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I love these noodles! Paldo has somehow captured the savory, spicy (mild really) and sour of kimchi in a bowl! Besides the oh-so delicious and addictive soup the noodles are pleasantly thin and so dang good. Very slurp friendly. I remember snacking on these noodles after school. It was a really quick and easy meal for a kid to make by oneself. I have memories of licking the seasoning with my fingers (which I still do on occasions) and carefully pouring the hot water exactly to the first groove. Mmmm…the good ole days……………….are back!
Unfortunately, I had completely forgotten how good these kimchi flavored noodles are. But those days are over! On one fateful Costco trip I finally caved and bought the whole case. For so many years I saw the 18 case pack in the instant soup isle and never had the compulsion to buy them. Maybe I took them for granted seeing as they were so accessible being sold at Costco. Well also, it’s a case of 18 bowls of the same noodle…I was afraid I was going to get sick of them – HA! I was so wrong. These noodles have been officially been bumped to my “must have at all times” list. I think I’m getting hungry looking at these pictures! I confess that I do contemplate having a second bowl after I’ve tasting the MSG goodness.
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These noodles, in it’s fancy gold packaging turned out to be delicious! It’s different from the rest of the instant Korean noodles that I’ve had…which have mostly been red, spicy and seafoody. I had no idea what gomtang meant so I did a little research and found that gom tang is a meat and tripe soup. A variety of beef cuts, beef and ox tail bones are boiled over a long period of time that result in a rich, creamy and flavorful broth. It reminded me of the Japanese tonkotsu broth. To be honest, it’s not something that I would normally order if I saw it on a menu, but after this, I have to try the real thing. When I first opened up the package, there was the normal powdered seasoning packet and also a packet of thin brown sauce. The noodles are not as thick as most other Korean instant noodles, they were actually like “regular” ramen noodles. The addition of the egg was pretty yummy too. Wish I had some green onions but I was out!….shocker!
I was craving kimchi and thought I grabbed a kimchi flavored ramen, but grabbed Paldo Hwa Ramyun by mistake. Luckily, I had some kimchi in the fridge and decided to add it as a topping. It was close enough. One of the reasons why I like Korean brand instant noodles is that the ramen is thick and chewy. The serving sizes are generous so it’s enough to share with your best bud. Paldo Hwa Ramyun Hot & Spicy flavor satisfied every expectation I have for Korean noodles.
Drawing my inspiration from the serving suggestion on the package, I scoured the fridge and found the kimchi, some left over nappa cabbage, dried shitake mushrooms, an egg and of course my instant noodle staple – green onions.
Turned out to be quite a meal. The kimchi added another dimension of flava! Yummy yummy.
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