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#3313: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3313: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen - 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 – ‘This is called geikikara’ (extremely hot); however, it’s not as hot as it thinks it is. We bet you will like this even if you are not a big fan of spiciness. The rich tonkotsu soup contains delicious ma-yu (burnt sesame oil and garlic), and it creates an irresistable smell for your appetite. The unique octagonal form of the box is to let it stand out from other noodles.’

The non-spicy version made a high spot on the 2019 Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls list – let’s give this one a try.

Nissin Raoh Kogashi Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3313: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, take out sachets and add dry ones in. Add 400ml boiling water and cover 5 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block – a little darker than most.

A wet sachet.

Another wet sachet.

Lots of solid bits in this dry sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added narutomaki, fried garlic, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg, spring onion, chashu, shichimi togarashi, and black sesame seeds. Noodles are exemplary – thick with a nice chew. Broth is very meaty and full with a nice heat level that doesn’t detract from the rich flavors within. Lots of meat and veg in here. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105245972.

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

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

#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

 

#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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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2017 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2017 Edition

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2017 Edition is a list of the best bowls I’ve tried of the over 2400 reviews posted to date. Bowls are interesting insofar as they often contain extra things, since there is more room for sachets, spoons, fork, etcetera. As always, I implore instant noodle manufacturers to contact me – I would love to review your products and all it costs is sending some samples and your time! So sit back, grab a bowl, some hot water, peel back the lid, stir – and enjoy!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Bowls Of All Time 2017 Edition

A video presentation of the list.

#10 – JML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Chicken Noodle – China

#10 – JML Spicy King Bowl Noodle Spicy Chicken Noodle – China The Ramen Rater instant noodle bowls 2017 top ten

The noodles as usual plumped up nicely as they engorged themselves on the broth. good gauge, good chew. The broth is definitely strong and worthy of the top ten spicy list – it means business! Sichuan chilli heat is abundant. The oiliness is great and the hydrated vegetable bits are good as well – a tasty spicy bowl. Original review

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

#9 – Seven & I (Nissin) Gold Sumire Ramen – Japan The Ramen Rater instant noodle bowls 2017 top ten

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

#8 – Tokushima Seifun Yakibuta Ramen – Japan

#8 – Tokushima Seifun Yakibuta Ramen – Japan The Ramen Rater instant noodle bowls 2017 top ten

The broth has a nice saltiness and soy flavor with just a little touch of sweetness. The pork flavor finds it’s way into the broth as well which is spectacular. The pork has a nice sweetness and ‘fall off the bone’ texture to it which is pure delicacy. The army of decent sized slices of narutomaki were amazing, and the spring onion and bamboo shoots were perfect. A bowl of amazing taste and quality. Original review

#7 – Nissin Raoh Rich Soy Sauce Flavor – Japan

#7 – Nissin Raoh Rich Soy Sauce Flavor – Japan The Ramen Rater instant noodle bowls 2017 top ten
Raoh’s noodles are great – premium and chewy. The broth is thick and rich with a strong shoyu taste which satisfies. The garnish includes a nice slice of chashu pork. Original review

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

#6 - Uni-President Man Han Feast Braised Pork Flavor Instant Noodles Bowl - Taiwan The Ramen Rater instant noodle bowls 2017 top ten

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

#5 - Uni-President Man Han Feast Super Hot Pot Beef Flavor Instant Noodles - Taiwan The Ramen Rater instant noodle bowls 2017 top ten

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

#4 - TTL Sesame Oil Chicken With Rice Wine Noodle - Taiwan The Ramen Rater instant noodle bowls 2017 top ten

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 – Choripdong Hurricane Rice Cake Topokki – South Korea

#3 – Choripdong Hurricane Rice Cake Topokki – South Korea The Ramen Rater instant noodle bowls 2017 top ten
It’s red. It’s got a thick spicy and sweet sauce. Chewy ramyun noodles. It’s got topokki. This was a real find – Just looking at the picture makes me want some right this instant. One of the most wonderful bowls of noodles I’ve ever had. Slipping from first place last year. Original review

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

#2 – Nissin Gyoretsu-no-Dekiru-Mise-no-Ramen (Shrimp Tantanmen) – Japan The Ramen Rater instant noodle bowls 2017 top ten

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

#1 - Little Cook Thailand Green Curry Instant Noodle - Taiwan The Ramen Rater instant noodle bowls 2017 top ten

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. Original review

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Here’s one I was sent by Javier from www.BoxFromJapan.com. Box From Japan is a service you can subscribe to and receive monthly boxes of instant noodle bowls from Japan! Pretty nifty. This one is a tonkotsu variant – let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about tonkotsu ramen –

Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) ramen usually has a cloudy white colored broth. It is similar to the Chinese baitang (白湯) and has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk, melted butter or gravy (depending on the shop). Most shops, but not all, blend this pork broth with a small amount of chicken and vegetable stock and/or soy sauce. The noodles are thin and straight, and it is often served with beni shoga (pickled ginger). In recent years the latest trend in tonkotsu toppings is māyu (sesame oil), a blackish, aromatic oil made from either charred crushed garlic or Sesame seeds. It is a specialty of Kyushu, particularly Hakata-ku, Fukuoka (hence sometimes called “Hakata ramen“).

Alright – let’s check this fancy Nissin Raoh bowl out!

Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line as well as dry powder and pork slice contents. Cover and steep for 2 minutes. Add in remaining ingredients. finally, stir and enjoy!

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

The noodle block.

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

The powder base.

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

A fluffy, speckled concoction.

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

A liquid sachet.

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

A light liquid.

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Hard to see what’s in this one.

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

Ah! Pickled ginger.

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

A slice of pork.

#2437: Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant ramen

These tend to be pretty good.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion, The noodles are very thin and hydrate well in the skint 2 minute steeping time. The broth is luxuriant and tasty – creamy, and on the thick side. The ginger is a very nice touch. The slice of pork add nice authenticity. Raoh! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105234549.

Nissin – R a o h, Japanese Instant Ramen Noodles, Pork Bone Soup, 4oz x 6 Bowls (For 6 Servings)[japan Import]

A Nissin Japan television advertisement

#2283: Nissin Raoh Pork Bone Soy Soup Noodle

This is another one sent by Colin from the east coast – thanks again! So pork bone broth is hugely popular in Japan and this sounds like a soy and pork variety to me. Let’s check out this premium variety!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure but probably contains pork. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Add liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The liquid sachet.

A very thick liquid with a pork and soy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg and sauteed pork with some shichimi togarashi atop. The noodles are big and thick with a compassionate chewiness and excellent quantity. The broth was really good – good thickness and the flavor was like a soy and pork combo. This just worked right and rubbed me the right way. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105900673.

Nissin – Raoh Japanese Instant Ramen Pork Bone Soy Soup Noodles (For 5 Servings)

A Nissin Raoh TV commercial.

#2278 – Nissin Raoh Japanese Instant Ramen Dandan Noodles

Here’s another one from Colin from the east coast – thanks again! So to start with, a little about the originin of these noodles. You se here they’re referred to tantanmen, however they’re also dandanmein – Wikipedia, if you please:

The name refers to a type of carrying pole (dan dan) that was used by walking street vendors who sold the dish to passers-by. The pole was carried over the shoulder, with two baskets containing noodles and sauce attached at either end. As the noodles were affordable due to their low cost, the local people gradually came to call them dandan noodles, referencing the street vendors. Literally, the name translates as “noodles carried on a pole”, but may be better translated as “peddler’s noodles”.

The corresponding Japanese dish is tantan-men, a form of ramen (formally 担担麺, as in Chinese, but often written with , or with 坦 instead of 担).

A variety of English spellings are used. The first word may be either dandan, dundun or tantan, and the last word may also be spelled mein.

So this is based on street food basically. I love street food. Plus, I’m hungry. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A large powder sachet.

Has a peanut scent.

A liquid sachet.

A deep red orange liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge).  Added spring onion, fried garlic and nanami togarashi. The noodles were luxury – thick and with a nice chew to them. The broth was very thick — more saucelike. It had a neat taste; a peanuttiness although with a mild heat and a hearty consistency. Excellent! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105900291.

Nissin – Raoh Japanese Instant Ramen Dandan Noodles 17.1oz (For 5 Bowls)

Not sure what’s going on here completely but it’s entertaining and involves Nissin Raoh!

#2228: Nissin Raoh Shoyu Ramen

This is one of the fancier instant noodles out there – Nissin’s Raoh is usually great stuff! Comes with fancy noodles, liquid broth and other garnishes such as a slice of chashu pork. Wow. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add dry sachets and pork slice to bowl. Add boiling water to fill line. cover for 5 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Liquid soup base.

Smells tasty!

The dry base sachet.

A light powder.

The garnish sachet.

Looks like cabbage and spring onion perhaps.

The slice of chashu pork.

Always surprises me how nice dehydrated pork is when it rehydrates.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg and shichimi togarashi. The noodles have a very premium chew to them – good stuff. The broth is definitely rich and hearty – thick and full of tasty soy sauce flavor. The garnish of the spring onion was very good and of course the pork slice was excellent. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105224335.

Nissin – Raoh, Japanese Instant Ramen Noodles, Soy Sauce Soup, 4.3oz X 6bowls (For 6 servings)[japan Import]

A series of Nissin Raoh TV commercials.

#2185: Nissin Raoh Hot & Sour Ramen

Here’s one that’s been lingering in the hamper a little – sent by a reader named Colin who sent a ton of varieties a few months ago – thanks again! So this is hot and sour – kind of surprised that his even exists as all the Raoh varieties I’ve tried in the past were traditional – shoi, miso, shoyu , tonkotsu et al. Let’s give this one a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy! Mentions to make it better with some scrambled eggs!

The noodle block.

The liquid sachet.

Thick and dark.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, scrambled egg and shichimi togarashi. The noodle are great – excellent chew and backbone. The broth is serious business – oily, rich in color and has a nice hot and sour taste. Unique and different! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105900680.

Nissin – Raoh Japanese Instant Ramen Hot and Sour Noodle Soup (For 5 Servings) by Nissin

A Nissin Raoh TV commercial from Japan.

Yet Another Box From Colin

So if you like the reviews lately, many of them can be attributed to a guy named Colin from Massachusetts. He has sent three boxes in the past few months, full of varieties I’ve not reviewed. What’s amazing is that he’s in the USA – just on the opposite coast! Thanks, man! Let’s take a loo inside this one.

Newspaper. Dig.

Okay (click to enlarge) see those two at the bottom in the middle – Roland Ramen? I’ve been looking for these for a long, long time. I’m guessing they’re really nothing special, but sometime there are varieties I’ve seen and just haven’t been able to get that have been a serious thorn in my side. Thanks, Colin – you never cease to amaze me with the varieties you send!

Meet The Manufacturer: #2003: Nissin Raoh Rich Miso Flavor

So this one confused me a little; I was sure I’d reviewed it before. In fact, here is review #1069. I’m noticing a couple of differences though. First, different bar code. Second, different water amount. Notice this one says 400ml for 5 minutes whereas the other says 430ml for 5 minutes. Curious. Let’s take a look and see what makes this big fancy bowl tick.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in pork and vegetable sachets. Add boiling water to fill line and cover. Let sit 5 minutes. Stir and add in remaining sachets. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The liquid soup base sachet.

Has a nice miso scent.

Powder soup base sachet.

A granular powder. No face in it this time around.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like corn, cabbage and spring onion.

The meat sachet.

Dehydrated chashu pork!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg. The noodles hydrated very nicely and have a nice chew to them – very premium and luxuriant. The broth is also luxuriant – silky and full of rich miso flavor. The vegetables hydrated well – the corn was very good. The chashu pork is such a perfect touch. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105224342.

Nissin – Raoh, Japanese Instant Ramen Noodles, Miso Soup, 4.3oz X 6 Bowls (for 6 Servings)[Japan Import]

A Nissin Raoh TV commercial.

#1955: Nissin Raoh Ramen Noodle Soup Umami Soy Sauce Flavor

Here’s the last of the three different Nissin Raoh varieties Nissin Foods USa sent me – thanks again! These have been availble overseas for a very long time, however they are now being imported and distributed in new packaging and with slightly different ingredients for easy import into the United States. This would be known as shoyu over in Japan (shoyu translates into soy sauce). Shoyu is a very popular variety of ramen – here’s a little on it from wikipedia:

Shōyu (“soy sauce”) ramen typically has a clear brown broth, based on a chicken and vegetable (or sometimes fish or beef) stock with plenty of soy sauce added resulting in a soup that is tangy, salty, and savory yet still fairly light on the palate. Shōyu ramen usually has curly noodles rather than straight ones, but this is not always the case. It is often adorned with marinated bamboo shoots or menma, green onions, kamaboko (fish cakes),nori (seaweed), boiled eggs, bean sprouts and/or black pepper; occasionally the soup will also contain chili oil or Chinese spices, and some shops serve sliced beef instead of the usual chāshū.

Let’s have a look and see how this one fares.

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 2 cups of boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add contents of sachet to a bowl. Add water to bowl and mix well. Add in noodles. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a soy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, spring onion and ito togarashi (pepper strands). The noodles are very good – nice gauge and chew. They are definitely premium – very good. The broth is a very lovely shoyu taste – complex and hearty, with a good oiliness. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662500019.

Nissin RAOH Ramen Noodle Soup, Umami Soy Sauce, 107 Gram (Pack of 10)

An older Nissin Raoh TV commercial from Japan.