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

Well folks it’s that time again. This one’s a big deal – the list that people from around the world have been waiting for every year. Since the last list came out, I’ve reviewed over 400 varieties of instant noodles – a new record in one year for me. So many good ones this year! These are my absolute favorites of the over 2,400 reviews of instant noodles I’ve posted to date. There are some big announcements at the end of the video, so make sure to check them out! As always, I invite instant noodle makers to contact me so I can try your noodles! Now without further ado, The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition!

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

The video presentation of The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition with special announcements!

#10: Paldo Budae Jigae Ramyun – South Korea

#10: Paldo Budae Jigae Ramyun - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s a new one – Budae Jigae. This dish came to be when US troops shared their rations with the locals during the Korean War. The Koreans added the hot dogs, cheese, luncheon loafd, pork and beans and macaroni to a traditional soup and boom – Budae Jigae. The noodles here are thick and chewy, the broth slightly spicy and has a nice oiliness. Augmented by a sachet of oil that smells like hot dogs and garnish which includes sausage, beans and macaroni, this is a unique and really great variety! Original review

#9: Xiao Ban Mian Shallot & Scallion Oil Noodle – Taiwan

#9: Xiao Ban Mian Shallot & Scallion Oil Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I got to see where these are made in Taiwan last year! I got to try them while there and then tried again for review and both times came to the same conclusion – they’re excellent. The noodles are plentiful and have a very nice chew. The flavor is really great – tasty and full of shallot and scallion flavor. Another example of Taiwan’s mastery of simplicity in the dry noodle genre. Original review

#8: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#8: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Hong Kong’s first appearance on the annual top ten. First, these noodles are very good – nice chew and round gauge. Very impressed. Next, the broth is just perfection; a creamy pork tonkotsu broth, savory and rich, is enhanced by the addition of black garlic oil. Original review

#7: Nyor Nyar Penang White Curry Instant Noodle – Malaysia

#7: Nyor Nyar Penang White Curry Instant Noodle - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I’ve tried a lot of Penang White Curry varieties. I thought new ones had stopped cropping up a while back, and then I get to try this one and I’m just floored. This one’s perfect. Excellent plump noodles and a broth that’s thick and rich; with spiciness and strong flavors. Everything harmonizes together perfectly. Original review

#6: Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian – Singapore

#6: Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The original Curry La Mian made its debut on the 2013 list. In 2016, the Wholegrain version entered into the list – and with good reason. The noodles are hearty and have a kind of rustic, artisan mouth feel. They are perfect for the broth – a thick lavish curry which come from a huge sachet of paste and is made wonderful with lots of coconut milk powder. Original review

#5: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle – Malaysia

#5: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

In short, this is exactly the same kind of flavor I experienced on the exotic resort island of Langkawi off the coast of Malaysia. The noodles are just right – great gauge and chew and perfectly plump. The broth is thick and strong. Spicy flavor, heavy on the lemongrass and lots of shrimp taste. Unique and authentic. Original review

#4: CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa  – Malaysia

#4: CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I have had the fortune to know this variety for three years and it’s been on the list for 3 years. Why? Well, the noodles are very good – they look like your basic instant but they really have a nice feel and chew. The broth comes from a curry pasta, coconut powder and a special dipping sauce. You can put the sauce in a spoon and dip it into the broth (or you can just put it all in). Creamy and rich – this is excellence. Original review

#3: Nissin Straits Kitchen/Straits Reborn Laksa – Singapore

#3: Nissin Straits Kitchen/Straits Reborn Laksa - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Why the two names? Well, Nissin Singapore just changed the name from Kitchen to Reborn. This one’s great – extra nice noodles in here. Also, a very rich, strong broth. Finally, there’s the sachet of laksa leaf which you can sprinkle on top to add a savory finish. Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang Spicy Prawn Soup Noodle – Malaysia

#3: Nissin Straits Kitchen/Straits Reborn Laksa - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This one used to be called Hokkien Prawn Noodle. This is a dive into prawn land to be sure. First off the noodles are the same MyKuali has had in all their varieties – just perfect. The broth here is oily, thick and exploding with prawn flavor. It’s very sweet and has a great level of spiciness. To top it off (quite literally), a sachet of the best fried onions in any instant I’ve tried add a savory crunch to the bowl. Beautiful and delicious . Original review

#1: Prima Taste Singapore Laksa Wholegrain La Mian – Singapore

#1: Prima Taste Singapore Laksa Wholegrain La Mian - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

For the second year in a row, Prima Taste leads the pack with their Wholegrain La Mian. Their regular non-wholegrain version was #1 in 2013. The wholegrain noodle has vaulted it up high – Really high. The noodle has a hearty chew and texture I love. The broth is a harmony is paste and coconut milk powder that has great taste and richness. It all comes together in a crescendo is flavor and texture which is masterfully delivered. Original review

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  1. […] 有美國「泡麵達人」之稱的部落客里納許(Hans Lienesch)每年都會在其網站上,公布全球10大美味泡麵。他昨日公布2017年十大泡麵排行榜,新加坡Prima叻沙拉麵蟬聯冠軍,而台灣的「小拌麵」古早味雙蔥油細麵則名列第9名。里納許表示,他去年獲邀赴台前往了解「小拌麵」的製作方式,並在當時試吃了這款泡麵,而之後也吃了許多次,他的結論是:「太棒了,麵條分量多且很有嚼感,味道也很棒,紅蔥的味道很好吃。再度證實台灣是簡單乾拌麵的大師。」從排行榜可知,里納許較喜愛新加坡與馬來西亞的南洋風味,前7名均由星馬泡麵包辦,而香港、台灣和南韓則各有一款入選:No1:Prima Taste Singapore Laksa Wholegrain La Mian(新加坡)No2:MyKuali 檳城香辣蝦湯麵(馬來西亞)No3:Nissin Straits Kitchen/Straits Reborn Laksa(新加坡)No4:CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa(馬來西亞)No5:MyKuali 檳城紅酸辣湯麵(馬來西亞)No6:Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian(新加坡)No7:娘惹料理檳城白咖喱麵(馬來西亞)No8:出前一丁黑蒜油豬骨湯味棒丁麵(香港)No9:小拌麵古早味雙葱油細麵(台灣)No10:Paldo Budae Jigae Ramyun(南韓)(國際中心/綜合外電報導)跟上國際脈動,快來蘋果繞著地球爆按讚  […]

  2. […] 有美國「泡麵達人」之稱的部落客里納許(Hans Lienesch)每年都會在其網站上,公布全球10大美味泡麵。他昨日公布2017年十大泡麵排行榜,新加坡Prima叻沙拉麵蟬聯冠軍,而台灣的「小拌麵」古早味雙蔥油細麵則名列第9名。里納許表示,他去年獲邀赴台前往了解「小拌麵」的製作方式,並在當時試吃了這款泡麵,而之後也吃了許多次,他的結論是:「太棒了,麵條分量多且很有嚼感,味道也很棒,紅蔥的味道很好吃。再度證實台灣是簡單乾拌麵的大師。」從排行榜可知,里納許較喜愛新加坡與馬來西亞的南洋風味,前7名均由星馬泡麵包辦,而香港、台灣和南韓則各有一款入選:No1:Prima Taste Singapore Laksa Wholegrain La Mian(新加坡)No2:MyKuali 檳城香辣蝦湯麵(馬來西亞)No3:Nissin Straits Kitchen/Straits Reborn Laksa(新加坡)No4:CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa(馬來西亞)No5:MyKuali 檳城紅酸辣湯麵(馬來西亞)No6:Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian(新加坡)No7:娘惹料理檳城白咖喱麵(馬來西亞)No8:出前一丁黑蒜油豬骨湯味棒丁麵(香港)No9:小拌麵古早味雙葱油細麵(台灣)No10:Paldo Budae Jigae Ramyun(南韓)(國際中心/綜合外電報導)跟上國際脈動,快來蘋果繞著地球爆按讚  […]

  3. […] 鑽研泡麵的美國知名部落格The Ramen Rater公布2017全球10大美味泡麵,去年榜首的新加坡品牌百勝廚叻沙全麥拉麵蟬聯冠軍,台灣「小拌麵」古早味雙蔥油細麵也入選第9名。美國知名泡麵部落客里納許(Hans Lienesch)公布今年的10大美味泡麵,其中去年冠軍新加坡品牌百勝廚(Prima Taste)叻沙全麥拉麵再度蟬聯冠軍;另外百勝廚的另一款咖哩口味的快熟拉麵也擠進榜內,排名第六。新加坡另一品牌Nissin Straits Kitchen叻沙麵也排名第三。馬來西亞泡麵再度受到青睞,共有4種不同口味的泡麵擠入十大榜單。其中曾經拿下冠軍的品牌MyKuali,憑藉旗下的檳城香辣蝦湯麵和檳城紅冬炎湯麵,分別搶下亞軍和第五。至於之前曾榮登榜首的MyKuali檳城白咖哩麵則首次掉到10大榜外。而大馬的CarJEN娘惹咖哩叻沙麵排名第四,至於排名第七的是Nyor Nyar檳城白咖哩麵。針對古早味雙蔥油細麵方面,里納許透露去年曾在台灣首次嘗試這款泡麵,相隔不久後再吃一次,兩次都感覺不錯,尤其麵條份量多且有嚼勁,青蔥與油蔥的搭配恰到好處,直誇台灣對於做乾拌麵真的很拿手。其他方面,香港的出前一丁黑蒜油豬骨湯味棒丁麵排名第八,第十則是南韓的Paldo部隊鍋拉麵。 […]

  4. I haven’t seen Indomie in your reviews lately. Are you having trouble obtaining the products in your place? They have been releasing new line of products lately but I guess it’s hard to find them in America.

    1. Kei –

      I would love to be reviewing more Indomie products – I truly would. But you are spot on with that – I have a horrible time getting instant noodle varieties from Indonesia to try. Anyone who wants to sen me some to review should look aqt The Big List to see if I’ve tried it and then email me and send som eplease!

      – TRR

  5. I want to buy a sampler pack of the top 10 for my hubby from Santa. I don’t have a store any where close and can’t find a sampler pack on line. Any suggestions?

    1. Sandy –

      There was a special sampler availble recently, but it was pulled as people thought it was too expensive. I’vbe changed my supplier for these and they’re working on getting a new one together at a significantly lower price. I’ll post lots of info on it when it comes out. Sorry it won’t be in time for Xmas! Wish it was!

      – TRR

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