This was found, given to my sister and passed along to me. This is from a Reader’s Digest. I haven’t seen the Lucky Peach yet but boy is this stuff screwed up. I really liked how Nong Shim was just a Californian company – no mention of the fact that it’s Korean. The Myojo Chukazanmai is a line of noodles by Myojo and has such an array of types (some are even to be served cold) that this broad review makes no sense. I think everyone knows how I feel about the GreeNoodle – try and try again I find them detestable. The Kamfen was the kicker for me though. Which one was reviewed? There’s a ton of varieties… Finally the article’s name kind of peeves me, but at least someone might go ahead and see f people review instant noodles online. The kicker? Not any mentions of anything from Indonesia, Thailand or Vietnam. Shameful!
I think perhaps you’re taking too much offense to this article. It’s almost tongue in cheek, I mean it’s Ruth Reichl that is judging instant ramen! I would highly recommend that you get the issue of Lucky Peach, as it is a pretty great overview of ramn by David Change and company. Trust me, he knows a lot about ramen.
No idea who that Ruth lady is but jeez it’s pretty uneducated of noodlesphere, Would love to see the mag though.
– The Ramen Rater