I was out grocery shopping with my wife when I saw these instant noodles on the shelf of the "International Food" aisle on clearance. I figured, "Why not?" They ended up coming home with me, but my expectations were not very high.
The packaging was just a little larger than the standard ramen style instant noodle package in the USA. I got mine in a four pack!
Two servings per package? I'm throwing the BS flag on that. I ate the whole thing, of course!
But, I was surprised! Is there such thing as having a favorite instant noodle soup? Because if there is, these fill that spot! I actually enjoyed the flavor a lot; a pleasant mix of umami, savoriness, and heat. There are a lot of dehydrated bits in the soup that actually rehydrate nicely and actually are stomach-able. Surprising is what I would characterize as sketchy little dehydrated fish-cake bits. They weren't bad! The best little dehydrated bits were the sliced up red chili peppers though. They gave the soup a nice heat that built nicely with each bite until my nose started to get runny.
Mmmmmmmm. Noodles and rehydrated bits!
This is a sketchy fish-cake bit. But it actually wasn't bad!
Once package makes a nice size meal for one person.
I actually was sad eating this, knowing it was on clearance at the store and would probably be hard to find. Luckily, this noodle soup looks easy to find on Amazon, and I'll provide the link below! I would say the only negative effect I experienced from eating this came into fruition during the middle of the night. I woke up dehydrated as hell! I', supposing that it is a result of the ridiculous amount of sodium in one package of this noodley awesomeness!
Amazon.com : Nongshim K-Army Stew, 4.65 Ounce, 4 Count : Grocery & Gourmet Food
By the way, I found the Amazon product description to be quite humorous!
"Based upon a dish called Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Stew), up-scaled to Korean-American fusion noodle soup
From the beginning of the preparation, this feels like a stew that would be just as good outdoors as indoors
There's a wonderful campfire feel to eating this dish Included are plentiful amounts of hearty ingredients including chili beans and a hint of smokiness to the flavors and aromas that is very satisfying
Surprise your watery mouth and take the K-Army to the finest by adding your favorite ingredients; (American Cheese, Hot Dogs, Sausages, Tofu, and Kimchi)
The broth is full-bodied and rich, the soup that will fuel you for the whole day"
Damn it! Now I need to try it with cut up hotdogs and American cheese in it! HAHAHAHA!
I just ordered two more four-packs from Amazon. Another review will happen, with hotdogs and cheese! :D