November 23, 2020 By

#3664: Rap Snacks Icon Ramen Noodles Louisiana Hot & Spicy Chicken – United States

#3664: Rap Snacks Icon Ramen Noodles Louisiana Hot & Spicy Chicken - United States

Thanks again go out to The Fat Hipster on YouTube for sending these along. This one feature a rapper that I’ve never heard of. Boosie is on the lid so you’ll see him below. Anyways, I’m hoping this is really a spicy one. Let’s find out! ...see full post

November 21, 2020 By

#3663: Toei Shoyu Hiyashi Chuka – Japan

#3663: Toei Shoyu Hiyashi Chuka - 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

November 20, 2020 By

#3662: Sapporo Ichiban Karaage Garlic Shoyu – Japan

#3662: Sapporo Ichiban Karaage Garlic Shoyu - Japan

Here we have one from Japan sent by Zenpop. Zenpop does a few different kinds of subscription boxes you can get and they’re pretty neat! Use coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount at checkout! ...see full post

November 19, 2020 By

#3661: Jongga Rabokki Gochujang Stir Fried Noodles With Korean Hot & Sweet Sauce – South Korea

#3661: Jongga Rabokki Gochujang Stir Fried Noodles With Korean Hot & Sweet Sauce - South Korea

I really like tteokbokki – fat finger tubes of chewy rice flour. Well, rabokki is what you get when you take the sauce for tteokbokki and mix it with noodles. Let’s check it out! ...see full post

November 18, 2020 By

#3660: Love To Share Xiangnian Scallion Oil Mixed Noodles – China

#3660: Love To Share Xiangnian Scallion Oil Mixed Noodles - China

The second of two boxed varieties I found locally imported from China. The last one was quite good – let’s see how this one goes. ...see full post

November 17, 2020 By

#3659: Single Grain Spicy Beef Tripe Noodles – China

#3659: Single Grain Spicy Beef Tripe Noodles - China

I went to 99 Ranch Market looking for mung bean sprouts and found seven different varieties of these big cups! I love these things. I like to call them flower pots. Very curious about these – last time I found some was up in Canada. I miss Canada… But these have a ton of sachets – so if you’re a fan of lots of sachets, take a look at these style cups. Let’s check it out! ...see full post

November 16, 2020 By

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2021 Edition

I’ve got to give it to Taiwan. They’ve really done well with the pandemic, that’s for sure. Just another reason why I love that place; I’ve visited twice and hope I get to again soon. People there are nice, Lots of interesting things going on, and of course… the food! This list is born out of controversy – in 2013 when Taiwan wasn’t on my annual top ten, their media took notice and they got mad. So, I decided to try some ‘noodle diplomacy’ and asked companies to send some samples and they did – and they have been for years now. All sorts of neat innovations, unique styles, and more. If you have a company or a favorite variety you’d like me to review, contact me. Also, I invite everyone to join the Instant Noodles – The Ramen Rater group on Facebook – a large community of people who enjoy noodles and share their thoughts on them. Let’s check out this years shortlist of my favorites from this beautiful and fascinating place. ...see full post

November 13, 2020 By

#3658: Samyang Foods Buldak HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen Tomato Pasta – South Korea

#3659: Samyang Foods Buldak HOT Chicken Flavor Ramen Tomato Pasta - South Korea

Well, here’s the first of a whole slew of new Buldak varieties. If you’ve never seen or heard about this range (you’ve probably been under a rock), just know these are probably the most popular spicy range of products around when it comes to noodles. They came out with a Christmas themes variety – meat spaghetti. I’m wondering if this one will be similar? Let’s find out. ...see full post

November 12, 2020 By

Holiday Buying Guide: Exotic Noods Sampler Boxes!

If you like instant noodles or know someone who does, these boxes from Exotic Noods are really a nice find. They always do up a nice assortment of varieties from around the world – not just one country. You don’t have to go into a store full of people which is a bonus lately, and you get a box full of noodles and a little pamphlet which gives you lots of info all about them. What’s more, use the coupon code THERAMENRATER and get a nice discount! HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG?! Below I open the November 2020 box and extol it’s virtue. Check it out! ...see full post

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#3657 MAMA Signature Cup Instant Rice Noodles Crab Curry Flavor – Thailand

#3657 MAMA Signature Cup Instant Rice Noodles Crab Curry Flavor - Thailand

MAMA of Thailand recently sent a big box of noodles – thank you! Lots of neat new varieties to sample including this one. I like curry and crab so I think this will be pretty good. Let’s check it out! ...see full post