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

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Thai Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition

It’s been a while – since 2016 – that I’ve put out a list of my favorite instant noodle varieties from Thailand. It seems like forever ago that I was able to look out of a window and see the Chaophraya river winding it’s way through Bangkok, party boats blasting music all hours of the day and night. I truly hope life affords me the privilege of visiting Thailand again someday – it’s really a place to behold. A nice little portable and tasty piece of Thailand can be found in the varied instant noodle varieties that travel to us around the world. These are my favorites out of the 3,9- instant noodle varieties I’ve tried that hail from Thailand. With that, let’s check out The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Thai Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition. ...see full post

Meet The Swirl Fork – An Innovative Invention

I was contacted recently by a fellow named Flavio who is an entrepreneur and inventor. His invention? The Swirl Fork! It’s a fascinating and compelling thing. Here’s a couple of videos – an unboxing and one with me trying it out. Enjoy! Find the Swirl Fork on Facebook here and on Amazon here. ...see full post

Panda Signature Ramen Noodle Soup Samples From Walmart – An Updtate

Panda Signature Ramen Noodle Soup Samples From Walmart - An Updtate

What is this? Where does it come from? These are all good questions about these Panda Signature products sent by a guy named Daniel from Montana (thanks again!). After looking all over the packaging and just finding they’re distributed here in the United States by Albany Farms, I noticed something. The HALAL stamp. It’s under the authority that gives out HALAL certifications in… Malaysia! ...see full post

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

The Ramen Rater's Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition

Well, after a week with the Top Ten stuck to the top of my page, it’s time for the complete opposite list. These are my least favorite. Just know that if there’s one on here that you really enjoy – you’re not a bad person! You just like something I don’t – out of a ton of reviews (This list is a compilation of my favorite and most memorable varieties I’ve tried as of review #3790), the one you enjoy is at the bottom. So, let’s not have dinner together. With that, here’s the Bottom Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition. ...see full post

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

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

After one very turbulent year, The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time is back. My mother died, we had an auto accident, the kids missed in-person schooling, and of course the pandemic. It’s been a really rough go but we’re back. Vaccines are rolling out everywhere and hopefully we can all get back together someday son. One thing I’ve found inspiration and enjoyment from during these times is a book I’d been hoping to find was sent to me by a noodle company exec called Momofuku Ando Speaks. It’s a book of quotes (kind of like the Ferengi Rules Of Acquisition if you’re a Star Trek fan) by the inventor of the instant noodle. I’ve been reading one on my show Instant Noodle Recipe Time every day – a lot of fun and a very interesting perspective. Little things like that have been really important as of late. Today, I’m proud to announce the show hits its 1000th episode! ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Trays Of All Time 2021 Edition

Top Ten Instant Noodle Trays

I’ve done a bowls and cups list over the last few years annually, but I’ve never done a trays list. Most trays end up being yakisoba – so you could consider this a yakisoba list as well. Some tasty stuff in here! This list is current as of review #3,02. Let’s check out the first The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Trays Of All Time 2021 Edition. ...see full post

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

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Hong Kong Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition

Tried a ton of varieties made in Hong Kong this last year or two and thought I ought to update this list. Some really great new stuff to show you! If you’re a manufacturer of varieties in Hong Kong, please feel free to contact me to try out your products! This list is current as of review #3,702. With that, let’s check out The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Hong Kong Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition. ...see full post

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

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition

Time for an update! The last The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time debuted in 2017. Many new varieties have been reviewed since then and some were absolutely amazing. This list is current as of review #3,702. If you’re a Chinese company with products you’d like reviewed – please contact me! Let’s check out The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Chinese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition. ...see full post

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

Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles

To start, I want to take a moment to recognize the passing of Nunuk Nuraini. Many of you haven’t heard of her and so I wanted to tell you a little about her. She was the spice mixer for Indomie and died earlier this year. The flavors she shared with the world are legendary I thought it fitting to honor her with a mention before we start this list. If you’d like to read and article about her life, there is one here ...see full post