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Korean ramen noodle pot - Where to buy??

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Korean ramen noodle pot - Where to buy??

Any brick and mortar stores that sell these pot for ramen noodles?? I see them on Aliexpress, great cheap prices but dont trust the sellers or delivery and number of negative reviews outweighs the discounted prices. Everything from missing handles, dents in the pot, loose screws, item not delivered, shitty customer service, etc., etc. On the other hand amazon sells them for waaay more like 2.5x - 4x for the same damn pot. Any stores that sells Korean cookware, housewares that might have them?? I'm thinking Galleria possibly... any other ideas?? Tap Phong is another store but they are closed due to the beer virus. Online only but no K-pots on their crappy website. Looking for 18cm - 20cm range. 16cm (6.3") diameter seems to be the standard but appears way small.

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I suggest checking H Marts (full-sized locations, not the small express shops) or PAT Central on Bloor.
T&T Supermarket also sells Asian cookwares.
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dumbodumbo wrote: I suggest checking H Marts (full-sized locations, not the small express shops) or PAT Central on Bloor.
T&T Supermarket also sells Asian cookwares.
Dropped by Galleria today. They have them in stock. One size only at 20cm. Actually a decent size, pretty big. Very light, aluminum. I saw about 30 stacked up. Good price - $9.99. Unlike reviews on Aliexpress these are nice, in good shape, no dents, scratches, everything in place. lol.
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aznnorth wrote: Dropped by Galleria today. They have them in stock. One size only at 20cm. Actually a decent size, pretty big. Very light, aluminum. I saw about 30 stacked up. Good price - $9.99. Unlike reviews on Aliexpress these are nice, in good shape, no dents, scratches, everything in place. lol.
Do you really want to eat of out aluminum or some kind of color oxide coated aluminum? Would prefer a stainless steel bowl.

$10 is good though to make your Instagram shots pop!
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aznnorth wrote: Any brick and mortar stores that sell these pot for ramen noodles?? I see them on Aliexpress, great cheap prices but dont trust the sellers or delivery and number of negative reviews outweighs the discounted prices. Everything from missing handles, dents in the pot, loose screws, item not delivered, shitty customer service, etc., etc. On the other hand amazon sells them for waaay more like 2.5x - 4x for the same damn pot. Any stores that sells Korean cookware, housewares that might have them?? I'm thinking Galleria possibly... any other ideas?? Tap Phong is another store but they are closed due to the beer virus. Online only but no K-pots on their crappy website. Looking for 18cm - 20cm range. 16cm (6.3") diameter seems to be the standard but appears way small.

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what makes these specifically for ramen?
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yesstyle wrote: what makes these specifically for ramen?
I'm curious about this as well.
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phuviano wrote: I'm curious about this as well.
If you have to ask, well....actually, I have no idea. Smiling Face With Open Mouth

OP, please tell.
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Warning: Those handles get f'n hot when cooking!

Not sure if that is what makes it good for ramen. But they get hot fast.
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yesstyle wrote: what makes these specifically for ramen?
Any pot can be used to make ramen... just these are convenient becuz you can cook and eat from the same small pot. Any small pot with 2 handles works. It's made from aluminum which is very light and conducts heat very fast. Hence, why the handles get hot quick. Use kitchen towelette or gloves to remove from stove instead of burning your hands. Key advantage is water boils very quickly due to aluminum. I did several tests and it's like clock-work. 500ml cold tap water (avg for ramen instant noodles), had it running for 30 sec. boils in 2 min and 10 sec flat. Hot tap water, also running 30 sec at 500 ml boils in 1 min 30 sec. Cooks ramen really fast. This on an electric stove, high heat. Not too shabby!





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It doesn't matter if you use a Korean pot, a $5 or $1000 pot. Instant ramen is still going to taste exactly the same.
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iliketoeat wrote: Thought you watched this op

I saw that vid as well after OP posted he wanted this.
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Helps conserve water. I find a lot of pots either don't fit or too big for ramen noodles. Then you are forced to break it apart or waste water.
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I'm really liking this nifty little pot. Great deal for $9.99. I find I'm using it more for little things like boiling eggs, boiling water for tea, cooking small amounts of veggies, etc. It really cooks very, very fast. The aluminum conduction is amazing. Normal nongshim noodles take a little more than 2 min to be fully cooked whereas in regular pot takes 3 or more. And it's very light so easy on the wrist versus cast iron cookware or your everyday normal non-stick coated multilayer metallic pots.
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