Made by Yakult Korea (110 g, 490 kcal, Sticker Price 850 won)
It’s been nearly 17 years since these King lid (왕뚜껑) cup noodles came out to the world. King lid! What a name! I guess its container is a lot wider than the other ones. What about the taste? As 17 years of history tells, it is pretty good. I think these were the most tasty cup noodles I have ever had so far. Though I remind you, I don’t eat cup noodles very often nor have I tried every cup noodles in Korea yet. I guess I was pretty hungry so it might have helped too.
How to cook (I am sure you know already but for clarification)
- Open the lid and half of the paper lid. Add the powdered sauce and dried veggies and meat packet.
- Pour boiling (100℃) water up to the inside line of the container.
- Put the lid on.
- Wait about 3 minutes. Stir it well with chopsticks.
- Dig in.
Yet I prefer slightly undercooked noodles. So I would wait only for 1-2 minutes.
As a Korean, I would describe them as refreshing. That may not work as a description to many of you, but that’s how they make me feel.
Some westerners seem to think that instant noodles are for uni students, yet that is not so in Korea. There is a certain time you crave cup noodles, like a rainy day or when you see someone eating on the TV. Cup noodles are also a very popular snack at Internet cafes, so called PC bangs (but they are usually very smoky, dark, and noisy places unlike a western style one).
What are your favourite cup noodles? And do you have your own secret way to enhance the taste?