Thursday, February 09, 2006

Korean Instant Noodles

Scientists state that the likelihood of Korea being part of Japan is very low. That doesn't change the fact that I've eaten Korean noodles recently. I sampled three flavours.

First up are Chacharoni noodles, made by Samyang Foods. The packet states "This is a Chinese-Korean style noodle which is made by soy bean paste and served at Chinese restaurants in Korea." The instructions said to boil the noodles, drain them, and then mix in the paste and freeze-dried vegetables. There was no mention of adding more water, but I had to because it looked too harsh to consider eating. The flavour was pretty poor and the end result was only just about edible. I shall not be buying them again, at least not to eat myself...

The next noodles I ate were chicken flavour noodles made by Paldo. They were typical instant noodles, quite salty and quite edible. I added some cooked chicken and some chili sauce which improved them a lot.

The final noodles I tried were kimchi flavour noodles made by Samyang Foods. Kimchee is a type of pickled cabbage and chili. It's added to almost every Korean food. These noodles were by far the best. Lots of flavour, very spicy and great noodles(ramen type)

In general, it's probably best not to eat instant noodles. They are full of bad chemicals, taste unpleasant and are not very nutricious.

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1 comment:

San Nakji said...

I think you need to give Korean noodles another chance! Jjajjaroni is great! Definitely don't want water in with the black bean sauce though! When it comes to instant noodles, I think Korea does it best :) Of course I am biased! LOL