I figured I needed something scary for this pairing of Halloween varieties and so here’s something scary. I have no clue how truly spicy this one might be. I’m hoping it’s not going to kill my gut. This will have not only the cooking video at the bottom but the mukbang where I scarf the whole thing down if I can. Well, let’s see if I can handle it.
Peyoung Gekikara MAX END Yakisoba – Japan
Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Contains meat. T oprepare, add boiling water to fill line along with clear sachet contents. Cover and let steep 3 minutes. Drain. Add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added plastic eyeballs. The noodles are thin with a bit of a crumble. Not my favorite. The sauce was definitely an extract heat and left me feeling like they just went for that to the exclusion of much else. Highly disappointing flavor-wise. The heat level was decently intense, but nothing the seasoned hothead can’t handle. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902885005247.
First thing, I want to thank Jay H. from Taiwan for sending this 18禁カレーラーメン over to me. He checked out the Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition and thought I should give this a try.
I’ve seen this quite a few times online but never have seen it available, nor have I really seen a lot of people talking about it. I find it very intriguing and interesting; it’s a spicy noodle from Japan, and usually, those don’t tend to be extremely spicy from what I’ve seen and tried.
Well, today I have the flu. For some reason, maybe like one of those hallucinatory fever dreams playing in the back of my head while it feels as though it’s going to explode from congestion, squirting eye balls and constant sneezing, I thought this would be a great day to give this a shot. Well, I mean curry noodles sounded good and I kind of discarded the concept of them being very spicy as I’ve never had one from Japan that’s really had any burn. At the bottom is a video of me attempting to eat this while I had the flu. Watch that and then watch my rematch video here! Let’s have a look at 18禁カレーラーメン.
18禁カレーラーメン (Age 18 Restricted La-Men Curry Taste) – Japan
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Might contain meat but unsure. To prepare, add noodle block to 700ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Add in powder base. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A large powder sachet.
Had to use a bigger bowl for this stuff. A slightly granular mixture here.
Finished (click to enlarge). I was kind of taken aback at the sheer amount of water required for this one – 700ml is a lot. However, the noodle block accommodated and we see here a lot of plump noodles. They didn’t come out poorly either – they’re pretty decent. Now for the broth. The broth was something that my flu symptoms didn’t know how to combat. I had a bit of the noodle, then some broth and after about ten seconds, I felt this pain in my gut; like the I’m either going to vomit or shit my pants kind of gut pain. I had taken some cough syrup about a half hour before, too. Was trying these while sick a good idea? Was this a bad batch of noodles? A big yes to the first and a definite no to the second. I would have thought that if anything the spiciness would have been downplayed a bit since my tastebuds are all jacked up, but I have a feeling it amplified the spicy effect. I think the gut pain was the stuff hitting a gut full of medication and post nasal drippings. Luckily, Jay is going to send another pack of these and I will definitely try again once I’m feeling better. One thing I’ll say – this is a lot of noodles and broth and exceedingly spicy as well. After the rematch, I have fcome to a conclusion. This is the spiciest instant noodle I’ve ever had. It burned bad, twsited my gut up, laid waste to my soul. It makes every spicy variety I’ve had thus far taste like sugar water. Not only that, I think it tastes horrible. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. . 18禁カレーラーメン, you beat my sick self down. JAN bar code 4937211002331.
This one was sent by Anders and Ji-Min from South Korea! Thanks again! So here’s Paldo’s new extreme foray into the uber spicy class of instant ramyun. I really enjoy seeing these – especially how neat the packaging looks.
I looked everywhere to find the characters for this one to search by. It seems either this one is just too new or I don’t know, but I’m not finding really anything about this one – a few poics here and there. Hopefully I’ll dig up some more info. Anyways, yeah – looks like a burner for today. Let’s give it a look!
Paldo Volcano Curry Kkokkomyun – South Korea
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. to prepare, add noodle block to 600ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes 30 seconds. Drain. Add in 40ml water and contents of liquid sachet. Return to heat and stir fry for 30 second. Add garnish sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The liquid base sachet.
The hot stuff.
The garnish sachet.
Sesame seeds and seaweed.
Finished (click to enlarge). I will say right off the bat that these noodles are very good. They’re thick and you could throw almost anything at them and they’d be great. Indeed the sauce is extremely spicy and strong. However, I have had much stronger. Nonetheless I would put these in the ultra spicy category for sure. The seaweed and sesame seeds are a nice touch, but they kind of get lost with all the heat. The unfortunate thing with this one is that it really didn’t smack of any curry I’ve had; maybe a little, but I had to dig deep for it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8809296883760.