Category Archives: * Stars 1.1 – 2.0

#3094: Nongshim Oolong Men Beef – United States

#3094: Nongshim Oolong Men Beef - United States

Found this one up in Canada. Nongshim products in Canada are interesting because unlike in the United States where you can find ones made here as well as from South Korea, Canada also has products that come from the Chinese Nongshim factory. That’s a lot of sources for one brand! Let’s check it out! ...see full post

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba – Japan

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - 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! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Ripe jalapeno peppers are used to make the Yakisoba addictively spicy. Adding mayonnaise brings out the sour and savory taste of the okonomiyaki sauce. Even in this hot weather, the smell of the yakisoba will always intensify your appetite.’ ...see full post

#3059: Maruchan Curry Nanban Soba – Japan

#3059: Maruchan Curry Nanban Soba - 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! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘You got another curry this month. But the noodles are soba in this bowl. Wait, soba with curry soup…? Just try it and you’ll love it! In order to make it match with Japanese soba, the curry also comes in Japanese style. Can you tell what kind of dashi is used?’ ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #3017: Vite Ramen Soy Sauce Chicken – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #3017: Vite Ramen Soy Sauce Chicken - United States

Today I review the last of the three Vite Ramen varieties. The first two were quite good and actually quite fascinating! Definitely something different – and good different. Let’s check out the third variety from Vite Ramen – Soy Sauce Chicken. ...see full post

#2983: Nongshim Spicy Zha Wang Noodle – United States

#2983: Nongshim Spicy Zhawang Noodle Dish With Roasted Bean Sauce - United States

Here’s one that was sent by Exotic Noods – a company that sells subscription noodle boxes. Thanks! This one is a spicy take on Zha Wang, a popular product from Nongshim – this one’s their spicy version. Zha Wang might sound a lot like Jjajang – that’s no accident. Zha Wang is basically jjajang but with a different name. Let’s give it a go! ...see full post

#2965: Ajinomoto Oyakata Soy Sauce Ramen Soup

#2965: Ajinomoto Oyakata Soy Sauce Ramen Soup

This is one that was sent to me by the Butlers from Illinois – thanks again! They got this and a few other varieties during a trip to Italy. Ajinomoto is the company that is best known for producing MSG. Check out the video at the bottom. This variety hails from Poland actually – kind of a surprise! Let’s crack it open and see what a Polish shoyu is like! ...see full post

#2949: Lien Ying Asian-Spirit Asia Noodles Vegetable Flavour

#2949: Lien Ying Asian-Spirit Asia Noodles Vegetable Flavour#2949:

This one was sent by the Butlers of Illinois – thanks again! This one was made in Germany but they found it in Italy. This is yet another brand I’ve never heard of which I’m really happy about – love noodles I’m thoroughly unfamiliar with. Alrighty then – let’s give it a go! ...see full post

#2945: Vedan 449 Fried Instant Noodle Three-Cup Chicken Flavor

#2945: Vedan 449 Fried Instant Noodle Three-Cup Chicken Flavor

Alright here’s one of the ones sent by the University student working on her Master’s thesis paper. It’s getting closer to her deadline at the time of writing this, so I am busting out the last three. So – three cup chicken – here’s some info from Wikipedia – ...see full post

#2936: Myojo Chicken Nanban Soba

#2936: Myojo Chicken Nanban Soba

Here’s another neat one from Zenpop.JP. Thank you! So Zenpop has all sorts of monthly boxes including ramen boxes. Nine instant ramen in one box for a good price – check ’em out and use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #2885: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Oil Taste

Meet The Manufacturer: #2885: Three Meters Noodles Sesame Oil Taste

Sesame oil flavor is one I’ve had before when it come to dry noodles. This ios a really fancy package – thick paper and a yarn handle – wow! Hopefully what’s inside is high end like the packaging – let’s find out! ...see full post

#2883: Taihodien Restaurant Supreme Spicy Noodle

#2941: Taihodien Restaurant Supreme Spicy Noodle

Here’s a new one from Taiwan! Taihodien Restaurant is known as a hot pot place that has some of t he spiciest stuff out there. Here’s a bit about the restaurant from their website: ...see full post