Review: Nongshim Potato Noodle Soup

A couple days ago, I was making lunch for my son and decided to dig into my goodie box from Orderramen.com. After digging through things, I decided to try something I’d never had, Nongshim Potato Noodle Soup. These noodles, as the title suggests, are made with potato flour, but as I found out they are not gluten free, the 2nd ingredient on the package is wheat gluten. (This is not an issue for me, but I know it is for some people). The soup base is a beef base, with a slight spiciness, and it comes with a dried vegetable pack that includes green onion and large garlic slices. The noodles were quite firm after cooking, not in a bad way, but in a way that suggests that they would hold together for a long time.

Nongshim Potato Noodle Soup

Unfortunately after I cooked these, I made a mistake, I drained them. What I found is that these noodles, when drained, tend to stick together, and they get worse as they sit on your plate. I had to cut them with a knife so that my kid could eat them without picking up the entire pile of noodles at once. We both liked the flavor, but I really recommend eating these as a soup! If I eat these again as a soup, I’ll do a more thorough review.

Note: these are not available yet via Orderramen.com, but there’s lots of other good stuff there including Nongshim Black, one of my favorites.