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

Top Ten Instant Noodle Trays

I’ve done a bowls and cups list over the last few years annually, but I’ve never done a trays list. Most trays end up being yakisoba – so you could consider this a yakisoba list as well. Some tasty stuff in here! This list is current as of review #3,02. Let’s check out the first The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Trays Of All Time 2021 Edition.

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


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

#10: JML Instant Yakosoba XL Chajang – China

The noodles have a soft tooth and worked incredibly well with the black bean sauce which coated everything evenly. Delicious and well done. Original review

#9: Myojo Shoyu Sesame Chili Oil Yakisoba – Japan

The noodles come out great – and plentiful. They indeed have a soy sauce and sesame kind of combo with a touch of heat. The mayo is great as it makes it nice and greasy. The large naruto slice and chashu are very nice, and bits of cabbage are throughout. Original review

#8: Daikoku Hiroshima Flavor Yakisoba – Japan

The noodles came out really nicely – thick and a really large quantity. The yakisoba sauce was very good; a nice combination of the sweet, salty and acidic. Cabbage and other included bits were perfectly hydrated and the bits of tempura added a pleasant crunchiness. The nanami togarashi was good too – a little heat was great. Original review

#7: Sapporo Ichiban Sekai no Yamachan Phantom Chicken Wings Yakisoba – Japan

Noodles are a nice thin gauge for this one – they get a nice color and slip well with the oil concoction. The flavor is very good – lots of herbs and spices linger with a hint of heat. A very good non-standard yakisoba. Original review

#6: Myojo Ippeichan Rich & Sweet Thick Yakisoba – Japan

I must say I definitely like the thicker gauge noodles – they work very well in this. The sauce has a definitely sweeter tone that traditional yakisoba, although it works in that realm and does it well. Top top it off, the inclusion of the mustard-mayo is just sensational. I could eat this all day long. Original review

#5: Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba – Japan

The noodle is good – nice gauge and light chew which works well. The flavor is definitely a curry with a little heat. Pretty spicy for a Japanese variety actually. It has a very nice flavor and I would be stoked to have this regularly. Original review

#4: Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba – Japan

Top Ten Instant Noodle Trays

Noodles are great – good gauge and chew. Works well with the sauce which is enough to coat everything. Spice mix is a tasty extra. As for the mayo I forgot I saw it soon as I got back to the kitchen – typical Japanese mayo which does wonders for yakisoba. Original review

#3: Nissin Yakisoba With Mayonnaise – Japan

Top Ten Instant Noodle Trays

The noodles are on the dry side although they pull in the yakisoba powder nicely. The powder coats everything and has a very authentic taste to it. The included garnish is great – I especially love the crunchy cabbage. Finally, the mayonnaise has a little kick to it and just brings it all home. Original review

#2: Sapporo Ichiban Otafuku Okonomi Sauce Yakisoba – Japan

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The noodles were pretty good; the texture was just right for yakisoba. The flavoring was right on the money too –  the only yakisoba sauce I’ve ever seen for sale around these parts is that Otafuku stuff so either it’s all they can get or it’s popular. The mayo was wonderful and the seaweed (green laver) was a perfect accompaniment. If you like yakisoba and instant noodles, this is the perfect stuff. Original review

#1 Maruchan Gotsumori Sauce Yakisoba – Japan

Top Ten Instant Noodle Trays

The noodles are bouncy and tasty – and plentiful; this is a massive amount of food and could easily be split for two people. The yakisoba sauce doesn’t come across as spicy at all, but has a very nice flavor. The vegetables hydrated exceptionally well – the cabbage was crunchy! The Kewpie mayonnaise has a nice hit of spiciness though – and it works extremely well. Great stuff! Original review


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