나는 모든 것이 이론적으로 규명된 상태에서 건축 작업을 시작하지 않는다. 내가 건축을 하고 건물을 세우고 완벽함이라는 이상을 위해 작업하는 것은 어린 시설에 생각나는 대로 물건을 만들던 태도와 비슷하다. 그때는 분명한 이유도 모르면서 그저 내 생각에 정확하다 싶은 방법으로 이것저것 만들었다. 내가 좋아서 무언가를 만드는 이 감정은 언제나 그 자리에 있었다. p.39
페터 춤토르 건축을 생각하다 _페터 춤토르 _
아껴 읽을 글이 있다는게 이렇게나 행복한 줄이야 적막한 오전과오후사이의 '사리곰탕'이 이토록 맛있는 줄이야 _
The wheat flour noodles are the lovely thick ramyun ones that have the pleasant thick and chewy texture. The broth is a pleasantly spicy (3 chilis) broth with a mix of seafood and seaweed flavors. The seaweed flavor was further enhanced by the inclusion of dried seaweed and a big piece kombu (a type of seaweed). The kombu was thick and rehydrated nicely to become a juicy garnish. There were also pieces of fishcake in the garnish.
Overall the mix of thick Korean ramyun, seawed and spicy broth definitely went very well together. We give the Nongshim Neoguri Cup a final score of 3.5 stars.
The noodles here are not your usual ramen, but rather wheat flour udon. They were broader and a tad softer than your regular instant ramen noodles. Overall the udon definitely went very well with the broth. Just like traditional udon, the broth was sweet and lightly salty with a hint of seaweed flavor. The garnish consisted of seaweed, kamaboko (Japanese fishcake) and slices of sweet fried tofu. The tofu helped to enhance the overall pleasant sweet flavor of the broth.
Overall we give the Daikoku Kitune Udon a score of zero chilis and 3.5 stars.
Iman Easy Mee Original Curry Soup Instant Noodles (Malaysia)
In our previous Iman review, we had noted that the wheat flour noodles were simultaneously soggy and brittle even though we had only cooked the noodles for 2-3 minutes. Today’s sample featured the same noodles, so that was a big downer.
The curry broth was slightly better than the tom yum one in the previous review. It was a mild curry broth with a light kick (2.5 chilis). It could definitely have been better if Iman had included a curry paste or seasoning oil instead of just the single sachet of seasoning powder.
Overall, we give the Iman Easy Mee Original Curry Soup Instant Noodles a final score of 1.5 stars.
Unlike the usual wheat flour noodles that we review on our website, the noodles here are flat rice noodles. They rehydrated well and turned out to have a similar texture and bite to the fresh ones in the supermarkets. The sauce is very similar in taste to the Ottogi Spaghetti we reviewed yesterday. It was a tomato pasta sauce base with a hint of sweetness and a touch of the characteristic Sichuanese peppercorn “Ma La” flavor. This “Ma La” flavor added a pleasant kick of spiciness (2.5 chili). We give the Ottogi Mara Stir Fry Rice Noodle a final score of 4 stars. Stock up this one as comfort food for winter!
Indomie Pop Mie Mi Instan Cup Rasa Ayam Bawang (Indonesia)
The noodles are regular wheat flour noodles and were the same ones that we had tried in the baso-flavor last week. Indomie-quality and does it’s job in terms of flavor and texture. As expected, the broth was a clear chicken broth that’s generously infused with fried shallot. There’s a mild level of spiciness (2 chilis) from the pepper in the broth. The broth could have done much better if there were a sachet of seasoning oil. The mini meat balls rehydrated well and kept a bit of the chicken flavor.
Overall we give the Indomie Pop Mie Mi Instan Cup Rasa Ayam Bawang a score of 2.5 stars.
The noodles are regular wheat flour instant ramen noodles. They have the quality flavor and texture that we have come to expect from Nissin. The sauce for these noodles packs quite a punch, scoring 4 chilis. We can taste a light sweet seafood flavor underneath all that heat. While the quantity of noodles was quite substantial, the same can’t be said for the dried garnish. We would definitely have appreciated a bigger serving of the cabbage, cuttlefish and fishcake.
We give the Nissin UFO Flaming Hot Seafood Flavor a final score of 3 stars.
The wheat flour noodles are the thick and chewy Korean ramyun version. Those who have tried a range of instant noodles will know by now that Korean ramyun always does well as a dry noodle.
The sauce was a thick mayo and wasabi mix. The wasabi was a mild one, not as strong as the fresh wasabi in restaurants. It was similar to the wasabi seasoning one would find in wasabi-flavored snacks and delivered only a mild kick to the nostrils, scoring 1.5 chili. The mayo added a touch of sweetness to complement the wasabi.
We give the Samyang Wasamayo Big Bowl a final score of 3.5 stars. Kids will love this one!
Lovers of Korean ramyun will enjoy the wheat flour noodles here. They had the typical thickness and chewiness that one would have come to expect from a Korean ramyun. The sauce is very different from the Nongshim Chapagetti-flavored noodles we had mentioned above. The Nongshim ones use Chajang sauce as the base whereas the base for this one is a sweet tomato pasta sauce.
The pasta sauce is similar to the sweet Filipino style spaghetti sauce. Lovers of actual Italian pasta will find the sweetness a tad overwhelming. Kids on the other hand will love this. So do keep this handy in the pantry if you have a fussy eater at home.
Overall we give the Ottogi Spaghetti Ramen a score of zero chilis and 3.5 stars.
Wings Food Mie Sedaap Instant Cup Mi Kuah Rasa Soto (Indonesia)
The noodles were regular wheat flour noodles and were similar to the other Wings Food noodles that we had reviewed previously. They had a good texture and flavor after cooking for the recommended amount of time.
The broth was a hearty chicken broth with a decent spicy and peppery flavor (2 stars). There was also a pleasant lime flavor which adds a touch of authenticity since soto is often served with a lime wedges that diners are free to squeeze in. The crunchy mock meat also went very well with the whole dish. This will be perfect comfort food for a cold day.
We give the Wings Food Mie Sedaap Instant Cup Mi Kuah Rasa Soto a final score of 4 stars.