I quite enjoyed this made-in-Korea instant noodles…

Korean instant noodles

…and I am quite sure it is usually very expensive – the last time I bought a packet a  long long time ago, it was RM2.00 each! However, my missus said that she was quite surprised to see that it was quite cheap so she quickly grabbed a pack of 5…


It was not until she got home that she noticed the date – it was about to expire so no wonder it was cheap. She did not tell me how much she paid for it though so I haven’t the slightest idea as to how cheap was cheap.

It sure swept her off her feet the first time she tried – she said it was so very nice and had the taste of Korean ginseng chicken soup. I don’t think they have any ginseng in the seasoning though. After all, they are quite honest in telling you…

Artificially flavoured

…that it is artificially flavoured.

Inside each pack, they have the noodles, square-shaped…

Noodles and sachets

…so it may not fit into your regular saucepan unless you break it into two and there are two sachets, one with the seasoning and the other with the dried ingredients.

Yes, I thought it was very nice and yes, it did taste a bit like Korean ginseng chicken soup and it was just a little bit spicy but definitely not by our Malaysian terms. I spotted some bits of cili padi (bird’s eye chili)…

Cili padi

…among the dry ingredients that also included some spring onions and fried shallots plus a few bits of what tasted like meat. The noodles has a nice texture, not quite like that of the usual instant noodles that we are familiar with, a little bit firmer and smoother.

There was some leftover chicken in the fridge so I took a piece and shredded the meat to add to the noodles and I also garnished it with more spring onions…

Kokomen instant noodles, served

…and served.

We’re down to the last packet now – my missus had two, my girl ate one and I tried one. Seeing how she loves it so much, perhaps the former will grab another pack or two if she sees any new stock at the shops when she goes out.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

9 thoughts on “Expire…”

  1. Looks tasty. Spring onions fresh from your garden makes the noodles taste even better. 😋😋😋

    Yes, just a pinch of those green leaves, chopped, added to plain clear soup will bring the taste to a whole new level.

  2. As always, even with simple garnishing, you can make a bowl of instant noodles looks good.

    Thank you. I felt it could do with a bit of colour but I was too lazy to bother that day.

  3. I wonder if it really tastes that good. I mean prefer maggi and mamee brands. :p

    To each his own. I will never buy Maggi, for one – more expensive and not nice. I don’t remember anything nice from Mamee either. Well, you’ll never know until you’ve tried. Otherwise, you will just have to take my word for it.

  4. Their instant noodles or any imported noodles are better in texture than ours. Firmer, qq. I like that. I rarely buy those imported instant noodle as only me and hubby will take them. I still 1 pack of unopened noodle in pantry. Japanese ramen. Haven’t try it yet.

    We tend to eat more of such instant stuff during this MCO, can’t go out to eat or buy bread or pao or whatever for breakfast.

  5. Seldom take instant noodles! Would like to try this kind if happens to see it in shops.

    We do not go for instant noodles all that often usually but in the current situation, with the lockdown, we do not go out so they’re rather convenient to stock up in the house and eat for breakfast when we feel like it. I’m generally not so adventurous though, quite happy with the very much cheaper and just as nice made-in Sibu ones.

    Your first time here too? Welcome, thanks for dropping by and commenting.

    1. Ya, my first time making a comment here though I read your blog every day for the last 2-3 years! Very interesting!

      Oh!!! Thank you for being such a faithful follower and thanks for your compliment. Do drop by, feel free to comment anytime, most welcome!

  6. We tried a new Korean place recently. I really enjoyed their pork noodle dish.

    Pork noodle? I don’t think we have that here. My favourite at my favourite Korean place here would be the galbi tang – short ribs beef soup. Not cheap though, RM45, not a very big bowl.

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