Monday, April 05, 2010

Goku-uma Ramen Noodles, Hot Flavor

Out of boredom, confusion, curiosity, hunger, or whatever, i decided to keep track of and describe the ramen (and other instant noodles, but mostly ramen) i get, mostly at United Noodles in Minneapolis (which is an awesome Asian food grocery, if not a bit hard to find the first time you go).

First up is Goku-uma Ramen Noodles, Hot Flavor.

I had to get a kick out out of the "flavor" being "hot", but looking at the label it was actually kimchi flavored. I didn't get a good shot of it being "done", but it was pretty red like kimchi, so you'll have to use your imagination there. It's one of those instant ramen where you boil water, toss in the packets of powder flavor and dried veggies, pour in water, wait three minutes. Kind of nice when you are in a hurry (to get somewhere, or more often, just lazy and want food in you). It might be my imagination but there seemed to be more of it than what is in most instant ramen, but that could just be my imagination. I have to say, i love spicy food, and wasn't sure if it would be mild or wild, as everything i've learned has said that in general Japanese don't like spicy as much. Well, wow. My mouth was burning five minutes later. Awesome. It was hot, not so much in a painful way but a flavorful way. There was burning, but pleasant, for me at least. Yum. :)


Lisa said...

Sounds pretty delish.

Battlescars said...

There's a Cambodian supermarket on University in St. Paul that has some DAMN AWESOME *HOT* soft noodles. They also have tins of these peanut butter balls with sesame seeds on them. Nom nom nom... I used to shop there all the time in college. They've got baby chickens still in the eggs too. :P
I wouldn't recommend those. I got sick just watching a guy eat one.