Instameal: Ottogi Snack Ramen

Name: Ottogi snack ramen
Cost: $0.80
Contents: Wad of noodles, 1 soup base sachet.
Spiciness: 0/10
Taste: Noodles 5/10, Broth: 4/10
Would I buy it again? No.

Little snack ramen/ Not as good as Indo-mie/ The true snack noodle

All-in-one flavours/ After multiple sachets/ One seems too little

Compare snack noodles/ Maggi noodles versus this/ Hm, it's a tough call


I don’t understand why it is a snack ramen. It only marginally smaller than the regular noodles. It was rather tasteless too. There wasn’t a vegetable sachet, which disappoints me.
I’d skip this one, and buy something else.

(After contemplating the merits and shortfalls of Ottogi snack noodle and Maggi Chicken noodle, I would choose Maggi Chicken noodle. It’s still bright yellow with vaguely parsley smell, but I remember it tasting better when I was in primary school. )


Instameal: Ottogi Jin ramyeon

Name: Ottogi Jin ramyeon
Contents: wad of noodles, 2 sachets (one soup base, one dehydrated vegetables)
Cost: $1.10
Spiciness: 0/10
Taste: Noodles 7/10, broth 8/10
Would I buy this again? Yes

Look, found a mushroom/ Ramen profiling starts now/ Probably mild

I confess. I can’t read most of these instant noodle packet names if they don’t have english names, or english words. I just look at the picture and go from there. Korean instant noodle. Mushroom in the pictures. Must be a vegetarian mushroom flavour. Should also be non-spicy.

Easy-to-open/ Lots of love for packaging/ I pay for it too =(

I like these easy-open sachet designs. Genius.

More brown than bright red/ Hinting mild veggie taste/ Ramen C-S-I

It is not spicy. But it is still red. But it’s not spicy. But it’s red. But it’s not spicy. Don’t judge the pictured noodles by broth colour, it doesn’t work. Okay, so it’s not red.
This is my favourite mushroom ramen so far. It doesn’t have that MSG and overly artificial shiitake mushroom flavour about it. It’s a mild vegetably flavoured ramen with bits of shiitake mushroom in it. Now I don’t have to think so hard at the korean grocer when deciding on a delicious vegetable ramen. No need to browse pictures and judge the packet’s design. Just grab a packet of Ottogi Jin Ramyeon.