Category Archives: Maruchan

Thanksgiving Leftovers – Dark Meat Tom Yum Kung

We had a great Thanksgiving yesterday – Kit made a wonderful turkey, chocolate chip banana bread too! My buddy Matthew Bellah (the highly acclaimed author) brough over homemade cornbread and traditional stuffing, mashed potaoes, and a loaf of fancy bread. ...see full post

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

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

The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

Here we go again. It always surprises me that I have to put out a new list of these every year. I guess the redeeming fact is that some varieties get to be pushed out of the list, which I’m sure they’re happy about. Anyways, these are my least favorite instant noodle varieties from over 3500 reviews. This list is current as of review #3545. Let’s check out The Ramen Rater’s Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition. ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2020 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2020 Edition

Bowls, cups, , trays, packs, and boxes. Well, I haven’t done a list of boxed or tray-style instant noodles – maybe that will come soon. But I think that separating these is important. The experience that a cup is meant for is different than a cup or bowl. Cups are more for a snack on the go, packs for when you’ve got a stove, and bowls are, well, for lunch. Although in the finished shots of these you’ll see them plated here, generally people will be looking at the bowl they came in, possibly using the plastic fork they came with, and tossing everything once they’re done. These are my favorites, current as of review #3545. Let’s have a look at The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2020 Edition. ...see full post

#3531: Maruchan Karakuro Black Style Yakisoba – Japan

Here’s a fancy one from Japan found in a Zenpop box – check out zenpop.jp and use the coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount! ...see full post

#3525: Maruchan Oshima x Tanaka Shoten Miso Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3525: Maruchan Oshima x Tanaka Shoten Miso Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Here’s a fancy one from Japan found in a Zenpop box – check out zenpop.jp and use the coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount! ...see full post

#3521: Maruchan Sesame Tan Tan Udon – Japan

#3521: Maruchan Sesame Tan Tan Udon - Japan

Here’s one from a Zenpop subscription box! Want to get one? Head over to Zenpop and use the coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount! ...see full post

#3517: Maruchan Dining Champon Ramen – Japan

#3517: Maruchan Dining Champon Ramen - Japan

Here’s one from a Zenpop subscription box! Want to get one? Head over to Zenpop and use the coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount! ...see full post

#3458: Maruchan Chikara Mochi Udon – Japan

#3458: Maruchan Chikara Mochi Udon - Japan

Here we have one from Japan sent by Zenpop. Zenpop does a few different kinds of subscription boxes you can get and they’re pretty neat! Use coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount at checkout! ...see full post

#3444: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Hot-n-Spicy Vegetable Flavor – United States

#3444: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Hot-n-Spicy Vegetable Flavor - United States

Before you start, no. No you can’t. Get this. You can’t. Well, you can, but it’s going to be hard. Actually not that hard if you really want some. Just commit a crime that gets you incarcerated in a facility that has this stuff. That’s the only place you’re buying it – in prisons and jails and detention facilities. Period. ...see full post