Author Archives: Hans "The Ramen Rater" Lienesch

#3638: Hi-Lai Foods Lai Noodle – Taiwan

Hi-Lai Foods Lai Noodle - Taiwan

I was contacted in July 2020 about a new variety of noodle hailing from Taiwan. I was very interested in trying and gave the company the go ahead. Fast forward to mid September and I’m going to give it a try – they arrived last week. These sound interesting; they’re Vegan friendly and have a minced pork sachet which is made with so  protein, mushrooms, white fungus, celery and other vegetables. A chewy noodle and a ‘secret sauce’ with Sichuan pepper is mentioned in the promotional sheet that accompanied these. Let’s give it a try! ...see full post

#3637: Samyang Foods Buldak 3x Spicy HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen – South Korea

#3676: Samyang Foods Buldak 3x Spicy HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen - South Korea

Well, well, well. Here we are yet again. Just not hot enough for you, eh? Well, maybe this will do it for you. I mean look – Hochi (the Buldak mascot) is right there, tears streaming, breathing fire… 3x Spicy – so what it 1x spicy? Well, 4,400 SHU (scoville heat units). 3x would be 13,200 SHU – I guess we’ll have to see if that’s spicy. I know it will be. Time to burn! ...see full post

#3636: GB Company The Devil Of Fire Ramen – South Korea

#3696: GB Company The Devil Of Fire Ramen - South Korea

A big thanks for this surprise from The Fat Hipster – look him up on YouTube! This one’s saying it’s the hottest in the world. I would wager it’s really trying to challenge as the hottest in South Korea. Let’s find out! ...see full post

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

Last year, I decided I’d bow to some readers who thought maybe like cars, lists should have the following year in the title. This caused some confusion; but I really can’t just undo this. So, going forward, lists that come out in the latter half of the year, August and beyond, will have the next year’s name in the title. We’ll see how that goes. These are my favorite cup varieties of all reviews up to number 3,545. Now, let’s look at The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Cup Noodles Of All Time, 2021 Edition. ...see full post

#3634: Acecook Yokosuka Navy Curry Udon – Japan

#3634: Acecook Yokosuka Navy Curry Udon - Japan

This one comes from Zenpop.jp – a subscription box service. If you want to check out their boxes and get one, use coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount. ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #3656: Myojo Ramen Vegetarian Shoyu – United States

Myojo Ramen Vegetarian Shoyu - United States

Today, we come to the fourth and final review of the Myojo USA Meet The Manufacturer on their Ramen range. Just got back from the store – got some vegetables to dress this one up a little – let’s check it out! ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #3655: Myojo Ramen Seafood Tonkotsu – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #3655: Myojo Ramen Seafood Tonkotsu - United States

I was told this one’s their most popular product! I’m very curious – I recently tried a nice seafood tonkotsu so I’m curious how a fresh one’s going to be. Let’s check it out! ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #3654: Myojo Ramen Garlic Miso – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #3654: Myojo Ramen Garlic Miso - United States

The second of four reviews of Myojo USA products – garlic miso. This again is one you’ll find in the refrigerated section. Excited to try this – let’s check it out! ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #3653: Myojo Ramen Shio Tonkotsu – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #3653: Myojo Ramen Shio Tonkotsu - United States

Today, we have the first of four varieties from Myojo USA, a shio tonkotsu. That pic on the from of the pack says it all – this should be a milky and savory pork bone broth with really good noodles. Let’s check it out! ...see full post