Apr 2, 2011

Review: Nong Shim - Onion Rings

Nong Shim is a Korean brand probably best known for making instant noodles but they also make snack foods including Onion Rings. Okay, much like Funyuns, technically they're onion-flavored rings. A 3.17-ounce bag usually costs any where from $1 to $1.50 in the Los Angeles area.

These are sometimes offered in the Ethnic aisle of major supermarkets around here but you can also find them at an Asian supermarket if you can find one (not very hard here in southern California).
They're aren't exactly a multitude of onion flavored ring brands floating around so it's really only comparable to Funyuns. To start, these are made of wheat flour rather than corn. The result is a smoother ring that's fairly light with a respectable crunch. Texture-wise, they're most comparable to Kix cereal. The flavor is simpler than Funyuns;  mostly onion with a bit of sugar and salt.

Nong Shim Onion (flavored) Rings are pretty enjoyable, I can finish a whole bag pretty easily if I'm not paying attention due to the lighter flavor.

Nutritional Info - Nong Shim Onion Rings - serving size - 1oz (28g)
Calories - 130 (from Fat - 50)
Fat - 6g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 180mg
Carbs - 19g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 1g


  1. try it with ketchup next time

  2. I love these, these don't leave you with smelly onion breath like funyuns


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