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#3303: Chil Kab Farm Products Spicy Sujebi – Seafood Flavor – South Korea

#3303: Chil Kab Farm Products Spicy Sujebi - Seafood Flavor - South Korea

Found this one yesterday at Boo Han Market in Edmonds, Washington. So it had a sticker on the side which pulled a bit off but I can still make out the cooking instructions from what’s left. The sticker mentioned ‘Korean pasta’ which I found compelling. This is sujebi – let’s see what Wikipedia has to say –

Sujebi[1] (수제비, in S. Korea), ttŭdŏ-guk (뜨더국, in N. Korea), or hand-pulled dough soup[1], or Korean-Style Pasta Soup, is a Korean traditional soup consisting of dough flakes roughly torn by hand, with various vegetables. The flavor and recipe resemble kalguksu, except that the latter is made with noodles rather than wheat flakes. It is commonly considered a dish to consume on rainy days, along with bindaetteok.

The broth for sujebi is usually made with dried anchoviesshellfish, and kelp. In order to obtain a rich, umami flavor, the ingredients should be simmered for many hours. Added to this broth are soft noodles and various vegetables or kimchi, most often zucchini and potatoes.

Korean people began to eat sujebi and guksu (국수 noodles), both dishes made of wheat flour, from the early Goryeo period (935~1392), but the name sujebi (earlier sujeop-eo) dates from the mid Joseon periodSujeop-eo is a combined hanja word comprising the terms su (hanja: ; hangul: 수; literally “hand”) and jeop (hanja: ; hangul: 접어 or 접다; literally “folded” or “folding”).

From the Joseon period, people started making various types of sujeobi according to various purposes. Sujebi is today considered a typical commoner’s food, but in the past, it was relatively rare and used for special occasions especially janchi (잔치; feast, banquet) such as dol janchi (the celebration of a baby’s first birthday).

In North Koreasujebi is called milgaru ddeudeo guk (밀가루뜨더국), which is the words comprising three words: milgaru (밀가루; literally “wheat flour”) + ddeudeo (뜯어; literally “tearing” or “torn”) guk (국; literally “soup”).

The names of sujebi vary according to regions in Korea. [2]

This sounds really interesting. The package mentions this is a seafood flavor and shows some shrimp there. Let’s give it a go!

Chil Kab Farm Products Spicy Sujebi – Seafood Flavor – South Korea

#3303: Chil Kab Farm Products Spicy Sujebi - Seafood Flavor - South Korea

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this contains seafood or meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An include spoon!

Here’s a pouch of the pasta.

A dry sachet.

A dry vegetable soup sachet.

A wet sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Pasta reminded me of shells in a way. They were definitely chewier and pretty good mouthfeel. Broth was spicy with a very strong shellfish taste to it. Vegeteables were oft found and of interesting character. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801759016616.


Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Seafood Noodle Soup

A spicy seafood soup – sounds good for today!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge).

A big ol’ noodle block.

Seasoning packet.

Lots of tasty powder!

Lots of veggies…

…and some seafood too!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onions and odeng (fish cake). The noodles are nice and thick as usual in Paldo’s offerings. The broth is spicy and has a nice seafood taste . The veggies and seafood additions lend a nice addition to the broth’s already nice character. A nice. well rounded Korean seafood ramyun! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100583 – get it here.

The commercial for this one!

A lecture on Korean history from the USC Korean studies Department

#399: Paldo Spicy Seafood Flavor Noodle Soup Cup

Ah the fruits of the sea! I wonder if it’ll be a fishy spicy thing going on? I sure hope so…

One packet – I bet its full of angry red flavoring inside!

Yeah, that looks angry alright! The veggies were underneath the noodle block and there was dehydrated fish in there too!

Click image to enlarge. Looks angry! Reddish broth and noodles and lots of seaweed and bit of re hydrated fish… Smells fishy. First bite contained an almost broccoli tone. That lent itself to deep seaweed flavors. Noodles are good. Wow this is pretty spicy… The fish is interesting but it has no chewiness or flavor – everything is overwhelmed in the end by the spiciness. Then the seaweed comes back… Weird stuff… Much like a hot and spicy Neoguri… Found a chewy bit – clam or mussel perhaps. Interesting combination of flavors here and some odd textures. Kind of interesting. I’m going to give it 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

Compare to Nissin’s Seafood cup – look at all that stuff!