September 17, 2020

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

This yeah has just been rough – for everyone I know. After the hardest part of it for me – the passing of my mother – I took a week off from walking after doing 1,000,000 steps on my Fitbit in June and dove in  to working on top ten lists. I did four of them, all current as of review 3545. This list hasn’t been updated since 2017. I’ll be rolling out lists here and there for the next couple of months and maybe do this again a little ways down the road. Here’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Rice Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

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#10: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine – Singapore

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The instant rice noodles – fettuccine – came out remarkably well. Indeed it is perfectly hydrated. I make a couple cross-cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make them easier to work with a fork. The broth is very tasty with a fresh taste of tomato and a bit of spiciness. Moreover, the broth definitely has a seafood feel to it – almost has a slight lemony hint to it. The vegetables hydrated very well and were complimentary. Also,m the shrimp that are included taste good and are of a decent quantity. Original review

#9: Mr Lee’s Noodles Coconut Chicken Laksa – United Kingdom

Mr. Lee’s uses freeze dried ingredients to give their products an extra boost of fresh taste. This one has a nice coconut hit and great meat and vegetables. Their products are now available in the United States as well. Original review

#8: O’Taste Pho Rice Noodle HOT – South Korea

A surprise from South Korea! All the hallmarks of pho from an unexpected place. Good noodles, good flavor and body to the broth. This one’s from an arm of the Nongshim company. Original review

#7: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup

A favorite part of this one was the smell of the noodle as it cooked. The noodle and broth are intertwined perfectly. The broth is thick and flavorful – almost gravy-like with a nice beefy pho taste. Original review

#6: KOKA Silk Laksa Singapura Instant Rice Fettuccine

A lavish one – strong broth with a very tasty, almost chowder-like seafood broth. Vegetables are on point, noodles have a light chew, and just the nicest amount of spiciness. Original review

#5: MAMA Instant Rice Noodle Soup Spicy Shrimp Flavour – Thailand

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The noodles are very good – broad in nature and light in chewiness. The broth is really quite good – it has a spicy, lemongrass flavor with a nice shrimp hit, plus a sweetness as well that I wasn’t expecting. The little shrimp are in there as well, which hydrated quite nicely. Very pleased indeed! Original review

#4: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Rice Vermicelli Soup – Malaysia

#2: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Rice Vermicelli Soup - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The vermicelli came out nice – not too chewy and very plentiful. I used a pair of kitchen scissors to make 3 cross cuts in order to make them more manageable with a fork. The broth is a sea of flavor. So it has a strong lemongrass presence coupled with a serious spiciness. The shrimp taste is strong here and the broth is thick – really thick. The included garnish was excellent and hydrated perfectly. Original review

#3: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ho Fan – Hong Kong

A broad rice noodle paired with Sau Tao’s dual-sachet tom yum kung sachets. I swear – you put them with anything and it makes them perfect. Just wonderful – and they pair it with all kinds of noodles. Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli (Bihun) – Malaysia

#1: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli (Bihun) – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The bihun as hydrated really well for something steeped. The broth is mind blowing. If you like a thick and serious onslaught of prawny sweetness and heat, this is absolutely for you. It’s so rich and strong and tasty! To top it all off, fried onion bits that are the best I’ve ever had in any instant product – other than the wheat noodle package version of this product. Amazing! Original review

#1: MyKuali White Fish Broth Rice Vermicelli – Malaysia

This is my favorite variety of MyKuali’s new series based around their White Fish Broth. A creamy and savory broth with a good saltiness, spiciness provided by little pepper rings, and full body works in concert with bihun – extremely thin rice vermicelli. A truly great bowl here I thoroughly enjoyed. Original review

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The Ramen Rater Shop Top Ten Instant Noodles 2020

People have been asking where to get a lot of varieties and so I’ve partnered with Exotic Noods to bring you The Ramen Rater Shop. Here you’ll find an expending variety of instant noodles at a pretty decent price. Spend $35 and get free shipping. You’ll be able to try a wide array of varieties and not have to buy a ton of each variety. I really wanted to have a way you could just buy a single pack of two at a time. The same way I do when I visit an Asian grocery.

The All New The Ramen Rater App For Android

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The Ramen Rater App for Android has been given a whole new look and functionality. You can scan bar codes to see reviews I’ve done while at the store, peruse the top ten lists, and do simple searches. It’s really great – even a dark mode! Best of all it’s free and currently ad-free.

In Memory Of Barbara Lienesch

Sadly, this is the second time this year I’ve had to add a memorial to the bottom of my list. Early June 30th, my mother passed after a pretty rough ride. In the end, she died peacefully in her sleep. Here’s an interview I did with her when I had family down for review #3000.