Samyang – Sutah Ramen

Samyang Sutah Ramen

Country: Korea.
Flavour: "Rich hot flavour". Three sachets: soup base (salt, sugar, garlic, onion, blacl pepper), red pepper powder, dried vegetables (leek, carrot, mushroom, pepper).
Size: 120g.
From: Kim’s Korean Supermarket.
Price: $0.90.

These are the first noodles I’ve tried from Samyang, and while the packaging is similar to that of Nong Shim, they actually have a slightly cheaper ‘feel’ about them, and indeed at 80c they are cheaper.

Preparation is very much the same as other noodles, noodle cake, soup sachet (which is quite garlicky and oniony) and dried vegetables (leek, carrot, mushroom, red pepper) go into boiling water for a few minutes, then sprinkle red pepper powder sachet over the top.

Samyang Sutah Ramen

The noodles come in a large (around 120g) square cake, they are reasonably thick and have a pleasant chewiness. While they don’t seem to pick up the flavour of the soup very well, they do have a gentle flavour of their own which isn’t unpleasant.

Soup colour is a reasonably rich red-brown.

The soup flavour is a nice end to the meal, particularly with the flavours which infuse through the soup from the dried vegetables, they impart a very pleasant wholesomeness. The red pepper leaves a gentle glow on your lips.

My conclusion is that the noodles could be improved, but they’re saved by the soup.

Rating: Noodles 2.5/5, soup 3.5/5. Overall 6/10.

Nutrition Information
  Average per 100g
Energy 1,813kJ
Protein 7.0g
Fat – Total 13g
– Saturated 7.0g
Carbohydrate 58.0g
– Sugars 1.0g
Sodium 1,808mg