Category Archives: * Stars 0 – 1.0

#3543: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Spaghetti – Vietnam

#3543: Micoem Cung Dinh Kool Spaghetti - Vietnam

A big thank you to Daniel from exoticnoods.com – her recently traveled to Taiwan and brough me back a trove of neat varieties and this is one of them!This is the second I’ve tried from this company. The last one was a delightful salted egg. Now it’s spaghetti. Let’s do this. ...see full post

#3505: Myojo Spicy Yuzu Mazesoba – Japan

#3505: Myojo Spicy Yuzu Mazesoba - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! ...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

#3450: Taihodien Green Chilli Paste Noodles – Taiwan

#3450: Taihodien Green Chilli Paste Noodles - Taiwan

It’s been a while since I had the original Taihodien spicy mala noodles. On those, the noodles themselves were decent but the flavor was just such an onslaught of Sichuan peppercorn. Just too much. This one sounds much different – green Sichuan peppercorn and a lot of other chilli pepper action going on. Hoping to like thing one! Let’s check it out. ...see full post

#3401: Star Anise Foods Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup Bowl Creamy Coconut – United States

#3401: Star Anise Foods Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup Bowl Creamy Coconut - United States

A very long time ago, I tried their pho as part of a Meet The Manufacturer series – a series of one review! I’ve started seeing their products more and more and thought hey look – it’s in Walmrt – I’ll give it a try. So, here we are. I’m curious how it’s going to be – brown rice noodles! Let’s find out. ...see full post

#3400: EDO Pack Kumamoto Flavor Noodles – Hong Kong

#3319: EDO Pack Kumamoto Flavor Noodles - Hong Kong

Another one from Smart’n’Save in Richmond, BC’s Lansdowne Centre. Kumamoto flavor would definitely point towards tonkotsu; not a clue what else it could be. This is a product of Singapore, but labeling definitely makes it clear to me that it’s just for the Hong Kong market. Let’s check it out! ...see full post

#3381: Nissin Pasta U.F.O. Sabor Alitas Hot – Mexico

#3381: Nissin Pasta U.F.O. Sabor Alitas Hot - Mexico

Alas, we come to the end of the road on the samples from the last box from Nissin MExico. They were all fascinating and different, but this I’m hoping is a case of saving the best for last. Their Intensos Cup Noodles Alitas Hot was sensational, and hoping that same flavor carries over to this one. Let’s find out! By the way – Alitas Hot means ‘hot wings.’ ...see full post

#3373: Hikari Miso Harusame Noodle Soup Tonkotsu Taste – Japan

#3373: Hikari Miso Harusame Noodle Soup Tonkotsu Taste - Japan

I was perusing the aisle at 99 Ranch Market the other day and saw this hiding towards the bottom shelf. What the heck is this? Well, they’re noodles made from potatoes and green beans with a tonkotsu broth. Not only that, there are three servings and they’re 100 calories each. Sounds like fun – let’s give em a try! ...see full post

#3356: Nasoya GoBowl Teriyaki Japanese Style Noodles – United States

#3356: Nasoya GoBowl Teriyaki Japanese Style Noodles - United States

I was visiting a prominent spot in the local Safeway supermarket which I walk to almost daily. That area would be the endcap where the mung bean sprouts are located. I noticed this and another bowl I hadn’t really noticed before sitting there and though what the heck I’ll give it a try. ...see full post