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#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles – Canada

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

Here’s another one found at The Real Canadian SuperStore up in Richmond, BC. These are made in China for Loblaw’s, a Canadian company that has a huge empire of supermarkets.

Back in the 70’s, William Shatner did some ads for Loblaw’s – don’t know how I happened upon them a few years back, but they’re pretty funny to see. Okay – let’s give this a go!

Suraj Masala Noodles – Canada

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block (broken into quarters) and sachet contents to 250ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

There are four of these packs in the large package.

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

The noodle block.

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

A dry sachet.

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

Definitely smells like masala.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added grilled chicken and spring onion. The noodles were your standard instant with a slightly thinner gauge. Masala flavor was a little muted – definitely not what I was hoping for in an Indian-style masala. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 061483059190.

#3115: Suraj Masala Noodles - Canada

President’s Choice Cookbook : Menus for All Seasons

Watch me cook these up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2951: Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba

#2951: Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba

Here’s another neat one from Zenpop.JP. Thank you! So Zenpop has all sorts of monthly boxes including ramen boxes. Nine instant ramen in one box for a good price – check ’em out and use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount! Here’s what they had to say about this one –

‘Japanese yakisoba meets Indian curry. As you can imagine from the redness of the packaging, it is super-hot but delicious. It is a featured item from Ginza Delhi, a popular curry restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo.’

Very curious about this one – I totally love curry and masala so this hopefully will be really awesome – let’s give it a try!

Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba – Japan

#2951: Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba

Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, pork, chicken, beef, salmon and mackerel. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Use spout to drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2951: Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2951: Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba

The noodle block.

#2951: Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba

Loose bits from the tray.

#2951: Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba

A liquid base sachet.

#2951: Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba

Lots of thick sauce.

#2951: Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba

A smaller sachet.

#2951: Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba

An herb mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodle is good – nice gauge and light chew which works well. The flavor is definitely a curry with a little heat. Pretty spicy for a Japanese variety actually. It has a very nice flavor and I would be stoked to have this regularly. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902881419260.

#2951: Myojo Ginza Delhi Spicy Masala Curry Yakisoba

Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise No Yakisoba Instant Noodle Case [24pcs]

A spicy noodle challenge with this one – and Miles takes part, too!

Spicy Noodle Mukbang – Myojo Ginza Delhi Curry Masala Yakisoba

Spicy Noodle Mukbang - Myojo Ginza Delhi Curry Masala Yakisoba

Today it’s a Japanese – India fusion – a yakisoba that blends the texture of yakisoba and the flavor of spicy South Asian curry masala. It’s also a sad day in the world as Anthony Bourdain is no longer with us. Rest in peace.

Spicy Noodle Mukbang – Myojo Ginza Delhi Curry Masala Yakisoba – Japan

This will probably go down as one of my favorite videos – Miles really goes all in on this one and eats some noodles! Enjoy, like, subscribe and hope you like it!

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Found this one at New India Bazar while in Pleasanton, California this summer. Probably the biggest Indian grocery I’ve been in which was pretty cool. I spent a little time searching for mazedaar but really didn’t find anything, so if you know what makes this ‘mazdaar masala,’ let me know – that would be great. Anyways, let’s check out this mazedaar masala!

Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala – India

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, peel lid back halfway and add boiling water to fill line. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

An included fork!

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Loose bits of vegetable and seasoning from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles were decently hydrated and had a light chew. The flavor was a nice masala with a kind of funky back to it I wasn’t altogether appreciative of. Not a huge amount of broth here although the included garnish was rampant throughout. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8901014004737.

#2626: Nissin Cup Noodles Mazedaar Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A History of India

A Nissin Top Ramen commercial from India

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

Here’s one from a brand I’ve never tried before. I also must say that I really love exclamatory instant noodle names. Yippee! is probably about the happiest name I’ve come across. It seems that the closer to the end of the alphabet they get, the more interesting they are. Not only that, but someone on YouTube recommends I try them and there is one in my hamper, so I think hey – what better time to try? I got these at a local Indian supermarket in Bellevue, Washington. Let’s check ’em out!

Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala – India

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

Detail of import/distributor stickers (click to enlarge).

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Color removed to make easier to read. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and sachet contents to 250ml boiling water. Flip noodle block and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

The noodle block.

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

The soup base sachet.

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

A granular and strong scented powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onions. The noodle came out very well after the 3 minutes cooking. They have a soft tooth and a familiar gauge that most companies seem to favor. The flavor is quite good. I did expect a stronger masala taste, however it seems paired with a tomato taste. This goes very well. I can tell why the person on YouTube recommended this. Yippee! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901725181222.

#2587: Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles Magic Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

Sunfeast Pasta Treat the Original Instant Pasta Tomato Cheese (Whole Wheat No Mida)70 Gm

A TV spot for this product

#2564: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles

#2464: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This is one I found a few weeks ago looking at an Indian grocery in Bellevue, Washington. I’ve never seen nor heard of this one before and thought it looked kind of interesting. I rarely find much if anything new locally and so this was a score. Let’s check it out!

TRDP Mario Masala Noodles – India

#2464: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 240ml water in a pot. Add noodles. Cook for 1 minutes and add seasoning. Cook two additional minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2464: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2464: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning sachet.

#2464: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a nice masala scent!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles have a slight more width than a standard domestic instant. They also have a tiny bit more chewiness – just a little. The broth is more like a sauce and kind of thick. I really like it – my wife came in the room and said ‘it smells like India in here!’ Has a nice strong masala flavor with a little heat. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8908003972176.

#2464: TRDP Mario Masala Noodles - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The New Indian Slow Cooker: Recipes for Curries, Dals, Chutneys, Masalas, Biryani, and More

An ad for another TRDP product

#2373: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

After a long time, I finally go to visit a little store I used to frequent a lot. I went to visit Indian Sweets And Snacks yesterday in north Seattle/Shoreline. First off, you’ll note that these are indeed Nissin Top Ramen. Second, you’ll note that they don’t look like any you’ve seen before. Indeed, these are from India – where masala, curry and other flavors are very popular. Who is the character on the front? Top Boy! We usually don’t see a lot of this kind of thing in the United States. In conclusion, Ultimately, I call on all noodle companies to have a cartoon character! I think it’s kind of fun. Let’s check this Top Ramen Masala out.

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala – India

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

An import sticker (click to enlarge).

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Has the Vegetarian green circle symbol, but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 230ml boiling water for 1 minute. Add in contents of sachet and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

The noodle block.

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

The seasoning sachet.

#2673: Nissin Top Ramen Atta Noodles Masala

Has a very earthy and spicy masala scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sweet peas. The noodles end up with a satisfying crumble and firmness I’ve come to expect from Indian atta noodles. Likewise, masala is very tasty and the broth reduced to more of a sauce. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901014006120.

101 Coolest Things to Do in India

India: India Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in India (Rajasthan, Goa, New Delhi, Kerala, Mumbai, Kolkata, Kashmir, Rishikesh, Jaipur, Varanasi)

A TV commercial for Nissin India Top Ramen.

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one that comes by way of a kind reader named Colin from the US east coast – thanks again! He’s dispatches a TON of instant noodles which I can’t find anywhere! This one looks interesting – these are from India! Here’s a little from Wikipedia about masala –

Masala or massala is a South Asian term for a spice mix.[1] It can be either a combination of dried (and usually dry-roasted) spices, or a paste (such as vindaloo masala) made from a mixture of spices and other ingredients—often garlic, ginger, onions, chilli paste and tomato. Masalas are used extensively in Indian cuisine to add spice and flavour,[2] most familiarly in chicken masala. Other South Asian cuisines including Pakistani, Nepali, Bangladeshi, Burmese, and Sri Lankan regularly use spice mixes.

Chaat masala (Hindi चाट मसाला, also spelled chat masala) is a spice powder mix or masala used in South Asian cuisine, primarily in Indian, Bangladeshi and. It typically consists of amchoor (dried mango powder), cumin, coriander, dried ginger, salt (often kala namak), black pepper, asafoetida (hing) and chili powder.[1] The ingredients are combined and served on a small metal plate, polystyrene plate or a banana leaf, dried and formed into a bowl, at chaat carts, especially in India, Bangladesh and Punjab

I couldn’t find anything about chatpat , but thinking perhaps chaat may be similar? Let’s take a look.

1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala – India

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break noodle block into 2 pieces. Add to 275ml boiling water and cook for one minute. Add in sachet contents and cook for 2 additional minutes. stir and enjoy!

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The seasoning sachet.

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A granular mixture.

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken and coriander. The noodles were plumper than I expected – was a nice surprise. They ate up almost all the liquid and ended up with a medium chewiness. The flavor was very India – masala and spicy! Decently spicy and very tasty – really liked these. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8906019633029.

#2351: 1 To 3 Noodles Chatpat Masala - India - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Made in India: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen

A short video on food in Bengaluru.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one sent by Marvin R. from Texas – thanks again! I have trouble getting new varieties from India. It’s prertty far away and usually my only source are Indian grocery stores here.  Here’s a little about Maggi instant noodles from Wikipedia:

Maggi instant noodles are popular in India and Malaysia. Nestle has 39% market share in Malaysia, where “Maggi” is synonymous with instant noodles,[5] and had 90% market share in India prior to a nationwide ban by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Following the ban, the market share was reduced to 53% in India.[6] In Malaysia, fried noodles from Maggi noodles are called Maggi goreng.

In India, Maggi noodles carry a green dot, meaning they are specifically formulated to serve vegetarians.[9] This special formulation is not available in other countries, unless imported from India.

Funny, Maggi noodles are very popular throughout Southeast Asia. Let’s check out these Maggi 2 Minute Noodles!

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy – India

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, break noodle block into 4 parts. Add noodles and seasoning sachet contents to 210ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

The ‘Tastemaker’ soup base sachet.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Smells like masala to me!

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a sprig of coriander. First, The noodles are great – they engorge themselves on the broth and end up nice and plump. The broth, almost all of which is sucked up by the noodles, is full of flavor. Indeed a spicy hit – not too hot to put most folks off, and a strong masala taste which gave the dish an earthy and deep flavor. Moreover, this one has a kind of savory depth to it. Finally, it was a surprise how much I enjoy this one! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8901058824018.

#2304: Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Masala Spicy - India - The Ramen Rater

Maggi Masala 70 Gm Pack of 24

A Maggi Masla noodle TV commercial from India.

#2269: Wai Wai Instant Noodles Veg Masala Flavour

Here’s another one that was sent by Marvin R. of Fort Worth, TX – thanks again! So you may have seen Wai Wai before coming from Thailand. This is a Wai Wai for India – by the Chaudhary Group. Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 1 1/2 cups boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Add in seasoning sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet – dry on the left and wet on the right.

The dry base.

Onion flavored oil.

A small sachet.

Chilli powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, spring onion and tofu puff. The noodles are sturdy with a nice gauge and interesting chew. They have a kind of sesame hit to them as well. The broth has a kind of salty earthy spicy kind of thing going on with lots of depth to it. Although thin, it’s rich and flavorful. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8906013030022.

Delicious Journey. Cuisine of Goa State. India.

A Wai Wai TV commercial for their XPress line.

#2210: Morre Instant Noodles Masala

Here’s one sent to me by a reader from fort Worth, TX named Marvin R. – thanks again! This pack is from Pakistan and has some neat languages all over it including Russian! Let’s give this masala favor instant a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add seasoning sachet contents. stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Had a masala scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, star anise, fried garlic and chilli flake. The noodles came out well – nice gauge and chewiness and a nice flavor to them as well. The broth was a tasty masala flavor with a light spiciness. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 815345001137.

The Food and Cooking of Pakistan: Traditional Dishes From The Home Kitchen

An excellent cooking video from Pakistan.

#1945: MAMA Oriental Style Instant Noodles Masala Flavour

Here’s the last of the Bangladeshi varieties I was sent by Thai President Foods after my trip to Thailand in May 2015. Let’s take a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and seasonings to 210ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a masala scent.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added star anise, coriander and chilli padi. The noodles where of a standard instant noodle gauge but a little flat with a slight springiness. The masala flavor was pretty good – earthy with a nice little bit of spiciness. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8941181000033.

On this year’s Top Ten list – MAMA Instant Noodle Chicken Green Curry, 55g X 30 Packages (1 Case)

A MAMA instant noodle TV spot from Bangladesh.