Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Financial Rehab: Nong Shim's Neoguri Spicy Seafood Udon
I wasn't kidding when I told you I'd be eating packaged noodles this week to recover from the overpriced meal I had at Via Veneto.
Some of you may already know that I'm partial to the Nong Shim brand of Korean packaged noodles. Their chajang-myun are a quick, easy (but sodium and calorie packed) meal, made even better with a little kimchee on the side. Another Nong Shim favorite of mine is their Neoguri Spicy Seafood Flavored Udon. I met this "friend" back in college (everyone's best instant noodle days!) and I've been a fan ever since. Like those in the chajung-myun, the noodles in these spicy seafood noodles are the thicker variety making for a more substantial meal. The spicy, red peppery soup base is sinus-clearing; the dried "seafood" package contains bits of dried mystery seafood whose identity I don't know of to this day as well as small dried squares of seaweed that make the meal much more interesting. All for about three minutes of cooking time and oh, fifty cents or so. My finances (but probably not my health) will be back on track in no time!