September 23, 2017 By

#2560: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour

#2560: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here is a new Cup Noodles variety from Nissin Hong Kong – Laksa! It’s interesting how a lot of flavors of Malaysia and Singapore are making their way further east lately. Many different Laksa varieties exist, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one from Hong Kong before. Here’s a little from Wikipedia about Laksa – ...see full post

September 22, 2017 By

#2559: Jackpot Teriyaki – Beef Ramen

#2559: Jackpot Teriyaki - Beef Ramen - Tulalip - Washington - The Ramen Rater - ramyun korea korean

On June 22nd, we met my sister up in Tulalip, Washington to check out the outlet mall. It’s kind of a misnomer; you think outlet mall, you think cheap prices, right? Well, these are outlet stores for stuff like Coach, Burberry, etc – so you can get overpriced things that are still overpriced but not as cool as if you got it currently for this season. Ugh. ...see full post

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#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - Tat Hui - cup

Here’s another left over from the Tat Hui/KOKA Meet The Manufacturer series. Indeed, I’ve been really enjoying their Creamy Soup line. Actually, it’s not just an enjoyment, but a fascination – is it a soup with noodles or a noodles with soup? It’s kind of more the former rather than the latter as it comes with a pack of crushed noodles. ...see full post

September 21, 2017 By

#2557: Yamachan Sapporo Miso Ramen

#2557: Yamachan Sapporo Miso Ramen - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - shirakiku

I contacted Yamachan a couple of weeks ago and they had new varieties for me to review! I did a Meet The Manufacturer with them a long time ago and their stuff is really great. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about miso – ...see full post

September 20, 2017 By

#2556: Ching’s Secret Hot Garlic Instant Noodles

#2556: Ching's Secret Hot Garlic Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - Desi Chinese

Okay for a couple years now, the old pack version of Ching’s Secret Hot Garlic has been on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time list. I heard through the grapevine though that Hot Garlic didn’t seem that hot to another review site, Ramen Regret Rater. So, I thought I’d hunt it down to give it another try. ...see full post

September 19, 2017 By

#2555: Samyang Foods Kimchi Song Song Ramen Big Bowl

#2555: Samyang Foods Kimchi Song Song Ramen Big Bowl - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Today we have Song Song Kimchi Ramen. Kimchi varieties out of South Korea are among my favorites. I really like the tangy as well as bright, spicy flavors. Kimchi is interesting; it’s cabbage as well as many other ingredients that is allowed to ferment for an amount of time. ...see full post

September 18, 2017 By

#2554: Yum-Mie Instant Noodles Beef In Light Soup Flavour

#2554: Yum-Mie Instant Noodles Beef In Light Soup Flavour - Ghana - The Ramen Rater

This one was sent to me by Chef Ron of Mama Pat’s Foods – thanks again! This is the first Yum-Mie variety I’ve ever tried and  hails from Ghana, a country in Africa. Really like the name ‘Yum-Mie!’Here’s a little about Ghana – ...see full post

September 17, 2017 By

Unboxing Time: Pineapple Cake From A-Sha Of Taiwan

Mid-Autumn Festival will be upon us very soon. October 3rd! A-Sha Dry Noodle, a company whose products have been in the Taiwanese Top Ten and once in the annual Top Ten list also makes quite a few different items. ...see full post

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#2553: Nissin Hakata Ramen Noodle White Tonkotsu

#2553: Nissin Hakata Ramen Noodle White Tonkotsu - Japan - The Ramen Rater - 日清麺ニッポン 博多とんこつラーメン

Here’s another one, sent by Javier over at Box From Japan. So boxfromjapan.com is a subscription service where you can get a box with four different instant ramen bowls sent to you directly from Japan every month! Rarely have I found a box from them with varieties I’ve reviewed before, and never have I seen varieties available here in the USA. Definitely worth a look if you’re a big fan of Japanese varieties. ...see full post

September 16, 2017 By

#2563: Yamachan Tokyo Shoyu Ramen

#2563: Yamachan Tokyo Shoyu Ramen - Japanese - The Ramen Rater - United States - style oriental original noodle instant

Here’s another fresh variety from Yamachan. Yamachan’s in Southern California. So this is a fresh noodle (must be refrigerated) and is a shoyu variety. Shoyu translated to soy sauce, but it’s definitely not just a soy sauce flavor. Here’s a little from Wikipedia on Shoyu style ramen: ...see full post

September 15, 2017 By

#2552: MyKuali Penang White Curry Rice Vermicelli Soup

#2552: MyKuali Penang White Curry Rice Vermicelli Soup - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Ah, MyKuali white curry. You know, I think one of the biggest ‘aha’ moments was when I first tried MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle back in 2013. They contacted me and asked if I’d like to try it. I’d only had a few scant Malaysian varieties and really didn’t know much about Malaysian foods or food culture at all. I think seeing that big sachet of paste made me do a double take, and the fact that the curry flavor was nothing like I’d tried before. ...see full post

September 14, 2017 By

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles

#2551: KOKA Signature Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Singapore

I recently did a Meet The Manufacturer series with KOKA (actually the company that makes KOKA is called Tat Hui) – they sent pretty much every SKU they make! Thanks again! So during a Meet The Manufacturer, I only review up to 15 varieties. So, there are some leftovers which are always nice. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about tom yum – ...see full post