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#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi – Malaysia

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

Here’s another one from Mohd – the last of the ones he sent (please feel free to send more varieties and thank you again!) – this is a collaboration between Malaysian company Mamee and South Korean style company Shinsegae. This is a spicy kimchi soup – let’s hit it up!

Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi – Malaysia

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachets to 500ml water and bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook 4~5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

The noodle block.

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

A wet sachet

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

A thick red sauce.

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

A dry sachet.

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

Lots of vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles were really great – gauge and chew were large and hearty. The broth was a very tasty kimchi with a good level of sweetness to it. The spiciness? Definitely much more subdued than the dry version of Daebak. This one has a really great taste to it and I was very impressed. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555022305905.

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

Mamee Monster BBQ Noodle Snack (Barbeque Flavor / 10-ct) – 10.58oz (Pack of 1)

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Watch me eat on Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken – Malaysia

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

So yesterday was my birthday, and one of the best I’ve had yet. This one was a little different; usually I’m all about going out somewhere to eat or partying up. I had a couple goals for my birthday. One was to do a mukbang of this one and publish it yesterday – which I was able to do.

The other was to get 20,000 steps on my walking tracker. Well, I ended up at 18,810 – close but no cigar. At least I can go for this pretty much any day. Certainly, my feet were pretty sore at the end of the day – was almost 9 miles worth of steps. Either way, a new record for me since I started tracking that.

Anyways, it was a really great day and I thank everyone for their well-wishes and my family for making it really nice!

But yeah – ghost pepper noodles – and they’re black! Smack dab in the middle of a day where I’m doing a lot of exercise, I slammed a big block of carbs – and it was fun. There are some videos below to check out – the unboxing, the cooking, and finally, the mukbang itself where I slurp this sucka down. Let’s get to it!

Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken – Malaysia

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to line for 4 minutes. Poke holes in lid and drain. Add in wet sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

An included fork!

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

The black noodle block!How is it black? Squid ink? Nope – berries and cocoa!

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

A wet sachet.

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Thick. Dark. Smells spicy.

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Finished (click to enlarge). The black noodles are simply striking. They were decent too and had a nice gauge and mouthfeel. The flavor coated evenly and was a very hot and spicy level. I’ve had a lot spicier, but this one does pack a wallop. Tasty and fun! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022306698.

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Mamee Daebak Spicy Instant Noodle (628MART) (Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodle 159g, 4 Pack)

An Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater!

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Finally, watch me scarf it down on Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

Unboxing Time: Limited Edition Ghost Pepper Daebak

I was contacted by a guy at Mamee in Malaysia about a new ultra spicy variety . I was game. He sent them. They arrived the day before my birthday and Miles and I cracked them open! Let’s check ’em out!

Unboxing Time: Limited Edition Ghost Pepper Daebak – Malaysia

A big thank you to Felix over at Mamee!

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles – Malaysia

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

This one was sent by a person named Shoffee in Malaysia – my thanks! This is truly something I’d never be able to review without a reader sending it in. From what I’m getting on the package, it looks to be much like the popular fire noodles. At the very least, it’s definitely influenced by them. Let’s give them a try!

Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles – Malaysia

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, boil noodle block in 500ml water for 4~5 minutes. Drain, saving 6 spoons of water (going by the formula 1 spoon = 15ml * 6 = 90ml). Add in liquid sachet contents and stir fry for 1 minute. Add in garnish,. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

The noodle block.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

A large liquid sachet.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

Thick and sticky – reminiscent of kecap manis.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

The garnish sachet.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

Seasoned textured vegetable protein.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried onion, soft egg, and spring onion. Noodles were good – nice chew and gauge to them. The flavor was very reminiscent of the fire noddle, although sweeter . 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022305882.

Mamee Chef Instant Noodles 80g (628MART) (Curry Laksa, 4 Packs)

Watch me try these along with my son Miles! On an episode of Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

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!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2017 Edition

Instant noodle cups – so portable, so ubiquitous. They’re everywhere! People seem to really like them for lunch. I’ve found that people also like to take them when backpacking or camping – all you need is hot water and once done, you can flatten them so it’s easy to pack out your trash. These convenient meals have come a long way since their inception – many flavors and countries of origin. This list is a compilation of my favorite instant noodle cups from the over 2,500 instant noodle reviews I’ve done to date.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2017 Edition

#10: Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Spicy Sambal Flavour – Malaysia

#10: Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Spicy Sambal Flavour – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle cups

The noodles came out so nicely – they have a great character of chew and whilst not in a broth, they’re not dry after being drained. The flavor is wonderful – spicy and tasty with that sweet-hot kick I love about mie goreng. The crunchy bits rounds everything out soundly. Original review

#9: Nissin Nupasta Carbonara Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#9: Nissin Nupasta Carbonara Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle cups

The noodles came out very, very well. They have a very fresh quality to them and a decent quantity. The vegetables and meats hydrated and cooked great – little bits of bacon, mushroom and other stuff throughout. The flavor was just great too – the white powder turned into a sauce with perfect thickness and quantity – and it tasted like an alfredo sauce. This was just plain awesome. Original review

#8 Nissin Soba Nudeln Mit Yakisoba Sauce Yakitori Chicken – Germany

#8 Nissin Soba Nudeln Mit Yakisoba Sauce Yakitori Chicken - Germany - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle cups

The noodles are thin and very good – just perfect for yakisoba. The flavor is just perfect – I mean wow! It’s like the taste of grilled chicken and very good. The included garnish is everywhere are very nice. Impressed! Original review

#7: Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour – Malaysia

#7: Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle cups

The broth is first off a lot of fun to look at; the red and cream colors are really good looking. The broth has a creamy and spicy taste with lots of nice pieces of red pepper, and as always the ‘mi tarik’ noodles were just right. Very new and unique. Original review

#6: Nissin Cup Noodle Light+ Bagna Cauda – Japan

#6: Nissin Cup Noodle Light+ Bagna Cauda - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle cups

The noodles have a really nice quality to them – not mushy or anything; they’re just really good. The broth is saucy and hearty with a cheese and light fish taste which is augmented with vegetables galore. Amazing! This doesn’t make me think of low-calorie noodles, yet they are. Original review

#5: MAMA Instant Cup Noodles Seafood Pad Kee Mao Flavour – Thailand

#5: MAMA Instant Cup Noodles Seafood Pad Kee Mao Flavour – Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle cups

The flavor is really quite good and can be summed as kind of a sweet seafood taste with a great bite of spiciness – and then this lingering flavor from the holy basil. It’s got a really different flavor I wish was present more often in instant noodle varieties. Original review

#4: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle Authentic Taste – Malaysia

#4: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle Authentic Taste – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle cups

The noodles have a very light chew and a different mouthfeel. While I wasn’t entirely satisfied with this new style of noodle in the White Curry cup, this works very nicely with the tom yum. The broth is a tour de force of strong flavors – spicy, lemongrass pucker and a really nice balance of shrimp and vegetable taste. Original review

#3: Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour – Malaysia

#3: Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle cups

There are some flavors erupting from Malaysia that are just fantastic and this instant noodle cup exudes them like a rock star. The noodles came out excellent – pretty much identical to the packaged version. The broth and garnish as well were great – rich curry flavor and premium garnishes including little tofu puff bits and pepper. Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle Authentic Taste – Malaysia

#2: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle Authentic Taste – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle cups

The noodles are soft and have a kind of dark tan color to them. The broth here is like you died and went to prawn mee heaven. It’s thick, oily, spicy and tasty. It’s just awesome stuff, and then they go and include those awesome fried onions. The only thing is the bustling of motorbikes and people talking at the hawker court. Original review

#1: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron – Mexico

#1: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron - Mexico - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle cups

So the noodles came out great in the microwave – flat and thin with a nice light tooth. Indeed the broth was a show stopper – a great Mexican shrimp broth with a rich flavor and light heat. Moreover, it has a sweetness I’ve only seen in Southeast Asian variants previously. The shrimp that are included are among some of the largest I’ve seen in an instant noodle – not only did they hydrate perfectly but they’re of good quality as well. The other bits of garnish supplied such as cabbage, carrot and other things round everything out and give the cup an excellent premium feel. In conclusion, this was absolutely wonderful stuff and I am seriously impressed – best of the instant noodle cups to date. Original review

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

Now for the third year, I’m coming out with the latest Top Ten Instant Rice Noodles list. Rice noodles have some benefits as opposed to their fried wheat counterparts. First, they’re virtually fat-free. Also, they’re not fried. Rice noodles are gluten-free by nature, although the ingredients in the sachets that come with these varieties might not be. People ask me for a gluten-free list often, but that would be rather difficult as I’d have to pore over every ingredient list on every review to do this. Well, let’s have a look at these great rice noodle varieties – the best instant rice noodles varieties of the almost 2,500 reviews to date!

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

The list’s video presentation.

#10:Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli – Vietnam

#10:Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli - Vietnam - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The instant rice noodles came out of the microwave slightly underdone, but that was easy to look past as by the time I sat down to eat this, they were very good. Light chew, thin gauge. The broth was very, very good – a nice oiliness and crab taste with lots of crab in there and vegetable. Original review

#9: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine – Singapore

#9: KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The instant rice noodles – fettuccine – came out remarkably well. Indeed it is perfectly hydrated. I make a couple cross-cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make them easier to work with a fork. The broth is very tasty with a fresh taste of tomato and a bit of spiciness. Moreover, the broth definitely has a seafood feel to it – almost has a slight lemony hint to it. The vegetables hydrated very well and were complimentary. Also,m the shrimp that are included taste good and are of a decent quantity. Original review

#8: Nissin Seafood Flavour Rice Vermicelli – Hong Kong

#8: Nissin Seafood Flavour Rice Vermicelli - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The noodles were slightly thick and chewier than many – and it worked well here; a little heartier. The broth was very good – a milky seafood and butter kind of taste which was absolutely delicious. The included bits included scrambled egg, spring onion, mushroom and seafood which all hydrated perfectly. Well done! – Original review

#7: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Bihun Kari Seribu Rasa – Malaysia

#7: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Bihun Kari Seribu Rasa – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The Mamee Chef Gold Recipe on the 2015 Edition of the Top Ten Instant Noodles list, but with bihun! The noodles have a slight dryness to them, but the best part is how the broth is so rich and flavorful; it’s like a bowl of Malaysian love. Original review

#6: Ah Lai Penang Favourite White Curry Rice Vermicelli – Malaysia

#6: Ah Lai Penang Favourite White Curry Rice Vermicelli – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

I found I liked this vermicelli version of their white curry better than their wheat noodle variety! I don’t think that’s happened before; it’s kind of been a love/hate relationship I’ve had with rice based noodles for years. However, the rich flavor of the broth embraces the noodles and enrobes them in curry happiness. Original review

#5: MeeKuali Bihun Sup Rempah Perisa Daging – Malaysia

#5: MeeKuali Bihun Sup Rempah Perisa Daging - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The vermicelli came out really good. This and cooked nicely. I made a couple of cross cuts with a pair of kitchen scissors to make the vermicelli more manageable. The broth is great . It’s got a great beef flavor and definitely full of spices. Moreover, it has the thickness I like. The shallots pull it together well – crisp and tasty. Original review

#4: Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavour – Taiwan

#4: Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavour - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The noodle was great – a little thicker than the other rice noodle varieties from Tseng. A little heartier which worked well here. The broth was a luxuriant sea of deep orange with a good coconut body. The flavor was not extremely strong in this one, but it was satisfying and quite good. Impressed at this being a Laksa coming from Taiwan. Original review

#3: MAMA Instant Rice Noodle Soup Spicy Shrimp Flavour – Thailand

#3: MAMA Instant Rice Noodle Soup Spicy Shrimp Flavour – Thailand - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The noodles are very good – broad in nature and light in chewiness. The broth is really quite good – it has a spicy, lemongrass flavor with a nice shrimp hit, plus a sweetness as well that I wasn’t expecting. The little shrimp are in there as well, which hydrated quite nicely. Very pleased indeed! Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Rice Vermicelli Soup – Malaysia

#2: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Rice Vermicelli Soup - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The vermicelli came out nice – not too chewy and very plentiful. I used a pair of kitchen scissors to make 3 cross cuts in order to make them more manageable with a fork. The broth is a sea of flavor. So it has a strong lemongrass presence coupled with a serious spiciness. The shrimp taste is strong here and the broth is thick – really thick. The included garnish was excellent and hydrated perfectly. Original review

#1: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli (Bihun) – Malaysia

#1: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli (Bihun) – Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant rice noodles

The bihun as hydrated really well for something steeped. The broth is mind blowing. If you like a thick and serious onslaught of prawny sweetness and heat, this is absolutely for you. It’s so rich and strong and tasty! To top it all off, fried onion bits that are the best I’ve ever had in any instant product – other than the wheat noodle package version of this product. Amazing! Original review

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2016 Edition

This is the fourth Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups list I’ve done since 2013 and I just looked at the first one – none of them are still on this list! I will say one thing though – the ones on the 2013 list are all really good too. It’s hard picking a list to be honest; maybe a top fifty? Naw – ten is enough. Maybe when I’ve done 5000 reviews a top fifty might be in order. But for now, here’s the best of the best – my absolute favorite cup varieties from the 2,100+ reviews I’ve done.

Here’s this year’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups video.

#10: Nongshim Kimchi Flavor Noodle Soup – United States

As it says on the package, it come out the microwave very hot. By the time it was cool enough to sample, the noodles were perfect – good gauge and chew. The broth had a very tasty kimchi taste – bright and lively with that nice tanginess and heat I enjoy. The vegetables were abundant and well hydrated. Original review

#9: MAMA Cup Yentafo Tom Yum Mohfai – Thailand

The noodles have the standard wonderful gauge and chew of the noodles that are in MAMA cups. They have a nice texture and flavor to them. The broth is great – a nice color, spiciness and flavor that is a little sweet and very unique. Original review

#8: Nissin Cup Noodle Light+ Cheese Fondue – Japan

My first thought is wow. So the noodles come out very nicely – light chew and nice gauge. These noodles are different from the standard Cup Noodle. The broth is sensational; it’s very thick and has a very nice cheese taste as well as a layered and rich vegetable flavor which is not only savory but has very gourmet notes to it. I’m finding cabbage and red bell pepper as well as sweet carrot and potatoes. This is really great – and that it’s a light variety is mind boggling as it’s full of flavor and doesn’t skimp on anything. Original review

#7: Mamee Mie Goreng Indonesia Spicy Sambal Flavour – Malaysia

The noodles came out so nicely – they have a great character of chew and whilst not in a broth, they’re not dry after being drained. The flavor is wonderful – spicy and tasty with that sweet-hot kick I love about mie goreng. The crunchy bits rounds everything out soundly. Original review here

#6: Nissin Nupasta Carbonara Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

The noodles came out very, very well. They have a very fresh quality to them and a decent quantity. The vegetables and meats hydrated and cooked great – little bits of bacon, mushroom and other stuff throughout. The flavor was just great too – the white powder turned into a sauce with perfect thickness and quantity – and it tasted like an alfredo sauce. This was just plain awesome. Original review

#5: Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour – Malaysia

The broth is first off a lot of fun to look at; the red and cream colors are really good looking. The broth has a creamy and spicy taste with lots of nice pieces of red pepper, and as always the ‘mi tarik’ noodles were just right. Very new and unique. Original review

#4: MAMA Instant Cup Noodles Seafood Pad Kee Mao Flavour – Thailand

The flavor is really quite good and can be summed as kind of a sweet seafood taste with a great bite of spiciness – and then this lingering flavor from the holy basil. It’s got a really different flavor I wish was present more often in instant noodle varieties. Original review

#3: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle Authentic Taste – Malaysia

The noodles have a very light chew and a different mouthfeel. While I wasn’t entirely satisfied with this new style of noodle in the White Curry cup, this works very nicely with the tom yum. The broth is a tour de force of strong flavors – spicy, lemongrass pucker and a really nice balance of shrimp and vegetable taste. Original review

#2: Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour – Malaysia

There are some flavors erupting from Malaysia that are just fantastic and this instant noodle cup exudes them like a rock star. The noodles came out excellent – pretty much identical to the packaged version. The broth and garnish as well were great – rich curry flavor and premium garnishes including little tofu puff bits and pepper. Original review here

#1: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle Authentic Taste – Malaysia

The noodles are soft and have a kind of dark tan color to them. The broth here is like you died and went to prawn mee heaven. It’s thick, oily, spicy and tasty. It’s just awesome stuff, and then they go and include those awesome fried onions. The only thing is the bustling of motorbikes and people talking at the hawker court. Original review

#2063: Mamee Pepper Noodles Vegetarian

Here’s the third one I’m reviewing as part of a special thing with the Apple Daily news folks in Hong Kong! They sent a few varieties to review and this one is sold in Hong Kong, however it’s made in Malaysia. Curious about this one – let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. to repare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contests. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A grainy concoction.

An oil sachet.

Corn oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, tofu pok and spring onion. The noodles are very good – standard gauge and nice tension to them. The broth has a black pepper taste alongside a kind of buttery taste, one that I’ve experienced in many vegetarian instants. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 051325110226.

The Taste of Old Hong Kong: Recipes and Memories From 30 Years on the China Coast

A cartoon showing how Mamee makes their noodles.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Snacks Of All Time 2016 Edition

Instant noodle… snacks? Yeah! Snacks of all kinds have come from instant noodles – candy, crunchy bits, you name it. They’re popular all over Asia and also the United States; have you ever taken a pack of instant noodles, crushed them and added in the seasoning and shaken the bag up and eaten them like potato chips or popcorn? Well, this is popular elsewhere as well! Let’s check out my favorite instant noodle snacks from over 1,900 reviews. Enjoy!

#10: Wei Lih What’s That? Leisure Meatballs Spicy Chicken Flavor – Taiwan

They’re crunchy and light. They have a slight sweetness and a spiciness that is very slight but builds the more you eat. Original review

#9: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Ayam – Malaysia

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The noodles are nice and crunchy. They have that lightness you would expect from an uncooked instant noodle, but not really oily as some can be. The flavoring is light and has a salty and almost sesame oil kind of flavor to it. Original review

#8: A-Sha Prince Katsu Snack Noodles – Taiwan

They’re very light and crunchy and have a nice salty and crunchy appeal to them. There’s a bit of a sweet and garlic or onion kind of thing going on as well as a hint of spiciness. Original review

#7: J.J. Snek Mi Perisa BBQ – Malaysia

The noodles are crunchy and have a nice flavor to them – very much reminding me of fried chicken from a well known restaurant chain. These were very good! Original review

#6: Samyang Foods Star Popeye Ramyun Snack – South Korea

It’s very crunchy and the noodles have a very light cinnamon note to them. The sugaryness of the rock candy brings this out in a nice way. Original review

#5: Mama Rangers Snack Noodles Shrimp Tom Yum Flavour – Myanmar

The snack noodle pieces are very short. The have a nice crunch to them. The flavor is that of a sweet tom yum, with a hint of spiciness, an unmistakable hit of lemongrass, and definitely tastes like sugary tom yum. It’s a nice flavor and was enjoyable. Original review

#4: Oyatsu Baby Star Snack Noodle Yakisoba Flavor – Japan

These short lengths of noodle are great. They’re light and crunchy. The flavor is that of yakisoba, so a little Worcestershire and salt and spices. It’s great stuff! Original review

#3: Ve Wong Little Prince Bacon – Taiwan

These little crunchy bits of noodles have a great bacon flavor. The big bag comes with a ton of little bags. My wife and I found these at an Asian grocery near Disneyland during our honeymoon – bacon snacks!  Original review

#2: Komforte Chockolates Savory Ramen – United States

The chocolate was exceedingly good – a really nice 53% dark chocolate I enjoyed thoroughly – premium stuff. It’s not so dark that it will put off the milkies and not so light on cacao that it lacks richness. The bits of noodles were nice and crunchy, and not hard like a rock. The soy, onion and garlic flavors were very much muted by the rich chocolate flavor, but that wasn’t a horrible thing. Original review

#1: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Pedas – Malaysia

I really like the crunch of the noodles; they seem a little different than the other Mamee Monster varieties; they’re really crispy, but maybe have a little more give to them. They have a nice spicy flavor to them which was great and a little bit of sweetness and more spiciness from the seasoning – excellent snacks. Original review

#1769: Mamee Chef Lontong Flavour

Close to 50 reviews ago I checked out Mamee Chef’s Longtong Flavour cup version and today I thought it was a good time to try their pack version. I would say that generally, I like packs better than cups. To me, a noodle that’s boiled for a little while tastes better than steeped. Of course there are exception out there, but it generally seems that way.Today is the first review since my wife and I got back from the hospital when my son was born. I uusally am quite a few reviews ahead of the game.

He’s about exactly 3 days old in this picture I just took. I’m amazed how powerful this little guy we named Miles is; seven and a half pounds of amazingness. Yeah, I think I could go on about Miles about as much as I could go on about noodles, except when I talk about him I just keep saying the words ‘cute’ and ‘perfect’ and ‘amazing’ alot. Anyways, he’s all of those things! Back to the lontong!

So I was kind of surprised that Wikipedia was a little short on info about lontong so I want to share how it’s described by Mamee Chef:

Lontong is a popular dish among Malays, made of compressed rice cake wrapped inside a banana leaf found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. It is commonly called nasi himpit (“pressed rice”) that goes with a coconut based soup. The dish is more like a vegetable stew with chopped cabbage, turnip and carrots. It is one of the Muslims’ favourite traditional Raya dish that comes with a variety of cooking style namely Lontong Johor, Lontong Lodeh, Lontong Sotong and so forth. The overall taste of lontong is bland and neutral, it depends on other ingredients to give taste through spices and sauces. They include things such as fried tempeh, fried tofu, boiled eggs, dried cuttlefish sambal, fried spicy shredded coconut (serunding kelapa), fried chicken etc.

The highlight of the product is Dato’ Chef Ismail’s Lontong paste that makes our Lontong has the authentic flavor, which makes Mamee Chef Lontong as close to the real dish as possible. I have attached the press release for your better understanding on Mamee Chef Lontong. Hope you enjoy the Mamee Chef Lontong as much as we do!

Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains crustacean. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachets and stir well. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A light powder with bits in there.

A non dairy creamer sachet.

A superfine powder.

The paste sachet.

Has a nice scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added Fresno chilli peppers, coriander, mung bean sprouts, Dodo shrimp and fish balls and white onion. The noodles have that great Mamee Cheff texture to them – rounded and a good chew. The broth is really fascinating; has a nice heat that starts at the front of your mouth and then creeps back slowly to your throat and hangs out there. It’s got a nice creamy complexion and a strong flavor. What’s also neat are the tiny little cili padi rings that abound. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022304731.

Authentic Recipes from Malaysia (from Amazon) Authentic Recipes from Malaysiapresents over 62 easy-to-follow recipes with detailed descriptions of Malaysian cooking methods and ingredients, enabling you to reproduce the exotic flavors of Malaysia in your own kitchen.

A Mamee Chef press announcement about the new Mamee Chef Lontong.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Malaysian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2015 Edition

When I visited Malaysia last October, I was asked by a newspaper reported when I thought a Malaysian top ten list might come out. I figured once I got to around 70 reviews I could probably put something together. As of today, I’ve reviewed 100 different varieties from Malaysia. What’s more, I am releasing this top ten list on Malaysia’s Independence Day! Hari Merdeka! Happy Birthday, Malaysia! I hope everyone enjoys this list, in my opinion the best of the best instant varieties Malaysia has to offer that I’ve tried yet.

#10: Ibumie Penang White CurryMee

Ibumie is a very popular brand in Malaysia. What I like about their CurryMee is that it covers all the bases: spicy, rich and flavorful curry. The levels of these prerequisite are such however that it’s accessible to most – not too spicy or strong. A good one to introduce people to Malaysian instant noodle flavor. Original review

#9: Ah Lai Penang Favourite White Curry Bihun

I found that the bihun version of Ah Lai’s White Curry was very enjoyable; the noodles come out just right and dance with the curry broth playfully. Balanced just right. Original review

#8: Mamee Chef Curry Laksa

Mamee Chef’s noodles use ‘mi tarik’ technology to emulate hand pulled noodles. Coupling that with a rich and tasty curry broth and garnish including tau pok, this is definitely one of my all time favorites. Original review

#7: The Bridge Penang White Curry Noodle

A noodle with excellent texture and chew along with a beautifully lustrous broth with strong flavor. Makes me wish I could’ve gotten more from Malaysia to bring home! Original review

#6: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle

Hokkien Mee is a wonderfully unique flavor of Penang and is extremely well represented here. The broth is sweet and has a deep flavor of prawn as well as a spiciness. The provided fried onions are the best I’ve ever found in an instant noodle. Original review

#5: Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Mi Kari Seribu Rasa

This variety has it all – great noodles, a deep and beautiful color, and finally a flavor that makes me think of the exotic. Lots of cumin and other spices comer together here masterfully. Original review

#4: CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa

I’ve seen a lot of noodle packages but I must say this is by far the sexiest. What’s nice is that what’s inside is equally as awesome – a very tasty curry is augmented with coconut powder and a dipping sauce with nice bits of shrimp. Original review

#3: MyOri Malaysia Penang Green Curry Rice Vermicelli

This is something new I tried in the last few months that’s just left me speechless. The green curry broth is thick and so flavorful; perfect spiciness and perfect taste. What’s more, it pairs with rice vermicelli in a stunning way. Luxuriant and innovative. Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle

This is the variety and flavor that grabbed me and set my palate on Malaysia. The richness, thickness and strength of this broth is mind-blowing. The noodles are engorged on it and have a hearty gauge and chew. A real game changer. Original review

#1: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle

This one takes the cake. It has such an authentic flavor; as soon as I tried it, I was whisked back to Langkawi – the thickness of this tom yum is amazing, as is its’ sweetness and spiciness. I half expect to find a stalk of lemongrass in the bowl. Original review

As always, if you know of a variety I should try, check THE BIG LIST to see if I already have, and if I haven’t, contact me! Hari Merdeka, Malaysia!