January 16, 2019 By

#3070: A-Sha Gourmet Traditional Taiwanese Soybean Paste Noodle – Taiwan

#3070: A-Sha Gourmet Traditional Taiwanese Soybean Paste Noodle - Taiwan

Time for dry noodle! This is the second from a set of four new A-Sha varieties. Soybean paste noodles impart a kind of meaty hit to them usually. Let’s give ’em a try! ...see full post

January 15, 2019 By

#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef – Taiwan

#3069: Vedan Wei Wei Premium Noodle With Spicy Beef - Taiwan

Here’s one sent by a reader who found it in the Philippines – thanks! Definitely looks different from the ones found in Taiwan. Export version! Let’s check it out! ...see full post

January 14, 2019 By

#3068: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Soy Sauce Flavor – United States

#3068: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Soy Sauce Flavor - United States

This is interesting in a couple ways. First off, this variety has been called Original in both the cup and pack versions up til not – in the bowl, however, it’s getting the stamp of Soy Sauce. Not only that, I did see that they also have the Shio version available – not sure about the Miso but I do think I may have seen that. Let’s crack into this one and give it a try! ...see full post

January 12, 2019 By

#3067: Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Hot & Spicy Flavor – South Korea

#3067: Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup Hot & Spicy Flavor - South Korea

Got a box with a bunch of these new Samyang Foods Bowl Noodle Soup varieties in it. Definitely something fr export here – haven’t reviewed something in this style in ages! Let’s check it out! ...see full post

January 11, 2019 By

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego – Mexico

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

Here’s the first of a new range from Nissin Mexico that they sent recently – thanks again! This is a shrimp variety in the new spicy trio that should be pretty spicy! Let’s find out if the ‘fire shrimp’ means business! ...see full post

January 10, 2019 By

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon – Japan

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out. ...see full post

January 9, 2019 By

#3064: Lee Fah Mee Instant Noodle With Abalone And Chicken Flavour – Sarawak

#3064: Lee Fah Mee Instant Noodle With Abalone And Chicken Flavour - Sarawak

Found this one up in Canad at a market in Richmond, BC called China World. I’ll be the first to admit that I like chicken, but abalone just isn’t my thing usually. Hopefully this one will be pretty good. Let’s find out! ...see full post

January 8, 2019 By

#3063: Maruchan Dining Tantanmen – Japan

#3063: Maruchan Dining Tantanmen - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Shoyu based soup is spiced up with Sichuan pepper to give it sour and spicy flavor. Plus, the aromatic flavor of sesame adds a rich nuttiness to the dish. Many shops across Japan specialize in variations of this rich and satisfying dish. Now you can try it at home!’ ...see full post

January 6, 2019 By

#3062: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Kimchi Tonkotsu – Japan

#3062: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Kimchi Tonkotsu - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Cup Noodle Nice are nice because they have a rich taste but are also better for you than the original Nissin Cup Noodles with fewer calories. Kimchi gives the creamy tonkotsu soup a spicy umami.’ ...see full post

January 5, 2019 By

Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 – Budae Jjigae – United States

Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 - Budae Jjigae - United States

Amazingly, we were able to get two weekends in a row with some time for us to go out together without the kiddos (thanks, Aunt Cindy!). I said ‘hey you wanna try some more ramen?’ Kit was up for it and so we checked this place out. But it turned out that although they did have ramen, this was clearly a Korean restaurant in the middle of Bellevue. I thought ordering a Japanese dish at a Korean restaurant just seemed a little off, so I went in for something I’ve been wanting to try for a long time – only had it in instant varieties thus far, so time to try the real thing. Let’s go! ...see full post

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French Fire Noodles?! – France | Unboxing Time

Saw a post from a contact at Samyang Foods mentioning France and was very curious and so asked if I could get more info. Well, a box arrived pretty quick – full of their products specifically for the French market! Since these are only for the French market, they get the France label – the first ever! Let’s have a look at these! ...see full post

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NEW!! Ddukbokki/Tteokbokki/Topokki Fire Noodles from South Korea | Unboxing Time

After unboxing, cooking, and tasting the new 10,000 SHU Buldak Bokkeummyun, now there’s yet another new variety! This is Samyang Foods Ddokbokki Buldak Bokkeummyun. Really excited to try this one – if you are not familiar with what this flavor is, watch the video for a little background! ...see full post