My name is Douglas Kim, owner and chef at Jeju Noodle Bar, and I've been working in restaurant industry for 19 years. Today, I have a privilege to taste instant ramens.
我的名字是 Douglas Kim，我是 Jeju 韓式麵館的老闆和廚師，我已經在餐飲業工作 19 年了。今天我很榮幸可以嚐嚐各類泡麵。
Wow. Smells very familiar, but it's not in a good way. The color looks very... I don't remember when the last time I actually had this. Very, very watery. Flavorwise, it's very, very commercial. Very "instant" flavor. To be honest with you, I don't even know if this is—tastes like a chicken or not. One star. I respect the, you know, people who created this ramen. That's why I give them one star.
Ah-ha. Already looks a little more complicated. I see the black garlic oil. Smells a little more refined. Not bad. Noodle is little more skinnier. Slightly softer, but in a good way. Still full of MSG flavor. Very umami. But actually, I was really surprised that it actually tastes not bad. I pretty enjoyed this one. Two point five star.
This one is very familiar. Actually, it smells not that good, though. Damn, spicy. Oh my God. It's pretty spicy. It's too spicy that I don't taste anything else. Noodle-wise, this is the so far best. It has a more chew to it. Taste...is a little too spicy for me. I have a limit to take in a certain spice level. This one I give you 2.5, too.
Wow. It has a more body in the broth. Noodle itself is a little—a lot thicker. Noodle is very nice. I taste little less MSG. Broth is more richer. It's sticking into the noodles. Look like a proper ramen. It's pretty good, you know, quality around it. This pretty close to, yeah, just regular ramen. If you give it to someone else, you can probably fake it. Three star.
Smells nice. Smells very instant. Good smell of MSG. Not bad. Pretty sweet. Actually, I like this. When I once went to military school, almost 20 years ago, I remember Indonesian students—they always buy that. We swapped the noodles. Very flavorful. It's not really pleasant-looking, but taste is good. Noodle texture is good, too. Flavor is very nice. Three, I would say. I really liked it.
Instant noodle in general is very convenient for many people. Myself, too. You know? But when you at least go to a real ramen restaurant, everything come from scratch. And, definitely, when you actually eat a fresh ramen, and it's kinda hard to go back to instant ramen. That's why we recommend you to go to a real ramen restaurant and try a real ramen.
Smell is not that spicy, but actually... I take it back. I get a itch here right now. Oh my God!