After having the Ramyun last night I decided to stick with the brand for now to give a fresh comparison. This one came with two flavoring packs instead of one and a pack of dried veggies. I did not see any beef and the broth had no beefy flavor to it. Felt like a vegetable or maybe chicken/pork broth.
I whipped out my embroidered chopsticks from shop-chopsticks.com and gave it a full try. Overall? I liked it, don’t get me wrong here, but having it so soon after its superior brother had left me wanting more. I crave that rich beefy flavor again, that cutting bitterness. The Ramyun gave a heat that pushed you but didn’t destroy you. That’s a very difficult spice level to find and hit consistently.
But that’s not fair, this re-hydrated noodle bowl is good. I don’t think it’s the $1.25 extra good, but it’s good and I’d take it over a standard dry ramen any day of the week.
Noodles were tender and not mush. The mushrooms and garlic chunks were legit. If you are into that sort of thing more-so than the heavy beef stock or painful heat, this is probably for you.