January 5, 2019 By

NEW!! Ddukbokki/Tteokbokki/Topokki Fire Noodles from South Korea | Unboxing Time

After unboxing, cooking, and tasting the new 10,000 SHU Buldak Bokkeummyun, now there’s yet another new variety! This is Samyang Foods Ddokbokki Buldak Bokkeummyun. Really excited to try this one – if you are not familiar with what this flavor is, watch the video for a little background! ...see full post

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Gluten-Free Japanese Ramen?! | Unboxing Time

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In all the years of reviewing I’ve done, I’ve never seen a gluten-free ramen. Sure, I’ve seen rice noodles which generally are gluten free, but this is entirely different. Let’s take a first look at Ramen Z. ...see full post

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Umai Crate: Japanese Instant Ramen Box – December 2018 – Unboxing Time

Umai Crate: Japanese Instant Ramen Box – December 2018 – Unboxing Time

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

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Beef Noodle Samples from Mom’s Dry Noodle of Taiwan | Unboxing Time

I was really interested when I heard Mom’s Dry Noodle was coming out with a boxed version of beef noodle soup. I’ve been following their opening of their own restaurants and the food looks really great! Curious to see how it tastes, but today we’re just having a look at what it looks like. Let’s crack it open! ...see full post

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New Spicy Dolar From Tseng Noodle – Taiwan | Unboxing Time

New Spicy Dolar From Tseng Noodle - Taiwan | Unboxing Time

A friend send me a picture showing this new variety from Tseng Noodle I’d not heard of before: Spicy Dolar. I thought hmmm… I’d better see if I can get a sample! Well, the box arrived, I’m ready to open it, and so let’s have a look! ...see full post

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A-Sha Dry Noodle Beef Noodle & Spicy Scallion from Taiwan | Unboxing Time

A-Sha Dry Noodle Beef Noodle & Spicy Scallion from Taiwan | Unboxing Time

Got a box this time from A-sha of Taiwan. They have a lot of different products, but this one is very different. The company is known as a maker of dry noodle products, hence usually no broth. But this looks to have broth – let’s give it a close look. ...see full post

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New MAMA Salted Egg Variety From Thailand | Unboxing Time

New MAMA Salted Egg Variety From Thailand | Unboxing Time

It’s pretty hard not to be a fan of instant noodles without knowing about MAMA noodles. They have a wide variety of products Most widely known are their tum yum varieties – I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people tell me that they grew up on the ‘silver MAMA cups.’ Well, here’s something new from their Oriental Kitchen line. ...see full post

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New TTL Spicy Pork Rice Wine Noodle – Taiwan – Unboxing Time

Just got done with the TTL (Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor) Meet The Manufacturer recently. Now, they’ve come up with a new variety and it arrived today. TTL’s products always have two things – a retort pouch with real meat and a sachet containing liquor. Let’s have a look! ...see full post

January 4, 2019 By

Restaurant: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar – Chicken Wonton Ramen – United States

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

So it happened. A date night. These are pretty rare for us and a lot of fun! So we decided to give another ramen joint a try. Tonight, it’s Jinya Ramen Bar in Bellevue, Washington. ...see full post

January 3, 2019 By

#3059: Maruchan Curry Nanban Soba – Japan

#3059: Maruchan Curry Nanban Soba - 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 – ‘You got another curry this month. But the noodles are soba in this bowl. Wait, soba with curry soup…? Just try it and you’ll love it! In order to make it match with Japanese soba, the curry also comes in Japanese style. Can you tell what kind of dashi is used?’ ...see full post