So, you want to know about one of the most popular Korean brands of spicy ramen?
You've tried everything. But, still haven't found the best one yet?
Look no further.
Today, I will be introducing a review of:
Shin Ramyun (4.2oz)
In my case, when I was a college student, my Korean friend, Jun-won, introduced these noodles to me.
I drank five glasses of water while Jun-won was as cool as a cucumber
There aren’t many spicy dishes in Japanese cuisine, and therefore, as a Japanese person, I didn't have much exposure to spicy food growing up.
But now, I am fine eating this instant noodle (and quite enjoy it too!).
Shin Ramyun is an instant noodle brand produced by Nongshim Co., Ltd. It was first released in 1987, and it has been popular in Korea ever since.
The packaging’s colour is a bright red - a clear indicator telling you that these noodles are red hot spicy!
Each value pack comes with 4 individual packages. Perfect for sharing with the family.
Bright red packaging foreshadows your taste buds will be in for a (spicy) ride!
Easy peel packaging
Do you guys have a preference to round- or square-shaped instant noodles?
These noodles come with two bags of seasoning: a vegetable pack (toppings) and a soup pack (broth base).
Cooking Directions (from the package):
1. Prepare 550 mL (about 2 1/3 cups) of water.
2. In a small pot, bring water to a boil.
3. Add in noodles, soup base and vegetable mix (two separate packets).
You will want to eat this spicy soup noodle everyday.
But remember this: prepare a pitcher of water on the table.
The spiciness complements the soup very well, so it is delightfully delicious.
A word of caution: These noodles may be a little too spicy for some people, if the entire seasoning packet is added during the cooking process.
You can change the level of spiciness by controlling how much of the packet of spice powder you add to the soup when you make the broth.
Picture this: Nice, thick, chewy noodles.
The noodles taste great - it has effectively absorbed the spicy flavours of the broth. They are more substantial than other instant noodles. I feel it is little bit rubbery, but I don't mind. Quite frankly, I even quite like this texture.
Usually, cheaper instant noodles lose their texture fast, but these noodles don't. They hold up over time! Even if you are distracted and leave these noodles for a while to answer a phone call or to pour yourself another glass of water, they will not become soggy quickly.
The amount of noodles in the package contains more noodles than other instant ramen brands such as Maruchan and Top Ramen.
Overall, they have a good texture, and the taste is really great for instant noodles.
The noodles will seem a lot healthier and heartier when accompanied by some toppings. You can add all sorts of things to your Shin Ramyun.
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Smell ★★★★☆It also has nice aroma that may even turn some heads in the lunch room. Smell is subjective, so heads may turn because some may find the smell a little odd. But for me, the spicy aroma is very appetizing.
Imagine eating a bowl of hot piping spicy ramen noodles in the comfort of your home on a cold winter's day. This hearty bowl of ramen will warm you right up!
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Nutrition Facts (from the packaging)
Fat 8 g
Saturated 4 g
Trans 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 920 mg
Carbs 40 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugar 2 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 0 %
Iron 10 %