Category Archives: * Stars 4.1 – 5.0

#2560: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour

#2560: Nissin Cup Noodles Laksa Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here is a new Cup Noodles variety from Nissin Hong Kong – Laksa! It’s interesting how a lot of flavors of Malaysia and Singapore are making their way further east lately. Many different Laksa varieties exist, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one from Hong Kong before. Here’s a little from Wikipedia about Laksa – ...see full post

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor

#2558: KOKA Creamy Soup Hot & Sour Fish Flavor - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - Tat Hui - cup

Here’s another left over from the Tat Hui/KOKA Meet The Manufacturer series. Indeed, I’ve been really enjoying their Creamy Soup line. Actually, it’s not just an enjoyment, but a fascination – is it a soup with noodles or a noodles with soup? It’s kind of more the former rather than the latter as it comes with a pack of crushed noodles. ...see full post

#2557: Yamachan Sapporo Miso Ramen

#2557: Yamachan Sapporo Miso Ramen - United States - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - shirakiku

I contacted Yamachan a couple of weeks ago and they had new varieties for me to review! I did a Meet The Manufacturer with them a long time ago and their stuff is really great. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about miso – ...see full post

#2556: Ching’s Secret Hot Garlic Instant Noodles

#2556: Ching's Secret Hot Garlic Instant Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - Desi Chinese

Okay for a couple years now, the old pack version of Ching’s Secret Hot Garlic has been on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time list. I heard through the grapevine though that Hot Garlic didn’t seem that hot to another review site, Ramen Regret Rater. So, I thought I’d hunt it down to give it another try. ...see full post

#2555: Samyang Foods Kimchi Song Song Ramen Big Bowl

#2555: Samyang Foods Kimchi Song Song Ramen Big Bowl - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Today we have Song Song Kimchi Ramen. Kimchi varieties out of South Korea are among my favorites. I really like the tangy as well as bright, spicy flavors. Kimchi is interesting; it’s cabbage as well as many other ingredients that is allowed to ferment for an amount of time. ...see full post

#2553: Nissin Hakata Ramen Noodle White Tonkotsu

#2553: Nissin Hakata Ramen Noodle White Tonkotsu - Japan - The Ramen Rater - 日清麺ニッポン 博多とんこつラーメン

Here’s another one, sent by Javier over at Box From Japan. So boxfromjapan.com is a subscription service where you can get a box with four different instant ramen bowls sent to you directly from Japan every month! Rarely have I found a box from them with varieties I’ve reviewed before, and never have I seen varieties available here in the USA. Definitely worth a look if you’re a big fan of Japanese varieties. ...see full post

#2563: Yamachan Tokyo Shoyu Ramen

#2563: Yamachan Tokyo Shoyu Ramen - Japanese - The Ramen Rater - United States - style oriental original noodle instant

Here’s another fresh variety from Yamachan. Yamachan’s in Southern California. So this is a fresh noodle (must be refrigerated) and is a shoyu variety. Shoyu translated to soy sauce, but it’s definitely not just a soy sauce flavor. Here’s a little from Wikipedia on Shoyu style ramen: ...see full post

#2552: MyKuali Penang White Curry Rice Vermicelli Soup

#2552: MyKuali Penang White Curry Rice Vermicelli Soup - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Ah, MyKuali white curry. You know, I think one of the biggest ‘aha’ moments was when I first tried MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodle back in 2013. They contacted me and asked if I’d like to try it. I’d only had a few scant Malaysian varieties and really didn’t know much about Malaysian foods or food culture at all. I think seeing that big sachet of paste made me do a double take, and the fact that the curry flavor was nothing like I’d tried before. ...see full post

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang

#2550: Samyang Foods Pagaejang - 육개장은 원래 이맛! 라면신제품 파개장(파듬뿍육개장)! - South Korea - The Ramen Rater

Here’s a new one from Samyang Foods – Pagaejang. It is similar to Yukgaejang. I looked up Yukgaejang and found this on Wikipedia – ...see full post

#2549: Nissin Gekikara Ramen Extra Hot Ramen Goreng

#2549: Nissin Gekikara Ramen Extra Hot Ramen Goreng - Indonesia - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one that Kamran from Ramen Regret Rater sent over from Australia – thanks again! He got this one on a recent trip to Bali. It’s crazy – everything is so far away from here but all sorts of awesome places are just a quick hop from Australia. ...see full post

#2545: KOKA Instant Noodles Laksa Singapura Flavour

#2639: KOKA Instant Noodles Laksa Singapura Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s another one left from the KOKA Meet The Manufacturer series. They sent so many different varieties – it’s great! Thanks! ...see full post

#2543: KOKA Curry Flavour Instant Noodles

#2543: KOKA Curry Flavour Instant Noodles - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - Tat Hui

Here’s another left over from the KOKA Meet The Manufacturer – thanks again for participating For almost a whole year I was reviewing two varieties per day – this is how I got so far ahead in my reviews. Now I’m only doing one at this point and I think I probably will for a while. You see, having a 5 month old baby girl and a very inquisitive 21 month old boy in the house can be a little crazy. He’s really interested in grabbing things and flinging them on the floor. He’s also a big fan of stealing remote controls (we got him a couple just for him, but he still steals ours). He loves the mouse and keyboard too, so I have to put those up when he’s running around. ...see full post