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Top Ten Best Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019

Top Ten Best Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019

This is my list of my all time favorites (compiled up to review #3132). These are the best and most memorable varieties – some you’ll be able to find easily, some you won’t. In the images you see, you’ll see garnished bowls of noodles. Note – reviewing is done BEFORE products have anything externally added by myself, and I follow directions on the package – for better or for worse. I should also note that going forward, the official last day for companies to submit varieties to be considered for the annual top ten will be January 31st. That’s enough – let’s have a look at The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

#10: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang – Indonesia

Top Ten Best Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019

The first Indomie variety on the list in years and it’s really amazing. Basically take their Mi Goreng Rendang and include a sachet of real rendang in a retort pouch. This comes after recently hearing that Indomie Rendang is hard to find here in the United States, something I was surprised to hear since it’s such a popular product and such a good one. Original review

#9: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen – Hong Kong

Top Ten Best Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019

I’ve become enamored and thrilled with the straight ramen noodle varieties in recent years – especially ones from Hong Kong which have been on the last two The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time lists. This is Sau Tao’s first appearance on the list. A Thai flavor is delivered masterfully – broth has a great richness and crispness of tom yum kung – spicy and lemongrass and shrimp notes play together very well. Original review

#8: Mom’s Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle – Taiwan

Top Ten Best Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019

It’s second year on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time, Mom’s Dry Noodles’ Dan Dan Noodle is just wonderful stuff. A broth-free offering with gourmet Taiwanese dry noodles, and myriad sauces that harmonize, salty, spicy, sweet and other flavors masterfully. Flavorful and deep. Original review

#7: Red Chef Green Tom Yum Soup Noodles – Malaysia

Top Ten Best Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019

Another one returning to The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list, Red Chef’s Green Tom Yum Soup Noodles feature a fried noodle with a great mouthfeel and quantity. They work well with the broth which is like a mashup of tom yum and green curry. The spiciness and flavors are just great – it might seem like a strange gimmicky kind of thing but definitely not. I love the new and this is a new flavor for the instant noodle world. Original review

#6: Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian – Singapore

Top Ten Best Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019

Since a very young age when my mother would cook curried chicken livers over rice, I’ve absolutely loved curry. This one is just mind blowing and has been on the top ten for years and years. The noodles are thick and chewy  – and have a rustic kind of feel to them. Marry that to the broth which comes from a large sachet of curry paste and one full of coconut milk powder, you end up with a rich, luxuriant experience you’ll love. I should note they also have a version with non-wholegrain noodles which is also very impressive. Original review

#5: CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa – Malaysia

Top Ten Best Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019

Back again with their rich curry noodle, CarJEN brings something very special to the table in their Nyonya Curry Laksa. You dip the paste seen on the spoon into the broth to flavor it and it has little bits of shrimp in there that really are a nice addition. Sweetness, spiciness, richness from coconut milk powder, and a nice plump noodle makes this so tasty and memorable. Original Review

#4: A-Sha Gourmet Braised Beef Noodle Soup – Taiwan

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This is the highest position a Taiwanese variety has achieved in The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time before – congratulations, Taiwan! For a long time, I’ve really enjoyed this style of noodle from Taiwan. It’s wide, with a center line which is thicker, and the sides are thinner – which gives them a very unique and wonderful mouthfeel. I’ve also always thought that these would just sing is in a broth (usually they are presented with a combination of sauces but no broth). The soup is rich with a strong beef flavor and hint of Sichuan peppercorn that do not overwhelm. The nice part is the inclusion of real beef in here. It should be noted that there is a special version of this that comes out during Lunar New Year which includes Wagyu beef – very expensive at a whopping $15USD per serving!, but very tasty as well. Original review

#3: Liangchengmei Biang Biang Men – China

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My wife Kit saw this while we were up in Canada and it piqued my curiosity so thought hey let’s give it a try. Noodles are very broad – over an inch. The flavoring is just superb – to use a word I normally don’t, this is yummy. What’s interesting too is that they included meat – at least I thought it was meat – it’s made from soy protein! Unique, delicious, and the highest a Chinese variety has achieved on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time to date. Congratulations! Original review

#2: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodles – Malaysia

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Let the prawn-slaught begin! Returning to the #2 spot this year, we have a Red Chef variety that just gives and gives when it comes to sweet and savory prawn flavor. This umami bomb has a nice chewy noodle that is complimented by just the sweetest, strongest prawn broth with an excellent thickness and just the right amount of spiciness. What’s more they include a sachet of crispy onions to put on top that round things out so well. If you want to have a prawn freak out, this is an indispensable tool. Original review

#1: Prima Taste Singapore Wholegrain Laksa La Mian — Singapore

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For the fourth year in a row, Prima Taste wins with it’s excellent Wholegrain Laksa. If  abandoned on an island with only a life supply of instant noodles, I’d want them to be these, period. Hearty artisan noodles which are thick and of good quantity are combined with a broth which has a strong flavor and richness from coconut milk powder. A flavorful and striking noodle dish. Original review

What’s New

Instant Noodle Recipe Time

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

In the last year, I’ve decided to start doing videos for each on of my reviews and as of April 3rd, I’ve done 295 episodes. You can watch me cook and garnish everything as I sit at my stove. People have commented ‘why do you sit?’ Well, it’s a lot easier to record the show that way. Why do you wear sunglasses all the time? I’m legally blind and light sensitive. I answer a lot of questions about what I do from reader questions as well as talk about what I’m up to and give opinions and chatter about anything that crosses my mind. The show comes out every single day at 2pm Seattle time. Check out the show here.

The Chocolate Break

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

What began as something to try once has become a project my wife Kit and I do regularly. The Chocolate Break is where we try chocolate from around the world – and give our opinions on them. I’m proud to announce that www.thechocolatebreak.com is up and has rundowns of every single episode! Check it out and let us know what you think!

Big Changes For Me

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

Some of you have been noticing I’ve been losing weight – thank you! In fact I’ve been working hard on that. Reviews I do are usually involving me eating maybe 5% of a bowl of noodles, if that. Everything else goes down the drain.

I keep my regime to around 1200~1500 calories a day. I’ve also been doing a lot of walking with my daughter Miriam. With her stroller decked out with lots of lights and a really loud speaker (I usually play a lot of Primus, Herbie Hancock, Sepultura, Deodato, and Tobacco), we walk all over town. My feet hurt, too! If you put together our walking from April 1st and April 2nd, it comes to 21.12 miles (33.989km)! No, that is NOT a typo. My doctor told me I had high cholesterol back in October and I decided to make some changes. I’ll find out how I’ve done later this month and let you guys know how I’ve done so far.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

Top Ten Best Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019

This is my list of my all time favorites (compiled up to review #3132). These are the best and most memorable varieties – some you’ll be able to find easily, some you won’t. In the images you see, you’ll see garnished bowls of noodles. Note – reviewing is done BEFORE products have anything externally added by myself, and I follow directions on the package – for better or for worse. I should also note that going forward, the official last day for companies to submit varieties to be considered for the annual top ten will be January 31st. That’s enough – let’s have a look at The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

Video Presentation

A special presentation of The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

#10: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang – Indonesia

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

The first Indomie variety on the list in years and it’s really amazing. Basically take their Mi Goreng Rendang and include a sachet of real rendang in a retort pouch. This comes after recently hearing that Indomie Rendang is hard to find here in the United States, something I was surprised to hear since it’s such a popular product and such a good one. Original review

#9: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen – Hong Kong

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

I’ve become enamored and thrilled with the straight ramen noodle varieties in recent years – especially ones from Hong Kong which have been on the last two The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time lists. This is Sau Tao’s first appearance on the list. A Thai flavor is delivered masterfully – broth has a great richness and crispness of tom yum kung – spicy and lemongrass and shrimp notes play together very well. Original review

#8: Mom’s Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

It’s second year on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time, Mom’s Dry Noodles’ Dan Dan Noodle is just wonderful stuff. A broth-free offering with gourmet Taiwanese dry noodles, and myriad sauces that harmonize, salty, spicy, sweet and other flavors masterfully. Flavorful and deep. Original review

#7: Red Chef Green Tom Yum Soup Noodles – Malaysia

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

Another one returning to The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list, Red Chef’s Green Tom Yum Soup Noodles feature a fried noodle with a great mouthfeel and quantity. They work well with the broth which is like a mashup of tom yum and green curry. The spiciness and flavors are just great – it might seem like a strange gimmicky kind of thing but definitely not. I love the new and this is a new flavor for the instant noodle world. Original review

#6: Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian – Singapore

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

Since a very young age when my mother would cook curried chicken livers over rice, I’ve absolutely loved curry. This one is just mind blowing and has been on the top ten for years and years. The noodles are thick and chewy  – and have a rustic kind of feel to them. Marry that to the broth which comes from a large sachet of curry paste and one full of coconut milk powder, you end up with a rich, luxuriant experience you’ll love. I should note they also have a version with non-wholegrain noodles which is also very impressive. Original review

#5: CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa – Malaysia

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

Back again with their rich curry noodle, CarJEN brings something very special to the table in their Nyonya Curry Laksa. You dip the paste seen on the spoon into the broth to flavor it and it has little bits of shrimp in there that really are a nice addition. Sweetness, spiciness, richness from coconut milk powder, and a nice plump noodle makes this so tasty and memorable. Original Review

#4: A-Sha Gourmet Braised Beef Noodle Soup – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

This is the highest position a Taiwanese variety has achieved in The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time before – congratulations, Taiwan! For a long time, I’ve really enjoyed this style of noodle from Taiwan. It’s wide, with a center line which is thicker, and the sides are thinner – which gives them a very unique and wonderful mouthfeel. I’ve also always thought that these would just sing is in a broth (usually they are presented with a combination of sauces but no broth). The soup is rich with a strong beef flavor and hint of Sichuan peppercorn that do not overwhelm. The nice part is the inclusion of real beef in here. It should be noted that there is a special version of this that comes out during Lunar New Year which includes Wagyu beef – very expensive at a whopping $15USD per serving!, but very tasty as well. Original review

#3: Liangchengmei Biang Biang Men – China

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

My wife Kit saw this while we were up in Canada and it piqued my curiosity so thought hey let’s give it a try. Noodles are very broad – over an inch. The flavoring is just superb – to use a word I normally don’t, this is yummy. What’s interesting too is that they included meat – at least I thought it was meat – it’s made from soy protein! Unique, delicious, and the highest a Chinese variety has achieved on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time to date. Congratulations! Original review

#2: Red Chef Spicy Sakura Prawn Soup Noodles – Malaysia

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Let the prawn-slaught begin! Returning to the #2 spot this year, we have a Red Chef variety that just gives and gives when it comes to sweet and savory prawn flavor. This umami bomb has a nice chewy noodle that is complimented by just the sweetest, strongest prawn broth with an excellent thickness and just the right amount of spiciness. What’s more they include a sachet of crispy onions to put on top that round things out so well. If you want to have a prawn freak out, this is an indispensable tool. Original review

#1: Prima Taste Singapore Wholegrain Laksa La Mian — Singapore

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

For the fourth year in a row, Prima Taste wins with it’s excellent Wholegrain Laksa. If  abandoned on an island with only a life supply of instant noodles, I’d want them to be these, period. Hearty artisan noodles which are thick and of good quantity are combined with a broth which has a strong flavor and richness from coconut milk powder. A flavorful and striking noodle dish. Original review

What’s New

Instant Noodle Recipe Time

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

In the last year, I’ve decided to start doing videos for each on of my reviews and as of April 3rd, I’ve done 295 episodes. You can watch me cook and garnish everything as I sit at my stove. People have commented ‘why do you sit?’ Well, it’s a lot easier to record the show that way. Why do you wear sunglasses all the time? I’m legally blind and light sensitive. I answer a lot of questions about what I do from reader questions as well as talk about what I’m up to and give opinions and chatter about anything that crosses my mind. The show comes out every single day at 2pm Seattle time. Check out the show here.

The Chocolate Break

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

What began as something to try once has become a project my wife Kit and I do regularly. The Chocolate Break is where we try chocolate from around the world – and give our opinions on them. I’m proud to announce that www.thechocolatebreak.com is up and has rundowns of every single episode! Check it out and let us know what you think!

Big Changes For Me

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2019 Edition

Some of you have been noticing I’ve been losing weight – thank you! In fact I’ve been working hard on that. Reviews I do are usually involving me eating maybe 5% of a bowl of noodles, if that. Everything else goes down the drain.

I keep my regime to around 1200~1500 calories a day. I’ve also been doing a lot of walking with my daughter Miriam. With her stroller decked out with lots of lights and a really loud speaker (I usually play a lot of Primus, Herbie Hancock and Tobacco), we walk all over town. My feet hurt, too! If you put together our walking from April 1st and April 2nd, it comes to 21.12 miles (33.989km)! No, that is NOT a typo. My doctor told me I had high cholesterol back in October and I decided to make some changes. I’ll find out how I’ve done later this month and let you guys know how I’ve done so far.

#3050: Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips – Indonesia

#3050: Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips - Indonesia

Found this one at the same place I found some spicy dumplings up in Vancouver, BC called Super 88. So, these are Indomie Mi Goreng flavored potato chips. I suppose there’s really nothing left to do but crack the bag open and give them a try!

Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips – Indonesia

#3050: Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips - Indonesia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag, grasp chip(s). Move toward face while opening mouth. Align chip(s) with mouth and insert, followed by chewing, salivating and ingesting. Finally, enjoy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Dua Belibis, spring onion, BonCabe, shrimp, and sesame seeds. The cips on their own are pretty darn good. They odo taste like Indomie Mi Goreng. For a snack, these get a 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 089686599077.

#3050: Chitato Indomie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles Flavour Potato Chips - Indonesia

Chitato Potato Chips Mi Goreng Indomie Flavor 3 Packets

Watch me put this together on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang – Indonesia

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

First, thanks to Robert Z for sending this along! Check out his amazing www.dadbert.com blog!! II mean wow – I’ve been wanting to try these for a while now and figured I would probably never get one. So yeah – it’s in here – real meat! Rendang is also one of my favorite things in the known universe. Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

Rendang is a spicy meat dish which originated from Indonesia, especially the ethnic group of Minangkabau people,[2] and is now commonly served across the country.[3] One of the characteristic foods of Minangkabau culture, it is served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests.[4] Rendang is also served among the Malay community. Rendang is traditionally prepared by the Minangkabau community during festive occasions such as traditional ceremonies, wedding feasts and Hari Raya (Eid al-Fitr).

Although culinary experts often describe rendang as a curry,[2][5] rendang is usually not considered as such in Indonesia since it is richer and contains less liquid than is normal for Indonesian curries.[6] In 2011 an online poll of 35,000 people by CNN International chose rendang as the number one dish of their “World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods (Readers’ Pick)” list.[7] In 2018, rendang is officially recognised as one of 5 national dish of Indonesia.[8]

Awesome – yeah rendang is amazing stuff – if you’re ever near Edmonds, Washington – hit up Waroeng Jajanan on Highweay 99 try the rendang there! Everything else too for that matter – Jonathan makes some wonderful food. Let’s check out this meaty Indonesian variety!

Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang – Indonesia

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodle block to 400cc boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

A pillow pack.

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

The noodle block.

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

A retort pouch.

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

Liquid and beef.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, fried egg, cherry tomato, and coriander with a dash of BonCabe. The noodles were just great – the flavor clung to them happily and they had the right chew and gauge. The flavor was that of rendang – sweet and hot and full of flavor. The meat? Dry beef chunks and beans combined to make things tasty and really wonderful. I’m thrilled – nice when you get hyped up about something and it ends up being really great. 5.0 ouf of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 089686045017.

#3008: Indomie Real Meat Mi Instan Goreng Rendang - Indonesia

Indomie Variety Pack – 6 Flavors in 1 Case (30 Bags)

Watch me cook this one up!

Unboxing Time: New Things From www.dadbert.com

Unboxing Time: New Things From www.dadbert.com

This box comes by way of my friend Robert Z. from Kentucky – thanks, man! He’s got a new blog caled DadBert, named after a nickname his daughters gave him. Dadbert.com features a myriad of dishes that he cooks for dinner and they all look real good – should go check it out! Anyways, let’s delve into this box…

Unboxing Time: New Things From www.dadbert.com – United States

Some neat exotic varieties and some never before seen domestics – I’m really thinking he’s living in a test market for these new domestics. Thanks again!

#2798: Indomie Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Fried Noodles (Taiwan-only Version)

#2798: Indomie Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Fried Noodles (Taiwan-only Version)

Alright so about these – I received a 5-pack from the nice folks at the Indomie booth at the Taiwan International Food Expo in Taipei, Taiwan in November 2017. I asked a little about them. This pack you see here is specifically for Taiwan. So, what’s different? Well for starters, lots of Chinese on the pack. The main difference however is the actual soizie of the package. This one’s a little bit bigger than the ones found elsewhere, and this is unique to Taiwan. You can’t get them like this anywhere else in the world. Period. A huge difference? No, but still a difference. Here’s a little info from Wikipedia –

Indomie is a brand of Instant noodle by Indofood, the largest instant noodle manufacturer in Indonesia, with a market share of 72%.[1] It is distributed in Australia, Asia, Africa, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Europe, The Philippines, and Middle Eastern countries. Outside its main manufacturing plants in Indonesia, Indomie is also produced in Nigeria since 1995 where it is a popular brand and has the largest instant noodle manufacturing plant in Africa.[2]

The “Mi Goreng” (“stir fry“) range of instant noodles by Indomie, based on the Indonesian dish Mie goreng, entered the market in 1983 and are distributed in North America, Europe, Africa, Australasia and various regions in Asia. The brand flavours are sold in varying weight packets, around 85 g, and contain two sachets of flavourings. The first sachet has three segments and carries the liquid condiments: sweet soy saucechilli sauce, and seasoning oil with garlic flakes. The other sachet has two segments for dry seasoning powder and flake of fried shallot. In some regions, Indomie Mi goreng is also available in jumbo (120 gram) packs.[15]

In 2006, Indomie launched a new variant Indomie Mi Goreng Kriuuk.. 8x. In this product, 8x means “Lebih banyak, Lebih renyah, Lebih gurih, Lebih gede” (“more noodles, crunchier, more savory, larger”), in three flavours: Chicken, Onion, Spicy. Indomie Mi Goreng is certified halal.

Indomie Mi Goreng contains phenylalanine, so individuals suffering from phenylketonuria should avoid the seasoning. Indomie Mi Goreng also contains monosodium glutamate (MSG, listed as flavour enhancer 621).

Additionally flavour enhancer 631 can be prepared from meat extract and/or dried sardines, but it can also be created via a microbial synthesis process from a vegetable source,[16] and flavour enhancer 627 is isolated from sardines and/or yeast extract. The inclusion of flavour enhancer 631 and the way it was prepared means Indomie Mi Goreng may or may not be suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Note that last line there. Okay so for all of you asking for a top ten vegetarian list – that’s why there isn’t one. Digging through ingredient lists all over and especially ones with these flavor enhancers would be a serious job. Not gonna happen! Anyways, let’s open this one up and have a look!

Indomie Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Fried Noodles – Taiwan

#2798: Indomie Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Fried Noodles (Taiwan-only Version)

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain. Add sachet contents except for onion. Stir well. finally, sprinkle fried onion on top and enjoy!

#2798: Indomie Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Fried Noodles (Taiwan-only Version)

The noodle block.

#2798: Indomie Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Fried Noodles (Taiwan-only Version)

A dual sachet.

#2798: Indomie Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Fried Noodles (Taiwan-only Version)

Powder base.

#2798: Indomie Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Fried Noodles (Taiwan-only Version)

Fried onion garnish.

#2798: Indomie Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Fried Noodles (Taiwan-only Version)

A trio of liquid sachets: from left to right: chilli sauce, sweet soy sauce and seasoned oil.

#2798: Indomie Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Fried Noodles (Taiwan-only Version)

The three co-mingle in a wonderfully scented hot mess.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts. The noodles have that standard gauge with a slight backbone which works so well. The flavor is great as always – sweet, spicy, salty, just right. I will use the y-word here. Yummy. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8994963000783.

#2798: Indomie Instant Noodles Mi Goreng Fried Noodles (Taiwan-only Version)

Indomie Variety Pack – 1 Case (30 Bags)

An Indomie TV spot

#2593: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor (Soup Method)

#2593: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor (Soup Method) - Nigeria - The Ramen Rater

Note – so I originally reviewed thios one using the ‘dry’ method. This time after some outcry, I’ll be reviewing it made with the instructions for a soupy noodle. One should note however that the ‘dry’ method is the one that’s listed before the soup version.

Here’s one sent by Chef Ron from Mama Pat’s Foods – thank you! So I’ve reviewed a LOT of Indomie in the past, yet it’s hard to come by new varieties to try. Luckily, here’s the first of hopefully more from Indomie’s product line from Nigeria! As far as continents go, Africa has been just the toughest for me to get varieties from. Here’s a little about Indomie from Wikipedia –

Indomie is a brand of instant noodle by Indofood, the largest instant noodle manufacturer in Indonesia with 72% of market share.[1] It is distributed in Australia, Asia, Africa, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and European and Middle Eastern countries. Outside its main manufacturing plants in Indonesia, Indomie is also produced in Nigeria since 1995 where it is a popular brand and has the largest instant noodle manufacturing plant in Africa.

Let’s have a try at this onion chicken flavor instant and see how it is.

Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor – Nigeria

#2593: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor (Soup Method) - Nigeria - The Ramen Rater

Here’s a big distributor sticker from the back of the package (click to enlarge).

#2593: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor (Soup Method) - Nigeria - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free although mentions chicken flavor. To prepare add noodle block and sachets to 350ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2593: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor (Soup Method) - Nigeria - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2593: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor (Soup Method) - Nigeria - The Ramen Rater

A dual sachet.

#2593: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor (Soup Method) - Nigeria - The Ramen Rater

Chilli powder atop the seasoning base.

#2593: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor (Soup Method) - Nigeria - The Ramen Rater

Seasoned oil.

#2593: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor (Soup Method) - Nigeria - The Ramen Rater

Oily and seasoned.

Finished (click to enlarge). So this time I used the ‘soup’ instructions. The noodles have a nice gauge and a very interesting chew. They border on the doughy side. The broth has a kind of onion and chicken flavor. I do like the little note of spiciness I get from the chilli powder. I will say however that the chicken has that kind of simulation flavor I’m not really all that fond of. I think this could’ve been a lot of better with the inclusion of some of Indomie’s fried onion. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 089886130010.

#2593: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor (Soup Method) - Nigeria - The Ramen Rater

Nigerian Onion Chicken I n d o m i e  Noodles 40 packs

An I n d o m i e Nigeria advert.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one sent by Kamran R. of Australia – thanks again! He’s part of Ramen Regret Rater – they review ultra spicy instant noodles and see if they end up with horrible gastrointestinal difficulties. Yes, really!

But today I’m going to review something very interesting – from what it looks like, these noodles are seaweed flavor AND will come out green. Green! Lets have a look!

Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut – Indonesia

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourslef. To prepare, add noodles to 400ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Drain. Add oil and powder seasoning and mix well. Finally, garnish with crunchy bits and enjoy!

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A dry base sachet.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Smells like seaweed.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A very green seasoned oil!

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Yes indeed – that’s green! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this before.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The garnish sachet.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Bits of seaweed and crunchy stuff.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are decent. They are about the same as the standard Indomie Mi Goreng noodles, but a little better. The flavor is definitely seaweed and a little sweet. The noodles come out nice and green! Garnish is crunchy and good too. Not bad! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 089686054040.

#2507: Indomie Mi Instant My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Rumput Laut - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Indomie Mi Goreng Instant Noodle 3 oz – (Pack of 30)

An Indomie TV spot for My Noodlez.

#2502: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor

#2502: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor

Here’s one sent by Chef Ron from Mama Pat’s Foods – thank you! So I’ve reviewed a LOT of Indomie in the past, yet it’s hard to come by new varieties to try. Luckily, here’s the first of hopefully more from Indomie’s product line from Nigeria! As far as continents go, Africa has been just the toughest for me to get varieties from. Here’s a little about Indomie from Wikipedia –

Indomie is a brand of instant noodle by Indofood, the largest instant noodle manufacturer in Indonesia with 72% of market share.[1] It is distributed in Australia, Asia, Africa, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and European and Middle Eastern countries. Outside its main manufacturing plants in Indonesia, Indomie is also produced in Nigeria since 1995 where it is a popular brand and has the largest instant noodle manufacturing plant in Africa.

Let’s have a try at this onion chicken flavor instant and see how it is.

Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor – Nigeria

#2502: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor

Here’s a big distributor sticker from the back of the package (click to enlarge).

#2502: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free although mentions chicken flavor. To prepare add noodle block to 250ml boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Flip noodles, add contents of sachets, and cook until water is soaked by noodles. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2502: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor

The noodle block.

#2502: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor

A dual sachet.

#2502: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor

Chilli powder atop the seasoning base.

#2502: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor

Seasoned oil.

#2502: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor

Oily and seasoned.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken and egg. I was really stoked on this one; then I had to cook it… I will say that I love these noodles – a little thicker gauge and a nice chew. However the flavor is just so unpalatable and salty that it just ruins it. Could be so much better if it wasn’t such an onslaught of saltiness. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 089886130010.

#2502: Indomie Instant Noodles Onion Chicken Flavor

Nigerian Onion Chicken I n d o m i e  Noodles 40 packs

An I n d o m i e Nigeria advert.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This one came by way of Kamran R, from Australia – thanks again! He went with hie family on vacation to Bali. I read about these a while back and definitely have been wanting to try them. I mean c’mon – pizza cheese flavor mi goreng? Here’s a translation about the My Noodlez line of products –

Introducing Indomie My Noodlez, first noodles for children made with carrot and seaweed with a sprinkling of crunchy topping exciting. For children who love to eat instant noodles, Indomie My Noodlez will be their favorite food as it comes topping crunchy exciting and have good taste, Indomie My Noodlez available in 3 delicious flavors, Indomie Indomie Rasa Pizza Cheese, Taste Salmon Teriyaki, and Indomie Rasa Seaweed. Guaranteed eating experience they become more exciting and fun!

So these are for the kids! Awesome! Well I’m excited about this! Let’s check out Indomie My Noodlez!

Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese – Indonesia

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 400ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. finally, stir and enjoy!

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning base.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A fine, light powder.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Reminds me of pizza sauce.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A garnish sachet.

#2399: Indomie My Noodlez Mi Goreng Rasa Pizza Cheese - Indomie - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Little crunchy fried bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added turkey pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and coriander. The noodles come out pretty well and have a good texture and mouthfeel. So, the next question – does it taste like cheese pizza in its unadulterated form? Indeed, it tastes like pizza! I am very pleased with that. Undoubtedly, the idea of cheese pizza flavored noodles sounds strange, however it works with noodles quite well. I would have eaten this by the truckload as a kid! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686054033.

One of the finest instant noodles in the world – Indomie Mi Goreng Instant Noodle 3 oz – (Pack of 30)

A TV commercial from Indonesia for Indomie MyNoodles.<

#2052: Indomie Pop Mie Mi Instan Cup Rasa Ayam

A couple weeks ago, we took my son Andy to a special Pokemon card event south of here in Renton, Washington. We had some time to kill as he was battling other kids (he won all three battles – a sweep!), and we ended up noticing there was a Uwajimaya very closeby. I’d never been to this one, so we walked over. I was floored – ended up with a couple bagfuls of instant noodles I’d never seen around before which was really great! Anyways, this is one of them. Let’s check it out!

A distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and 350ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A large soup base sachet.

Not only soup base powder but vegetables in this one.

A chilli powder sachet.

A good quantity!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken and coriander. the noodles hydrated nicely and there was a decent amount of them. Good chew, too. The broth was a very tasty chicken flavor and well augmented by the chilli powder – gave it a nice kick. The vegetables hydrated well too. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686177022.

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Indomie Variety Pack – 1 Case (30 Bags)

An Indomie Pop Mie TV commercial.

#1856: Indomie Instant Cup Noodles Mi Goreng Fried Noodles

I reviewed the original version of this a long time ago and really liked it. This is a new version for export – has gotten quite a facelift since review #725! This was sent to me by Michael C. of Eastland Foods! Thank you!  Let’s check it out!

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Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, Add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Tear off lid and put plastic lid back on – use it to drain. Add in all sachets except fried onion. Stir. Sprinkle fried onion on top and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

An included fork!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – fried onion and seasoning powder.

Fried onion to add at the very end.

Dry seasoning base.

A triple sachet! From left to right, seasoned oil, sweet chilli sauce and finally sweet soy sauce.

The three liquid seasonings co-mingling in a cup.

Miles woke up as I was starting to prep stuff so he joined me in the kitchen to watch – he was very patient as he was ready for something to eat, but I kept telling him about what I was doing and he seemed interested!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added BonCabe Level 10 seasining, fried egg and coriander. The noodles are your standard Indomie fare – light on the chew, standard instant gauge. But the oil, sweet soy sauce, chilli sauce and onions (oh yeah the dry seasoning too) all come together masterfully. It’s like a sweet, salty, spicy hint of crunchy broth-free symphony. Loved this stuff in a pack for years, Love it in a cup too. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686180657.

Indomie Variety Pack – 1 Case (30 Bags)

An Indomie Mi Goreng TV commercial.