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Samples From Gemini Food Corporation

Got an email a few weeks back from Gemini Food Corp. about their instant noodles. They’re a distributor in California.

Awesome! Lots of Little Cook, Ve Wong and Mee Jang! Thanks to Duncan at Gemini! Appreciate it – I’ll do up some reviews soon!

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

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* UPDATE * See here.

A couple of days ago, I received an email from a man who was angry. He was angry that the instant noodles he bought said that they were spicy Chicken flavor but weren’t spicy whatsoever and that I needed to change the seasonings ASAP. Every once in a while, I get a comment or email from someone who thinks that I make instant noodles or am affiliated with an instant noodle company. I decided to reply and do a review of the product he had problems with, adding some hot spices, sauces and peppers from around the world to really heat it up. It then occurred to me that a lot of people really like spicy instant noodles and that there’s really no list of the hottest ones out there. I figured I’d better do something about that, and so here’s the Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time!


#10: Koka Instant Non-Fried Noodles Spicy Black Pepper Flavour – Singapore
If you like black pepper, you’ll want to try this. It has a nice peppery sauce that has a rich and deep black pepper flavor that doesn’t quit. The garnish of dried veggies are an added bonus. Original review


#9: Wei Lih Good Good Eat Super Ramen Hot Chili Flavor – Taiwan
Has decent noodles and a deep red broth that exclaims ‘beware of fire!’ The broth also has an oily texture and sweet notes that make it quite unique in its fire. Original review


#8: Paldo (Korea Yakult) Kko Kko Myun – South Korea
The result of a comedian on a competition TV show in South Korea, Kko Kko Myun has been a huge craze. The flavor is a jalapeno chicken – and the jalapeno is nice and strong. Has a real good bite to it. Original review


#7: FoodMon DJ-DOC Jjolmyeon – South Korea
DJ-Doc is a hip-hop group in South Korea and they must be pretty happy to have their faces on this stuff. In this bowl, you have noodles, large pieces which are rice cake and a red sauce which has a wonderful heat and flavor. It all ties together to be like a hot and spicy lasagna ala South Korea. Wonderful stuff! Original review


#6: JML Instant Noodle Artificial Spicy Hot Beef Flavour – China
A very spicy Chinese noodle soup. Notice its not spicy beef, it’s spicy hot beef! Has decent veggies and a serious punch! Original review


#5: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Noodle Soup – USA
Yep – they make this is the USA now. A standard of the spicy noodle world! Hot and tasty with lots of thick noodles. Original review


#4: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Sour Spicy Chicken (Tom Yum) – Thailand
The packaging looks pretty tame but this stuff is anything but. The broth is enough to blow your head off – wow! Original review


#3: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja (Really Really) Ramyun – South Korea
This is hot and unique. Based on pork broth and has some niceties like black sesame seeds and peanut powder. Has a strong heat but it’s got some really great taste to it – this is awesome stuff! Original review


#2: Indomie Curly Noodle With Chicken & Chilli Paddi – Indonesia
Sweet mother – this is intense! That little pepper (also known as a Bird’s Eye pepper) was enough to burn my lips, mouth and gut for a good long time! Heavy duty! I should also mention there’s a place that sells spicy noodles in Jakarta that has 75 to 100 of these peppers mixed in – Imagination fails me as to the scorching pain! Original review


#1: Paldo Teumsae Instant Noodles With Soup – South Korea
Hands down, bar non, this is the hottest stuff I’ve had. In over 800 varieties I’ve tried, this is the very hottest. From the first slurp to the end of the bowl, my mouth was on fire. If you are a big fan of all that is spicy, this is what you are looking for. Original review

#689: Namchow Mee Jang Noodle Soup Sour Spicy Shrimp (Tom Yum)

Here’s the first review I’m doing with my new camera! No more Blackberry 8900 camera – now I’ll be using a Sony Cybershot 14.1MP! Should look better now, hopefully! Today I decided to dig out this bowl – it’s one my wife got for me for my birthday at Uwajimaya. Let’s give it a looksie!

Side panel information (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the noodle block in the bowl. I’m going to use a new bowl today but I’ll use this one to cook them!

Dry seasonings packet.

…and the contents!

Liquid seasoning paste.

Had a very citrus odor – fitting for a Tom Yum.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Notice the new bowl? My mother in law got that for me at the 99 Ranch Market in Pleasanton, California this last week! Thank you! Added one fried egg and sprinkled a little Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt on top and added a smattering of Bird’s Eye Stir Fry vegetables. The noodles are pretty standard noodle bowl noodles and  nothing remarkable. The broth was disappointing; spicy but not flavorful enough. When I slurped the broth at the end I tasted a lot of heat and very little flavor. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 684431000732 – get the shrimp tom yum variety here.

Thai elections commercial

These guys need more stage presence, plain and simple; c’mon, move around a bit! This is s’posed to be heavy!

#530: Namchow Mee-Jang Artificial Shrimp Tom Yum Flavor Instant Noodles

This was a neat find at a local market I don’t go to very often. There’s a long aisle of instant noodles and I noticed a single instant noodle cup that didn’t seem to have any place where it would go. So I went around to the other side of the aisle and was hoping there’d be more. Well, there wasn’t a continuation of instant noodle aisle, but I did find this one in a weird spot, again with no correlating spot on the main aisle. With that, once again I bring you what you want.

Powder on the left and paste on the right.

The paste has quite a spicy odor to it!

Click image to enlarge. Added two eggs, fried. Unremarkable noodles – nothing bad but nothing exceptional this time. The broth though is nice – very very spicy and has a nice flavor. I like this stuff. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. You can find it here.

How to make something spicy

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