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#1630: Nongshim Korean Clay Pot Ramyun

This is one you probably won’t find in the United States (I got it up in Canada). It’s made by Nongshim’s Chinese plant in Shaghai. I’ve found that sometimes the same product can taste a little different in different regions. This one’s interesting in that the packaging look is very much like Nongshim Ansungtangmyun, but the characters are very different. Let’s have a look at this Nongshim Korean Clay Pot Ramyun!

 Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add sachet contents to bowl and add boiling water to fill line. Re-cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

 Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base sachet.

Lots of seasoning!

The vegetables sachet.

A nice mixture – lots of cabbage.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, broccoli, spring onion, white onion and mung bean sprouts. The noodles ended up being quite spongy which is something I really dislike. The broth was alright, although slightly on the bland side with a little heat to it. The veggies hydrated nicely. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6920238013112.

Want to chow down on your ramyun with authentic style? Maybe this pot is for you! Korean Stone Bowl (Dolsot), Sizzling Hot Pot for Bibimbap and Soup (Large with Lid) – Premium Ceramic

An interesting video about Nongshim.

#1615: Hankow Shanghai Kaiyang Noodle

This is the first review here in our new apartment. It’s been
frustrating; the only Internet I have currently is via tethering
my cell phone to the desktop, and I’m hoping I don’t go over the
data allowance. So I’ve got Still have 6 days until they install
– which is a long time… Kit picked this one out for me a couple
of weeks ago. There are a couple other ones in this line, but she
picked this one because it showed shrimp and knows I like shrimp.
Let’s have a look!

Here’s the distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains
fish and shrimp. To prepare, boil noodles in a pot for 3 minutes
and drain. Add in sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A large liquid sachet.

Has a shrimp scent.

A dual sachet of what looks like scallions on the left and soy sauce
on the right.

The scallions.

The soy sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts and
shrimp. The noodles are a little thick and rather chewy. They go
well with the nature of the flavoring, which is very oily and has
a light shrimp seafood flavor. This is good! 4.0 out of 5.0
stars. EAN bar code 6925052198595.

Hankow Style Noodle-hunan Flavor (4 small bags inside big bag)

A walk along Hankow road.

#1044: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Noodle Spicy Mushroom Flavour

Another from my trip to Canada for my birthday. Wow – what a past two days here! The Top Ten 2013 list came out to a clamor of Taiwanese disapproval – Taiwan didn’t make the list. But, hopefully out of it all I’ll get contacted by one of the companies in Taiwan, but so far nothing. On to other things though – that being this interesting bowl by Nongshim. This one’s made in Shanghai, China. Let’s check it out.

Very red side panels (click to enlarge).

Hey look – an included fork! A new one, too!

The noodle block.

The seasoning powder packet.

Nice and red like one would expect!

No veggie packet – this is what was in the bottom of the bowl.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added cheese, green onion, sweet onion, and sauteed beef with some mushrooms, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic. The noodles were a little disappointing – had some songiness I didn’t enjoy. The quantity was good though. The broth seemed a little on the weaker side and didn’t have the ‘oomph’ that I would have expected from Shin Ramyun. Not to say it wasn’t tasty – has a nice red broth flavor as I would expect from Shin Ramyun, just not very fiery in the spiciness department. The veggies hydrated nicely and were alright. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6920238083016.

Making of video for Nongshim CF by T-Ara.

#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.

#812: Master Kong/康师傅 Spicy Beef

Spicy beef! This was sent by Bo H. of China! Thanks again! These have all been a lot of fun and quite good! Let’s see how Master Kong’s Spicy Beef goes.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks like they grow big peppers in china.

The block broke but not too badly.

Powdered base.

A decent amount of powder – tasty!

Seasoned oil.

Has a beefish smell.

The veggie packet – more of an herb packet it looks like.

I think the red pieces are chillies. Not sure about the other bits.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some onions, broccoli and re bell pepper, a slice of processed cheese, a fried egg and some of that awesome Dua Belibis hot sauce. The noodles are good – they suck up a lot of liquid and are tasty to boot. The broth is nice too – had a spicy and sweet taste to it and the beef flavor is very good. I like this a lot – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 6903252061024 .

Yes! Awesome commercial!

This is awesome – these guys aren’t screwing around with these noodles!

Awesome Donation From China

Bo H., who lives abroad in China decided he’d send some nice Chinese varieties! He warned that it might take a long time – they were shipped May 8th and arrive today, June 27th!

Oh wow what’s in here?

Wow – they did REALLY well despite travelling for a month and a half in the mail! Most are Master Kong, one is Unif and one I’m not sure. Hoping these can get translated – I want to make sure they’re prepared correctly and to know what they are! Thank you very much, Bo! Some Ramen Ramter stickers will be on their way to you soon!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Shrimp Flavor

Here’s another of the Nongshim Shin Ramyun variants – shrimp flavor! This one was picked up for me by my sister in Canada. So far, I’ve been reviewing packs and cups from Korea and the United States by Nongshim. This one was made in China. I liked it a lot before – let’s have it again! Yay!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). You can see that it’s made in Shanghai.

This is a pretty good-sized noodle block.

A big packet of…

…spicy red seasoning!

The veggies.

Not a lot of them. Wish there were a few more.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added odeng, Fresno peppers, broccoli, onion, snap peas, water chestnuts, green bell pepper, a slice of processed cheese and some Tabasco Buffalo Style hot sauce. Great noodles, wonderful seafood soup taste. Wished there were a few more veggies but the ones it did come with were pretty decent. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars – good stuff! UPC bar code 6920238082026 .

Nongshim Ramen Contest 2008!

This is something called ‘The Nongshim Cup’ and I think they’re playing a game called Go.

#677: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Shrimp Flavor

My sister was up in Canada at a big grocery store and found this for me! Shin Ramyun Shrimp Flavor! Never heard or seen it before – what a score! Let’s see how it goes with this one!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). This isn’t made in Korea or in the United States – it’s from China and distributed in Hong Kong…

I always like round noodle blocks – don’t ask me why but I love that they fit so snugly in my noodle pot.

Here’s the powdered seasoning packet.

…and the powdered seasoning!

The vegetables packet.

…and its contents.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added one egg during cooking, a handful of shrimp and a few dashes of Texas Pete Garlic Hot Sauce. The noodles are awesome – chewy and wide and really slurped up the seasoning. The broth is nice – has a good shrimp flavor and a nice spiciness to it. I liked this a lot – 4.5 out of 5.0 stars! UPC barcode 6920238082026 .

Shin Ramyun commercial

Peacock Mantis Shrimp! Whoa!

#366: Payless Pancit Shanghai Oriental Style

 

So here’s something new from Payless – Paincit Shanghai. I’ve had numerous Pancit Canton varieties in the past. Somebody once commented I should try the Shanghai and alluded to it being hot and spicy. We shall see!

So two packets – a funky paste weirdness on the left and the veggies on the right.

Kind of interesting that we have no powdered seasoning with this one like the Payless Xtra Big ones… Hmmm. By the way this is a drain the water off one.

Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs. So not too bad but not great. I mean the noodles rocked; I really liked the broad noodles. The seasoning wasn’t  all that impressive though. So basically, I liked it, but I wish there was more and I wish it blew my mind a bit more too. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.

#339: Payless Xtra Big Chilimansi Pancit Canton

So I’ve been waiting for a good time to try this stuff and today seemed the right time. My 5 year old stuck his headf in the ramen box and picked it out for me. I have so many and its so hard to pick that I often ask family to pick the one I’m going to have – and usually after they pick once or twice I agree to the one the pick the third time.

So the last one I had by Payless was their ‘original’ flavor pancit canton.  Pancit means noodles in the Philippines – they were introduced by the Chinese way way back. I am pretty sure that’s why they’re pancit canton – Canton is a province of China – Cantonese etc… I have a packet which I have been challenged to try but yet to called Pancit Shanghai. There are others like pancit palabok and bihon, but so far I really really like the pancit canton.

Then there’s the chilimansi aspect. Basically it means hot pepper and lime flavor. Now, on with the review!

Three packets of power! The first is a seasoned oil, then a dark soy sauce I think, then a packet with dry powder within.

Ah that looks quite nice! This stuff is prepared identically to a couple of my favorites – Indomie’s Mi Goreng varieties and Special versions. Cook the noodles, drain and stir in a bowl that you’ve put all the flavorings in. If you make this with some broth, it will taste really wrong – strange how water would do that, but trust me – you don’t want to skip the drainage step.

Click here to enlarge. I added two fried eggs, some Kizami Shoga [pickled ginger], fried shallots and a little sriracha sauce. The noodles were awesome and very tasty! A bit of chili flavor, a bit citrus. Kind of sweet and salty too. Everything played off of eachother and it was like listening to some groovy funky music but it was going from the bowl into my facehole, getting chewed and into the great oblivious beyond that is my digestive system. Good good stuff – stuff of poetry and philosophy. 4.5 out of 5/.0 stars. Get some and eat it!

Tagalog’s an interesting language – how it goes from something that sounds so foreign and then bam – english! Pretty cool.

Here’s some of the kind of stuff I’ve been diggin on lately. Lots of 60’s/70’s synthesizer music too – in fact my collection is just too big.