The team at Badasoop spent years perfecting the recipe for gamtae noodles, determining the maximum amount of gamtae they could blend into the dough without losing the elasticity of the noodle itself. The result is this beautifully green (no artificial coloring added) hand-pulled noodles that goes through a 32 hour process, and 12 separate steps, of kneading, pulling, proofing and drying. Udon noodles are about 1.5 times the tickness of the regular gamtae noodles. We recommend cooking for about 4-5 minutes, then immediately rinse 2-3 times in cold water. This will not only stop the cooking process, but help ensure you can maintain the chewiness of the noodle.
Founded by patriarch Cheolsoo Song, family-owned Badasoop has been providing gamtae using their patented skill sets since 1980. Gamtae has a long history in Korean cuisine dating back to at least the Chosun dynasty, when records show the royal family enjoying it as early as 1609. However, it is still rare and relatively unknown in Korea, as gamtae only grows in uncontaminated sea water and is impossible to farm; its peak season being the dead of winter makes it difficult to harvest by hand. These conditions mean that there are only a handful of folks with enough knowledge to provide quality gamtae, and we are thrilled to be able to partner with one.
Badasoop Gamtae Noodle (Regular) Product Details
● 400g box ● Made in Seosan, South Korea ● Non-GMO, no preservatives, additives, or refined sugar ● Ingredients: 95.5% flour, 3% salt, 1% gamtae powder, cottonseed oil 0.5% ● Store in a cool place, away from direct sunlight
Badasoop Gamtae Noodle (Regular) Key Ingredients
Gamtae Gamtae only grows in uncontaminated, clean seawater under specific conditions, making it impossible to farm and thus still somewhat of a rarity in South Korea. Found in Wando and Jeolla provinces, gamtae’s long history in Korea dates back to the Chosun dynasty, when it was served to the royal family. Gamtae is rich in fiber and contains six times more calcium than milk in addition to an abundance of minerals that help with calcium absorption. Gamtae is also plentiful in potassium and iron, making it a great food for children, pregnant women, and the elderly.