A reader clued me in about these recently – thanks! I thought I should definitely give these a try. Why? Well, the regular Knight Of Ribs variety was on the Top Ten Instant Noodles 2018 Edition.
Knight Of Fire Ribs – Spicy Stuff From South Korea
I don’t know if this one came before or after the famous ‘special edition lobster’ variety by this company, but this looks like it’s going to be quite a different variety. Here’s a little about ribs in Korea –
Galbi (갈비), galbi-gui (갈비구이), or grilled ribs is a type of gui (grilled dish) in Korean cuisine. “Galbi” is the Korean word for “rib”, and the dish is usually made with beef short ribs. When pork spareribs or another meat is used instead, the dish is named accordingly. Galbi is served raw, then cooked on tabletop grills usually by the diners themselves. The dish may be marinated in a sweet and savory sauce usually containing soy sauce, garlic, and sugar. Both non-marinated and marinated galbi are often featured in Korean barbecue.
Okay no pressure here, right? Tasty Korean BBQ is a high bar to meet. Why don’t we give this one a try? By the way I found this on in November of 2017 in Taipei at RT-Mart.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, boil noodles in 550ml water for 4 minutes. Drain, saving 5 spoons of water. Stirfry for 10 seconds. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The huge retort pouch.
Lots of sauce and pork in here – smells sweet and tasty!
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles have that kind of gooey layer then the chewy innerness that is ramyun. Just plain perfect. The sauce is really stuff to die for – lots of pieces of pork and vegetables smothered in a really nice galbi sauce, sweet and luxuriant. I’m kind of surprised people aren’t losing their minds over this one like they did on the lobster variety last year. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8809402741090.
Here’s another one sent by a kind reader in Sweden! Thank you! Master Kong is really popular in China and what surprises me is that there are no places that I’ve seen that you can get their products here in the United States. Luckily, people send them to me from time to time, but it seems to me that I really need to figure out a way to contact them and do a Meet The Manufacturer with them. The Chinese consume billions of packages of instant noodles a year and I’ve never done a Chinese Meet The Manufacturer yet! It’s about time. Well, let’s check out these pork ribs Master Kong instant noodles!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat. As preparation instructions aren’t included, I’m going with 500ml water for 3 minutes (cooking) and adding in vegetable sachet during cooking, then sachet contents at the end and stirring.
The noodle block.
A very light powder.
Paste base sachet.
Looks like cabbage and other things.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added pork, bean sprouts, sliced green onion and sweet onion. The noodles had a great thick gauge and were chewy (I can’t read Chinese, but there is a picture of potatoes on the back of the package which to me intimates that it’s a potato noodle). The broth has a good thickness. The flavor is a realistic pork flavor and the paste thickened it up surprisingly well. The vegetables hydrated quite well; cabbage crisp and (possibly) pork crunchies were good as well. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6900873710560.
I really liked this one when I had it a while back. Get it here.
Looks like the making of a Master Kong TV commercial.
Here’s another from the trip to Canada my wife took me on for my birthday – thank you, Kit! Pork. Ribs. Let’s do this.
Detail from the lid (click image to enlarge).
Distributor’s sticks (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.
Beneath the stickers (click image to enlarge).
Upon opening, one is greeted by a fork!
The powder soup base sachet.
Powder with small bits of vegetables.
Looks odd but smells good!
Finished (click on image to enlarge). Added pork and sweet onion sauteed with a little soy sauce and green onions. The noodles are thin and rounded. They have a nice chew and with the little bit of potato starch added, a little more filling than many. Unfortunately, even with a good stir during the steeping, there were some spots where the noodles weren’t done enough. The broth has a nice pork flavor with that little sweet, salty and meaty coagulation with oil. It all works together nicely. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 6911754103838.
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A how-to on making Chinese style BBQ pork ribs.
This is the last of the packs that were so kindly sent by Bo H. who works at a University in China. Thanks again! All of these were just amazing – and now… Hmm – not sure what this is! One thing says pork ribs flavor, something else says steak. I guess we’ll see how it comes out!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Light, fine powder – a lot of it.
Smells really good!
Nice looking mixture.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some frozen stir-fry vegetables (yeah need to get to the produce stand soon) and a couple shakes of Krazy Mixed Up Salt. the noodles are good – seem to be a slightly wider gauge than usual and have a nice texture and chew. The broth has a nice spiciness to is and a good meaty flavor. Expected it to be slightly thick and greasy but it wasn’t. A nice pepperiness to is. The vegetables were good too – nice re-gydration. I liked it! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6903252710564 .
Master Kong TV commercial.
If you want to see something amazin, check this out. This is a documentary caslled ‘China’s Mega Dam’ – the story of the Three Gorges Project. It’ll blow your mind as to the sheer size of this undertaking!
Hey awesome – picked this up at H Mart on Friday. I’ve had the pack but not the bowl! Time to try it!
The side panels – click to enlarge.
Hey a fork!
The noodle block.
The dry powder seasoning.
A very fine powder.
The liquid base.
Has a nice smell.
Not a huge amount but not bad.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onions, broccoli, red bell pepper, Huy Fong Sriracha chili sauce, a fried egg and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles aren’t bad – soaked up a lot of the flavor of the broth which was nice. They were a little chewier than I expected, but not in a negative way. The broth was great – had a nice warm, hearty, slightly sweet and full flavor to it. Decent vegetables too. like this stuff! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 7215574508576 .
A beautiful thing!
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