November 20, 2017 By

#2623: Samyang Foods Assorted Vegetable Ramen

#2623: Samyang Foods Assorted Vegetable Ramen - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramyun

I’ve always loved the beef flavor, spiciness, and thick noodles that define ramyun. I’ve noticed in the past few years a few brands coming out with vegetable flavor ramyun – and they’ve all been pretty good! Looking forward to giving this one a try today! ...see full post

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#2622: Acecook Shoyu Wakame Noodles With Sesame

#2622: Acecook Shoyu Wakame Noodles With Sesame - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - boxfromjapan.com

Here’s yet another great one from Javier over at Box From Japan. Box From Japan offers subscription instant ramen bowls – you can get a box every month! Thank you! So what’s this wakame? Here’s a little from Wikipedia – ...see full post

November 19, 2017 By

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one from India we found this summer at an Indian grocery in Pleasanton, California. There are a few different varieties of these with different shapes of noodles. Let’s check out this macaroni style one. ...see full post

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#2620: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Stew

Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Stew - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This is the only variety of Samyang Foods’ Buldak Bokkeummyun series to have a broth. Spicy chicken stew sounds good, and it is – at least the pack version was really good. There are usually some differences between packs and bowls. Mainly, bowls are almost always steeped, so the noodles may come out a little different than being continuously boiled. Also, bowls sometimes have extra ingredient sachets. Let’s give this one a try and check out this super spicy variety! ...see full post

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#2619: Liu Quan Authentic Snail Rice Noodle

#2619: Liu Quan Authentic Rice Noodle - 正宗柳州壮品螺蛳粉桶装 - China - The Ramen Rater

First off, special thanks to a reader from Malaysia who helped with translation. This one just says ‘spicy rice noodle’ on the distributor label, but it seems to be a non-spicy variety and it mentions snail. I don’t know if it actually is but hey you never know.But I’m pretty sure this is the regular version and not the spicy I reviewed previously by the same company. Actually after getting some comment from a couple friends in Canada and Taiwan, indeed it is snail! Here’s a little from Wikipedia about this variety – ...see full post

November 17, 2017 By

#2618: KOKA Delight Curry Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles

#2535: KOKA Delight Curry Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Another one from the recent KOKA Meet The Manufacturer. A curry from Singapore – can’t say I’ve met one of those I didn’t like. Let’s have a look. ...see full post

November 16, 2017 By

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!)

#2617: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour (Shiok! More Laksa!) - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle

Ahh, Laksa – nothing like it. In fact, there are lots of kinds of laksa; sweet, creamy, curry, fish – every area has their own take on the dish. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about laksa – ...see full post

November 15, 2017 By

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles

#2616: Gookmul Special Edition Lobster Flavor Potato Instant Noodles - Soiuth Korea - The Ramen Rater

I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this one for a while and thanks to Jay H. for sending it my way from Taiwan, I’ve got one! These are from South Korea, but they’re very popular in Southeast Asia currently and very curious as to why. ...see full post

November 14, 2017 By

#2615: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Spicy Tonkotsu Flavor Instant Noodle

#2615: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Spicy Tonkotsu Flavor Instant Noodle - Hong Kong The Ramen Rater

Today it’s tonkotsu from Hong Kong. This is part of the series that’s expanded since being in the 2017 top ten list with their black garlic oil tonkotsu.  For those of you unfamiliar, here’s a little about tonkotsu ramen from Wikipedia – ...see full post

November 13, 2017 By

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We Try 7 Kinds Of Hong Kong Potato Chips!

We Try 7 Kinds Of Hong Kong Potato Chips!

So the other day I posted the unboxing of noodle and potato chip samples sent by Nissin Hong Kong (thanks again!). I thought it would be fun to do up a video with the family and try these out one by one. ...see full post

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#2614: Samyang Foods Chacharoni

#2614: Samyang Foods Chacharoni - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Chacharoni is a play on words. Jjajang kind of sounds like ‘cha cha’ and the roni calls to noodles. There are other plays on words in the South Korean industry when it comes to jjajangmyeon. So basically what you have here is a thick noodle with a black bean sauce – also known as jjajang. Here’s a little about jjajangmyeon from Wikipedia – ...see full post