavor and texture altogether isn’t really my cup of tea. I think I’ll have something else for breakfast. Gotta give this one a 2.75 out of 5.0 – unique and interesting but just not that wonderful.

Pulmuone ad.

1983: KISS takes off their makeup on MTV. Anticlimactic.

#493: Pulmuone Fresh Ramen (Spicy)

Something from a brand I’ve never seen before. This is a Korean fresh noodle and I’m hoping it’s good and spicy!

Veggies on the left, powder on the right, diggin’ the scene with a gangsta lean.

Here’s the packet of noodles themselves. They looks nice and fresh!

Looks like a lot of spicy flavor coming up pretty quick!

 

Click image to enlarge. The finished product. I added a couple eggs as the noodles cooked . So not as spicy as I’d hoped. The noodles are chewy and nice and the broth is full of flavor and good veggies though. I’m giving this one a 3.0 out of 5.0.

Part one of a three part documentary about Wildwood Pulmuone. Interesting…