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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

恭喜发财 and Happy Lunar New Year to all! I had a look at my lists I hadn’t updated in a while and saw it was in January of 2014 last I did a top ten Chinese list. Why so long? Well, I like to have done quite a few reviews in a year when it comes to country lists for that specific country. If I’d done only two and there weren’t any big changes, I’ll kind of let it go until the next year. This one seemed ripe and ready for a new version. Of the almost 150 reviews I’ve done of Chinese instant noodles, these are my favorites. I should mention that if you are an instant noodle in mainland China and interested in having me review your products, please contact me to set up a review series. With that, let’s have a look at The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition. 

The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

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#10: Sichuan Baijia Broad Noodle Chilli Oil Flavor

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

So The noodles are very broad and hydrated well. They have a nice chewiness to them. The flavor is excellent – a nice oily spiciness, a slight sweetness and a kind of puckery taste as well. The vegetable hydrated very well. Original review here

#9: Master Kong Tomato Sauce Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are about double the width of a standard instant noodle and flat. Very floppy but very nice in this application. The broth is indeed tomato flavored, and has a nice tomato taste at that. The included vegetables hydrated perfectly – all the way down to the peas. Original review here

#8: Baixiang Noodles Sauerkraut Flavor Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

You might be thinking ‘sauerkraut?’ But actually, pickled cabbage as well as other vegetables are quite popular throughout Asia. The noodles are a little wide and flat. The are really very good and there’s a lot of them. The broth has a rich flavor – the sauerkraut’s bitterness is there, but also a kind of artificial meat flavor that works well. Also, there’s a little spiciness to it which was great! Original review here

#7: JML (Jin Mai Lang) Spicy King Spicy Beef Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are perfect – plump and plentiful. The broth is wonderful – perfect oiliness and heat and beef flavor. The heat tastes like it’s coming from Sichuan peppers. The vegetables in the powder sachet hydrated very well. The supplied seaweed is perfect. Original review here

#6: Wugudaochang Sour Soup & Minced Meat Flavor Chef’s Grain Naked Oat Noodles

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles have a standard instant gauge. They have just the right backbone to them – good texture and chew. The broth is extremely good – a tart beef flavor with good oiliness to it. The carrot and beef are excellent! Like a gourmet vegetable beef noodle. Original review here

#5: Sichuan Baijia Chongqing Noodles Spicy Hot Flavor

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are thin and flat with a medium width. They really work well here. The broth is a very spicy beef with a Sichuan pepper hit among others. There are sesame seeds throughout and the bits of vegetables in there were great. Original review here

#4: JML (Jin Mai Lang) Spicy King Spicy Chicken Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles came out very nicely – lots of them and of good texture and chew. The broth has a great spiciness – still worthy of the top ten spicy list. Sichuan pepper for sure. Nice color and oiliness in the broth as well. Original review here

#3: Sichuan Baijia Chongqing Noodles Burning Dry Noodles

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

I mean wow! I wasn’t sure of what to expect here, but this is really great! The noodles are extremely plentiful and really soft and floppy. This is perfect as the seasonings and liquids combine with them very well. The flavor is like an almost beefy and tasty lasagna but with Sichuan pepper and other spices going on. Moreover, the more you eat, the spicier it gets – heat, upon heat, upon heat! The pain! I really expected this to probably be really salty and have a strong vinegar taste but I was completely mistaken. I love this. Original review here

#2: JML (Jin Mai Lang) Spicy King Spicy Pork Instant Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles came out nice and plump and there’s a good amount of them. The broth has a fiery spiciness and great flavor to it. I really have to say the red chillies add a very nice hit of spice and vegetable elements. Original review here

#1: Wugudaochang Tomato Beef Brisket Flavor Purple Potato Noodle

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles, made from purple potatoes have a nice texture to them – a little sturdier than your garden variety instant and they were very nice to chew. The broth is a thick beef and tomato affair, with a very luxuriant and rich texture to it – almost creamy in a way. The inclusion of large pieces of tomato and real beef brisket in there was admirable and very enjoyable. Premium bowl of noodles. Original review here

#1723: Baixiang Noodles Artificial Beef Flavour Instant Noodles With Soup Base

Today’s the last day of my son’s two week vacation here. I usually have him every other weekend, and a special breakfast, I made him some noodles. He recently has found he likes beef a lot – usually he’s been a chicken fan, so that’s kind of interesting. He also likes fishcakes – kamaboko, narutop, fishball – something that’s not really popular in American kids his age. That could be though that they’ve never tried them… Anyways, here’s a bowl of noodles for Andy!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to prepare, add contents of package to 500ml boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base.

Has a beef scent.

The paste sachet.

Thick and oily.

The vegetables sachet.

A nice little mixture.

Finished (click image to en large). Added beef, mung bean sprouts, bell pepper and broccoli florets. The noodles have a good texture to them – and a large quantity. The beef flavor was very nice – the oil added a heartiness as well. The included vegetables hydrated well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 886727003292.

Baixiang Instant Noodle, Roasted Pork, Familly 5 Pack,485g

A Baixiang Noodles TV commercial.

#1704: Baixiang Noodles Sour & Spicy Flavour

There have been quite a few of these Baixiang varieties. Well, this looks to be the last one I have – I’m sure I’ll find more. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).  Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add all contents to 500ml boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

Powder soup base sachet.

Powder has a smoky and sour scent, much like tamarind.

A liquid sachet.

Black vinegar.

A paste sachet.

Thick and chunky.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added broccoli, red and orange bell pepper, white onion, spring onion and pork. The noodles have a slightly broad and flat character to them. The have a good backbone and a chew that is enjoyable. The broth has a strong sour taste, most like likely from tamarind. It also has a spicy component. Everything cooperates well and tastes good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar 886727003322.

Baixiang Instant Noodle, Roasted Pork, Familly 5 Pack,485g

A Baixiang TV advertisement.

#1675: Baixiang Noodles Sauerkraut Flavour

Sauerkraut! Chanced are that if you walk down the instant noodle aisle, you’ll see some kind of purple packaged variant. It seems that there are certain colors for certain flavors; red for beef, yellow for chicken, green for pork, blue for seafood – and yellow for sauerkraut. Pickled cabbage is a very common flavor of instant noodles, especially in China and Taiwan. Let’s check these out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 500ml water and add noodle block as well as sachet contents. Cook for 3 minutes and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A powdered soup base sachet.

Has a slight sweet and meaty scent to it.

A seasoned oil sachet.

Very bright coloring.

Usually a clay pot is shown on the sauerkraout packaging.

Has a strong pickled cabbage scent – since that’s what it is!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage, pork, mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are a little wide and flat. The are really very good and there’s a lot of them. The broth has a rich flavor – the sauerkraut’s bitterness is there, but also a kind of artificial meat flavor that works well. Also, there’s a little spiciness to it which was great! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 886727003339.

Baixiang Instant Noodle, Roasted Pork, Familly 5 Pack,485g

A Baixiang TV advertisement.

#1624: Baixiang Noodles Artificial Pork Flavour

Last year, I found this Baixiang brand up in Canada and tried the spicy beef variety. I found this one down here in the USA a month or so ago. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 500ml water and add noodle block as well as sachet contents. Cook for 3 minutes and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The powder soup base.

A light powder.

Seasoned oil.

Thick and pasty.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like carrot and green onion amongst other things.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added pork, white onion, mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are flat and a little broader than most. They have a different kind of chew to them I’m not extremely keen on – almost a little rubbery. The broth has a pork flavor although a slight bitterness. The vegetables hydrated very well. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 886727003315.

Baixiang Instant Noodle, Roasted Pork, Familly 5 Pack,485g

A Baixiang TV commercial.