Category Archives: Maggi

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng – Malaysia

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

This was one in a box sent by Mohd from Selangor, Malaysia – thank you again! So I was trying to figure out how to translate this one. Basically, Pedas Giler is ‘crazy spicy.’ I’m all in on this one- after reviewing the Ayam Bakar version, people said this one was even spicier. Let’s check it out!

Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng – Malaysia

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

The noodle block.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A dry sachet.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A granular mixture.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A wet dual sachet.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A sweet soy sauce.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A spicy and oily mixture.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, soft egg, coriander, fried onion, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles have a nice gauge and chew to them. They end up completely coated in the sauce. The flavor is definitely tom yum, but unfortunately it ends up with a very bitter taste which dulls the bright and crisp aspects of its namesake. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556001259073.

#3105: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Tom Yummz Mi Goreng - Malaysia

Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Tom Yam Flavour – 80g – Pack of 5 (80g x 5)

Watch me cook it up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Watch us eat it on Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng – Malaysia

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

This was one in a box sent by Mohd from Selangor, Malaysia – thank you again! So I was trying to figure out how to translate this one. Basically, Pedas Giler is ‘crazy spicy.’ I’m all in on this one. Let’s check it out!

Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng – Malaysia

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes and drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

The noodle block.

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A dry sachet.

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A granular mixture with a strong chicken scent.

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A dual wet sachet.

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

Sweet soy sauce.

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

A spicy oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried egg, spring onion, and baked chicken. The noodles were great – just the right gauge and chew on this one. Round and tight. The flavor was two fold; on the one hand, a sweet and chickenny flavor I really adored and was incredibly happy about. On the other, the violently spicy hotness that all but vanquished the first taste. While this would most definitely be on a top ten spicy list if I did it today (no joke – this is freaking hot), I wish it wasn’t so hot so more of that tastiness could shine through. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9556001259134.

#3074: Maggi Pedas Giler Perisa Ayam Bakar Mi Goreng - Malaysia

Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Tom Yam Flavour – 80g – Pack of 5 (80g x 5)

Check out an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time where I prepare this for you!

Mystery Box Of Spicy Instant Noodles From Malaysia – Unboxing Time

Mystery Box Of Spicy Instant Noodles From Malaysia - Unboxing Time

I received a box from Mohd in Selangor, Malaysia the other day – thanks you very much! I used to get varieties from Malaysia almost weekly and lately it’s been pretty rare. Really excited to try what’s within! Let’s check it out.

Mystery Box Of Spicy Instant Noodles From Malaysia – Unboxing Time

Oh this is too cool – thank you very much!

#2712: Maggi 2-Minute Noodles Masala Spicy (Export)

#2712: Maggi 2-Minute Noodle Masala Spicy (Export) - India

Today, it’s probably the most popular variety in India – Maggi Masala. If you ask anyone in India about instant noodles, they’ve heard of this one. I actually got this one up in Canada at Walmart (yep – they have Walmart in Canada). Here’s a little from Wikipedia about this one –

Maggi instant noodles are popular in IndiaPakistan and Malaysia. Nestle has 39% market share in Malaysia, where “Maggi” is synonymous with instant noodles,[6] and had 90% market share in India prior to a nationwide ban by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Following the ban, the market share was reduced to 53% in India.[7] In Malaysia, fried noodles made from Maggi noodles are called Maggi goreng.

In June 2015, tests in India found high amounts of lead in Maggi noodles. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India ordered a national recall for all 9 variants of Maggi Instant Noodles and Oats Masala Noodles.[8][9]

In India, Maggi noodles carry a green dot, meaning they are specifically formulated to serve vegetarians.[10] This special formulation is not available in other countries, unless imported from India.

Ah ha now see that last line? No green dot on this one. I really have been trying to get more varieties from India – if you’re a noodle company in India reading this – please contact me! I would love to do many spotlight series on Indian varieties – I think they’re really good and want to explore them as they definitely deserve a lot of attention. Alright – let’s look at this Maggi Masala – spicy!

Maggi 2-Minute Noodle Masala Spicy (Export) – India

#2712: Maggi 2-Minute Noodle Masala Spicy (Export) - India

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break the noodle block into four parts. Add noodles and seasoning to 210ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2712: Maggi 2-Minute Noodle Masala Spicy (Export) - India

The noodle block.

#2712: Maggi 2-Minute Noodle Masala Spicy (Export) - India

The soup base seasoning sachet.

#2712: Maggi 2-Minute Noodle Masala Spicy (Export) - India

A granular mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, baked chicken, and coriander. The noodles are plump and have this kind of signature Indian mouthfeel to them I adore. The flavor is a spicy masala – most of the liquid is soaked up by the noodles and it’s strong. Everything is just perfect – I can see why people really like this one. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 055000490955.

#2712: Maggi 2-Minute Noodle Masala Spicy (Export) - India

M a g g i   M a s a l a  2-Minute Noodles India Snack – 24 Pack

A Maggi noodles TV commercial

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Found this one down in Pleasanton, California during our road trip to visit family in August. Boy – that was a journey! We took Miles (almost 2 years old) and Miri (8 months old). I can say that car seats would be comfy I think but if I were that age I sure wouldn’t want to sit in one for that long – I think the way down was 18 hours and we broke the drive back into two chunks – I think altogether that was about 24 hours with all the stops.

Anyways, while down there we hit some Indian grocery stores. This variety I think is Indian (or Desi) Chinese food; spicy chow mein perhaps? Let’s check it out!

Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow – India

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

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. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

An included fork!

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

The noodle block.

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Lots of loose reddish seasoning.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander. These flat noodles are abundant here and enjoyable. The broth is indeed a bit on the spicy side, but the only problem is that I’m not getting a really great flavor. The broth (more of a sauce) is very monotone. Little bits here and there are nice though. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058845617.

#2704: Maggi Cuppa Chilly Chow

Maggi Masala 2-Minute Noodles India Snack – 24 Pack

A Maggi TV spot

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

Here’s another from the spicy Hot Heads series from Maggi India. From the picture, it certainly looks tasty – although the picture doesn’t show a barbeque pepper but an onion or shallot. Regardless, I would have to say the onion is my favorite vegetable. I could eat onions on anything – Well, maybe not pie. Unless it’s a meat pie. I’m talking a dessert kind of pie – yeah, I wouldn’t prefer onions on that. But who knows. Alright, enough of this – let us have a look!

Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles – India

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Add noodle and sachet contents to 210ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

The ‘Tastemaker’ sachet.

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

The seasoning base powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). I liked the noodles – it seems like noodles that come from India have a slightly different texture and mouthfeel all around. They’re firm but have a kind of squish or collapse to them which is interesting to me. The flavor of this one however is totally lost on me. Okay, sure – it’s spicy. I don’t find it to be ‘run for the hills’ spicy but it is spicy. The black pepper flavor is just a plain menace and isn’t one I like. It’s got a funky back to it which just is one I don’t enjoy whatsoever and find off-putting in the extreme. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058847864.

#2678: Maggi Hot Heads Barbeque Pepper Noodles - India - The Ramen Raster - instant noodles

Maggi Hotheads Assorted Pack, 71G (Pack Of 6)

Watch me do a spicy noodle challenge with this one

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

There are a few varieties in this Hot Heads series and I now have all of them. The first I reviewed was the one that’s the hottest – the green chilli. My wife Kit ordered me one from Amazon as we couldn’t find it locally. Well this summer we took a trip to northern California and found a couple great Indian grocery stores – and they had all of them. Sweet! Here’s a little about what peri peri means from Wikipedia –

Piri piri (/ˌpriˈpri/ PIR-ree-PIR-ree, also spelled peri peri or pili pili, also called African bird’s eye chili), is a cultivar of Capsicum chinense, one of the sources of chili pepper that grows both wild and domesticated.

It is a small member of the Capsicum genus. It grows in AngolaUgandaMalawiSouth AfricaGhanaNigeriaZambiaZimbabweMozambique, the tropical forests of South Sudan and the highlands of Ethiopia. It was brought to Goa, India by the Portuguese.

Piri piri is Swahili for “pepper pepper”. Other romanizations include pili pili in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or peri peri in Malawi, deriving from the various pronunciations of the word in parts of Bantu languages-speaking Africa. Piri piri is the spelling of the name as used in the Portuguese language, namely in the Portuguese-speaking Mozambican community.

The Oxford Dictionary of English records piri-piri as a foreign word meaning “a very hot sauce made with red chilli peppers” and giving its origin as the Ronga language of southern Mozambique word for “pepper”.[2]

An interesting pepper to be sure. Let’s check out this peri peri variety from India!

Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles – India

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Has a green dot which means suitable for vegetarians. To prepare, add noodle block and sachet content to 210ml boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The soup base sachet.

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Dark and looks spicy.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are really quite nice – a slight mush to them kind of like a Japanese variety I’ve had with agar agar in them, yet hearty and tasty.Thee peri peri pepper sauce/soup is pretty good – not too spicy, but definitely, more than a wide swath of people I know could handle. If you like a bit of spicy you should enjoy it. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8901058847857.

#2639: Maggi Hot Heads Peri Peri Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Maggi Hotheads Noodles, P e r i   P e r i , 71g

A video I did of me eating these

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one from India we found this summer at an Indian grocery in Pleasanton, California. There are a few different varieties of these with different shapes of noodles. Let’s check out this macaroni style one.

Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni – India

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - 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 sachet and noodles to a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The macaroni.

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning base.

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Lot sof seasoning powder.

#2621: Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). The macaroni noodles came out nicely. They have an interesting gauge – rather large and thin walled. They come with a broth which is kind of thin, but the longer it sits, the thicker it gets. Not bad. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058847482.

Maggi Nutri-Licious Pazzta, Masala Penne flavour, 65g-(Pack of 2)+Free Shipping..

A TV spot for this product

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Found this one in California! I’ve been curious about Indian grocery stores lately as each one has had a different variety or two I’ve not reviewed. Honestly, the more reviews I do, the closer I get to doing a top ten India list. A ways to go though! Here’s a little about Maggi instant noodles in India from Wikipedia –

Maggi instant noodles are popular in IndiaPakistan and Malaysia. Nestle has 39% market share in Malaysia, where “Maggi” is synonymous with instant noodles,[5] and had 90% market share in India prior to a nationwide ban by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Following the ban, the market share was reduced to 53% in India.[6] In Malaysia, fried noodles made from Maggi noodles are called Maggi goreng.

In June 2015, tests in India found high amounts of lead in Maggi noodles. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India ordered a national recall for all 9 variants of Maggi Instant Noodles and Oats Masala Noodles.[7][8]

In India, Maggi noodles carry a green dot, meaning they are specifically formulated to serve vegetarians.[9] This special formulation is not available in other countries, unless imported from India.

So now you know – the green dot means vegetarian-friendly. Let’s check it out!

Maggi Cuppa Masala – India

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The distributor/export sticker (click to enlarge).

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Has a green dot signifying vegetarian-friendly. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

An included fork!

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Loose seasoning and veg from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles come out fluffy and buttery which I thoroughly enjoyed. The masala flavor isn’t overwhelmingly strong like I like it, but strong enough to impart a rich and tasty flavor. The peas. I always find peas don’t hydrate well – well, these did. They came out nice and mushy as they should. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 8901058844757.

#2599: Maggi Cuppa Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Maggi Masala 2-Minute Noodles India Snack – 24 Pack

A Maggi Cuppa TV spot

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

Singaporean Singapore The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

So for the past few years I’ve been thinking about putting out a top ten list for Singapore. It took me a while though; I wanted to have a TON of Singaporean varieties that I’d tried before doing so. Well, I’ve tried a TON of them now and I felt it would be nice to put out a new list. I’m posting this on Singapore’s National Day – thought it would be fitting. If you’re not familiar with the half lion half fish image in the picture above, that’s a Merlion. It’s the national symbol of Singapore. Here’s a little more about it here. Well, it’s time. These are my favorite varieties that come from Singapore from the over 2,500 reviews I’ve done to date. All these Singaporean varieties are most definitely shiok – so grab your favorite beer (mine’s Tiger) and check it out!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition Video Presentation

A video presentation of The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition. I should note that I did say number six twice – the second one is most definitely number five on the list!

#10: KOKA Delight Tomato Flavor Instant Non-Fried Noodles

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I’ve liked these since I first tried them years back. The non-fried noodles have a really great chew and really are about the same as a standard fried noodle. The broth has a wonderfully authentic and strong tomato taste – very fresh. I really like the garnish as well. Original review

#9: Nissin Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood Flavour

Singaporean Singapore The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

I’m still to this day intrigued by how much noodle can be in a Nissin Cup Noodles! A nice spicy cup of noodles. Strong seafood flavor with the added bonus of a spicy and crisp lemongrass hit. Included garnish is exemplary and the new version (coming in a post soon) has even more! Original review

#8: Prima Taste Singapore Fish Soup La Mian

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By pairing their premium thick and chewy la mian noodles along with a rich broth, this fish soup variety makes for a very tasty meal. What’s more, adding a little whiskey to the broth gives it an even moire sumptuous effect. I had wanted to try this one for years before I got my hands on some and it was definitely worth the wait. Original review

#7: Maggi Extra Spicy Curry Instant Noodles

Singaporean Singapore The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles in this one are your standard instant variety – nice quantity too. What I like about this is the curry flavor – strong with a little extra kick of spiciness – not too much though. Definitely one of those late night comfort foods I’m sure most would really enjoy. Original review

#6: KOKA Signature Laksa Singapura Instant Noodles

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The noodles only take 2 minutes to steep and come out very well. Add to that a rich creamy and seafood laksa which is masterfully augmented with included garnish which works very well. Oiliness is right on the mark and everything comes together so nicely. Original review

#5: KOKA Creamy Soup With Crushed Noodles Sweet Corn Flavor

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Rethinking the instant noodle, this cup comes with two large sachets – one with a lot of powder base and one with crushed instant noodles. At the end, you wind up with a very thick and luxuriant kind of corn chowder affair which is very satisfying – and the corn hydrates perfectly and is sweet! There are a couple things which in many instant noodles that  don’t hydrate well in instant noodle cups and bowls and often, that’s corn. Glad to see it done right. Original review

#4: Prima Juzz’s Mee Creamy Chicken Flavour

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The noodles in this one are broad and thick,m however soft and gentle. They remind me of some varieties of Taiwanese noodles – although softer. The broth is very rich and tasty with a very good thickness. An excellent creamy chicken which I’ve found to be just perfect. Original review

#3: Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian

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These have been in the annual Top Ten List for the past two years and their non-wholegrain brethren have been for even more. Chewy, artisan feel noodles are engaged with a very thick and rich broth with huge sachets of paste and coconut milk powder. Brilliant stuff. Original review

#2: Nissin Straits Reborn Laksa – Singapore

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The noodles have a great gauge and quality – nice chew too. The broth is amazingly thick. It’s got a nice coconut milk powder component and a ton of paste with nice shrimp taste. Indeed, there’s shrimp morsels all through it (by morsel I mean crumb sized bits) so make it about as rich as it can get. The laksa leaves added a little something special. Everything comes together in such a way that it just sings.  Original review

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

Singaporean Singapore The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Singaporean Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

This is my favorite of the 2500+ reviews I’ve posted to date. It is number one in the annual 2017 top ten and was also in 2016. The noodles are thick and full with a great chew and being wholegrain, they have a kind of rustic and artisan feel to them. Just can’t get enough of them. The broth is thick and full of flavor. The pack contains a pair of sachets: one with coconut milk powder and the other with a lavish laksa paste. The flavors and noodles marry together in a crescendo of flavors that keep me coming back for more – bravo! Original review

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

NOTE – THERE IS A NEW TOP TEN SPICY LIST FOR 2018 – HERE IT IS

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

It’s that time of year again! Actually, this is the first time the list is coming out in July although at the tail end of July. I usually have the lists come out on the Monday closest to the date it came out the prior year. So this list is a compilation of absolutely hottest and spiciest varieties I’ve had out of the 2,500+ varieties I’ve tried thus far. Something you think belongs on this spiciest of lists? Let me know – I’ll give it a try. Let’s get started!

Note – on the day of posting I remember that there was one variety that should be in this list. I’ve given it an ‘honorable mention’ at the bottom, so don’t forget to give that a look. It will most certainly appear in next year’s list in a position on the list as it is quite spicy and truly should get it’s little place in The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time. My apologies.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

A video presentation of The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition.

#10: MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle – Malaysia

Spiciest #10: MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles 2017 Edition

MyKuali’s new recipe added a big punch of heat to their already amazing and groundbreaking Penang White Curry Noodle. Thick almost saucelike broth fires up the palate and includes a generous amount of garlic this time. Original review

#9: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles – India

Spiciest #9: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

One of the most recent ones I’ve tried. I was on the fence about including it to be honest, however it definitely does belong. A strong spiciness from a serious green chilli flavor. Definitely the hottest variety I’ve tried from India. Original review

#8: CarJEN Hot & Spicy Dry Curry With Chives Soup – Malaysia

Spiciest #8: CarJEN Hot & Spicy Dry Curry With Chives Soup - Malaysia The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

This is one not only spicy but unique. Not only does it have a brothless noodle, it has a sachet you mix with boiling water to make a soup that is served alongside. I’ve seen this done multiple times in Taiwanese variants but never from Malaysia – good show! Original review

#7: Mi E-Zee Perisa Kari Mi Segera – Malaysia

Spiciest #7: Mi E-Zee Perisa Kari Mi Segera – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

After mentioning I thought it could be improved by making it spicier, they did. They include a sachet of very hot chilli pepper flake – a pretty decently sized one that if you use, you will definitely be feeling the burn. Original review

#6: Samyang Foods Mala Buldak Bokkeummyun – South Korea

Spiciest #6: Samyang Foods Mala Buldak Bokkeummyun - South Korea - The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The newest variety of the Buldak Bokkeummyun series, this one features Sichuan pepper. It provides a kind of buzzing, numbing effect which is different. Lots of good garnish such as well sized mushroom pieces in here. Original review

#5: Paldo Teumsae Ramyun – South Korea

Spiciest #5: Paldo Teumsae Ramyun – South Korea - The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

On the list for four years now! Another South Korean ramyun with serious kick to it. This isn’t to be trifled with!  Teumsae has restaurants in South Korea which serve up some seriously spicy fare. I really like the text underneath the word Teumsae which reads, ‘Flavor. Culture. Human’ Original review here

#4: Paldo Bulnak Bokkummyun Spicy Fried Octopus Ramyun – South Korea

Spiciest #4: Paldo Bulnak Bokkummyun Spicy Fried Octopus Ramyun – South Korea - The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

After many, many people complaining that I had the order hot and that this should be behind the #3, I decided to give it another try. You were right – totally concede that. However, this is definitely a fiery hot plate of noodles with a nice flavor. Original review

#3: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyeon – South Korea

Spiciest #3: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyeon – South Korea - The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The bowl version of this is what is commonly used in the Fire Noodle Challenge. This stuff will really clean your clock – the initial taste is very sweet and savory and then bam. Indeed a crescendo of flame hits you palate like sucking on a charcoal briquet. Original review

#2: emart Dare You! Habanero Ramyun – South Korea

Spiciest #2: emart Dare You! Habanero Ramyun – South Korea - The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The current packaging for this one has changed yet again. So now it features the name ‘Super Junior’ which is a reference to a Korean pop music act. Definitely need to try that – but at this point, this is definitely worth of the second spot. The broth is violently spicy – coats your tongue is heat and fire. Original review

#1: Samyang Foods 2x Spicy Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun – South Korea

Spiciest #1: Samyang Foods 2x Spicy Hek Buldak Bokkeummyun - South Korea - The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition 2017 Edition

There is no doubt in my mind that there’s nothing hotter than this one out there – as far as they go, this is the spiciest of the spiciest – at least that I’ve tried. This is a real burner and definitely takes my breath away. Therefore, I would say that if you aren’t comfortable with spicy foods, this will grab you, throw you on the ground and have it’s way with you. Consider this a warning in big red capital letters!! The heat will linger long after the plate is clean – if you can get that far! Original review

Spiciest - The Ramen Rater's Definitive Guide To Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun - South Korea - instant noodles

I would like to mention that I have made a special ‘Definitive Guide’ and video focusing on the Samyang Food Buldak Bokkeummyun series – you can see it here.

Honorable Mention – Paldo Volcano Curry Kkokkomyun – South Korea

Spiciest Honorable Mention - Paldo Volcano Curry Kkokkomyun - South Korea - The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

As soon as I got everything ready to post this morning, I realized one that I’d reviewed wasn’t in the list – this one. It definitely belong in this list and so since redoing this whole list would take hours of work, I decided to give it the Honorable Mention position. It will most definitely be in next year’s list, If it were on the list this year, it would be in 9th place. Indeed it is a very hot curry that will blow your mind and should appear in the top ten. My apologies. Original review

#2509: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles

#2580: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - spicy

I spend a lot of time looking around to see what’s new and what’s going on in the instant noodle industry. I kind of have to; if I don’t, I can’t find out what’s popular elsewhere in the world. I read a little about this extra spicy variety from India called Maggi Hot Heads – they’ve got a few flavors. People were commenting how this was the spiciest of all of them and I thought hey why not seek it out. My wife Kit was kind and got me some off of Amazon! Thank you! This is a rarity (I mean she’s always nice) – we never get instant noodles online for reviewing. This one seemed to be one that needed some attention though. Let’s check out this Hot Heads variety and see how hot it is!

Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles – India

#2580: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - spicy

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet to 210ml boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2580: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - spicy

The noodle block.

#2580: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - spicy

The ‘Tastemaker’ sachet.

#2580: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - spicy

Has a strong green chilli scent – I think this may be spicy…

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles aren’t bad. They have a decent chew and a decent quality. The broth turned into more of a sauce. It definitely has a strong green chilli flavor which I really li ked. Furthermore, the sauce coats everything rather well. So, is it hot? Yes – very. Top Ten List hot? We’ll see. It was definitely not the spiciest I’ve tried, however it has a unique flavor that I enjoyed. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.   EAN bar code 8901058847833.

#2580: Maggi Hot Heads Green Chilli Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - spicy

Maggi Hotheads Noodles, Green Chilli, 71g – India

Trying this one mukbang style