Thursday, August 27, 2015
Paldo Korean Noodle U-Dong Flavor
Preparation: Stovetop & Range
545 calories (2284kJ) per package
Sold online at AsianFoodGrocer
Our next selection from the latest Ramen Box is this Korean take on a Japanese Udon soup. I have to admit, I have mixed feelings about trying this one: I love the traditional Japanese mentsuyu flavor as in Nong Shim's Japanese-Style Udon, Maruchan's Akai Kitsune Udon/Midori no Tanuki Tensoba, and others. However, I've complained quite recently about the apparent Korean penchant for dousing things in chilies until they drown the other flavors. The Ramen Box pamphlet does say this one is "Mild," though, so I will be cautiously optimistic--even though that cartoon chef is back, and even brought a strange little sidekick with him this time.
Okinawa Soba we just had than some of the others mentioned above. While the noodles can't really compare to fresh-packed udon, they do stay nicely firm and have a good flavor. Even toward the end of the bowl, although the chili heat did build a little, it was at a nice level compared to the rest of the flavors in the bowl.
I would definitely have this one again! :D
(I still don't trust that little chef mascot, though. In the immortal words of a former US president: "Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.")