Category Archives: * Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater

Unboxing Time: Instant Noodles From a Taiwanese University Student 2.0

Unboxing Time: Instant Noodles From a Taiwanese University Student 2.0

I received some varieties from a woman who was working on her master’s thesis in Taiwan a few weeks ago. Well, I prepared one of them incorrectly. I asked for another and she sent me a bunch of new ones! Thank you! Let’s take a look at this box and what’s inside! ...see full post

Unboxing Time: Instant Noodles Swag From Prima Taste

Unboxing Time: Instant Noodles Swag From Prima Taste

I saw some promotional events that Prima Taste was running and some of the neat stuff they did with giveaways and what the folks who were giving out samples were wearing. I asked if I could possible have some swung my way and they obliged! Thank you! Let’s open this boxc up and see what’s within! ...see full post

Unboxing Time: Product Samples From Wu-Mu

Unboxing Time: Product Samples From Wu-Mu

Got a big and heavy box of samples today in the mail! Miles immediately decided it was his and thought he should play ‘king of the hill’ and be on top of it. Luckily, the box was very sturdy and so no harm done. Let’s crack this box open and have as look inside to see what we’ll be sampling for Meet The Manufacturer: Wu-Mu! ...see full post

Unboxing Time: Ukrainian Instant Noodles!

Unboxing Time: Ukrainian Instant Noodles!

Check it out! Readers Arthur and his boys Vincent and Xavier sent me some Ukrainian varieties! Really super nice of them and I’m pretty excited about it – let’s take a look and what’s in this package, shall we? ...see full post

Unboxing Time: Umai Crate – May 2018 By Japan Crate

Unboxing Time: Umai Crate - May 2018 By Japan Crate

Another month, another box! We have a new Umai Crate to unbox!  Japan Crate curates these and there’s always something interesting going on in these boxes – usually quite a few somethings! Coupon code below – check it out! ...see full post

Unboxing Time: Favorites From CarJEN Foods Of Malaysia!

Unboxing Time: Favorites From CarJEN Foods Of Malaysia!

Usually when there’s a big list coming up, I’ll ask companies to send samples along for re-review. Well, here are a couple from CarJEN Foods of Malaysia! Both of these have graced Top Ten Lists, both past and present. Let’s get to it! ...see full post

Unboxing Time: Zenpop Japan Ramen Tour Pack – May 2018

Zenpop Japan Ramen Tour Pack - May 2018 - Japan

So another month, another great box from Zenpop.jp, purveyors of Japanese neat things. They have ramen boxes, they have candy boxes, they have ramen and candy boxes, they have stationery boxes too! Lots of neat stuff to check out over there. Check ’em out and use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount! Let’s crack this box open and see what’s inside! ...see full post

Unboxing Time: New Samyang Foods Samples

Okay you definitely know Samyang Foods by now – fire noodles and all. They keep coming out with new products all the time and keep sending them my way which I thoroughly appreciate! Thank you! Let’s crack this big box open and have a look! ...see full post

Unboxing Time: Vedan Products From A Taiwanese University Student

Unboxing Time: Vedan Products From A Taiwanese University Student

So a student in Taiwan contacted me. She asked if I could aid her by doing some research – by reviewing noodles. I said sure! So here we are – a box of noodles from Taiwan. Let’s have a look! ...see full post

Unboxing Time: Lowering Your Sodium Intake With Nutek Food Science Salt For Life

Unboxing Time: Lowering Your Sodium Intake With Nutek Food Science Salt For Life

A couple years ago, I was contacted by a company in the Midwest called NuTek Food Science. They noticed I reviewed a lot of instant noodles and thought I might be interested in learning about what they do. They flew me to Omaha, Nebraska to their HQ and I did a blind taste test between foods containing their sodium lowering product and ones with regular salt. I was immediately impressed. This is an unboxing of their consumer product – let’s check it out! ...see full post

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods May Green Box

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods May Green Box

Every month, the folks at www.exoticnoods.com send me over a box so I can show you what they’ve got going on. There’s some really great stuff in this month’s box and I’ve alkso got a coupon code for you – it’s BOOM! Use it to get a discount! Let’s see what’s in here! ...see full post

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Sanyo Foods (2 of 2)

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Sanyo Foods (2 of 2)

Sanyo Foods Corp Of America sent two boxes of their Sapporo Ichiban products. In fact, these two boxes contain each and every variety that they produce here in the United States. I like it when I can do a Meet The Manufacturer series and sample each and every variety that they make. Let’s look in this, the second box. ...see full post