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The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time

So after sampling so many varieties of instant noodles over the years, of course there have been some that I didn’t like. There also were some that are so memorable for how awful they were. After people asked what my least favorites were a few times, I thought I should just make a list of them. I should point out that these are on the list because I couldn’t stand them. I’m pretty sure they are all still in production, and the only reason they would be is that people somewhere find them enjoyable. So who knows – you might have a completely different opinion on these than me, but I found them to be absolutely the worst of the worst. With that, here’s The Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time, 2013 Edition.

#10: Wei Lih Instant Noodles With Artificial Beef Flavored Soup Stock – Taiwan


I’ve had issues with broth being too salty before, but the lack of flavor in this one wasn’t tolerable. The flavor had a very ‘fake beef’ taste to it which was not at all enjoyable. Original post here

#9: GreeNoodle Miso Made With Moroheiya – Thailand

The noodles had a flavor I found to be akin to dirt – very strange. In the original review, I comment that the broth was ‘nightmarish.’ Original review here

#8: Fashion Food Oriental Flavor Instant Noodles – Thailand

These noodles came in a nice little plastic bowl with lid, As cool as that is, it didn’t make up for some seriously funky noodles and vile broth and veggies. Original review here

#7: Baijia Hot & Sour Flavor Instant Rice Noodle – China

The broth was of a deep crimson color. While interesting to look at, the slimy noodles and overly greasy broth with odd bits floating around were a turn-off trifecta. I couldn’t finish this bowl. Original review here

#6: Noodle Time Spicy Thai Instant Ramen Noodles With Real Vegetables – Canada

A prime example of noodle I dislike: watery broth, exceedingly mushy and spongy noodles and veggies that were lackluster and of the most minimal quantity and quality. Original review here

#5: Nan Hsing Vegetarian Rice Noodles – Taiwan

The noodles were akin to cobwebs – not the ones spiders make, but the fake ones you get for Halloween. The veggies didn’t hydrate well at all, and the broth wasn’t much. Couldn’t eat it. Original review here

#4: Paldo Green Tea Chlorella Noodles – South Korea

While this company makes some noodles I really enjoy, they also make this one which I deplore. It’s just got such a funky flavor to it and a smell I can’t take. Original review here

#3: Fu Chang Chinese Noodle Company Pork, Seafood & Noodles Combo – United States

The noodles in this one were really mushy, and while it had a retort pouch with meat and seafood, it was really nasty. Original review here

#2: Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Noodle Spicy Fei-Chang Flavor – China

A strong ‘dirt and urine’ scent accompanied by slimy sweet potato noodles. As it turns out, Fei Chang relates to fried pork intestines. Original review here

#1: Baijia Single Noble Black Bone Chicken Flavor Instant Sweet Potato Noodles – China

Here is my least favorite variety of all. Slimy sweet potato noodles, thick, greasy broth and horrid veggies that didn’t hydrate well. Original review here

#768: Fashion Food Oriental Flavor Instant Noodles

Here’s the last of the Fashion Food varieties I have. Oriental flavor… Hmmm…

The noodle block.

Chili powder on left, seasoning powder on right.

Seasoned oil.

Interesting looking veggie packet.

Everything ready for some boiling water.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Noodles were a little funky. Broth and veggies were vile. This is the ugly end of the stick. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8850412370701 .

DJ D.O.N.: Ministry of Public Health

Gangsters busted in Thailand – getting pointed at.

#767: Fashion Food Mushroom Flavour Vegetarian Instant Noodle

Here’s another one of the Fashion Food varieties.

The noodle block.

Dry seasoning packet

Seasoned oil.

Veggie packet!

Now we just need the boiling water.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Noodles aren’t bad. Flavor of the whole thing is a little funky though and something I didn’t enjoy. Was very strange. The broth was just off. The veggies weren’t bad but not my cup of tea. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8850412373658 .

Here’s a hourse for rent in Thailand!

Going to floating markets.

#766: Fashion Food Beef Pho Flavour Instant Noodles

I’m going to go through three of these as they’ve been in the bottom of the hamper for a while. The come with their own bowl! Kinda neat but in the past, I’ve found them to be sorely lacking…

Here’s the noodle block.

Powder seasoning.

Seasoned oil.

Everything’s ready for some boiling water and some time.

Finished (click image to enlarge). First, the noodles. They’re not too bad – they’re slightly preseasoned. The broth is nice – has a somewhat beefy flavor and a little heat to it,. I’m surprised I like this one – this seems to be an exception to the rule as I don’t believe I’ve liked FF varieties before. Awesome! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 8850412371906 .

Thailand vs China in badminton.

48 Hours In Thailand

#631: Fashion Food XO Sauce Flavour Instant Noodles

Here’s another one that’s been needing a quick review. This was purchased in July of last year in California!

Some side panel stuff – was really hard to get pics of this one. Click image to enlarge.

Open it up and all this stuff inside! Included fork!!!

A couple of packets…

Ready for boiling water…

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are lackluster and boring, sad to say. The broth was just funky; like they wanted it to go a certain way but it just wouldn’t cooperate so they ingredient guy said screw it, threw up his hands and said “XO flavor.” Hmm…  1.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 8850412371876 .

Completely unrelated noodle advert.

Very weird – apparently ‘fashion food’ is popular…