Tag Archives: 泡麵達人

Thanksgiving Leftovers – Dark Meat Tom Yum Kung

We had a great Thanksgiving yesterday – Kit made a wonderful turkey, chocolate chip banana bread too! My buddy Matthew Bellah (the highly acclaimed author) brough over homemade cornbread and traditional stuffing, mashed potaoes, and a loaf of fancy bread. ...see full post

#3666: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Instant Noodle King – Hong Kong

#3666: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Instant Noodle King - Hong Kong

Today we’ve got another variety from Hong Kong’s Sau Tao. This one pairs the super tasty Tom Yum Kung with their Instant Noodle King noodles – which are really good. Let’s take a look. ...see full post

#3665: Wang Cha Jang Noodles With Black Bean Sauce – South Korea

#3665: Wang Cha Jang Noodles With Black Bean Sauce - South Korea

Here’s another one from the folks at Exotic Noods. They ship great subscription boxes full of noodles every month – use coupon code RAMENRATER15 for a discount! ...see full post

Holiday Ramen Gifts – Umai Crate from Japan Crate + DISCOUNT!

Holiday Ramen Gifts – Umai Crate from Japan Crate + DISCOUNT!

Well the holidays are upon us among other things. This time, it’s pretty inadvisable to run to the mall and hang out with tons of people. Well, check out these subscription boxes as gifts – that way they come straight to your door and have some neat stuff inside! Check out www.japancrate.com and use the coupon code THERAMENRATER to get a sweet discount and get some neat noodles! ...see full post

#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

#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

#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

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

#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

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