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

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

So for the past few years I’ve been thinking about putting out a top ten list for Singapore. It took me a while though; I wanted to have a TON of Singaporean varieties that I’d tried before doing so. Well, I’ve tried a TON of them now and I felt it would be nice to put out a new list. I’m posting this on Singapore’s National Day – thought it would be fitting. If you’re not familiar with the half lion half fish image in the picture above, that’s a Merlion. It’s the national symbol of Singapore. Here’s a little more about it here. Well, it’s time. These are my favorite varieties that come from Singapore from the over 2,500 reviews I’ve done to date. All these Singaporean varieties are most definitely shiok – so grab your favorite beer (mine’s Tiger) and check it out! ...see full post

#2506: KOKA Delight Chicken Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles

#2506: KOKA Delight Chicken Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s another leftover from the KOKA Meet The Manufacturer series I did a little while back. Chicken flavor sounds pretty safe – I mean, who doesn’t like chicken except vegetarians? Let’s give this chicken flavor variety a try! ...see full post

#2499: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Chicken Flavor

#2499: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Chicken Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one left over from the KOKA Meet The Manufacturer. These soups are interesting; instead of noodles with soup it’s more like soup with noodles! Let’s have a look at this creamy soup! ...see full post

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

Now for the third year, I’m coming out with the latest Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles list. Rice noodles have some benefits as opposed to their fried wheat counterparts. First, they’re virtually fat-free. Also, they’re not fried. Rice noodles are gluten-free by nature, although the ingredients in the sachets that come with these varieties might not be. People ask me for a gluten-free list often, but that would be rather difficult as I’d have to pore over every ingredient list on every review to do this. Well, let’s have a look at these great rice noodle varieties – the best instant rice noodles varieties of the almost 2,500 reviews to date! ...see full post

#2469: KOKA Signature Curry Flavor Instant Noodles

#2469: KOKA Signature Curry Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one of the packs left over from the Tat Hui Meet The Manufacturer. They sent around 36 kinds and I only do a max of 15 varieties for a Meet The Manufacturer series. I looked at Wikipedia for some words on curry in Singapore, however got this about Malaysia – they’re neighbors so hope that’s alright – ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #2457: KOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour

Meet The Manufacturer: #2457: KOKA Instant Noodles Chicken Satay Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

I don’t think I’ve had a satay flavor variety in a long time so this should be interesting. Indeed, we should see what Wikipedia has to say about satay – ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #2456: KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2456: KOKA Signature Spicy Singapore Fried Noodles Instant Noodles - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Today we have something I find interesting. I’ve heard before about the popularity of ‘Singapore Noodles’ in Britain, and that they’re not actually from Singapore. Here’s a little about that from Wikipedia – ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #2455: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor

Meet The Manufacturer: #2455: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - corn in a cup

I often remember my experience with corn in Southeast Asia in the past, however it wasn’t involving a creamy soup. First off, you don’t see corn very often – definitely nowhere near as much as you see it here in the United States. What I did see what in the Penang International Airport, they had a little snack stand. I think they had ice cream, beefburgers (they call them that because ham is not taken by so many people over there and just calling it a beefburger makes sure there’s no confusion), and corn in a cup. Here, we have corn on the cob. However over there I saw this corn in a cup – I asked our host what this was all about. Basically, it’s not popcorn, but yellow corn in a cup with butter and seasonings. ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #2454: KOKA Silk Beef Pho Flavor Instant Rice Fettuccine

Meet The Manufacturer: #2454: KOKA Silk Beef Pho Flavor Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - rice noodle

Today we have a rice noodle variety. Pho is a noodle soup that hails originally from Vietnam – here’s a little about it from Wikipedia – ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #2453: KOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2453: KOKA Delight Spicy Sesame Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

I’ve always found that sesame seeds get stuck in my teeth. Yeah, they do. However, I still like them. I think I like pretty much anything sesame – especially sesame oil. I also like spicy things. Sounds like a slam dunk here but I suppose we will have to see. ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2452: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Flavor Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Previously, I reviewed the package version of Laksa Singapura – the Delight version. The Signature and Delight ranges have a couple of key difference in that the Delight is non-fried whereas the Signature are fried. ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #2451: KOKA Delight Spicy Black Pepper Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: #2451: KOKA Delight Spicy Black Pepper Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui - instant noodles

Black pepper flavor is popular in Singapore. Indeed, black pepper crab is one of those signature dishes over there. Moreover, it makes sense with it’s location – here’s some on the history of the spice from Wikipedia – ...see full post