Author: Hans "The Ramen Rater" Lienesch

Umai Crate Ramen Subscription Box – April 2021 Unboxing

It’s pretty inadvisable to run to the mall and hang out with tons of people. Well, check out these subscription boxes – they come straight to your door and have some neat stuff inside! Check out www.japancrate.com and use the coupon code THERAMENRATER to score a sweet discount and get some neat noodles! ...see full post

Ramen Made Simple: A New Book By Chris Toy

I was contacted recently by the author of this book who asked if I’d share it with my readers and do a review. I can happily say that’s it’s neat book – it runs through how to make various broths as well as garnishes like ajitama and chashu – two things right there I see questions about on my group Ramen Junkies all the time. Check it out! ...see full post

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

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

Tried a ton of varieties made in Hong Kong this last year or two and thought I ought to update this list. Some really great new stuff to show you! If you’re a manufacturer of varieties in Hong Kong, please feel free to contact me to try out your products! This list is current as of review #3,702. With that, let’s check out The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Hong Kong Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition. ...see full post

#3765: Newgate Express Instant Noodles Beef Flavour – Ireland

#3765: Newgate Express Instant Noodles Beef Flavour - Ireland

Thanks to Cian (pronounced kee-yan – like Ian with a K) from Ireland! Thanks so much! These are very interesting in that the sachet kind of gives away the original manufacturer. The motif on the sachet is the same as those found at Real Canadian Superstore up in BC – and these come from a grocery store chain in Ireland, so either they’re related or just using the same private label company. The ones in Canada were labeled Rooster brand. They were good, so I’m hoping these will be as well. Let’s find out! ...see full post