Knorr Korean Meal Pot: Jjajangmyeon Ramen Noodles Review (2023)
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Of K-Dramas And Knorr’s Korean Jjajangmyeon Ramen Noodle Meal Pot! (2024)

Knorr Korean Meal Pot Spicy Jjajangmyeon Ramen Noodles captures classic Korean flavors in a cup. Here’s why it is worth a try.

Mishry Rating

Taste
4 / 5
4
Texture
3.5 / 5
3.5
Overall Experience
4 / 5
4
3.83
GOOD!

Summary

Knorr Korean Meal Pot Spicy Jjajangmyeon Ramen Noodles are a must try if you like sweet-spicy flavors. The black bean flavor and non-sticky noodles make this an indulgent meal.

Generally, a large number of Korean dishes are characterised by meats, broths, vegetables, and noodles.

Knorr, a renowned soup and noodle brand in India, launched its Korean range with Kimchi and Jajangmyeon or jjajangmyeon. We ordered one of the two variants for our Knorr Korean Meal Pot Spicy Jjajangmyeon Ramen Noodles review. How we made them, how close do they come to the authentic, the convenience, and more has been discussed in the review. 

Are these worthy trying?

All you need to know about these noodles is explained in the table. 

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Knorr Korean Meal Pot Spicy Jjajangmyeon Ramen Noodles  Product Details
Price Rs 300/-
Net Weight 140 grams
Main Ingredients
  • Maida
  • Sugar
  • Potato starch
Mishry Rating 3.8
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Our Review Factors

What were we looking for in Knorr Korean Meal Pot Spicy Jjajangmyeon Ramen Noodles? What were the parameters we set?

Taste and texture were the driving parameters. We also rated this product on the overall convenience. 

1. Taste

Jjajangmyeon noodles traditionally have a deep, earthy, sweet, and sour flavor. They are relished for the rich black bean flavor. The slight spice and sweetness balance out each other well.

We tried to gauge how well a packaged product captured this flavor profile. 

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2. Texture

These traditional Korean noodles are made of black beans or black bean paste. The use of this ingredient lends a desirable bouncy but slightly chewy texture. 

This, in a pool of broth and veggies with a soft crunch make for a filling meal. Did these Knorr noodles have a similar texture?

We gauged the texture of the – noodles, sauce-noodle ratio and vegetables.

3. Convenience

Noodles, broth, meat, veggies, and seasoning- all the prep time and effort is eliminated. But does that truly make these Knorr noodles convenient? 

How do you cook them? Does the flavor need some adjustments? Were the instructions precise and detailed?

4. Other Parameters

The price, packaging, ingredients, shelf life were gauged here. 

Spicy Jjajangmyeon Ramen Noodles – Detailed Review

Price + Packaging

A 140-gram meal box is priced at Rs 300/- It holds a noodle cake, with a pack of vegetables, and a pack of the seasoning mix. There was also a fork inside. 

This is a premium-looking green and black carton.

Main Ingredients

The main ingredients are 

Noodles – Refined wheat flour (maida), Thickener (1420), Palm oil, Potato starch, Wheat gluten, Iodised salt, Yeast extract, Acidity regulator (500i, 501i), Food color (101i)

Seasonings – Sugar, Flavor enhancer (627 and 631), Iodised salt, Food color (caramel i), Potato starch, Flavors – nature identical flavoring substances (soy sauce), #Dehydrated vegetables – Garlic (2.9%), Ginger, Chilli powder (0.9%), Hydrogenated palm oil, Anticaking agent (551), Maltodextrin, Oleoresin chillies, Acidity regulator (330), Dehydrated vegetables (4.6%) – Cabbage, Zucchini, Mushroom, Spring onion, Bell pepper, Carrot

How did we make these noodles?

Following the instructions on the carton to the T, we prepared these noodles in a microwave. For this, we added water up to the mark (425 ml) in the cup followed by the noodle cake and vegetables. This was then microwaved for three minutes. After three minutes, the contents were stirred and it was microwaved again for the same duration. 

Once cooked, we added the seasoning, mixed well, and served. 

knorr korean meal pot packing
The packing looks premium.
knorr korean meal pot instructions
It comes with detailed instructions.
knorr korean meal pot content packing
A look at the contents.

Aroma + Appearance

Before cooking, the noodle cake looked more yellow and comparatively thicker than regular instant noodles. 

The lid had a vent which allowed steam to escape as the noodles are being microwaved.

Post-cooking, these noodles had a fresh, seasoning-heavy aroma

Taste + Texture

After cooking, the dehydrated vegetables had rehydrated quite well and developed a soft crunch. The noodles, however, felt overcooked, and the broth had dried up. Thankfully, the noodles were still non-sticky.

Though the seasoning to noodle ratio was apt, there was not a lot of broth left, considering the quantity of noodles. Ramen is characterized by broth and noodles being in equal proportions, if not more. 

The flavor was quite good, but a few bites later, it starts getting a tad bit overwhelming. It was fresh, the veggies tasted natural, the seasoning was balanced, plus the innate Korean, black bean flavors were present. Umami, savory and slightly sweet- it was all present prominently. 

knorr korean meal pot contents
There was a noodle cake, dehydrated veggies, seasoning.
knorr korean meal pot appearance
These had an appetizing aroma.
Taste- 4/5
Texture- 3.5/5
Overall Experience- 4/5
  • No preservatives
  • Cutlery included
  • Easy to prepare
  • Time-efficient and travel-friendly
  • Good flavor profile
  • Veggies rehydrate well
  • Low on broth
  • Slightly dry
  • Overwhelming after a few bites

Trying to bring Korean flavors home in less than 10 minutes? We recommend trying Knorr Korean Meal Pot Spicy Jjajangmyeon Ramen Noodles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on Spicy jjajangmyeon ramen noodles.

No, since this is a packaged product, we recommend occasional consumption. However, you can make it more nutritious by adding a protein source. 

No, the spice is balanced out by the sweet and salty flavors. 

In a microwave, it takes around 5-6 minutes to cook this. 

Final Words

The only thing that could make Knorr Korean Meal Pot Spicy Jjajangmyeon Ramen Noodles better is a glass of boba tea and your fav K-drama. 

Sufficient for one large serving, these noodles were super convenient to prepare. The flavors were close to authentic and the variety of textures was impressive. 

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