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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition

It’s time for another top ten list and this time it’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition! The first list debuted in 2013 – I can’t believe this is the sixth list! As always – if you are a company who would like me to review your products, please contact me via the contact link – I want to talk to you! These are my favorite instant noodle bowl selections from my over 2800 reviews to date. Let’s get started!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition

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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition

#10 – Paldo Bul Jjamppong – South Korea

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #10 - Paldo Bul Jjamppong - South Korea

This variety boasts a thick and chewy ramyun – a wider and flatter noodle that’s become popular in the last few years. Pairing that with a spicy soup with strong notes of grilled seafood taste – almost smoky – and vegetables/seafood and you’ve got an excellent bowl. Original review

#9 – Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Tom Yum Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #9 - Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Tom Yum Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

To be honest, I’m about as surprised by this one as you might be! But make no mistake – this US domestic variety is truly amazing. The tom yum flavor is just superb along with a huge quantity of noodles. You’ll fill up and be extremely happy as you do so. Original review

#8 – Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen – Japan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #8 – Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen - Japan

The second Maruchan variety on the list and this one comes from Japan. A light and tasty shio broth is paired with a large quantity of noodles in this bowl. The inclusion of wonton – which are very good I might add – rounds everything out and becomes a delicious feast. Original review

#7 – Seven & I (Nissin) Gold Sumire Ramen – Japan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #7 – Seven & I (Nissin) Gold Sumire Ramen – Japan

The noodles are thick and chewy – very premium. The broth has a very rich miso flavor that had a little thickness and a nice oiliness. The vegetables and bits hydrated perfectly – nice bits of ground meat and menma float happily about and are of good quality. Original review

#6 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles Bowl – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #6 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles Bowl – Taiwan

First, the noodles have a little bit thicker a gauge than most instant varieties. Indeed they are premium although a slight bit softer than one might expect. The broth is a sea of rich pork flavor – different than many. As a matter of fact, this really REALLY has a nice pork flavor; most pork varieties don’t have a great pork taste as the pork taste they do have get overshadowed by saltiness. The vegetables hydrated well and the pork was very good. Original review

#5 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Super Hot Pot Beef Flavor Instant Noodles – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #5 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Super Hot Pot Beef Flavor Instant Noodles – Taiwan

So the noodles are broad and flat with a light chew and an excellent quantity. The broth is a tour de force of beef taste. It has a good thickness/oiliness to it as well as a good flavor. Indeed as expected, there’s a decent punch of spiciness. Indeed, the chunks of beef are of good size and quality. Moreover, the liquid with the beef in the retort pouch add depth to the broth. Finally, little rings of chilli pepper are here and there, joining the party. Original review

#4 – TTL Sesame Oil Chicken With Rice Wine Noodle – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #4 – TTL Sesame Oil Chicken With Rice Wine Noodle – Taiwan

TTL stands for Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor and indeed there’s a sachet of rice wine in here! Add to that a big retort pouch full of decent sized chunks of chicken, good noodles and garnish, This is definitely a bowl to seek out and try. Original review

#3 – Little Cook Braised Beef Noodles With Tendon & Meat – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #3 - Little Cook Braised Beef Noodles With Tendon & Meat - Taiwan

Okay so first off, this is a heavy bowl. There’s a huge retort pouch in here full of beef and beef tendon. The noodles are wide and have a great chew and the broth has a nice flavor. But the start of the show is that braised beef and tendon – it’s perfect and there’s just so much of it. Very impressive! Original review

#2 – Nissin Gyoretsu-no-Dekiru-Mise-no-Ramen (Shrimp Tantanmen) – Japan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #2 – Nissin Gyoretsu-no-Dekiru-Mise-no-Ramen (Shrimp Tantanmen) – Japan

Talk about amazing. Now, on most of these bowls, you’ll notice I’ve added my own garnishes. I don’t count them in my reviewing – everything is reviewed prior to any additions I make. This is one where I’ve added nothing and just look at it! This one had very good noodles to start off. The broth was a very thick prawn infused decadent flavor spectacle. Then there’s the little crunchy topping and the other garnish they provide and this is just amazing stuff. Wow. Floored. Original review

#1 – Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2018 Edition #1 – Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle – Taiwan

Wow – I’m so freaking impressed with this one. First, there are two bowls. Peel back the lid of the first bowl and add boiling water. After a short time, you poke holes in the lid and drain the liquid into the second. A sachet of soup base is added and you have a soup with lots of corn and herbs. Next, a huge sachet with chicken and vegetables boasts a great spicy green curry flavor which mixes with the noodle. A really amazing product which is unique and delicious. This is Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle’s second year in the number one spot in a row – congratulations! Original review

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

Taiwanese The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

It’s been quite a year of reviewing as far as Taiwan is concerned. I brought back a trove of varieties I’d never had the chance to try before. Really opened my eyes many varieties that people had recommended I try over the years. This is the top ten – the best Taiwanese varieties I’ve tried from the over 2,500+ reviews I’ve posted to date. As always, if I’ve not tried your noodles, please contact me! I’m interested! Let’s check it out!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

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#10: Kiki Noodles Sichuan Spices Flavor Noodle

Taiwanese The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

Noodles are thin with a great chew to them. The flavor is excellent – there’s a sweetness and a fire! I really like how the pepper is in a sachet – gives one the option for how hot they like their noodles. Original review

#9: Mom’s Dry Noodle Sichuan Spicy Flavor

Taiwanese The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The scalloped edges, the width, the chew are great and in fact, I could chew on these forever – not that they’re overly chewy and would require such. The spicy Sichuan pepper flavor coats and satisfies. Furthermore, it’s not a one trick pony and in the end, it’s spicy and very tasty as well. Original review

#8: Mom’s Dry Noodle Sour & Spicy Flavor

Taiwanese The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are flat and a little broader with a very serious chew to them. The flavor is very unique. It’s a kind of crisp black vinegar hit along with a spicy oil hit to it. It’s like ping pong; you notice the heat, then the vinegar, then the heat. Original review

#7: TTL Sesame Oil Chicken With Rice Wine Noodle

Taiwanese The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are soft and plentiful – very nice. A soft noodle works very well here in a sea of chicken flavored broth. The notes of ginger and sesame go well with the rice wine. Finally, the real chicken is really good. Original review

#6: Uni-President Man Han Feast Super Hot Pot Beef Flavor Instant Noodles

Taiwanese The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

Here’s one I’d been hoping to try. Recommended to me quite a few times, this one features a soft noodle with a rich beef broth. The heat isn’t too much and the beef really adds a nice extra. Original review

#5: Kiki Noodles Scallion Oil & Soy Sauce Flavor Noodle

Taiwanese The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles are thin and have a very agreeable mouthfeel. The flavor is a sweet kind of onion hit which is quite tasty. Original review

#4: Tseng Noodle Scallion With Sichuan Pepper Flavor

Taiwanese The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

A wide noodle with scalloped edges. These have the bonus of a thin edge and thicker center, giving a delicate as well as hearty aspect. The flavor is very good – a soy bump, some onion hit, then the Sichuan pepper oil. It all works together magnificently. Original review

#3: Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle

Taiwanese The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

This bowl, in fact, is two bowls. One you steep the noodles in. The second? Drain the broth from the first by poking holes in the lid and pour into it. The noodle is accompanied by a spicy green curry and chunks of vegetable and real chicken. The broth slurping soup worked well too. Original review

#2: Xiao Ban Mian Traditional Shallot & Onion Oil Noodle

Taiwanese The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

Start with a thin kind of rectangular noodle with a strong chew. The flavor that comes with it is a sweet and savory shallot and scallion oil – and it works so well. Who would think something so simple could be so delightful. Original review

#1: Mom’s Dry Noodle Dan Dan Noodle

Taiwanese The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition

The noodles came out with a very nice chew. They aren’t mushy whatsoever and have a confident backbone. The flavor is very good as well. The notes of sesame, Sichuan pepper oil, Sichuan pepper in the dry mix, sesame sauce as well as soy sauce all work together and play well with each other; nobody’s feet get stepped on. Simple yet complex. Original review

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one I got at 7-Eleven in Taipei, Taiwan in November of last year. I’ve been wanting to review these bowls for a very long time, but never have been able to get any through – nobody’s ever tried though. So what is this ‘Man-Han Feast’ anyways? Here’s some info from Wikipedia –

Manhan Quanxi, literally Manchu Han Imperial Feast was one of the grandest meals ever documented in Chinese cuisine. It consisted of at least 108 unique dishes from the Manchu and Han Chinese culture during the Qing dynasty, and it is only reserved and intended for the Emperors. The meal was held for three whole days, across six banquets. The culinary skills consisted of cooking methods from all over Imperial China.[1]

It is said that there were “Thirty-Two Delicacies”, referring to the more exotic ingredients used for the banquet. The “Eight Mountain Delicacies” includes such dishes as camel’s hump, bear’s paws, monkey’s brains, ape’s lips, leopard fetuses, rhinoceros tails and deer tendons. The “Eight Land Delicacies” includes several precious fowls and mushrooms, and the “Eight Sea Delicacies” includes dried sea cucumbers, shark’s fin, bird’s nest and others.

Some of the individual names of the dishes within:

I vote for a Golden Eyes and Burning Brain version! This is a big and rather heavy bowl. Let’s give it a look!

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles – Taiwan

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef.

To prepare, add in everything but the retort pouch. Add boiling water to fill line and cover for 5 minutes with large retort pouch on top. Add contents of retort pouch. Stir and enjoy!

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

The dry sachet.

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A dry base.

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A vegetable sachet.

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Bit or vegetable.

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A liquid sachet.

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A thick paste.

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

A large retort pouch.

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

Meat and liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles have a nice gauge and chew. A little nicer than your average instant – slightly more chewiness and a broader shape. The broth has a nice spicy beef taste to it which is very good. The included beef and sauce is of excellent quality and very tasty. The included vegetables really added a nice touch. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710088832078.

#2515: Uni-President Man Han Feast Spicy Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater

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Here’s an epic TV commercial for the Uni-President Man Han Feast product line. Reminds me of a certain Stephen Chow movie…

#2385: Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles

#2385: Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - Ther Ramen Rater - 札幌一番 滿漢大餐 麻辣鍋牛肉麵

Well, it has been a long time coming but here it is. This is the one I’ve been looking for. For three years. Why so hard to get? It’s really popular in Taiwan – why couldn’t I get it? Simple. Beef. There’s a big pouch of beef in here – not artificial beef, but real beef. I got this in Taiwan and brought it back with me. It’s kind of stupid; if someone sent this to me in the mail, it’d get stopped by the USDA inspectors that check the mail. I go there and pack it in my stuff, it comes through fine. What’s nice too is that it is in perfect condition; like I went to the store here and bought it and brought it home. Let’s crack this thing open and take a gander at this huge pack of noodles.

Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles – Taiwan

#2385: Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - Ther Ramen Rater - 札幌一番 滿漢大餐 麻辣鍋牛肉麵

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodles and sachets to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir. Heat large pouch and add. Stir and enjoy!

#2385: Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - Ther Ramen Rater - 札幌一番 滿漢大餐 麻辣鍋牛肉麵

The noodle block.

#2385: Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - Ther Ramen Rater - 札幌一番 滿漢大餐 麻辣鍋牛肉麵

A dry sachet.

#2385: Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - Ther Ramen Rater - 札幌一番 滿漢大餐 麻辣鍋牛肉麵

Flecked powder.

#2385: Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - Ther Ramen Rater - 札幌一番 滿漢大餐 麻辣鍋牛肉麵

A sauce sachet.

#2385: Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - Ther Ramen Rater - 札幌一番 滿漢大餐 麻辣鍋牛肉麵

Smells spicy!

#2385: Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - Ther Ramen Rater - 札幌一番 滿漢大餐 麻辣鍋牛肉麵

One huge sachet.

#2385: Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - Ther Ramen Rater - 札幌一番 滿漢大餐 麻辣鍋牛肉麵

Here’s the beef!

#2385: Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - Ther Ramen Rater - 札幌一番 滿漢大餐 麻辣鍋牛肉麵

Finished (click to enlarge). Decided to show this one without garnish. The noodles are nice – flat and a little broad with a soft chew. A decent amount of them as well. The broth has a beef taste to it with a surprisingly light Sichuan chilli taste – I did expect a little more in the fiery department. The broth has a rich beef flavor and oiliness to it, just wish it had had a little more flavor than it did. The beef was very nice – a good quantity as well which really bumped up the game on this one. Not disappointed and thrilled I finally got to review it! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710088411785.

#2385: Uni-President Man Han Feast Chilli Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan - Ther Ramen Rater - 札幌一番 滿漢大餐 麻辣鍋牛肉麵

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Here’s an epic TV commercial for the Uni-President Man Han Feast product line. Reminds me of a certain Stephen Chow movie…

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

Here’s one I got at 7-Eleven in Taipei, Taiwan in November of last year. I’ve been wanting to review these bowls for a very long time, but never have been able to get any through – nobody’s ever tried though. So what is this ‘Man-Han Feast’ anyways? Here’s some info from Wikipedia –

Manhan Quanxi, literally Manchu Han Imperial Feast was one of the grandest meals ever documented in Chinese cuisine. It consisted of at least 108 unique dishes from the Manchu and Han Chinese culture during the Qing dynasty, and it is only reserved and intended for the Emperors. The meal was held for three whole days, across six banquets. The culinary skills consisted of cooking methods from all over Imperial China.[1]

It is said that there were “Thirty-Two Delicacies”, referring to the more exotic ingredients used for the banquet. The “Eight Mountain Delicacies” includes such dishes as camel’s hump, bear’s paws, monkey’s brains, ape’s lips, leopard fetuses, rhinoceros tails and deer tendons. The “Eight Land Delicacies” includes several precious fowls and mushrooms, and the “Eight Sea Delicacies” includes dried sea cucumbers, shark’s fin, bird’s nest and others.

Some of the individual names of the dishes within:

I vote for a Golden Eyes and Burning Brain version! This is a big and rather heavy bowl. Let’s give it a look!

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles – Taiwan

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in everything but the retort pouch. Add boiling water to fill line and cover for 5 minutes with large retort pouch on top. Add contents of retort pouch. Stir and enjoy!

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

The noodle block.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

A dry seasonings sachet.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

A light powder.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

An oily concoction.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

The vegetables sachet.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

Lot sof flake veggies.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

A very large retort pouch.

#2375: Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles

Pieces of real pork and liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. First, the noodles have a little bit thicker a gauge than most instant varieties. Indeed they are premium although a slight bit softer than one might expect. The broth is a sea of rich pork flavor – different than many. As a matter of fact, this really REALLY has a nice pork flavor; most pork varieties don’t have a great pork taste as the pork taste they do have get overshadowed by saltiness. The vegetables hydrated well and the pork was very good, although I wish it did have more of that braised taste to it – makes me want to run to our favorite Taiwanese restaurant here for some braised pork actually… 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710088832085.

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Here’s an epic TV commercial for the Uni-President Man Han Feast product line. Reminds me of a certain Stephen Chow movie…

#1166: Unif Man Han Feast Sichuan Chili Eel Flavor Instant Noodle

Here’s one from T&T Supermarket up in Vancouver, BC! Many Taiwanese extolled the virtues of these Man Han Feast varieties, especially a beef version. I had the Spring Onion Eel flavor a while back and this is the only other one I’ve seen available in North America. So what does Man Han Feast mean? Wikipedia says:

Manhan Quanxi, literally Manchu Han Imperial Feast was one of the grandest meals ever documented in Chinese cuisine. It consisted of at least 108 unique dishes from the Manchu and Han Chinese culture during the Qing Dynasty, and it is only reserved and intended for the emperors. The meal was held for three whole days, across six banquets. The culinary skills consisted of cooking methods from all over Imperial China.[1]

If you want to read more about the myriad of exotic dishes, here’s the full Wikipedia article. Let’s check this unique variety out!

There were three large import/distributor stickers on the side of the outer packaging of the bowl (click image to enlarge). Contains eel!

Lots of info on the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

A big packet with a lot inside!

Liquid base sachet.

Thick and oily.

A large retort pouch.

Spicy eel – and a lot of it. Smells excellent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed green onion, Fresno chili pepper and Walla Walla sweet onion. The noodles are flat and broad. They have a nice quality to them; not too chewy but very good for a bowl noodle. The broth is rich with a good spiciness. The added bonus with this is the eel – it’s really good! Everything is rich and hearty and it’s definitely a feast to behold and consume. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4710088100528.

Here’s a Unif advertisement featuring the beef bowl.

#706: Unif Man Han Feast Spring Onion Eel Flavor Instant Noodle

Are you ready for the Man Han Feast???! I suppose I am! Wow – what an interesting bowl of noodles – VERY curious to see what lurks within…

Here’s all the text off of the label (click image to enlarge), scanned in meticulously. Quite a bit of text!

Packet number one – feels like soup base and veggies.

Sure is – and there are your spring onions!

Here’s the seasoned oil – packet number two!

One little blob of greasy wonder.

Okay here we go – a retort pouch! Fried Eel With Spicy Sauce! This is not textured vegetable protein – according to the ingredients thar be eel inside! Awesome! I have had freshwater eel sushi before (unagi) and love it – it’s my favorite. Hopefully this is good too!

The noodle block is austere and is like a throne for the flavors about to be unleashed.

Finished (click image to enlarge). This is in it’s unchanged state with no additions. Yes, in the middle that is the eel. First, the noodles. They have a decent texture and are flat and slightly broader than a standard instant noodle – good stuff. The broth is full of flavors – spiciness from the eel sauce, some onion notes and a good saltiness. The vegetables are pretty good – wish they were a little bigger but all in all they’re nice. Finally, the eel. It is wonderful – much better than I expected. It ties everything together and adds a nice flavor. If you haven’t had eel before, it’s a very light tasting meat and this being my first time tasting a cooked eel, it has the texture of a slightly chewy tuna and almost a hint of that flavor. It works very well. This was a good bowl of noodles – I think I saw more of this line at 99 Ranch here in town so I’m going to see what else they have. This man found the Man Han Feast to be really good! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars! UPC barcode 4710088100368

Feeding freshwater eel

Fileting an eel – fast!