#3618: PLN Food Co. Ltd. Spicy Paste Noodle – Taiwan

#3618: PLN Food Co. Ltd. Spicy Paste Noodle - Taiwan

Here’s the second variety shipped by PLN Food Co. Ltd. of Taiwan. Really appreciate them going to all the trouble shipping these over – I can’t even imagine how much it costs to ship a 90 pound box express international via FedEx! This one’s got a spicy paste involved and sound really good – let’s check it out! ...see full post

#3617: PLN Food Co. Ltd. Classic Dry Noodle – Taiwan

#3617: PLN Food Co. Ltd. Classic Dry Noodle - Taiwan

Here’s the first of two varieties that PLN Food Co. Ltd. of Taiwan sent over. This is not an instant variety – this is a frozen variety! They went to extreme lengths to send it over for my review and I’m really excited to try them! Let’s have a look. ...see full post

ULTRA EPIC UNBOXING TIME: Frozen International Noodle Samples From PLN Food Co Ltd of Taiwan

After the first attempt, I didn’t think the fine folks at PLN Food Co. Ltd. of Taoyuan, Taiwan would be sending me another box of noodles. The products are frozen and kept on ice – but it does take a while – and shipping internationally is quite expensive for a small box, let along a heavier one. Well, they decided to send a second box. After 4 days I figured all was lost. I assumed they sent the same kind of box as before, and being stuck in customs in Honolulu, it probably was just baking in there. ...see full post

TOP TEN TAIWAN 2021

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

I’ve got to give it to Taiwan. They’ve really done well with the pandemic, that’s for sure. Just another reason why I love that place; I’ve visited twice and hope I get to again soon. People there are nice, Lots of interesting things going on, and of course… the food! This list is born out of controversy – in 2013 when Taiwan wasn’t on my annual top ten, their media took notice and they got mad. So, I decided to try some ‘noodle diplomacy’ and asked companies to send some samples and they did – and they have been for years now. All sorts of neat innovations, unique styles, and more. If you have a company or a favorite variety you’d like me to review, contact me. Also, I invite everyone to join the Instant Noodles – The Ramen Rater group on Facebook – a large community of people who enjoy noodles and share their thoughts on them. Let’s check out this years shortlist of my favorites from this beautiful and fascinating place. ...see full post

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

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

I’ve got to give it to Taiwan. They’ve really done well with the pandemic, that’s for sure. Just another reason why I love that place; I’ve visited twice and hope I get to again soon. People there are nice, Lots of interesting things going on, and of course… the food! This list is born out of controversy – in 2013 when Taiwan wasn’t on my annual top ten, their media took notice and they got mad. So, I decided to try some ‘noodle diplomacy’ and asked companies to send some samples and they did – and they have been for years now. All sorts of neat innovations, unique styles, and more. If you have a company or a favorite variety you’d like me to review, contact me. Also, I invite everyone to join the Instant Noodles – The Ramen Rater group on Facebook – a large community of people who enjoy noodles and share their thoughts on them. Let’s check out this years shortlist of my favorites from this beautiful and fascinating place. ...see full post

A Huge Box Of Frozen Samples Shipped From Taiwan!

A Huge Box Of Frozen Samples Shipped From Taiwan!

After over 5 days of travel, I was really worried that this big box of noodles just was going to show up thawed and warm – but lo and behold, everything was frozen solid as a rock! Watch me crack this huge box open that started out at 90+ pounds and ended up easily lifted over my head! ...see full post

#2620: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Stew

Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Stew - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This is the only variety of Samyang Foods’ Buldak Bokkeummyun series to have a broth. Spicy chicken stew sounds good, and it is – at least the pack version was really good. There are usually some differences between packs and bowls. Mainly, bowls are almost always steeped, so the noodles may come out a little different than being continuously boiled. Also, bowls sometimes have extra ingredient sachets. Let’s give this one a try and check out this super spicy variety! ...see full post

#729: Meet The Manufacturer: Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Jumbo

This is the stuff of legend – probably Indomie’s most well-known product and extremely popular the world over. Mi Goreng means fried noodles. This is awesome stuff! I’m going to have it with egg, beef, veggies AND cheese . Here’s a part of the interview I did with Indomie: ...see full post

#682: Indomie Instant Cup Noodles Mi Goreng Satay

Michael Chen over at Eastland Food Corporation sent me this a little while ago along with some other great samples! Thanks! Never have I seen this before, have you? ...see full post

Thanksgiving 2011: Re-Review of Indomie Special Fried Curly Noodles Special Quality Instant Noodles

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Before I start the re-review, I just want to say happy Thanksgiving to all – it’s been a great year for me and I’ve got so much to be thankful for. My health, my job, my son and my wife. I also would like to say thanks for all the great fans and contributors to the site – whether by donations or comments, you help make this site thrive. ...see full post