November 2, 2020

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition

A lot of things have changed in the last year. I decided it would be a great time to come out with the Top Ten American instant noodles list; it’s November 2nd. Tomorrow is the last day to vote in a crucial election – whichever candidate you support, go exercise your right to vote! The video this year is very different. With the pandemic and my kids home from school doing about 25 Zoom meetings a week, my time has been critically limited. This way however, I’ll be able to bring you more top ten lists I think. This list is comprised of my favorite American varieties out of all the reviews up to #3,636, which count 446 varieties. Let’s check out The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition

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#10: Maruchan Creamy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Maruchan Creamy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodles for this particular variety are just out of this world perfect. They have a decent and very standard gauge and suck up just enough broth. The broth has a very easy going creamy chicken taste, creaminess thanks to non-dairy creamer. Definitely my all-time favorite of the US Maruchan pillow pack range. Original review | Get it here

#9: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Pot-Au-Feu Flavor

This one’s a no brainer – lots of great noodles are backed up with a very complex broth which imparts a spiciness and some nice rich flavor. This is a premium version of Nongshim’s flagship Shin Ramyun product, popular the world over. Original review | Get it here

#8: Nongshim Kimchi Flavor Noodle Soup

The tangyness of kimchi and noodles come together in this one. What’s more, it’s a very tasty Vegan variety that everyone can enjoy. You can cook it with boiling water or conveniently microwave as well. Original review | Get it here

#7: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

A popular Japanese variety now available in the United States and produced here. Lots of bits of seafood, microwavable, and now with no added msg. Tasty and enjoyable. Original review | Get it here

#6: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Chow Mein

Call it chow mein or yakisoba, it’s truly delicious and has graced many of my early annual top ten lists. No broth in this one – a noodle with a nice toothsome nature and a vibrant flavor. It comes with seaweed powder as a topping – use it or toss it, it’s absolutely wonderful stuff. Original review | Get it here

#5: Nongshim Soon Veggie Noodle Soup

This one is really a cut above. I find it a smoother version of Shin Ramyun with a very bright flavor and texture. This one’s microwavable and suitable for Vegan folks as well. Original review | Get it here

#4: Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Tom Yum Ramen Noodle Soup

Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Tom Yum Ramen Noodle Soup

To be honest, I’m about as surprised by this one as you might be! But make no mistake – this US domestic variety is truly amazing. The tom yum flavor is just superb along with a huge quantity of noodles. You’ll fill up and be extremely happy as you do so. Original review | Get it here

#3: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition

This is still one of my absolute favorite around in a cup. The sheer amount of veggies in these cups is impressive. It goes a long way to flavor the broth very well – also one of the only ones if not the only that I know of that has lima beans! These come in beef, chicken, spicy chicken and soy sauce – any from this range could be on this list. Original review | Get it here

#2: Nongshim K-Army Stew Style Noodle Soup With Chili Beans

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition

This one’s just a really great bowl. Budae Jjigae is a Korean dish. It translates to army stew or troop stew. Melding snacks from troops stationed during the Korean War and Korean cuisine, this fusion dish features an East meets West flavor which is hard to beat. Original review | Get it here

#1: Nongshim Tonkotsu Ramen Premium Noodle Soup

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition

This one really took me off guard. Made in the United States by a company that usually produces Korean varieties, we have a Japanese standard. Tonkotsu is a pork bone broth and noodle combo that’s very good, and this is honestly one the the best I’ve tried anywhere. It is microwavable and comes with a sachet of spicy stuff so you can have it spicy or not. Just amazing stuff – bravo! Original review | Get it here