Category Archives: * Stars 2.1 – 3.0

#2393: Ripe’N’Dry Hokkaido Miso Ramen

#2393: Ripe'N'Dry Hokkaido Miso Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Here’s one I got at Jason’s Market at the bottom of the Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Indeed this Ripe’n’Dry miso is one I’d been searching for for a very long time! I reviewed the Shio version about 45 reviews back and wasn’t extremely impressed. It wasn’t bad, but wasn’t ‘holy cow this is awesome.’ I will say that I really love this packaging though – very nicely done! However, the name evokes thoughts of, well… Flatulence. Smelly dry farts immediately come to my mind. I thought I’d look and see what wikipedia has to say about flatulence:

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#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

#2379: Nissin Cup Noodles Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) - United States - The Ramen Rater

Well, this is it. Right now, I’m listening to the inauguration of Donald J. Trump. It’s January 20th, 2017 and kind of a weird day. I thought it would be fitting to review something from the United States today. Finally, after decades of sticking with the same recipe, Nissin has decided to go with something new. On Cup Noodles’ 45th anniversary here in the USA, they’ve changed it to make it healthier. Some changes are no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Furthermore they’ve lowered the amount of sodium in these cups from the previous versions using potassium chloride.  So, let’s give this Hot & Spicy Shrimp a try!

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#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle)

#2347: Nissin Demae Iccho Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle (Bowl Noodle) - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Yet another left over from the Nissin HK Meet The Manufacturer! Slowly getting these all done – so many SKUs! This is one big bowl of tonkotsu! let’s get to it!

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Meet The Manufacturer: #2337: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron

Meet The Manufacturer: #2337: Nissin Cup Noodles Sopa Nissin Con Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - fideos instantanea

I just realized – I meant to review the chicken Cup Noodles – no matter though! Nissin Mexico was kind enough to send 5 of each variety I’m reviewing, and so I can use one to get all the pictures and one to review. Keeps things tidy! Well, the one I grabbed as the second one is chicken. So… Going to have to switch that as it definitely won’t taste like shrimp haha! Let’s get started.

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#2328: Qin Zong Shaanxi Cold Noodle Hot & Sour Flavor

#2328: Qin Zong Shaanxi Cold Noodle Hot & Sour Flavor - China - The Ramen Rater - cold noodles

Another one from Colin – thanks again! Haven’t seen this brand previously. Always neat to start checking out a brand I’ve not reviewed after trying so many. But what’s Shanxi? Wikipedia, if you please:

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#2322: Sapporo Ichiban MieKameyama Ramen Gyukotsu Misoaji

#2322: Sapporo Ichiban MieKameyama Ramen Gyukotsu Misoaji - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Sad to say it but this is the last of the varieties sent to me by Javier over at www.BoxFromJapan.com. He’s decided to end the subscription service for instant noodles, however you can still get neat boxes of Japanese candy! Check ’em out! Well, here’s what he had to say about this variety:

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#2315: Goku-Uma Ramen Noodles Miso Flavor

Here’s one of a line I’ve been kind of on the fence about lately. I tried their tonkotsu and was a little disappointed and hopeful that this miso will be a different story. Shall we have a look?

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#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

#2301: Suimin Noodles With Oriental Chicken Flavour

Here’s another one sent by Jen from Australia – thanks again! I’ve seen so many different versions of chicken over the years – spicy versions, savory versions, you name it, (insert adjective here) chicken is very commonplace. But oriental chicken from Australia; what’s that all about? Let’s find out!

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#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

#2299: Cintan Mi Segera Mmm… Original

Another one from Colin – thanks! In 2014, I visited Malaysia and found quite a few varieties of Cintan products at a grocery store called Econsave in Butterworth. I didn’t expect to get one from somebody who lives here and sourced here. However, I’m very curious what this original flavor is like. Moreover, what is original flavor? Perhaps their vegetable flavor? I guess we’ll see. Now, let’s check it out!

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