April 22, 2019 By

Top Ten Best Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019

Top Ten Best Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019

Apparently in the United States, April 4th is ‘National Ramen Day.’ Really? Well, okay. This is my list of my all time favorites (compiled up to review #3132). These are the best and most memorable varieties – some you’ll be able to find easily, some you won’t. In the images you see, you’ll see garnished bowls of noodles. Note – reviewing is done BEFORE products have anything externally added by myself, and I follow directions on the package – for better or for worse. I should also note that going forward, the official last day for companies to submit varieties to be considered for the annual top ten will be January 31st. That’s enough – let’s have a look at The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition! ...see full post

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April 19, 2019 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #3151: Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen – United States

#3176: Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen - United States

Got a message from a fellow named Mark recently about a couple new varieties to try. Shortly after, I got a package containing them. Thanks! This is the first of two. Here’s a little about shoyu ramen from Wikibedia – ...see full post

April 18, 2019 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #3150: Hakubaku Baby Somen – Japan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3150: Hakubaku Baby Somen - Japan

Okay so we had baby udon – now somen (ramen)! Pretty rad – Hey kid – here you go – noodles! I wish I’d have known about this when my kids were super young! Let’s check it out! ...see full post

April 17, 2019 By

Meet The Manufacturer: Hakubaku Mochi Barley – Japan

Meet The Manufacturer: Hakubaku Mochi Barley - Japan

Well, the last one didn’t get a review and this one doesn’t get a number, but I really wanted to let you guys check it out. I’ve been enjoying this stuff for the last few weeks and it’s good! Lots of great health benefits. I usually drop a 1/4 cup of it into a pot of soup and let it cook up for 15~20 minutes. Let’s check i tout! ...see full post

April 16, 2019 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #3149: Hakubaku Baby Udon – Japan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3149: Hakubaku Baby Udon - Japan

This isn’t my usual thing – noodles without seasoning. But it seemed interesting to me – udon meant for very small children. I figure hey – maybe little kids might be hitting up my website for suitable varieties? Why not! Let’s check it out. ...see full post

April 15, 2019 By

Meet The Manufacturer: #3148: Hakubaku Tonkotsu Pork Flavor Ramen – United States

#3204: Hakubaku Tonkotsu Pork Flavor Ramen - United States

Here’s the second variety from Hakubaku to cross my desk recently. This is a shelf stable fresh noodle variety – let’s give it a try! ...see full post

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Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Hakubaku USA (2 of 2)

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Hakubaku USA (2 of 2)

This is the second box of samples from Hakubaku USA. I want to say that I have really fallen in love with one of these products – the Mochi Barley. No, it’s not ramen. But it’s become a big part of my diet lately and it’s really good! Breaking away from the standard way I just focus on ramen, I’ll do a special review of it as well as I’ve been eating it almost daily for a couple of weeks now. ...see full post

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Meet The Manufacturer: Interview With Hakubaku USA – United States

April 13, 2019 By

#3147: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini – South Korea

#3240: Samyang Foods Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun Mini - South Korea

This is a new one – a smaller Buldak Bokkeummyun! However it packs a big punch. This one’s clocking in at 12,000SHU, the highest heat level to date in the range. This is to celebrate the 7th anniversary of Buldak Bokkeummyun – happy birthday! What’s cool too is that the character Hochi’s birthday is the same as my wife’s! I thought hey – I should put this out on her birthday! Let’s give it a try. ...see full post

April 12, 2019 By

A Recipe For Spectacular Pork Flavor Maruchan Ramen

A Recipe For Spectacular Pork Flavor Maruchan Ramen

Are you ready? Here’s a recipe from Lane of Antlers, Oklahoma – thanks! Watch me cook it up on a special episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time EXTRA! ...see full post