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#2597: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

I have long recognized this package – except this one has a twist! These have no broth. Here’s a little from Wikipedia about Neoguri –

Neoguri (Korean너구리 lit. Raccoon dog) is a brand of ramyeon produced by Nongshim in South Korea since 1982.[citation needed] It is exported to over 80 different countries,[1] and is the fourth highest selling brand of noodles in South Korea.[2] It is well known for its thick noodles and its spicy seafood flavour. The Korean version has a big piece of kombu, while the U.S. version doesn’t have a piece of seaweed in it.

I’m experiencing a little confusion about that mention of kombu. I’ve had many packs of Neogurio throughout the years and many I’ve found here in the United Styates have indeed had the kombu in there. So maybe this is a bit off. I remember my teachers in college would never let me use Wikipedia for citations. Well, hopefully it’s correct but I don’t think so… I really like seafood flavors and this should be really nice from what I’m seeing here. I guess we will find out! Let’s have a look!

Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood – South Korea

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacea. To prepare, add noodles and flake sachet content to 600ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain, saving 5 tablespoons (75ml) water. Return to stove and add in remaining sachets. Cook on high for 30 seconds. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

The noodle block.

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

The soup base sachet.

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

Smells spicy!

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

An oil sachet.

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

Deep orange.

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

The flake sachet.

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

Wow – Neoguri fishcake in the mix!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, carved squid, 31-44ct shrimp and spring onion. The noodles are excellent – plump and juicy while keeping a nice chewiness. The flavor is undeniably Neoguri and to be honest, I love this – I think it’s better than the broth version. Spicy and tasty! Lots of seafood taste going on and the little raccoon pics on the fishcake are a great touch along with all the meaty little bits that are omnipresent as well as the kombu. This is where it’s at! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 031146039678.

#2579: Nongshim Neoguri Stir-Fry Noodles Spicy Seafood - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - neoguri bokkeum

Nongshim N e o g u r i  Noodles, Spicy Seafood, 4.2 Ounce (Pack of 16)

A Nongshim TV spot for this product

#1742: Aroi Curry Me! Penang White Curry Stir-Fry Noodle

I got this during my annual trip up to Canada for my birthday! A while back, I reviewed the soup version of this one. I’ve seen numerous soup varieties of Penang White Curry , but this time it’s a Stir-Fry version. Sounds interesting and different – let’s give it a look!

Detail of the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 450ml water for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents and stir well. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning base.

A very light powder – so light that when it opened a little poofed up into my nose.

The paste sachet.

A thick paste – smells good!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp, tau pok, white onion, coriander and mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out nice and thick and chewy which I liked a lot. The flavor was pretty good. The curry paste was thick and sticky and tough to get all over after draining though and the powder seasoning added a little too much saltiness I think. But it worked prettywell. Always nice to see a new spin on a neo-classic. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556466211111.

Penang Heritage Food: Yesterday’s Recipes for Today’s Cook

A video of curry noodles in Malaysia

Meet The Manufacturer: #1387: Takamori Red Pepper & Garlic Peperoncino

Well folks, this is it. The last one for this Meet The Manufacturer. I really have enjoyed reviewing all of these fresh noodle varieties quite a bit, and I think it’s finally gotten me to look at the possibility of a The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Fresh Noodles Of All Time list. They don’t exactly fit into the Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time lists as they’re usually on a different playing field; they’re not fried blocks, but fresh pouches. So that might be something coming up in the near future. I’d like to thank Yuji for the help in making these reviews happen – I’ve messaged him plenty of times with questions throughout as there’s no English on any of the packaging, let alone the title sometimes. Let’s have a look at this interesting variety from Takamori Kosan of Japan as we bid them a fond farewell for now. Yuji has mentioned that there will be new varieties coming, so it’s not goodbye, but til next time.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if meat is present. To prepare, sautee some meat and veggies about halfway and set aside. Add a spoonful of water to a skillet and heat. Drop in the noodles and cook a little and then drop in the dry sachet content. Mix thoroughly and then add in your meat and veggies. Cook until done. Enjoy!

The fresh noodle pouch.

The seasoning sachet.


Definitely a garlic scent present!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added pork, chopped Fresno pepper and sweet onion. The noodles come out nice – good chewiness and gauge. The flavor is nice and harlicky with a little zing of pepperiness. I liked it – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4901959100314.

Growing up, I watched a lot of cartoons. The best of them all was Star Blazers, known in Japan as Space Battleship Yamato. Well, I thought I would let those of you who also enjoyed this cartoon know that they made a live action film based on it! Here it is – enjoy!

#1123: Maruchan’s Fresh Yaki-Soba Stir Fry Noodles With Seasoning Sauce Base

Here’s another one I was given by the nice folks at T&T Supermarket up in Canada – thanks again! I thought some fresh noodles would be nice for dinner tonight and I’ve wanted to try these for quite some time. Let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the importer’s sticker from the back (click to enlarge).

Here’s the back of the package without the sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but have a look at the ingredients to make sure.

You get three servings – here’s one of them. Noodles in a bag.

You also get three packets of the powdered seasoning base.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, red bell pepper and Vidalia sweet onion. The noodles are nice and thin – they break up pretty quick in the water and oil and combine well with the sauce. The flavor is excellent – reminds me of yakisoba I would have at a little teriyaki and wok place we’ve gone to before. Great stuff! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789008313.

This is the video I did for my 1000th review back in March! This is a different Maruchan Yakisoba – the dry noodle you can get in a tray form.