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#877: Nongshim Shin Bowl Noodle Soup (New Version)

Realized I haven’t reviewed the new version of the Shin Bowl. A lot of people have asked if I noted any difference from the old version (non-microwaveable) and the new one. Well, I guess we shall see!

Panels from the cardboard outer (click to enlarge).

Here’s a close up of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block – nice color!

A single seasoning packet.

The hot stuff! This is a Korean red broth – something to enjoy thoroughly for its spiciness!

Here are a couple bits that were in the bottom of the bowl under the noodle block. Looks like mushroom and some other things going on. There was a lot more.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some fresh onions, some kimchi and a couple pieces of processed cheese. The noodles are great – light and buttery. The broth is good too – nice and flavorful and spicy. The veggies aren’t bad – decent amount of them too. As far as a difference, I would say it’s definitely not as spicy as it used to be, but it definitely has a very good taste I enjoyed thoroughly. From looking at the old version review, I’m going to say I like this one a lot better. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars!UPC bar code 031146262441.


A Shin Ramyun commercial.

My interview with KBS America.

Okay so by now, most folks have heard about Psy and Gangnam Style. He’s definitely not representative of all Korean pop music – his tune’s definitely something different. A lot of what you hear from Korea are boy bands/girl bands – and oft times they have a ton of members – I think 2ne1 has like 7 men and women. Here’s something else you see an awful lot – companies having KPop bands promote their products. This is one of the members of T-ara with a recipe for Shin Ramyun. Now what’s interesting about this one is that there was a bit of a controversy in Japan about this; if you watch it, you will notice at a certain point she puts the noodles on the updide down lid and eats them. This is a very common practice in Korea to cool down the noodles. Well, the Japanese found this a little off-putting. People are funny.

#872: Nongshim Chapagetti Roasted Chajang Bowl Noodle

Here it is! This is the Chapagetti Bowl Noodle from Nongshim America. Pretty cool – got to sample this during my trip to Nongshim
America in May – even got to see them made. Let’s have a look at this new product!

Here’s the info from the bottom of the package (click to enlarge).

Here’s the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block. The noodles are definitely wider than usual!

Only one seasoning packet.

A dark, grainy powder.

Under the noodle block there are some tasty bits and pieces – onion, carrot and TVP.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I decided to break in another one of the nice new bowls that I received from the President of Nongshim Holdings, Mr. Shin – thanks again! The noodles are wide and chewy, but not too chewy. I like how they were in the bowl very much; the texture was spot on. The Chajang sauce is perfect – its really amazing how identical in flavor and quality the microwave version is to the package version. I also thought it was really cool while it cooked – As you can see from the directions above, you take the lid completely off. Well, I looked through the window of my trusty microwave and it looked like it was boiling and just at the right spot – no chance of overflowing. Really fascinating. All in all, quite awesome. The flavors meld together and create a nice hearty meal that is quick to prepare and tasty. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – best bowl noodle I’ve had in eons! UPC bar code 031146016747 .

Nongshim Chapagetti TV commercial.

This is a really wacky commercial for Nongshim Gomtang bowls.