Ramen Reviews


Paldo – Korea – Pork Flavour – Dosirac
October 31, '07, 9:34 pm
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Paldo Pork Paldo Pork Cooked

Review: Paldo employ a good quality rectangular polystyrene container with resealable plastic lid which provides a good cooking environment. It is worth noting that the container doesn’t burn your hands when carrying it after it is filled with boiling water. A nice selection of dried vegetables and flakes and a good serve of seasoning powder is provided. The noodle cake is a good size for a bowl-ready ramen. The broth has a spicy kick to it, however it isn’t overpowering and balances the meaty flavour perfectly. The noodles were well cooked after five minutes and absorbed the soup flavour allowing an enjoyable eating experience. The textured vegetable pieces were chewy and enjoyable, reminiscent of textured soy. However, they didn’t hold much flavour. Overall a very well balanced box noodle soup, for a very reasonable price.

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Cost: $0.99

Ingredients: Noodle: Wheat flour, Palm oil, Salt, Modified Potato Starch, Onion Paste Soup: Red Pepper, Soy Sauce powder (Soy bean,Salt,Water) Monosodium Glutamate, Bean Powder. Vegetable flake, Textured vegetable, Pork flavour, BBQ seasoning.

Rating: 7.0/10



Nong Shim – Korea – Kimchi Flavour – Bowl Noodle Soup
October 24, '07, 10:11 am
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Nong Shim - Korea - Kimchi Flavour - Bowl Noodle Soup Nong Shim - Korea - Kimchi Flavour - Bowl Noodle Soup Cooked

Review: Much the same as for the Hot & Spicy flavour, but flavour sachet had more trouble dissolving and the 3 minute recommended time seemed a little short. I’ve never eaten kimchi before, but if this noodle soup is anything to go by, it is delicious. When eating the noodles, it seemed like this flavour was quite similar to the hot & spicy, there is a hint of chilli, but it is very subdued. The broth seems to be well engineered with a slight fish flavour and a reasonable amount of substance to the solid soup with a variety of flavours emanating from the kimchi, dried onion and fish cake.

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Cost: $1.50

Ingredients: Noodle: Wheat Flour, Palm Oil, Potato Starch, Salt, Corn Flour Powder Soup: Kimchi Seasoning(White Cabbage, Red Pepper, Garlic, Salt, Lactose, Beef Bone Extract), Beef Seasoning(Soy Sauce, Beef Extract, Beef Bone Extract, Salt, Garlic Dextrin), Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Glucose, Spices(Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Garlic, Ginger), Sugar, Red Pepper Paste Powder(Red Pepper, Dextrin, Salt), Paprika Powder, Caramel Powder, Citric Acid. Solid Soup: Dried Green Onion, Dried Kimchi(White Cabbage, Red Pepper, Garlic, Salt), Dried Fish Cake (Fish Meat, Wheat Starch, Carrot Powder, Salt).

Rating: 7.5/10



Nong Shim – Korea – Hot & Spicy Flavour – Bowl Noodle Soup
October 23, '07, 5:38 pm
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Nong Shim - Korea - Hot & Spicy Flavour Nong Shim - Korea - Hot & Spicy Flavour Cooked

Review: Nong Shim is the most popular Korean brand for instant noodles. The circular noodle cake separated well after 3 minutes, the loose dried vegetable flakes add appeal, while the flavour sachet dissolved completely. One big flavour sachet is employed by Nong Shim for this Bowl Noodle Soup.

Never underestimate the Koreans when it comes to spicy food. From the first time the noodle hits your lips you will feel the chilli burn. A sensation that lets you know that you are eating very spicy noodle soup. The noodle is very soft for a bowl variety and slides easily down the gullet without need for much chewing, and if you do decide to chew, it seems as though the noodle can predict this and forms itself into smaller strips almost effortlessly. If you use the whole flavour sachet, beware, as this soup is extremely spicy. It takes a lot of effort to finish the broth, as you make your way down, it seems to get hotter and hotter (due to less chilli being dissolved). After completely drinking the broth, you should have a great sense of accomplishment.

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Cost: $1.50

Ingredients: Noodle: Wheat Flour(62.0%), Palm Oil, Potato Starch, Salt. Soup Base: Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Spices (Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Garlic, Onion), Tapioca Starch, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Sugars, Capsicum Powder, Mushroom Powder, Paprika Powder, Flavor Enhancer (621, 631) Flake: Dried Carrot, Dried Green Onion, Freeze Dried Red Pepper, Dried Mushroom.

Rating: 7.0/10