I took a look in the closet the other day and boom – hey look a six pack of these cups! Forgot about these ! You have to understand – I have a lot of noodles to review – hard to find space for them! But here they are ready to go! Thanks to Paldo for sending them along! Let’s check out these super spicy noodles from South Korea!
Paldo Curry Volcano Chicken Noodle – South Korea
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover for 3 minutes. Drain. Stir in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thick and chewy with a ever so slight sponginess to them which is negotiable, but there./ The flavor is an extremely spicy one with a kind of sweet taste alongside. It doesn’t scream curry to me honestly, but it’s pretty tasty albeit like licking a volcano. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436101306.
Nowadays, soon as there’s a knock at the door my son Miles is racing for the door. It’s really funny actually – he wants to steal the box and try to get it open as soon as possible to see what’s inside! I wasn’t expecting this one from Paldo – unexpected but definitely appreciated! Let’s see what’s inside!
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.
I got an email a few weeks back asking if I’d tried the new 2x Spicy Buldak Bokkeummyun. I hadn’t and really wanted to. The email was sent by Anders and his girlfriend Ji-Min who live in South Korea and were kind enough to send some varieties along! Let’s see what’s inside!
Spicy Korean Noodles From Anders & Ji-Min! – South Korea
Here’s an interesting one which I got some great help in translating from Bobby Y. – thank you as always! I kind of ran into a hitch when I was trying to translate this: 台湾泡面 味丹双响炮 碗装方便面 火山岩烧豚骨汤面110G 6个包邮 and then got this from Google: Taiwan Vedan Pom instant noodles bowl of instant noodles volcanic burning dolphin soup surface 110G 6 个 shipping. Volcanic burning dolphin soup does sound interesting though! Another thing he was able to verify was that there’s a little sachet that is to be enjoyed as a snack while you wait for the noodles to steep and aren’t actually an ingredient – we’ll go more into that in the directions. Anyways, let’s check this one from Taiwan out!
Here are details of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Not sure whether it contains meat or not, but going to guess it does not. To prepare, empty the large powder and smaller oil/paste sachets into the bowl and add boiling water to line. Watch out for a circling bird. Let steep for 3 minutes. Now if you look at the second step (the kid with the sachet sprinkling in his mouth) – this is the peanut pack. A snack during the time you wait for the noodles to steep. Again, keep an eye out for a bird dive bombing you to snack on your treat. After your snack and the 3 minutes, stir and enjoy with a pair of fluttering birds!
Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).
Dual noodle blocks!
A very large dry base sachet.
a lot of powder and bits of vegetable.
An oil/paste sachet.
Thick with little bits and pieces.
A little garlic peanut mixture.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added pork, spring onion and sweet onion. First off, the peanut mix was pretty good. Westerners might be surprised about peanuts being much drier and crunchy coming from Asia. They took about 3 minutes to eat which I found a little fascinating – and I saw no birds flying around. The noodles have a broad, flat shape to them, and a very good chew and texture. The broth has a very nice simmered pork flavor along with a nice peppery spiciness. I was pretty impressed with this bowl and would like to find more of thin line. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710110230018.
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