Category Archives: * Stars 3.1 – 4.0

#3045: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Hot Chicken Flavor Gyoza Dumpling – South Korea

#3045: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyun Hot Chicken Flavor Gyoza Dumpling - South Korea

After searching during four – count them FOUR – trips to Canada looking or them, I finally found them with the help of a reader/viewer from YouTube – THANK YOU! So you may know these as dumplings, gyoza, or potstickers – thy’re all the same thing. Just call them dumplings, please. ...see full post

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out. ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #3040: Fantastic Noodles Scallion Sauce – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3040: Fantastic Noodles Scallion/Scallop Sauce - Taiwan

The second of the Fantastic Noodles varieties getting a look in this Meet The Manufacturer. I’ll be the first to say I really like scallion sauce noodles from Taiwan.  Curious how these will fare – only one way to find out! ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #3039: Fantastic Noodles Spicy Dolar – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3039: Fantastic Noodles Spicy Dolar - Taiwan

The first of two varieties for this Fantastic Noodles Meet The Manufacturer series. From what I gather, Spicy Dolar sounds like a Sichuan pepper infused variety with some extras going on. Let’s find out! ...see full post

#3037: Yum Yum Spicy Thai Seafood Flavour – Thailand

#3037: Yum Yum Spicy Thai Seafood Flavour - Thailand

Here’s another one sent by the nice folks at Yum Yum – thanks again! It’s been crazy lately – doing the whole YouTube thing is very time consuming and had a couple weeks recently where reviewing has kind of hit the back burner. This week has been different and it’s really nice. I’ve been able to crank out quite a few reviews and get to many varieties I’ve wanted to. Here’s one of them – let’s check it out! ...see full post

#3031: Kinchan Tokufun Shukodo Miso-Aji – Japan

#3031: Kinchan Tokufun Shukodo Miso-Aji - Japan

Here’s another one from Wes, a reader in northeast Canada. Thanks! He’s a big fan of products from Tokushima Seifun – and this is one of them. These Kinchan cups are interesting – they’ve got a neat character to them. Here’s what he wrote about this particular cup – ‘They started a new line of noodles supposed to taste like instant noodles of yesteryear. Says it is rich in aromas from red miso and vegetables.’ Sounds interesting – let’s check it out! ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: #3033: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Meet The Manufacturer: #3035: TTL Bolognese Red Wine Sauce Instant Noodle - Taiwan

Today, we have a traditional Italian variety – from Taiwan? Yup – Italian noodles from Taiwan! Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about bolognese – ...see full post

#3027: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Donburi – 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 – ‘When the theme of the pack is all about salty noodle dishes, we can never leave out Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen. The soup has an authentic umami taste of chicken, pork, and vegetable. The aromatic flavor of sesame makes it complete and exceptional.’ ...see full post

#3025: Uncle Sun Dry Black Pepper Crab Noodle – Malaysia

#3025: Uncle Sun Dry Black Pepper Crab Noodle - Malaysia

Got an email awhile back about a couple new Uncle Sun varieties. I’d not tried anything from them since their white curries and was happy to hear about their black pepper crab and chili crab offerings. Really want to try this one… Well, no time like the present! ...see full post

#3023: Trader Joe’s Chicken Ramen Soup – United States

#3023: Trader Joe's Chicken Ramen Soup - United States

I know a lot of people are really into Trader Joe’s. What I’ve seen is that they find brands and products they think would be good with their packaging and then get the company that makes it to do a private label for them and sells it under their name. I think that’s what it looks like here. In fact, maybe these should be known not as Trader Joe’s but Trader Mike’s – as everything looks about the same as this one. Yup – I’m pretty sure these are made by Mike’s Mighty Good. Anyways, let’s have a look and give it a try! ...see full post

#3021: Itsuki Sapporo “Miso” Ramen – Japan

#3021: Itsuki Sapporo "Miso" Ramen - Japan

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out. ...see full post