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#2436: Kang Shi Fu Artificial Dongpo’s Braised Pork Flavour

#2436: Kang Shi Fu Artificial Dongpo's Braised Pork Flavour - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - Instant Noodles

I got this one by way of Colin from Massachusetts – thanks again! Dongpo pork? Wikipedia had this to say: ...see full post

APRIL FOOLS! After Almost 15 Years, The Ramen Rater Is Retiring



Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Vit’s Noodles

Got a box from Malaysia today!

I always look at the packing material – it was all paper from a tradeshow in Tahiland called ThaiFex, and from a Hong Kong show called HOFEX. ...see full post

#1818: Sugakiya Foods Nara Tenri Shoyu Ramen

Here’s another one that was sent to me by Javier over at Box From Japan – thanks! Box From Japan is a subscription service – you can get a box sent to you every month with some great noodles within! This one says got Chinese cabbage with a sweet soup and a deep flavor which is from something called ‘rajan,’ a strong and spicy red pepper seasoning fermented with rice koji. Let’s check it out! ...see full post

Friday Video: An Official Statement On Taiwanese Plagiarism

I knew there was a little store doing this a few weeks back, but now it seems like I’d better say something about it. ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Trip to Malaysia: Day 5 – Monkeys & Whistles

Day 1 * Day 2Day 3 * Day 4 * Day 5 * Day 6

Just like all the days previous, our fifth and final full day in Malaysia was full of new discoveries and wondrous things to behold. Here we go! ...see full post

Friday Video: Viral Confusion – Instant Ramen Vs Fresh Ramen

So this week there have been a myriad of articles coming out; Eater, HuffPost, TV news websites… All showing this video and headlines like “Stop What You’re Doing: This Is How Ramen Noodles Are Made.” ...see full post

The Ramen Rater Top Ten In Courrier Japon Magazine

I got an email a few weeks back from a fellow named Hikaru T. from Courrier Japon magazin. He was interested in doing an article about my Top Ten list and asked if that’d be alright. I usually ask for a couple copies of the finished product and some cool instant noodle from the country where the magazine is. Well, he said okay and so here is the box that arrived today! ...see full post

Holiday Shopping & The Ramen Rater

As I’m sure many of you have noticed, there are lots of Amazon items on here. When you look at them and buy anything on Amazon, The Ramen Rater gets a small referral credit. This is really helpful as it helps keep the site going. So if you’re thinking of doing some Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or anytime buying on Amazon, check it out from here! Best of all, it costs you nothing. Thank you all for frequenting the site – lots of great new reviews coming! ...see full post

Very Nice Donation From Canada!

Got a package from Courtnay N. of Surrey BC today. She traveled to Japan this year and brought something bac to send me. Let’s check it out! ...see full post

Samples From Paldo America!

A big box!

These are the new Paldo Namja Ramen King Cups – I’ve reviewed the South Korean ones, but these are the new ones for sale here in the USA. Thanks to Moses over at Paldo America! ...see full post

A New Book From My Friend Matt

After reading ‘The Noodle Narratives,’ I told my friend Matt B. of Port Townsend, WA about it, and he ordered a copy to read. He offered to get me a book, and here it is. ...see full post