Daily Quickie: Nongshim Hot & Spicy Shin Ramyun

Sunday, February 19, 2012
Daily Quickie is a short tag on the title which I use for blog entries about food I'm snacking at home, work or anywhere.

Being a foodie without a talent in cooking, I've always relied on easy-to-cook foods whenever I'm left alone at home without anything ready-to-eat to snack on. One of these instant foods that I always find myself reaching for are instant noodles. They're so easy to cook, and even a 7-year old child can prepare this no brainer dish. And throughout the years, I've always been loyal to the Lucky Me! brand, and occasionally, Nissin.

Nongshim Shin Ramyun

Japanese and Korean brands of ramen or ramyun have been making a buzz within my circle of friends. Fortunately, my beau who is my foodie partner and who I always refer to as my date, gave me 3 packs of Nongshim Shin Ramyun in Hot & Spicy flavor about a month ago. And although I am a big fan on instant noodles, this Korean brand didn't impress me.

Nongshim Shin Ramyun Hot and Spicy

The Nongshim Hot & Spicy Shin Ramyun had a lot of dry toppings compared to local brands. However, this Hot & Spicy exuded nothing but hotness and spiciness. I know it's quite weird of me to expect a flavor apart from what the packaging says. But really, I expected to taste something more distinct.

When I asked my beau why he gave me these noodles, he admitted that his family didn't like it. It was too spicy for them. However, they had a box full of Nongshim Hot & Spicy Shin Ramyun given by a friend, so he just took a shot -- maybe I'd end up liking it. I didn't though.

Anyway, since I still have 2 more packs and he has 4 more, we'll be giving away 6 packs of the Nongshim Hot & Spicy Shin Ramyun to 2 Metro Manila residents who want to try them. Just let me know in the comments section, and we'd be happy to hand or ship them over to you at no cost.

How about you, have you tried some Japanese and Korean instant noodles? Care to share your favorite brands?

45 comments:

  1. Wow! I am always scared to try foreign noodles brand. Baka ksi di masarap and sayang ung money. Hahaha! Sakto, I'll be going to do my grocery shopping tomorrow. Will look for this and will try. Thanks for sharing, Sumi! =)

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  2. Hahaha! Yes..it's really spicy.. We have lots of these a home.. For my father's late night cravings haha! :)

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  3. I do eat noodles a lot when I was still in college :)Local brand will do for me but that Nongshim you have piqued my interest. Want to try that :) I tried some Asian noodles before packed in big sizes. .but cannot recall the brands :( those were given by my Aunt.

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  4. what time do you usually eat those? because i was told that noodles aren't good for midnight snacks. why? picture leaving the noodles on the water, parang inaabsorb nya ung water dbuh, ganyan rin dw mangyayari sa tian. that's why mostly ung nagsuffer from "bangungot" noodles dw ang minsan nakikita nila....mmmmh

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  5. @germz: That's a really interesting trivia ah! Good thing I eat noodles for merienda :D

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  6. Shin ram yun is my favorite!! hahaha hmmmm nag crave tuloy ako bigla too bad you didn't like it. I like the firmness of the noodles. And you should not put more water to it para di mawala lasa..got a big box of it from my student before :D

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  7. @Sionee: I think I just didn't like it 'cause it was too spicy for me.. :( Maybe if I've had other flavors, I would've liked it too.

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  8. Thai instant noodles are really spicy too. But I like them now. Maybe at first, it was like eating some fire but later on, I have love the hotness and the spiciness of it. Would you like to try some? :)

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  9. I love the part where you said "Being a foodie without a talent in cooking", I can extremely relate to that. :)

    Going back to the topic, I was never a fan of foreign instant noodles until I tried this one certain korean spicy instant noodles from one of friend's house. Sadly, I never had the chance to get the brand, and so my journey to finding that certain noodles begin :)

    I will try this despite everything bad I read.
    Thank you for the share :)

    -Ken
    Kare Kare Recipe

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  10. Oh! I have already tried that noodles. I haven't posted yet on my blog. I love the taste since it's very spicy. I'm a big fan of spicy foods. LOL

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  11. When my dad's destination for work was Korea, he'd always bring noodles like these. Too bad I'm not a fan of spicy dishes. Good thing my brother always make me eat them with egg. :)

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  12. Huhh??? how'd you people know its name is Nongshim Hot & Spicy Shin Ramyun? I don't see its name written on it... err.. unless you're a big K-pop fan and you can read korean stuff.....

    Anyway... I don't want my innerds dangling 'round my butt so uh.. I'll pass xp

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  13. I've tried that brand too. Yummy :)

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  14. I lived on instant noodles and canned goods during my college days and I seldom eat noodles nowadays. :)

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  15. I love those! We often eat that at home as well as other brands hehe

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  16. I haven't tried those instant ramen sa grocery but my sis and i have been eyeing them for quite some time na... xP

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  17. Haha this was simply entertaining Sumi! Me too, I am a foodie but I have a talent, and that is EATING, haha.

    Don't know how to cook so better yet do this quickie snack. Yay!

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  18. When I have time, I will share with you this noodle thing that my Dad found. Best instant noodles ever!

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  19. Oh, and I wanna try them please :)

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  20. am also a fan of korean noodles, i like it's spiciness every once in while. A brand named "go mi ram" really taste good! :D

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  21. LOL! what a nice way of disposing unwanted noodles :-)

    Lucky Me and Nissin are also my favorites.

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  22. So far, the spiciest Korean noodles for me is Samyang Ramyun. It's quite spicy, but tolerable for me :)

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  23. i haven't tasted those instant japanese / korean noodles but i'd love to taste them soon :>

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  24. Too hot for my liking but my husband likes em...like a lot! :))

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  25. Hmm I also don't just buy foreign noodles.. especially those notorious with their spiciness. Plus if I can't read/understand the packaging.. I just tend to steer away from it. Better safe than sorry. hehehe.. unless patikimin ako ng mga nakakain na. haha!

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  26. This is definitely Korea's version of Lucky Me :)

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  27. Hm.. I liked their orange ones. It is less spicy. I do agree that their hot & spicy is, nothing but hot and spicy lol. XD hubby enjoys it though, because packaged pinoy noodles that claim to be so, isn't spicy enough for him.

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  28. Too spicy for me, but I ate this with half of the spice in it nalang para less spicy :)

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  29. I wanna try that. I love spicy noodles (or food in general) :D

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  30. I've tried this noodle years ago. I forgot how it taste like, but it's not that bad.:) However, I try to avoid instant noodles now. Hindi kasi healthy and mataas ang sodium.:(

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  31. I'm not into spicy foods so for sure hindi pasado sa akin ito hehe!

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  32. Sana meron din ganyan dito. I ate noodles these past few days because of my flu. Eek! Spicy it's love love! It's good for the heart ata. Basta my advantage ang spicy food. Pero not too much :)

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  33. I also love this and I eat it with rice. :)

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  34. Ah so you're not that much of a fan of it pala (reading comprehension fail on my part). Akin na lang! I live for spicy food! d=

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  35. I love to watch Korean and Japanese movie, kpg nkkapanuod tlga ako hindi nwawala sa eksena nila ang pagkain ng instant noodles and it really makes me crave to their instant noodles.

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  36. I love the actual Ramyun but sometimes it can be too spicy! o__O I think this is the same brand as the instant ramyun I have tried before since the packaging is also color red. But I'm not that sure because the one I bought before was not that spicy.

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  38. yey, one of my favorite instant noodles! i always buy that at any department store! i love spicy foods!

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  39. I've tried it here in KSA and it's really spicy and hot. I'd preferred our versions of spicy noodles. Though, generally I like Korean cuisines.

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  40. my wife and i are a huge fans of instant noodles (i know it's not the super healthy foods but hey, they warm the tummy!, we'll surely look for this brand here in malaysia.
    looks sarap!

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  41. I havent been eating instant noodles for quite some time now. But working with Koreans nowadays made try some of their products. I tried this one and I can say that theres really nothing special aside from the fact that it has a lot of noodles compared to the local counterparts. :)

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  42. the Nongshim Hot & Spicy Shin Ramyun is one of my hubby's favorite. :)

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  43. LOL :) i love eating instant noodles too. of all the noodles that i've tried i'll recommend those from china, taiwan or hongkong their instant noodles are really yummy for me~ hahaha and oh i've also tried that shin ramyon. i think it'll taste better if you put some egg and some roasted sesame seeds... that's how i cool it :)

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  44. Nice review, a bit scared kasi to buy instant boodles especially pag foreign, before may binili ako and not good at all di ko gusto lasa. XD

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  45. i love those. gustong gusto ng kapatid ko yan pati ako

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