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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten South Korean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

UPDATE: Here’s the new 2019 List!

Top Ten South Korean Instant Noodles

Kicking off Top Ten List season, I bring you the South Korean Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time for 2018. I looked at how many varieties from South Korea I’ve reviewed to date and got 326 so far. South Korean varieties continue to evolve and innovate in different ways in order to satisfy the changing needs and tastes of the consumer – definitely keeps things interesting. As always, I ask any companies, whether in South Korea or elsewhere – that would like me to review their products to send me an email! I am happy to talk to you!  Without further delay, let’s have a look at the Top Ten South Korean Instant Noodles list for 2018 – the best South Korean varieties available out of the over 360 South Korean varieties from the over 2,500 varieties of instant noodles I’ve reviewed thus far.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten South Korean Instant Noodle Of All Time 2018 Edition

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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten South Korean Instant Noodle Of All Time 2018 Edition

#10: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black

#10: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black

When Shin Ramyun Black came onto the scene a few years back it was a huge hit and still is. An upgraded version of their popular shin Ramyun, it includes a sachet of Sul-Long-Tang soup base which gives an extra heartiness to the broth. Thick ramyun noodles and a spicy bite round out the scene. It took me some time to get a pack made in South Korea, a requirement of this this. Original review

#9: Paldo Cheese Noodle

#9: Paldo Cheese Noodle

Paldo’s Cheese Noodle has been on the list for awhile now and with good reason. The way the cheese intermingles with the red spicy broth is amazingly good. The noodles are nice and thick ramyun and there’s a large quantity of them. Definitely one that everyone should try – and now there’s a spicier version on the market. Original review

#8: Nongshim Champong Noodle Soup Spicy Seafood Flavor

#8: Nongshim Champong Noodle Soup Spicy Seafood Flavor

Nongshim Champong is a spicy seafood noodle soup. It combines what you are used to with the beefiness of a standard Korean ramyun but replaces the beef with seafood flavor. This more ‘of the sea’ variety works very well with the chewy ramyun noodle. It’s kind of like a seafood stew to be honest.  Excellent when paired with seafood. Original review

#7: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-fry Noodles Spicy Seafood

#7: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-fry Noodles Spicy Seafood

New to the market is Nongshim’s Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles. Neoguri Spicy Seafood Soup is a long time favorite of many and now it’s been converted in this new version as a dry noodle, sans broth. To be honest, I like this much better – not only does it have the great flavor of Neoguri, it’s got a plethora of garnish included – featuring little pieces of fishcake with the raccoon mascot on them. Original review

#6: Paldo Rabokki Noodle

#6: Paldo Rabokki Noodle

To understand Paldo’s Rabokki Noodle, you have to understand tteokbokki. It’s also spelled topokki – but however you spell it, tteokbokki are thick cylindrical rice tubes that have a nice chewiness to them. They’re often paired with a thick red sauce which is spicy as well as sweet and served with fishcake, egg and other garnish. These noodles are paired with the sauce in a very tasty representation and crossover of the dish. Original review

#5: Nongshin Chal Bibim Myun

#5: Nongshin Chal Bibim Myun

Nongshim’s Chal Bibim Myun is a cold noodle which is great anytime, but especially during the summer months. A kind of sweet and spicy sauce coats the noodles and is also refreshing at the same time. Pairs very well with fresh cucumber and hard boiled egg. Original review

#4: Ottogi Jin Jjambbong Spicy Seafood Ramyun

#4: Ottogi Jin Jjambbong Spicy Seafood Ramyun

Ottogi’s Jin series added a couple of new varieties recently, and this is my favorite of the two. During a recent trip to Taipei, I went to a restaurant called Love Instant Noodles where they doll up packs of instant noodles and serve them piping hot. This is the one I chose from their selection. Jjambbong is a kind of spicy stew and this one has a nice kind of grilled flavor to it, alongside the popular broader ramyun currently spreading around  – great stuff! Original review

#3: Paldo Budae Jjigae

#3: Paldo Budae Jjigae

Here we have last year’s #1 on this list and it is also on the annual The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 annual list. So, what’s Budae Jjigae? Well, take donated rations from US soldiers from the Korean War and mix them with the local South Korean cuisine. This interesting fusion works so well including tastes from both cultures. Original review

#2: Ottogi Budae Jjigae Ramen

#2: Ottogi Budae Jjigae Ramen

Ottogi also has a Budae Jjigae – and it’s my favorite of the varieties to spring onto the market in the last couple years. With bits of processed meats and other niceties, it combines with South Korean flavors into a crescendo of tasty goodness. Budae Jjigae translates to ‘troop stew’ or army stew’ as it originated from donated rations from US forces during the Korean War. Original review

#1: Samyang Foods Paegaejang Ramen

#1: Samyang Foods Paegaejang Ramen

The number one this is year is Samyang Foods Pagaejang. This is a very tasty beef noodle with strong flavor – a hearty broth and rich taste. The noodles are just perfect for me – a nice light outer edge and chewier insides. Definitely one to try and I hope it comes to the United States for all here to sample. Original review

#2548: Ottogi Plain Instant Noodle No Soup Included

#2548: Ottogi Plain Instant Noodle No Soup Included - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyonsari sari ramen

I reviewed this, however in a different package many moons ago. Back then the packaging said Ramyonsari. Recently, I did one called Sari Ramen. Basically, this is a plain instant noodle block in a plastic pillow pack.

It reminds me of The Simpsons actually; the shade of yellow and the blue text reminds me of Marge a little. But the whole ‘plain’ reminds me of their neighbors. Ned Flanders and his wife have two kids – Rod and Tod. They get asked about some treat or food and they ask what flavor would you like and all excited, one says plain and the other unflavored.

Well, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that most people won’t eat these plain. I mean, literally this is just a block of noodles. However, they will go wonderfully in a hotpot or any other way you could make them. Let’s have a look.

Ottogi Plain Instant Noodle No Soup Included – South Korea

#2548: Ottogi Plain Instant Noodle No Soup Included - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyonsari sari ramen

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a pot for boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Do what thou wilt and enjoy!

#2548: Ottogi Plain Instant Noodle No Soup Included - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyonsari sari ramen

Inside, you will find the noodle block.

#2548: Ottogi Plain Instant Noodle No Soup Included - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyonsari sari ramen

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Otafuku Yakisoba sauce, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, beef, spring onion and Kewpie mayonnaise. The noodles worked well in this; a little thicker than a standard instant and a nice quantity. Basically, just heat a little oil in a pan and add beef for a couple minutes, then sprouts, and spring onion and let them cook for a few more. While this goes on, cook up the noodles and drain them.

Once your beef and veggies are as done as you like, add in the noodles and stir everything up – give another minute or so, then add a half cup or yakisoba sauce and stir again and let cook about 30 seconds to a minute and you’re done. I’ve been making this quite a bit lately – also adding carrot and white onion.

Usually, you’d add cabbage in yakisoba, but since I got a blood clot in my lung a few months back because I slept on a flight and didn’t walk around for hours (yeah don’t do that), I’m on Warfarin which means the vitamin K in cabbage negates the effect of the medication. Anyways – yeah I’m fine don’t worry! But yeah this is a simple recipe and works great – and these noodles worked exceedingly well. As in a previous post, I’ve stopped giving scores to plain noodles – I’ve only reviewed a few varieties in the past. Good quality and chew. Unrated. UPC bar code 645175522010.

#2548: Ottogi Plain Instant Noodle No Soup Included - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - ramyonsari sari ramen

OTTOGI RAMYONSARI(ramen noodle) 1BOX(48pack / 3.88oz(110g))

A little collection of Rod & Todd Flanders.

#2474: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Chilli Cheese Flavor

#2474: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Chilli Cheese Flavor - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack

Last moth I was looking for a specific variety at a local Korean grocery called Boo Han Market in Edmonds, Washington. Much to my chagrin, they have changed their instant noodle section! It used to be way in the back and kind of lackluster. Now it’s right up front and they’ve got an even better selection than before. That’s where I found this interesting instant noodle snack.

First, chilli cheese crunchy instant noodles sounds pretty good – but coming from South Korea? Hey – why not. What I find actually quite odd is how our little Mexican friend above looks as though he has an angry look on his face while he wields the pepper issuing from his crotch. It reminds me of an album cover – well, I’ll just show you.

#2474: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Chilli Cheese Flavor - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack

See what I mean? Shaft’s got his whacking stick at the ready. I tell you what though – this is a pretty badass album. In fact, I’ll see if I can find it on YouTube and slap it in at the bottom. Perhaps the movie – it’s a good movie too. Anyways, let’s check out this South Korean chilli cheese flavor instant noodle snack!

Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Chilli Cheese Flavor – South Korea

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The distribution/import sticker (click to enlarge).

#2474: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Chilli Cheese Flavor - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free from the sticker, but check for yourself. To prepare, set bag on table and smash a few times with your fist. Take out seasoning sachet and sprinkle into pack. Shake, shake, shake. Finally, open bag and enjoy like a bag of chips!

#2474: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Chilli Cheese Flavor - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack

The noodle block.

#2474: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Chilli Cheese Flavor - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack

A sachet of seasoning.

#2474: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Chilli Cheese Flavor - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack

The chilli cheese powder.

#2474: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Chilli Cheese Flavor - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodle chunks are nice and crunchy and very snackable. Indeed, they aren’t too hard that they’ll break your teeth by any means. The taste is a spicy chilli cheese – certainly that pepper he’s angrily wielding is a sign he means business. Pretty good stuff. For an instant noodle snack, I’ll give this one 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801045560519.

#2474: Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu Noodle Snack Chilli Cheese Flavor - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack

Ottogi Ppushu Ppushu 1BOX(40EA) (Chili Cheese)

Here’s the trailer…

…and here’s the soundtrack.

라면 완전정복 저 지영준 / ‘Ramen Conqueror,’ By Ji Young Jun

About a year ago I was contacted by a man in South Korea. He was very interested in knowing my story – he also wanted me to help him and contribute to a book he was writing. He seemed like a nice guy so I figured hey – sounds like fun!My only stipulation was that when done, that he would send me three copies.Well, the book is finished! It’s in Korean and I can’t read it unfortunately, but I’m hoping someone will be able to help me out on that soon.

Here’s a pic of Ji Young Jun, the author.

He included a very nice letter with the copies (click to enlarge).

Flipping through the book

I asked him a few questions – here they are. Also included below is where you can purchase copies.

THE RAMEN RATER> Why did you write?

JI YOUNG JUN> In divided country korea, every male must serve two years of military service.
I also had to serve in the military for two years.
I was drafted into service in 2012, just like another Korean man.
Since the army was disconnected from society, I felt so bored after finishing my duties during the army career.

So I thought about what was interesting.
When I went to the snack bar in the army, there were various kinds of ramen.
I started eating them one by one.
I first learned that there are countless kinds of ramen in Korea.
Then I decided to eat all the noodles that were released in Korea.

So I searched the internet for anyone who specializes in instant noodles.
However, there were only people who introduced ramen for fun in Korea, but there was no one who introduced ramen professionally.

I happened to see a newspaper article at the time.
It was an article that introduced ‘Hans Lienesch’
When I heard his story, I found out he was the one I was looking for.

But in Korea, I wondered why there were no such people as ‘ Hans Lienesch’
Since there are countless kinds of ramen in Korea, it is much more regrettable.
So, I decided to eat countless Korean noodles and introduce them to people.
Since 2013, he introduced instant noodles via blogs and introduced them more aggressively after being discharged from the military in 2014.

Thanks to my steady efforts, Koreans have come to know me and my blog.
(my blog address http://pikich89.blog.me/)
The South Korean press interviewed me and invited me on TV.
A publishing company has also suggested writing a book to me.
Thanks to my lucky break, I started writing books since June last year.
And fortunately, a book was published in May this year.

My book name is ‘ramen complete conquest’
My book name come from my blog nickname ‘ramen conqueror piki’

This book is a book aimed at the Michelin Guide in the field of ramen.
The book contains a rating of Korea’s various instant noodles and tastes.
That is the subject of the book.

In addition, books contain the history of ramen, various ways to enjoy instant noodles, and various ramen stories.

So, if you are interested in Korean ramen, I recommend this book to you.
Someday I want to eat ramen around the world like ‘Hans Lienesch’ and I also want to publish books about ramen all over the world.
To do so, I will study hard and try hard.

Hans Lienesch gave me a dream, and also helped me write a book.
Meeting Hans Lienesch was a great blessing to me.

TRR> Where can people buy it {a link would help)

JI YOUNG JUN> My book is easy to buy in Korea.
If you buy books in other countries besides Korea, you will have to use the Internet.

Interpark global page
aladin us page
bandibook us page

Price is high if purchased abroad.I regret that there is no foreign translation yet and that I can not purchase it at a foreign bookstore.

TRR> How long did it take to write?

JI YOUNG JUN> I started writing books since last June. and I finished writing the book in February this year.
After that, I edited the design of the book.
And in May this year, the book was finally published.

The first time I tried to write a book, I had quite a bit of trouble.

Wow – I am truly honored to have been a part of this book! Good luck to you, Ji Young Jun – you’ve got a great book I hope to learn to read someday!

#2307: Ottogi Ramyon Sabor Pollo

#2307: Ottogi Ramyon Sabor Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater

Here’s another one from Colin – you da man! He got these during a trip to Mexico earlier this year and sent them along. It’s funny; it still kind of boggles my mind how few instant noodles from Mexico I’ve had the chance to try until only recently. I mean, Mexico is pretty darn close. But then again it’s kind of the same way with Canada – I live about an hour and a half from the border and until we went up there a few years back for my birthday, I hadn’t tried much of anything from up there. Anyways, let’s check out this chicken flavored instant ramyun from South Korea for the Mexican marketplace.

Ottogi Ramyon Sabor Pollo – Mexico

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Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodles and sachets to 550ml boiling water. Cook for 4-6 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2307: Ottogi Ramyon Sabor Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2307: Ottogi Ramyon Sabor Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater

The soup base sachet.

#2307: Ottogi Ramyon Sabor Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater

A light colored, chicken scented powder.

#2307: Ottogi Ramyon Sabor Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater

A sachet of vegetables.

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Some flake bits of vegetable.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, baked chicken and chilli flake. The noodles were nice and thick – the instructions said 4-6 minutes cooking time and I went for the full 6 – and they got thick! The broth was reminiscent of canned condensed chicken noodle soup, which made for an interesting pairing with the noodles which after the 6 minutes seems like those noodles as well except really thick./ The vegetable bits hydrated well. Impressed! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 645175150299.

#2307: Ottogi Ramyon Sabor Pollo - Mexico - The Ramen Rater

Ottogi brand Jin Ramyon Hot Flavor. 4.23oz package (Pack of 20)

A chicken recipe.

#2251: Ottogi Ramyon Sabor Camaron

Here’s another one sent to me by a reader named Colin from the east coast – thanks again! This is one he got on a recent trip to Mexico. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to 550ml boiling water and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder with a strong shrimp scent.

The vegetables sachet.

A very green mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shrimp and red pepper flake. The noodles in this are some of my favorite ramyun – thick and a really nice chew to them. The broth has a spicy taste with a hint of shrimp. The vegetables hydrated well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 645175155133.

Ottogi brand Jin Ramyon Hot Flavor. 4.23oz package (Pack of 20)

A video about Ottogi ramyon from Mexico.

#2220: Paldo Budae Jigae Ramyun

Today I’ll be trying something new sent to me by Yongmin Park of Paldo – thank you very much! Very curious about this one as I’ve never seen it before. This is Budae Jigae – let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about it:

Budae jjigae (Korean pronunciation: [pudɛ tɕ͈iɡɛ]; literally “troop stew”) is a type of jjigae (a thick Korean soup similar to a Western stew). Soon after the Korean War, food was scarce in Seoul, South Korea. Some people made use of surplus foods from U.S. military bases around the Uijeongbu area, Pyeongtaek area (also called Songtan)[1] or Munsan area, such as hot dogs, Spam, or ham, and incorporated them into a traditional spicy soup flavored with gochujang (red chili paste) and kimchi.

Budae jjigae

Budae jjigae is still popular in South Korea. The dish often incorporates such modern ingredients as instant noodles and sliced American cheese. Other ingredients may include ground beef, sliced sausages, baked beans,minari, onions, green onions, tteok, tofu, chili peppers, macaroni, garlic, mushrooms, and other vegetables in season.[2]

Okay, this really sounds fascinating! Let’s give it a try, shall we?

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to contain meat. To prepare, Add the large sachet contents to 500ml boiling water and stir. Add in the noodle block and simmer for 4 minutes. Add in contents of oil sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The large noodle block.

Liquid soup base.

Smells spicy!

The solid ingredients sachet.

Lots of interesting things in here – looks like sausage and tofu amongst other things!

The oil sachet.

Definitely detecting the scent of a hot dog vendor!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, processed cheese, Beanee Weenie, sausage, SPAM and kimchi. Wow – okay again I’m shocked when something comes across my desk that’s unlike anything I’ve reviewed before. Starting with the noodles – they’re great – thick ramyun. Chewy and thick gauge. The broth is really good – a little thicker than most and has a kind of ‘been boiling with hot dogs in it all day’ kind of thing going on. The included garnish was a real treat as it contained not only beans, processed meat and slices of sausage but pieces of macaroni as well. They really went above and beyond on this one and I’m impressed. Definitely find this one for the Winter months – good ‘stick to your ribsy’ kind of stuff. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8809296883616.

Another one of my favorite Paldo products – Rabokki Noodle 5.11 Oz (Pack of 4) by Paldo

A nice little first person shooter – involving instant noodles…

#2062: Ottogi Ramyon Sabor Mariscos

Here’s another one sent by Colin, a reader from back east – thank you! He went to Mexico recently and sent me a ton of varieties that he found there. You’d think with Mexico being next door I’d be able to find more varieties, but actually it’s been really hard. This one’s made in South Korea for the Mexican market. Instant noodle are hugely popular in Mexico, and with spicy flavors coming out of South Korea, it’s a pretty good fit. Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add package contents to 550ml boiling water and cook for 4-6 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A spicy scented powder.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like spring onion and some peppers amongst the mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, ito togarashi, carved squid and shrimp. The noodles are nice and thick ramyun noodles – good chew and mouthfeel. The broth is a spicy seafood affair, augmented very nicely with the included vegetables. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 645175155140.

Ottogi brand Jin Ramyon Hot Flavor. 4.23oz package (Pack of 20)

A recipe which sounds fascinating…

#2049: Ottogi Ramyon Sabor a Res

Here’s another one sent by Colin, a reader from back east – thank you! He went to Mexico recently and sent me a ton of varieties that he found there. You’d think with Mexico being next door I’d be able to find more varieties, but actually it’s been really hard. This one’s made in South Korea for the Mexican market. Instant noodle are hugely popular in Mexico, and with spicy flavors coming out of South Korea, it’s a pretty good fit. Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add package contents to 550ml boiling water and cook for 4-6 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The enormous noodle block!

The soup base sachet.

Has a beef and spicy scent.

The vegetables sachet.

A standard assortment for ramyun.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, sweet onion, processed cheese, ito togarashi and beef. The noodles are Ottogi’s standard thick and chewy ramyun – came out just right. The broth was about as baseline and standard ramyun as you can get – spicy, beef and the vegetable bits hydrated well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 645175150022.

Ottogi brand Jin Ramyon Hot Flavor. 4.23oz package (Pack of 20)

A recipe which sounds fascinating…

#1650: Ottogi Sesame Ramen Korean Style Instant Noodle

I’ve gotten a good amount of comments about this one. Ottogi Sesame Ramen seems to have filled an interesting niche in the noodle market! It’s pretty neat stuff – it has something called an ‘egg block.’ It is basically dehydrated egg that when introduced to the boiling water springs to life! I’ve had the bowl version (also known as a king cup) before, but never reviewed the pack. Let’s check out Ottogi Sesame Ramen!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains egg and beef. To prepare, add every thing but the oil to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in oil, stir, and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Has a kind of spicy beef scent.

The egg block!

A condensed block that should make for a lot of extra oomph!

The sesame oil sachet.

Definitely sesame oil – smells good!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles have a classic ramyun gauge – thicker than you standard instant and with a very nice chew to them. The broth has a nice spiciness to it which builds and then levels off. The sesame, spiciness and beef tones are managed well and nicely balanced. The ebb block added a lot of little bits of scrambled egg throughout – very small, but made it a little nicer. Also in the egg block was spring onion which was very nice. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 645175525233.

Ottogi Sesame Flavor Noodle

An Ottogi Sesame Ramen TV commercial.

#635: Ottogi Buckwheat Bibim Ramyon

Otay! It’s time for some cold noodles – not usually my favorite but we’ll just have to give them a try.

Rinse and stir – sounds simple enough (click image to enlarge).

Maybe it’s the 70’s Japanese hard rock I’m listening to, but this block of buckwheat noodles looks really cool.

The liquid sauce packet.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Well, I didn’t like it. The noodles were okay but a little too elastic for my texture tastes. The flavoring was spicy and a little cider-like. The whole cold thing was too much for me. Was fun to make though! 1.1 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 645175550013 .

Tokyo band – Voluntary Mother Earth doing “Cheeseburger Baby”

Petalo Juglar

#621: Ottogi Jin Ramen (Hot) Asian Style Instant Noodle Big Bowl

You like it hot? This stuff is good and it delivers some decent heat too. I’ve had the cup, the pack and now, the big bowl. Wonder if there’s a regular sized bowl? Hmm…

Click image to enlarge. The directions and other info panels off the sideand top of the bowl.

The single packet stands alone in all of it’s red fury.

The veggies were already in the bowl. All we need now is boiling water.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a couple fried eggs and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles were good – standard Ottogi style. They weren’t really chewy per se but they stood their ground. The broth was quite spicy, as promised. The veggies plumped up nicely. All around hot and spicy fun time. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. Haven’t seen these big ones around, but you can get the cups here and the packages here.

Here’s a commercial for it.

This lady is into a couple of my most often used seasonings – kind of a review.