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Ultra Spicy Samples From Paldo Of South Korea

Here’s one I’ve been wanting to get a hold of for a long time! These samples include the 9,413SHU Teumsae.

Ultra Spicy Samples From Paldo – South Korea

#1110: GS25 Gonghwachun Jjajangmyun

This was sent to me by Kristina W. of Arizona – thank you! Jjajangmyun is basically a noodle that is coated in a black bean sauce. Let’s check it out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat or not.

The noodle block.

The only packet included is a big one full of sauce. Decided (as I did yesterday as well) not to make a big mess by trying to fit this stuff in one of the little sake cups I usually use.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some beef, carrot and Vidalia sweet onion. The noodles good – a little chewier than usual and nice and plump. The jjajang sauce is really great – has a rich black bean flavor with a little bit of extra heartiness, especially from the potatoes. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801128506571.

Here’s a recipe for jjajangmyeon!

#1001: Paldo ДОШИРАК (Dosirac) Beef Flavor

Well my friends, onward we march with the first post-1000 review! This is Dosirac with Cyrillic writing on it. I thought at first this is sold in Russia, but on the back there was a clue. I looked up the url mentioned – it turns out the .MN means Mongolia! Neato! So what’s Dosirac? It translates to ‘lunch box!’ I’ve had many of the versions that are sold in trays, but never have I seen a pack version. Let’s give this a try.

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge)

A large noodle block.

The seasoning packet.

Salty, with some beef taste. Slightly spicy.

The vegetables packet.

A nice little assortment.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added rib eye beef, broccoli, sweet onion and green bell pepper. The noodles are plentiful and have a nice chewiness. The broth has a nice spiciness and good beef flavor. The veggies were pretty good. A decent spicy beef noodle soup. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 8809296887218

 

Dosirac advert.

Samples & Swag From Paldo America!

A box from California…

Wow how awesome! If you’re keen on South Korean noodles, you’ll probably recognize that this is the pack version of Paldo’s Dosirac tray. Paldo sells a lot of these in Russia.

I’ll be wearing the hat and apron they sent while I make it too! Thanks to Sungmin over at Paldo America!

#989: GS25 Gonghwachun Jjamppong

This was sent to me by Kristina W. of Arizona – thank you! This one was a toughie to decipher so here’s what I found. GS25 is a chain of convenience stores in South Korea. From what I read on the packaging, this is a product made for them by Paldo. There’s a restaurant in Incheon called Gonghwachun – I think that’s what is being referred to here. Gonghwachun is a famous Chinese restaurant and well known for its Jjajangmyeon. Finally, Jjamppong (also jjambong, champong) is a spicy seafood soup. If I’m wrong, please comment! Anyways, on with the review!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). From what I see, I’m going with 550mL of water and then cooking the noodles and seasoning powder for 4 minutes. After that, adding the seasoning block and giving a stir.

A nice big brick of noodles.

Powder seasoning.

Spicy flavored seasoning.

A seasoning block!

Seasoning blocks are really cool – they re-hydrate really quickly and have lots of interesting ingredients. This one has a strong fish scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added odeng, shrimp, narutomaki, kamaboko and sweet onion. The noodles nice and wide and plentiful. The broth is nice and spicy and has great seafood flavor. This is a real treat – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801128506656

About Jjajangmyeon in South Korea.

Donation From South Korea

Kristen W. of Arizona sent me some noodles she got while she was in South Korea!

This is a great little collection of South Korean varieties you can’t easily find here! Ottogi Cheese Ramyun and Spaghetti bowls – been wanting to try them for a while! The two above are Paldo Korea varieties – I think Rabokki and Jjajang. The Nongshim Shin Cup in the lower right is the South Korean version. Thank, Kristen! Soon as they’re made, some The Ramen Rater stickers will be coming your way!

#933: Paldo Kokomen Cup

Hey look! The Kokomen cup! Been waiting to try this one with some leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

The information panels (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block awaits!

The seasoning powder.

The seasoning powder. Spicy jalapeno and chicken yeeouch!

Here’s a little bit of thre veggies and the chicken.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added an egg with French’s French Fried Onions on top, turkey, Cavender’s Greek Seasoning and a little Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are nice and light in this version – very thin and tasty. I have found this style of noodle to be a little lacking before in cups, but I have to say that the noodle in combination with the broth is absolutely delightful. I must say that the Kokomen broth is truly one of my favorites on the market; it’s got that comfort chicken flavor kicked up with jalapeno – delicious! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 648436100712

Angry Kokomen training camp! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of this stuff!

25 things to do in Seoul, Korea

Re-Review: Paldo Bowl Noodle Soup Kimchi Flavor

Been quite a while since I reviewed this one – it was #348. I thought some kimchi sounded really good and so here we go!

Here are the side panels (click to enlarge).

The noodles block.

The seasoning packet!

Seasoning powder! Red and tasty!

Here are a little bit of the veggies from the bottom.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added processed cheese, an egg, sweet onion and kimchi. The noodles are good – thin and plentiful. The broth is great – spicy and tasty. The veggies are nice too! This is a nice kimchi noodle bowl! 3.5 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 648436100040 – get it here.

How to make your own kimchi!

A kimchi factory! Wow!

Product Samples From Paldo America!

I went on a walk today and luckily, I missed the rain – but not the mailman! He had a very odd shaped package for me that I was completely befuddled about. That is, until I saw who it was from. Moses from Paldo had sent me some samples!

Awesome! The new Namja Ramyun for stateside sale as well as the Kokomen King Cup and Cup! But why the odd package?

Some posters for my wall! Many thanks to Moses and everyone at Paldo America! I’ll be reviewing these soon!

Re-Review: Paldo Hwa King Cup Noodle Soup

Yep – another re-review! Had this one back in February of this year for #658. Today I felt like something spicy from Korea!

The side panels (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The seasoning packet.

Lots of spicy powder! Yes!

Some (not all) of the veggies from the bottom of the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added thin rib eye, onion, stir fry veggies, kimchi and processed cheese. The noodles are good – nice gauge and chew and plenty of them. The broth is hot and spicy and has a nice asftertaste. The veggies are pretty good too. I like it – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 648436100620 – get the pack version here.

An older Paldo TV commercial.

Another oldie but a goodie!

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Bibim Men Oriental Style Noodle

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had this one – thought it’d be a good one to finish Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo with. Hot day, cold noodles. I should also mention the last time I had this was review #118 – over 700 packs ago – and my tastes have changed a bit. I’m happy to say I like cold noodles nowadays.

Back of the package (click image to enlarge). Note the instructions on this one.

The noodle block – they look thinner.

Here’s the soup base you mix in.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some chicken, Fresno chile peppers, a hard boiled egg and some Krazy Mixed Up Salt. Noodles are nice and are indeed thinner than the usual fare. The flavoring of the meal is great – sweet and spicy with a good flavor. Much more enjoyable this time around. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 648436100057 – get it here.

Old Bibim Men commercial

Korean baseball fight is what it says – I think they’re taunting eachother

Re-Review: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Jjajangmen Chajang Noodle

Here’s another interesting one – Jjajangmen. The last time I reviewed this, I had mixed it in like it mentions on the back. This time, I’m going to put it on top like in the picture!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge).

Looks like a big block of thick noodles.

A big packet of sauce. This isn’t a soup base – it’s a sauce.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Noodles are very chewy and the sauce is awesome; it seems like it’s beef laden but there’s no beef here. A very hearty and tasty meal! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 648436100590 .

Chajang at a restaurant in Korea

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