February 13, 2011

The Ramen Rater News 2/13/2011

So today I reviewed the 300th unique ramen / instant noodle pack of this weird and fun hobby of mine. There’s been a lot of different things I’ve found enjoyable about this hobby: learning about different cultures, talking with people from around the world, and, most importantly, getting to eat some cheap and sometimes extremely good food.

I’ve learned some weird little things. A Welsh Onion is a leek. A groundnut is a peanut. Chili Mansi is chili and lime. If you make Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien incorrectly, it tastes like crap.

In the past feww years I have gotten some interesting correspondence. At one point, I was talking to some people that wanted me to do a guest spot on a Japanese television program about foreign folks who got ‘really into’ a particular Japanese thing. Unfortunately, the line producer decided to back off since at the time I was living in my friend’s garage.

A lot of people have emailed me asking where to get a particular brand or variety in their area. That’s sometimes difficult but usually I can steer them in a good direction with Google. Sometimes, people help me out with translations of text on foreign packaging.

Of course, the taste is what I’m in it for. It was really nice that review #300 was a five star. Nothing like green noodles, bright pink kizami shoga and a couple eggs in a blue ramen bowl.

So what’s next? Well, next to me is my ramen box with a ton of noodles in it. A lot of Lucky Me! brand bowl noodles and 4 or 5 Paldo Dosiracs.  That should last for a while- and I know where to get about 7 more kinds of that Wu-Mu stuff – there were all kinds like spicy tomato and spinach shitake… Nice looking stuff – steamed pork… So yeah – rest assured 300 is just a waypoint and not an end.

Anyways, that’s it for now. Stay tuned for more reviews and thank you to everyone who reads the site and comments. Remember I did put up a new forum so please use it – its for anyone who wants to. Also, let your friends on facebook know about The Ramen Rater too and get em’ to like it!

Best Regard & Good Eating!

The Ramen Rater

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

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