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Negative Comments About My Weight, My Politics, And Reviewing Instant Noodles

So there’s a misconception (and assumption) that some people have made about me and what I do that’s kind of annoying and honestly rather infuriating. Some people seem to have the need to lecture me about what I eat and my weight. ...see full post

Pardoning The Turkey – Thanksgiving 2012 Throwback!

I think the following post came out in 2011 or 2012 – either way, it was something I made before turkey was in the oven and done, and I think I ended up cheezing out on working the turkey magic – all the guts and skin pulling and funky just kind of nauseated me… So here’s what I made for breakfast that day. Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving! ...see full post

Kylie Jenner Ramen Noodles Recipe – perfected by The Ramen Rater

I know, I know. You’re probably like, ‘dude, are you really doing thing?’ The answer is yes. I was told by a professional that I should give this a go. I mean, why not – there’s the recipe. I think I can put a little spin on it though and why not. Maybe my son Miles will want to try it too? He’s three and knows probably as much about Kylie Jenner as I do. Like I say in the video here, all I know about Kylie Jenner is that her father used to be Bruce Jenner and changed gender and is now… Caitlynn Jenner – okay yeah that’s the name – I couldn’t remember. I know there’s a TV show with these people but I’ve never seen it and honestly don’t know why Kylie Jenner is famous (please comment below if you’re hip to that). But let’s give a try at these vague ingredient mentions and see what happens. ...see full post

#3000: Peyoung Yakisoba GIGAMAX – Japan

I want to start by thank you for having a look at this. 3000. It’s a pretty big number. I would never have achieved it without the help and support of my family- my mother who introduced me to the instant noodle at an early age, my father who introduced me to the world of Asian cuisine, my sister for supporting all of my niche ventures whether they be instant noodles or hot sauces or even robot skinning, my children for trying all these different flavors I’ve foisted upon them over the years. Most of all, I want to thank my wife Kit who has stood by me through thick and thin, been a sounding board for my ideas, waited patiently as I inspect every aspect of the noodle aisle at an Asian grocery, and stood by me through it all. I love you all. ...see full post

Win An Umai Crate Full Of Ramen From Japan!


Win An Umai Crate From Japan Crate Contest

I’d like to announce a new contest! Japan Crate and The Ramen Rater have partnered to do give away  a free Umai Crate to a lucky winner! What’s an Umai Crate, you ask? It’s a monthly box that’s full of neat ramen from Japan! They feature unique varieties from all over Japan plus a bonus item (usually a kitchen implement), a recipe card, and a detailed pamphlet with background information and cooking instructions. Want one? Watch the video below and read on! ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

In the past few years, I’ve noticed some shifts in the domestic instant noodle world. Shifting towards a little more healthy being the main thing, but also playing with more exotic flavors and ideas. Here are my favorite varieties out of the reviews up to #2,943 that are made in the United States. What you should also know is that if you live in the United States, these aren’t too hard to come by. If you’re a manufacturer or just a reader who has a variety you’d like to see reviewed, please contact me using the CONTACT form. With that, here’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition! ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition | 2018台灣十大泡麵排行

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

Another year gone by – hard to believe. As usual, many, many Taiwanese varieties have crossed my desk. This list comes as I’m about to hit 3,000 reviews as well. Pretty crazy. These are my favorite Taiwanese varieties out of all my reviews up to #2,943. As always, if you want me to try something I’ve not – drop me a line. With that, let’s check out The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition! ...see full post

Instant Ramen Noodles Turn 60

Instant Ramen Noodles Turn 60

On August 25th, 1958, Momofuku Ando’s mission of creating the instant noodle was complete. Today we mark the 60th anniversary of the birth of its invention. ...see full post

Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles 2018 Edition


spiciest instant noodles The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles 2018 Edition

It’s been a long year, let me tell you! I have been asked countless times about this list and what’s new. I’ve done numerous taste tests and endured lots of heat! Ready to burn? Check out the list and look down at the bottom for a way to get a great selection of some of the spiciest and tastiest varieties in one low-cost box! Indeed, it is time – here’s the official top ten – your spiciest instant noodles for 2018 from almost 3,000 reviews to date! ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2018 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2018 Edition

Hello fellow instant noodle enthusiasts! Whether for lunch or a snack, instant noodle cups are popular the world over for their convenience and ease of preparation. I’ve samples over 2,800 different instant noodle varieties, and a great deal of them are cups. Out of those, here are my absolute favorite varieties – updated for 2018! As always, if you’re an instant noodle cup (or otherwise) company, please contact me if you’d like to have your products reviewed! Hope you enjoy! ...see full post

Tapatio Ramen Giveaway Contest


Tapatio Ramen Giveaway

Many you probably no and many of you probably don’t – Tapatio, the popular hot sauce – now has their own range of spicy instant noodle products called Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup! Want a chance to be the envy of your friends at lunch with some of these bowls? Read on to find out how – it’s really easy to enter to win! ...see full post