Hot Sauce Review: Lee Kum Kee Sriracha Chili Sauce

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Details: More information can be found at https://usa.lkk.com/

This sauce has a kick. It’s definitely noticeably spicier than your standard green capped, rooster logo sriracha. It also has a much more pronounced chili taste. This is both spicy and tastes good. If you like sriracha, I’d consider this sauce an upgrade to the more popular green capped variety. The only issue is that this thing has a bunch more ingredients than green cap sriracha. I think it might have some fish sauce in it among other things, so if you’re allergic to fish, you probably shouldn’t try this.

Score: 7.2/10

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Snack Review: Nongshim Chapagetti Chajang Noodle

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Details: More information can be found at http://www.nongshimusa.com/homev2/our-products/meal-noodle/chapagetti-2/

The main problem with Chapaghetti is that Samyang and Paldo have better tasting jajang options because they use a liquid flavoring packet. Chapaghetti uses powder, which leads to a lousier taste. It’s still pretty good and has a far longer shelf life compared to Paldo and Samyang.

Score: 6.7/10

Snack Review: Gom Tang Men

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Details: More information can be found at http://www.paldofood.com/User/Product/Noodle0107.asp

This was really disappointing. Gom Tang is a Korean soup made from bone broth, like tonkatsu ramen broth. It’s supposed to have an almost creamy mouthfeel, with a very subtle taste. This ramen captures none of that. The noodles were too thin and kind of crap. The broth just tasted like your average, cheapest priced ramen, except that Paldo ramen generally cost more than the cheapest priced stuff. Avoid this.

Score: 4/10

Snack Review: Paldo Jja Jang Men, Chajang Noodle

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Details: More information can be found at http://www.paldofood.com/User/Product/Noodle0104.asp

This is a damn good choice for Korean style jajang instant noodles. The sauce comes in a liquid package, which tastes better than powdered seasoning, but has the shorter shelf life of one year. The liquid package requires the additional step of dumping out most of the water and adding and cooking the sauce packet afterwards. This also adds to the superior taste over instant noodles that rely on powdered seasoning. They also have substantial sized package of vegetables to mix in. This was great.

Score: 7/10

Snack Review: Samyang Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen

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Details: More information can be found at https://www.samyangfoods.com/eng/brand/view.do?searchCateCd1=&searchMainUseYn=Y&seq=403

Samyang is most famous for their spicy flavor of ramen. This combines that spicy flavor with Korean style jajang flavor. This thing was surprisingly good, but really spicy so you should prepare for that. I would say the spiciness kind of overpowered the jajang flavor. If you really want jajang flavor, maybe just get jajang noodles and not this. I really liked it though.

Worth mentioning is that this thing only lasts a year. I think that’s due to a liquid sauce packet, which tastes much better than powdered seasoning. There’s also an additional step where you drain out most of the water and just cook it with the sauce, which makes it taste much better than your average instant noodles.

Score: 7/10