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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition

A new year brings the The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of all Time 2015 Edition. After reviewing over 1,750 different varieties, these are my favorites hailing from Taiwan. Taiwan’s instant noodles are different from those of any other country; so curious about what direction their flavors go next. With that, let’s dig in to the new list for 2015!

The video presentation of The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition.

#10: Wei Lih Jah Jan Men

The noodles have a very nice gauge and chew. The
flavor of the noodle is a soybean paste with a very nice kick to it. The broth for
sipping has a salty, onion-garlic kind of feel but a little different. It works
so well together; either one on it’s own would be unremarkable, but the two in tandem as a meal is genius. Original review

#9: Unif Man Han Feast Sichuan Chili Eel Flavor Instant Noodle

The noodles are flat and broad. They have a nice quality to them; not too chewy but very good for a bowl noodle. The broth is rich with a good spiciness. The added bonus with this is the eel – it’s really good! Everything is rich and hearty and it’s definitely a feast to behold and consume.  Original review

#8: A-Sha Dry Noodle QQ Thin Noodle – BBQ Sauce

These noodles are great! Very light and thin and honesty they seem to be happy. It’s a perfect balance of texture and delicateness. They definitely are wonderful to chew. The BBQ sauce? Well, this isn’t what most would think of when you say BBQ sauce – it’s not the 99 cents a bottle stuff at the local grocery store. Instead, it’s a very enjoyable and tasty flavor with nice depth. Soy sauce, garlic, a slight spiciness and other flavors are represented in a wonderful flavor that doesn’t have the usual American ‘slather’ BBQ sauce feel. This is excellent. #1 in 2013. Original review

#7: Deshome Sun Dried Noodle Chlorella Powder Noodle With Curry

This unique noodles really got me. First off, they’re green – really green! They had a nice texture and an amazing curry flavor that was truly great. As most of you know, I’m a big curry fan and it’s sweetness and rich taste were just spot on. Original review

#6: Mom’s Dry Noodle Onion Oil & Shrimp Flavor

It’s amazing how sometimes when I do a top ten list, some of the best ones are right before the cutoff for my list! I tried this one a week or so ago and let me just say – wow. The noodles are of an excellent quality and texture with a perfect chewiness. The flavor is well balanced with not too much saltiness but definitely not bland; it’s rich and delectable stuff. Original review

#5: Chering Chang Curry La-Men

This is the first variety I’ve tried of this brand and if the others they make are anything like this, they’re going to be doing very well with my reviews! The noodles are of a standard instant noodle gauge but have a very fresh feel to them. The curry broth is a wonderful sweet curry with a excellent richness to it. The included vegetable sachet was a show stopper on this one, with everything hydrating to perfection and a really ample quantity.Original review

#4: A-Sha Dry Noodle Veggie Noodle Baby Grass Noodle With Toona Sauce

The noodles have a very good elasticity to them. They have a broad flat nature and a premium texture and chewiness. The flavor was a soy and something else – the Toona aspect I imagine. It had an earthiness which was subtle and light – just right. I very much liked this; it seemed like something that would pair well with the acidity of tomato and richness of some kind of beef with wine juxtaposition. Original review

#3: Mom’s Dry Noodle Sichuan Spicy Flavor

After trying their Onion Oil & Shrimp, I couldn’t wait to try this one – and it was a real treat as well. What sets this one apart are the noodles. Sun dried and with a perfect texture and thickness. They’re absolutely amazing. As for the flavor, it comes together via three sachets: mushroom oyster sauce, sesame oil and chilli paste. The heat is ample and so wonderfully balanced with the sesame and oyster sauce. #1 in 2014. Original review

#2: Mom’s Dry Noodle Sour & Spicy Flavor

The noodles are really primo – excellent gauge and chewiness. They’re thick and have a gourmet quality to them. The flavor is really great. It goes from an initial hit from the black vinegar’s sourness, then mulls around with the heat and almost transforms into a sweetness at a point. It’s a very active flavor that kept my tastebuds fascinated the whole time. Excellent! Original review

#1: A-Sha Dry Noodle Veggie Noodle Tomato Noodle With Vine Ripened Tomato Sauce – Taiwan

In the number one position we have the very first Taiwanese instant to make the annual top ten overall list. . But there’s no denying – this is absolutely marvelous stuff. The noodles have a great gauge – broad, flat and soft with a light chew. The great part is the tomato flavor – when I opened the sachet of sauce the whole room smelled like fresh tomatoes. Not only that, there’s more than enough sauce to flavor all of the noodles. Original review

#1779: Chering Chang Instant Non-Fried Noodles Tomato Flavour

I’ve tried quite a few tomato flavored instant noodles over the years. What’s kind of interesting s that many of them hail from Taiwan – including this one I’ll be trying today, I can count three in all, and that could be missing one or more. I like tomatoes – they’re pretty tasty and have a seemingly endless global appeal. Let’s have a look at this Taiwanese variety with a tomato taste.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The cooking instructions are on the side of the bag (click image to enlarge). Contains tomato! To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling wtaer and cook 3-5 minutes (I’ll cook them today for 4 minutes). Add in contents of sachets and cook for one more minute. Stir and enjoy!

Inside the bag are 4 individual servings.

The noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

Has a strong tomato scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like quite an array of vegetables here!

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles came out really good – wide and thick with a really good chewiness. The broth did have a tomato flavor, and it was pretty good. The vegetables didn’t hydrate well at all this time – peas and corn were very tough which was a sad thing; a real bummer for one I had high hopes for. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710589440796.

Chering Chang whole wheat fast cook ramen (steam pork flavor) – 14oz

Some things to see in Taichung, Taiwan.

#1710: Chering Chang Instant Non-Fried Noodles Vegetable Curry Flavour

I had a different version of this variety make The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time last year – I don’t know if it’s just a different way of packaging or what, but I’ve got high hopes on this one! Let’s check it out! It’s curry time!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The cooking direction are on a side panel (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add one noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook 3-5 minutes (I cooked them for 4). Stir in sachet contents and cook another minute. Enjoy!

The llarge bag above contains individual packs.

The noodle block.

A liquid soup base sachet.

Has a sweet curry scent.

A vegetables sachet.

A varied mixture.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added broccoli, orange bell pepper and white onion, mung bean sprouts. The noodles are wide and flat and have a great chew – very premium. The broth has a nice sweet curry kind of flavor – much like South Korean and Japanese curry varieties. The supplied vegetables hydrated just perfectly. Amazingly good for a vegetarian variety. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710589440789.

chering chang whole wheat fast cook ramen (steam pork flavor) – 14oz

A video of a night market in Taichung, Taiwan – home of Chering Chang.

#1600: Chering Chang Instant Non-Fried Noodles Shallot Pork Flavour

Today my wife asked me if I had any non-spicy noodles without much broth. It’s pretty rare for her to ask me to make her some noodles; she’s not the biggest fan of them, and really doesn’t like broth – she’s usually game for yakisoba or mi goreng as long as it isn’t spicy. I looked around through my stores of noodles – the ones in my son’s room, the ones under my desk, the ones that arrived the other day that are sitting in boxes in front of the fireplace. So this is the one I thought she might like. These are by a company that ranked high on my top ten Taiwanese instant noodles list that I contacted, asking if they could possibly send some varieties I couldn’t get here – and they did. Let’s see how we like them.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

The cooking direction are on a side panel (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add one noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook 3-5 minutes (I cooked them for 4). Stir in sachet contents and cook another minute. Enjoy!

 

The above pictures are of the 4 pack bag. This is one of the individual packs found inside.

The noodle block.

The paste sachet.

Has a kind of pork scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Lots of different bits including peas, carrot and cabbage.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added boiled pork, fried shallots and spring onion. The noodles have a very premium feel and chew – just wonderful. The broth had a masterfully spiced broth – lots of really great flavors coming together all at once – and a good consistency as well. The vegetables hydrated to perfection. I’m impressed – and my wife enjoyed it as well! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710589440772.

 

Here’s a different variety – Whole Wheat Instant Noodle (Steam Beef Flavor)

A video of a night market in Taichung, Taiwan – home of Chering Chang.