September 08, 2013

Nongshim Kimchi Ramyun Instant Noodles Review


We were just arriving at a local vegetarian restaurant to have our dinner when I spotted this bright red cup of noodles among the shelves. I got so excited because I've been seeing the exact same one being sold in airports during my trip last summer. Ever since then, I've always wanted to taste it.


The first thing that caught my attention was the fork that comes with the noodles. At first, I thought it was broken, but upon closer inspection, it was actually foldable. How cool is that?

Anyway, I proceeded with preparing it. There weren't any instructions anywhere, so I thought I'd just have to wing it. The cup comes with the familiar packet of spices that most instant noodles have. As for the amount of hot water needed, I was guessing that the lined part inside indicated how much you had to pour in.

I left the noodles for about 5 minutes, since I wasn't sure how long I had to let it sit.


The noodle itself is wheat flour based. It contains dried kimchi, chinese cabbage and chives. The broth leaves a similar aftertaste to vinegar. It's nowhere in the ingredients list though, so maybe something else was giving it that flavor.

Of course, since it's kimchi flavored, I already assumed that it was going to be spicy. It's tolerable. It's not something that causes your eyes to water or anything. I think that's great so more people can enjoy it. After all, not everyone is fond of spicy food.

Also, I think the serving size is just right. It's sold by two cups for 50 pesos and I think that it's a bargain. I looked for information regarding the brand, and it came with a few suggestions on how to serve it. Next time, I think I'll try cooking it with some other vegetables.

This is available in Planet Vegis. It's a vegetarian restaurant that promotes having a healthy lifestyle. They didn't even have any softdrinks for sale! However, I was wondering why they were selling instant noodles if that was the case. (Not that I'm complaining.)

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