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Potato Powered Ramen

There are a few things the internet seems to agree on: cats are hilarious, Keanu Reeves is a great guy, and potatoes (no matter what form they take) are DELICIOUS. Potatoes are native to South America, but they are internationally beloved, and have made their way into cuisines around the world. Even Hobbits love them! (Looking at you, Samwise Gamgee) So when they are used as an ingredient in noodles, you can bet it piques a lot of people’s interest!

These noodles are made with potato starch, and this is meant to give the noodles a bouncier and chewier texture. Spoiler alert: These are some of the chewiest instant noodles I’ve ever had!

But let’s start from the beginning:

The contents of the package are the standard noodles, broth powder, and vegetable flakes.

I tasted the uncooked ramen bits and they tasted similar to the JML noodles (which if you have read the review for that ramen, you know I LOVED them), so we were off to a promising start!

Cooking is simple:

The packet says to boil 550 ml of water (about 2 cups) and just chuck everything in there. No need to put the broth packet in after the noodles are cooked.

And just look at the finished product! Here’s a shot of those bouncy noodles in direct sunlight. The dark broth gives a clue to the delectable soy sauce-based flavor of these noodles. Other than soy sauce, the broth also draws on beef, garlic, onion, black pepper, and red pepper (it does also contain anchovy according to the label, but I couldn’t find it in the ingredients list). It has a somewhat smoky flavor, but the overall broth is smooth. And as advertised, the noodles are wonderfully chewy! They really do enhance the eating experience.

As for spiciness, from 0 to 5, I would give it a 1.5. It’s noticeable, but easy to tolerate (and I’m not especially good with spicy foods). They’re only $1.99 for a single serving to try, and Pacific Rim has a good amount left, so come in and try some.


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