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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2020 Edition

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

After years of resisting the common practice of naming these lists after the year ahead, I’ve finally decided I’d conform with societal norms and start doing this with this list. So, there won’t be a 2019 edition (although between you and me that’s what this is as it’s coming out in 2019 and not 2020, but whatever). All lists going forward will be this way. My brain will be okay with it eventually, kind of like how I used to lose my mind when people would pronounce sriracha ‘sirracha,’ which IS the correct way to do s. Time heals all chunks of illogic I suppose. But anyways, these are my favorite and most memorable cup varieties from my reviews up to number 3,180. Let’s take a look at The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2020 Edition.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2020 Edition

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#10: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout BBQ Coreen – France

A collaboration of Samyang of South Korea and Maison De Coree of France bring this neat variety. A thick and chewy noodle is married to Korean BBQ sauce – a sloppy umami bomb which really is quite delicious. Original review

#9: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot – Mexico

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

Part of their Intensos spicy range, Nissin Mexico brings Alitas Hot – ho wings flavor. The heat level is very tame, however the flavor is off the charts with a very tasty grilled chicken taste. A really nice surprise in this one – worth a try. Original review

#8: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle Authentic Taste – Malaysia

A show stopper, this variety has a super savory broth which is thick and flavorful. Strong tomato and lemongrass notes are present and couples with a great noodle and vegetables sachet. Tastes almost identical to tom yum I tried in Langkawi. Original review

#7: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Rich Pork Shoyu (New Version) – Japan

This low calorie cup is not low on flavor. A different kind of noodle which has a very good mouthfeel is couples with a strong broth and included garnish which are second to none. At 176 calories for the cup, it makes one wonder why they don’t make all Cup Noodle varieties with this style noodle. Original review

#6: Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour – Malaysia

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

These noodles are produced using Mamee Chef’s ‘Mi Tarik’ technology which emulates hand pulled noodles. The broth has a rich and luxuriant curry flavor and is augmented by a myriad of garnish including little tofu puffs. Original review

#5: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles – Singapore

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

With a very unique wheat noodle whose mouthfeel is different from any other on this list, this one has a strong green curry flavor. It’s unique from top to bottom and really delivers a nice green curry experience. Original review

#4: Maruchan QTTA Curry Ramen – Japan

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

QTTA (pronounced coo-tah) translated to ‘I’m full/satisfied.’ A cup full of rich curry and thick noodles, with a lot of different included garnish. It definitely should fill you up. Original review

#3: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

Here you see the Very Veggie Spicy Chicken variety, but truly the whole range which includes beef, chicken, and soy sauce flavors hold this spot – they’r equally good. The sheer amount of vegetables work with the base to create just about the most savory broth you could imagine. Really something that should be experienced by every noodle fan. Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle Authentic Taste – Malaysia

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

If you like prawn like I like prawn, and I really like prawn, you’re going to be exceedingly enthused about this variety. The sheer amount of prawniness is just wonderful – a thick, sweet and spicy broth, great noodles, and included fried onlon just come together so well. Original review

#1: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron – Mexico

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

While other images in this list show the product with additions I’ve made, this one does not. What you see is what you get, and you get a seriously wonderful thing here. A vibrant prawn broth with Mexican flavor, ample garnish (including those reasonably sized shrimp there) and great noodles come together in this one. An absolutely incredible topper to this list. Original review

#3233: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor – United States

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

This came by way of Robert over at www.dadbert.com – thanks! I’ve never seen hide nor hare of this variety ever before – anywhere. Test market in Kentucky? Perhaps. It looks like these are a meat version of the Very Veggie really; lots of meat instead of vegetables. My thought – screw it – I mean put lots of meat AND vegetables in there. In fact, screw that – do a retort pooch with meat and vegetables – now you’re talking! Nissin – you’re here in the United States already – use real meat! Retort pouches are the salvation – they shall bring a whole new age to the domestic instant noodle industry in America! At least that’s my vision. Let’s check it out!

Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor – United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, . UPC bar code.

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

The noodle block.

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

Loose seasoning and bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and grilled chicken. The noodles came out pretty well. The broth was very thin and could have used a little more zestiness. Vegetables did well, however chicken chunks while of a decent size weren’t completely done in the center. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code

#3140: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Zesty Chicken Flavor - United States

Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’d Up Zesty Chicken, Zesty Chicken, 2.58 Ounce (Pack of 6)

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#3204: Nissin Edo Soba – Japan

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Here’s one from Japan Ramen Box – a subscription service out of Japan. Here’s what they have to say about this Nissin variety –

‘This Nissin Edo Soba features 71 grams of straight buckwheat soba that are just itching to slide right down your throat do the Nissin brand proud. Combining yaizu processed bonito flakes with 100% pure round soybean sauce, Nissin Edo Soba tastes like it has the same traditional Kanto style soy sauce with chili in it. Included in the dish are tempura, fish cakes, and spring onions.’

Cool – let’s give it a looksie!

Nissin Edo Soba – Japan

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Loose seasoning from the cup.

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Tempura and kamaboko loose in the cup.

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and soft egg. The soba was of a nice quality and the gauge was a little thicker than other cup versions. The broth did indeed have a nice sweetness to it and wasn’t too fishy. Included tempura was delicious and kamaboko prevalent. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105238332.

#3148: Nissin Edo Soba - Japan

Edo soba

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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2019 Edition

Th Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2019 Edition

Every year I come out with new lists in many categories. The more reviews I do, the more I figure the lists will change less and less. It amazes me though how much they do change and how much the industry evolves and changes. Here’s the latest list of bowls, current as on review #3180. All products are prepared according to labeling on the package, and scores are given before any external garnish is added. Let’s check out the Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls for 2019!

Th Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2019 Edition

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#10 – Master Kong – Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles Bowl – China

#10 - Master Kong - Golden Stock Shrimp Noodles Bowl - China

This one features a good quantity of decent noodles and a broth that has a rich and flavorful body to it. Oiliness is on pint, and the inclusion of little seafood balls in the mix is very good. Original review

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

#9 – 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

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

#8 – Uni-President Man Han Feast Super Hot Pot Beef Flavor 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

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

#7 – 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

#6 – Samyang Foods Samyang Ramen Hot – South Korea

#6 - Samyang Foods Samyang Ramen Hot - South Korea

A newcomer to the list, however a flavor I’ve known for a while. Samyang Ramen and Samyang Ramen Hot are just plain delicious; a thick and chewy noodle is coupled with a great spicy ham broth which is just sensational. It hit #2 this year on my Top Ten South Korean list. Original review

#5 – Little Cook Tomato Beef Noodles – Taiwan

#5 - Little Cook Tomato Beef Noodles - Taiwan

This one featured a strong tomato flavor broth and chewy, thick noodles. The beef in here is delicious and on great quality. Another example of Taiwanese companies stepping up products to make them more premium. Original review

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

#4 – 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

#3 – Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu – Japan

#3 - Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Premium noodles in this one. Very chewy and with an excellent mouthfeel. The broth just bristles with a rich meatiness. Flavor is just wonderful – an asset to this high end Nissin Japan range. Original review

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

Th Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2019 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

Th Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2019 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 third year in the number one spot in a row – congratulations! Original review

 

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light Legumes – Brazil

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light - Brazil

This was sent to me by Daniel from Brazil a while back – thanks again! Brazilian varieties fascinate me; the flavors are very unique and so far quite tasty! Let’s check out this light variety.

Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light Legumes – Brazil

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light - Brazil

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Possibly meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 400ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light - Brazil

The noodle block.

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light - Brazil

A dry sachet.

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light - Brazil

The weight on this sachet compressed it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallion, sesame seeds, and shichimi togarashi. The noodles hydrated nicely and sucked up much of the liquid. The broth has a kind of chili taste to it – almost like chili cheese but not quite. It’s quite good – not what I expected from a vegetable flavor noodle. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 7891079000397.

#3186: Nissin Miojo Nissin Lamen Light - Brazil

Brazil: An Extraordinary Nation In Photographs

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#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor – Philippines

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

This one was found up in Richmond, BC at the SuperStore. What’s funny about this one? Well, it shows chopsticks on the cup and has a fork inside. I’ve been given a ration of insults and criticism for using a fork. I really don’t understand why; I mean, here’s an Asian variety with a fork. I think it’s common for Westerners to immediately go to ‘Asian people use chopsticks and if you use them wrong you suck’ kind of thing. My logic is that if I’m in Asia, I’ll use a pair of chopsticks. In Thailamd they use a fork to push food onto a spoon and then eat it, so I did that while there. It really doesn’t matter what tool you decide to use, it’s about eating a meal, right?

Anyways back to more important matters. What’s pancit you ask? Here’s something from Wikipedia –

In Filipino cuisinepancit are noodlesNoodles were introduced into the Philippines early on by Chinese Filipino settlers in the archipelago, and over the centuries have been fully adopted into local cuisine, of which there are now numerous variants and types. The term pancit is derived from the Hokkien pian i sit (Chinese便ê食Pe̍h-ōe-jīpiān-ê-si̍t or Chinese便食pinyinbiàn shí) which literally means “convenient food.”[1] Different kinds of noodles can be found in Filipino supermarkets which can then be cooked at home. Noodle dishes are also standard fare in local restaurants. Food establishments specializing in noodles are often referred to as panciterias.

Nancy Reyes Lumen of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism writes that according to food lore handed down from the Chinese, noodles should be eaten on one’s birthday.[1] They are therefore commonly served at birthday celebrations and Chinese restaurants in the Philippines often have “birthday noodles” listed on their menus. However, she warns that since “noodles represent long life and good health”, they must not be cut, as that would “corrupt the symbolism.”[1]

Pancit is a derivative of a type of noodle(s) that originated in China but pancit which is different in its own aspect originated in the Philippines. The fact that pancit is eaten and part of Filipino culture means that it was most likely brought over from settlers originating in China or East Asia.

Well, there you go – pancit means noodles. Let us begin.

Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor – Philippines

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

An import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef.. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Drain. add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

The noodle block.

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

A dry and a wet sachet. No contents pics today – we got a few inches of snow last night and I woke up to a big flash and heard electronics clicking. I figure getting everything ready fast as possible’s probably a good plan.

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added roast beef lunch meat, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, and fried garlic. The noodles are slightly broader than others I usually see from the Philippines. They had a nice soft tooth and were of good character. The flavor was definitely on the Filipino side of the spectrum – nice beef with other flavors going on. This seemed more pancit than yakisoba and was pretty good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4800016551871.

#3181: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Savory Beef Flavor - Philippines

Owiekdmf Men’s Nissin Food Sweatshirt Hoodie XL Light Grey

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#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor – Philippines

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

Woot woot! It is so rare these days I can get my hands on a variety from the Philippines that I’ve not reviewed yet and so I’m really stoked on this one. What’s interesting is that there are two Nissin companies in the Philippines. Nissin Monde and Nissin Universal Robina. Nissin Monde is actually a company that first started out selling biscuits. Nissin Universal-Robina is an arm of the well known Japanese empire of instant noodles. Nissin Monde is responsible for the Lucky Me! brand. Kind of interesting and odd. Anyways, let’s check this yakisoba out!

Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor – Philippines

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

Detail of the import sticker (click to enlarge).

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare add boiling water to fill line for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

The noodle block.

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

A dry sachet.

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

A light powder.

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

A wet sachet.

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

A thick oily paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added green onion. The noodles had a little more chewiness than I expected, but that wasn’t a bad thing. The tough part was getting the liquid sachet content to distribute. But once I did, this was quite enjoyable! A nice sweetness, spiciness, and hint of chicken taste worked well. As for being yakisoba, that was a little stretch but whatever you call it, it was good. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4800016551864.

#3146: Nissin Yakisoba Instant Pancit Spicy Chicken Flavor - Philippines

History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos

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#3135: Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi – Japan

#3135: Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one -“Chikin Ramen is the very first instant noodles in the world. It was invented by Momofuku Ando in 1958, and it is said that instant noodle is one of the greatest invention in 20th century. We definitely think so! This year is the 60th anniversary of Chikin Ramen, so enjoy the classic instant noodle to celebrate it!”

For my 2000th review, I tried the standard sized version. Let’ check out this tiny one!

Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3135: Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3135: Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi - Japan

The little noodle block.

#3135: Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi - Japan

A freeze dried ingredients block!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and sesame seeds. The noodles are soft and thin. The broth interacts with them very well and has a sesame chicken kind of taste to it. Bits of egg and chicken are throughout – thin and wispy. Brings me back. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 49698541.

#3135: Nissin Chikin Ramen Mini Donburi - Japan

Nissin Chicken Ramen bowl 85g ~ 12 pieces

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#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo – Mexico

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Here’s the third and final iteration of the Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos range: Diablo. The devil! This should be the spiciest of the three and sounds like something I’m going to need to do a special mukbang for. Let’s take a look!

Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo – Mexico

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Detail of the side panel (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

The cup en Espanol.

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

The noodle block.

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Loose seasoning and bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, and fried onion. Noodles came out well in three minutes. As for the broth and it’s heat/flavor, it was great on both point. The taste and heat were well balanced and quite enjoyable. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662247150.

#3120: Nissin Cup Noodles Intensos Diablo - Mexico

Nissin Cup Ramen Noodle Soup, Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 6)

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#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot – Mexico

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Today, we have the second of the trifecta of Cup Noodles Intensos. a range of spicy varieties from Nissin Mexico. Not only are the spicy, but the three have different levels of spicy. I think this is the second hottest of the three. Alitas Hot – what does it mean? basically Hot Wings. Let’s give it a go!

Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot – Mexico

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

The iconic cup en Espanol!

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

The noodle block.

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried egg, low moisture mozzarella, grilled chicken, cilantro, green onion, and Cholula Chili Garlic hot sauce. The noodles worked very well here – and they seemed a little different. The broth was honestly some of the best I’ve had in a long time. It was smoky – like grilled chicken. The spicy level was rather tame and slightly acidic tones ala wing sauce tinged it as well. Very tasty. Corn was prevalent as well. Impressed! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662247167.

#3099: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot - Mexico

Momofuku Ando Speaks – If anyone has a copy of this and wants to donate it to The Ramen Rater, please contact me – thank you!

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#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu – Japan

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Here’s one from Japan Ramen Box – a subscription service out of Japan. Here’s what they have to say about this Nissin Raoh variety – ‘First released to the public in 1992, Nissin Roa received the title of “Noodle King” for incorporating noodles, soup, and other ingredients together into one amazing dish. As the times have begun to change and technology has allowed
further advancement in the science of ramen, Nissin Rao has also evolved. By creating a dish with deliciousness that cannot be tasted at a ramen shop, this new sensation incorporates the peppery sweet, three-times straightened, and all around delicious fried noodles with their garlic flavored soy sauce. Enjoy pork bone flavors combined with white miso, accented with peppers, and garnished with garlic oil. You’ve never tasted Nissin Rao ramen like this before!’

Wow, that’s a mouthful! Let’s give it a try!

Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu – Japan

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add dry sachet content and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 5 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

The noodle block.

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

A liquid sachet.

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Thick stuff!

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

A nice looking meaty garnish.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, chashu, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shichimi togarashi, and spring onion. Very good noodles – nice chew to them for sure. Broth was nice and rich – bristling with meatiness. Exceptional. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4907105247141.

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Nissin – Raoh, Japanese Instant Noodles, Burned soy sauce Soup, 4.1oz X 6bowls

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#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego – Mexico

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

Here’s the first of a new range from Nissin Mexico that they sent recently – thanks again! This is a shrimp variety in the new spicy trio that should be pretty spicy! Let’s find out if the ‘fire shrimp’ means business!

Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego – Mexico

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

Detail of th cardboard outer package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

The iconic cup – en espanol!

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

The noodle block.

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, colby jack cheese, soft egg, and cilantro. Noodles had the expected gauge and chew. Was surprised how well they went with this particular broth, however. Broth has a very tangy and crisp bite to it. Spicy level was pretty accessible for most. Kind of made me think of it being a Mexican styled version of tom yum. Shrimp were plentiful and of good quality. All in all very satisfied. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.   UPC bar code 070662247143.

#3066: Nissin Cup Noodles Camaron Fuego - Mexico

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