Nong Shim – Neoguri

Nong Shim - Neoguri

Country: Korea.
Flavour: Bad seafood.
Size: 120g.
From: Foodtown.
Price: $1.30.

Right, so I’m not a fan of seafood most of the time.  I’m happy to eat some nice crumbed snapper, or perhaps a marinated mussel, but usually, not so keen.  These noodles were brought for my by the ever lovely and wonderful Claire.

To start with I was quite nervous at the proposition of eating seafood flavoured noodles, and when I poured on the boiling water, instead of a gentle seafoody aroma what I got was wafts of seafoody stink, I knew I was right to be nervous.  Claire described it as the smell of a fishmongers, if they don’t wash the place up properly.

Here are a few of the choicer ingredients: dried seatangle flake, dried cuttlefish, dried mussel, dried seaweed.  I’d say these are the troublemakers.

The noodles look really good, the soup is a rich dark red, the noodles themselves are really thick udon noodles, and they look great.

The texture of the noodles is a little slimy, they taste a bit doughy, a bit too much resistance to the tooth.  I think my impression of the noodles was negatively influenced by the smell and flavour of the soup, with a better soup they might have rated much more highly.

The flavour has a hint of that same bad seafoody stench, but the majority flavour is actually a strong hotness, a not nice hotness, a watery weak flavour with too much of the hot added on top.

Let’s just say these are a bit disappointing, on the whole, and leave it at that.  Ok?

Alright, one more thing.  I actually very nearly finished these noodles, though I didn’t do my normal trick and tip the bowl up to drink the soup.  And with every single mouthful, my only thought was "why am I still eating this nasty shit?"

Rating: Noodles 2.5/5, soup 2/5. Overall 4.5/10.

Nutrition Information
  Average per serving (120g)
Energy 2,050kJ
Protein 10.4g
Fat – Total 16.6g
– Saturated 8.0g
Carbohydrate 74.9g
– Sugars 5.2g
Sodium 2,700mg

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