Tag: 十大方便麵

Kari Kari Chili Crisp Unboxing & Review

Kari Kari Chili Crisp Unboxing & Review

I was minding my own business, doing a little research… Then I found this Kari Kari chili crisp. Turned out they’re based in Seattle, which is next door. I asked to give it a try and they sent some! Now, your question may be at the outset: how does it compare to Lao Gan Ma? I can say I’d rather have this any day. Check out the video below. You can get it here. Also – check out Time Warp – a bar with arcade and pinball games and instant noodles on Capitol Hill in Seattle!! ...see full post

#4846: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Mi Kocok Bandung – Indonesia

#4846: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Mi Kocok Bandung - Indonesia

Big thanks to Pher Engi for this one! Time to hit up Wikipedia –

Mi kocok is a beef broth-flavored noodle dish typical of the city of Bandung. This dish consists of yellow noodles served in thick beef broth, sliced ​​kikil (beef leg tendons), bean sprouts, meatballs, lime, and sprinkled with sliced ​​celery, green onions and fried shallots. Some recipes may add beef tripe.[1] The term kocok (shake) in the name of this dish refers to the cooking process, namely shaking the noodles in a hollow metal container with a handle, while dipping it in hot water.[2] The type of noodles used are flat yellow noodles which have a softer texture. To add flavor, you can also add sweet soy sauce and chili sauce. The basic recipe for shaken noodles is noodles, beef broth and beef kikil. However, there are several variations in presentation with the addition of certain food ingredients. For example, add chicken feet, beef, meatballs, even beef tripe. ...see full post

#4845: Men-No Sunaoshi Miso Ramen – Japan

#4845: Men-No Sunaoshi Miso Ramen - Japan

Here’s one that came in a Zenpop.jp box – here’s what they had to say about it – ‘Miso is a paste created by fermenting soybeans with other ingredients. So if you think about it, as the bean “dies” in the process of returning to life as tasty miso, it’s almost like the Zombie of the soy world! …what, no? A bit of a stretch to fit the Halloween theme, perhaps? No matter, the taste of the miso speaks for itself. This bowl is very portable and has wakame seaweed topping, really adding to the volume of ingredients.🎃’ ...see full post

#4840: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Soto Banjar Limau Kuit – Indonesia

#4840: Indomie Mi Instan Rasa Soto Banjar Limau Kuit - Indonesia

This one comes by way of Pher Engi – thanks again! So, maybe Wikipedia has a clue…

Soto Banjar is a typical soto from the Banjar tribe , South Kalimantan , with the main ingredient being chicken and having the fragrant aroma of spices such as cinnamon , nutmeg and cloves . This soto contains shredded chicken, with the addition of perkedel , boiled potatoes, boiled eggs, pieces of carrot and ketupat . [2] ...see full post

#4823: Omsom Saucy Noodles Coconut Lemongrass Curry – United States

#4823: Omsom Saucy Noodles Coconut Lemongrass Curry - United States

Well, this is the last of the products from this brand that I have. I think this is all of them. This sounds good in name. What I expect is a kind of sauce with a light sweetness, maybe a seafood element, a a little heat and lemongrass bite. I’m hopeful we don’t have yet another one that has a strong  Italian vinaigrette element to it, but it won’t surprise me. My mind is open – and hopeful. ...see full post

#4822: Ginding Batagor Kuah Express – Indonesia

#4822: Ginding Batagor Kuah Express - Indonesia

Here’s another one from Pher Engi – thank you! This is one she sent a picture of and asked if I wanted to try it to which I said yes. I also got this when searching Batagor kuah on Google from a generated AI response – ‘Batagor kuah is a soup made from batagor, an Indonesian dish that’s a shortened form of “bakso tahu goreng” (fried meatball and tofu). The soup can be made by boiling chicken broth. Batagor is traditionally made from minced tenggiri (Spanish mackerel), although other types of seafood such as tuna, mackerel, and prawn may also be used. The fish paste is stuffed into wonton skins or filled into tofu, and then deep fried in palm oil. Batagor is a popular street food in the city of Bandung in West Java. It began appearing in various Indonesian cities throughout the country in the 1980s, and is believed to have been invented in 1968 in Bandung. According to legend, batagor was created as a way to salvage unsold bakso meatballs. ‘ ...see full post

#4821: Omsom Saucy Noodles Garlic Black Pepper – United States

#4821: Omsom Saucy Noodles Garlic Black Pepper - United States

This one’s a little different from the last two I tried. The last two at the top mentioned Vietnamese rather than Chinese on the packaging. So far, no good for this company insofar as my reviews. The last two scored very low – rather non-nom –  and I’m hoping there’s going to be one that I like as these were pretty expensive. With an open mind, let’s give it another go. ...see full post

#4820: Marutai Hakata Nagahama Ramen – Japan

#4820: Marutai Hakata Nagahama Ramen - Japan

Here’s one that came in a Zenpop.jp box – use coupon code THERAMENRATER for a groovy discount! This was in a triple box they sent – basically three boxes all at once. It didn’t come with any documentation, so I don’t know much about it. It only takes two minutes to steep which is pretty short. Let’s give it a try! ...see full post

#4819: Pamana Ginataang Mais – United States

#4819: Pamana Ginataang Mais - United States

Finishing up a week of reviewing today (it’s Friday for me) in early October, 2023. It’s pretty nutty – I’m now over 200 reviews ahead, and I’ve got a feeling this is coming out in late March of 2024, maybe April. While this isn’t ramen, it’s another thing you might find on the noodle aisle. It’s a Filipino porridge made in the United States. Let’s give it a try! ...see full post

#4818: Dongwon Cheese Topokki – South Korea

#4818: Dongwon Cheese Topokki - South Korea

Ah, tteokbokki. I really wish I knew about this stuff when I was a kid. Wondrous tubes of rice flour – like big Beefaroni, slathered in a nice sauce. Better yet, with cheese. If you’ve not tried it, you’re really in for a treat once you do, trust me on this. No, not ramen, but definitely something you’ll find on the instant noodle aisle at a Korean market. ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2024 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2024 Edition

Every year I pick my favorites out of all the reviews I’ve done. In the past, I’ve had lists that have multiple companies with multiple entries. I decided this year that I would change that. Starting with this list, only one entry per company will be on the list. I’ll mention other noteworthy varieties in the text of each one which I think will give more opportunities for folks to try new things. This new way of doing things will be reflected in this list, the upcoming Bottom Ten, Top Ten Bowls, and Top Ten Cups lists. ...see full post

#4815: Migelas Protevit Rasa Soto Ayam – Indonesia

#4815: Migelas Protevit Rasa Soto Ayam - Indonesia

Big thank you to Pher Engi for sending this all the way from Australia! This one is interesting, and my years of reviewing instant noodles has been instrumental in giving you a little info on this one. First, the name. Mi means noodle – and gelas means glass, as in a glass of milk, etc. This is quite literally a noodle you put in a glass or mug with some water to steep. Soto ayam? Chicken soto – usually a lime and chicken affair. Let’s give it a try! ...see full post

#4814: Twisted Noodles Ramen Soup Chicken Flavor Ramen – United States

#4814: Twisted Noodles Ramen Soup Chicken Flavor Ramen - United States

Big thanks to James from Lakeside for sending this one over! I think I’ve heard of this brand – kind of curious one here. Who’s making this? It’s made in the US it says – and lists a distributor. Private label? The cup itself is on a design that I’m not familiar with for any co-packer, so kind of weird. Noodle itself looks unfamiliar as well. Hmm. Well,, let’s delve into this chicken cup. ...see full post

#4812: Yumei Spicy Braised Instant Vermicelli With Pickled Cowpea – United States

#4812: Yumei Spicy Braised Instant Vermicelli With Pickled Cowpea - United States

Here’s one my lovely wife Kit looked at and said ‘what about this one?’ I’ve found there’s a universal truth in the universe: when she sees one and questions me about it and if I’ve not had it, it’s one I should review. This one’s made in China, let packaged for sale in the United States. So, let’s do so! ...see full post

#4811: Nissin Chicken Ramen Domburi Showa no Yoshoku Boom Creamy Gratin – Japan

#4811: Nissin Chicken Ramen Domburi Showa no Yoshoku Boom Creamy Gratin - Japan

Here’s one that came in a Zenpop.jp box. Here’s what they had to say about it – ‘If you’re familiar with the classic Chicken Ramen (チキンラーメン), the very first of all instant ramen produced by Nissin, then you’re in for quite a surprise. We know that Nissin likes to innovate, but we didn’t expect them to come out with this! Here’s their Japanese take on western cuisine, a Showa era (昭和) inspired Chicken Ramen. The Showa period (1926–1989) was one of economic growth and prosperity, during which Japan started important a lot of foreign cuisine, adapting it to their own taste. This Chicken Ramen was turned into a creamy gratin, with the flavor of charred cheese and the sweetness of roasted onions, for a creamy experience. 😋’ ...see full post

#4807: Maggi Oats Masala Noodles – India

#4760: Maggi Oats Masala Noodles - India

I was down to three varieties to review, then two boxes of noodles showed up, then after doing Chuck E. Cheese’s for Miles’ 8th birthday, turned out a few feet from there was an Indian grocery in Bellevue, WA called Apna Bazar. Found this and five other varieties I’d not reviewed – so that’s pretty good! This is a Maggi Masala with oats in the noodle. Let’s cook them up! ...see full post

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2024 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2024 Edition

Well, I figured late is better than never. I compiled this list around September of last year and never got around to editing it up. Well, the kids are on spring break so I figured a great time to hunker down and get some work done. This list is a compilation of my favorite varieties of Indonesian instant noodles I’ve tried up to review 4,650. A lot of reviews have come out since I wrote this list, so you can be sure some of those will appear on the next list. I should note I’ve also compiled a list of all of the Indomie varieties I’ve tried here. You can see everything I’ve tried from Indonesia here. Also, I’m making a big change to Top Tens. That announcement can be seen below. With that, let’s look at The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Indonesian Instant Noodles Of All Time 2024 Edition. ...see full post