Tag Archives: ratings

#1039: Maruchan Bowl Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodles With Vegetables

Here’s the last of the three product samples sent by the nice folks at Maruchan – thanks again! Spicy shrimp sounds good – let’s check it out. ...see full post

#1038: Itomen Chanponmen

Here’s one that the folks from God Of Patena sent – thanks! Very little English on here – searched and translated via UPC code and kept coming up with ‘chanpon’ over and over so I’m calling it that. Also found it called ‘champon’ too, but more often than not it was ‘chanpon.’ Most things show it as a seafood broth, but as you can see on the package, it looks like ham or smoked pork. I also saw mention that this was a borrowed noodle soup from Chinese culture; like jjamppong perhaps? Let’s check it out! ...see full post

#1037: emart Dare You Habanero Jjamppong

Time for some extremely spicy noodles! This is another one from eMart, makers of Dare You Habanero Ramyun. Dare You weighs in at 5,930SHU (Scoville Heat Units) – the hottest I’ve had thus far. This one’s 3,960SHU – not as fiery hot, but definitely not to be trifled with! Jjampong is a seafood soup. You ready? ...see full post

#1036: Golden Wheat Korean Style Shrimp Noodle Soup

Another one from my Canada trip! Needed something I could make quickly today so thought this would do the trick. Let’s check it out! ...see full post

#1035: Wei Lih Spicy Sichuan Flavor Steam Instant Noodle

Here’s another one found in Canada on my birthday trip there. I’ve had Sichuan flavors before and not a big fan, but I’ve been pretty happy with Wei Lih’s products in the past – looks interesting! Let’s check it out. ...see full post

#1034: Western Family Instant Noodles In A Cup Spicy Chicken

Here’s another one from my birthday trip to Canada in March! Let’s check ‘er out. ...see full post

#1033: Nissin King Cup Noodle BBQ Chicken & Onion

Check this sucker out – this is one huge Cup Noodle! Scott from Nissin got this one for me during a recent trip to Asia – thanks! Let’s see what’s going on here… ...see full post

#1032: MAMA Authentic Thai Cuisine Pad Thai

I reviewed the instant in a smaller pack quite a while ago. It’s got a few seasoning packets and this one only has one big packet. Definitely not instant as the instructions ask for an interesting preparation method. Let’s dig in! ...see full post

The Ramen Rater On Japan’s MBS TV Show ‘God Of Patena’

Ealier this year, I got a call from Japan, asking if I would like to be interviewed for a TV show. I answered in the affirmative! They were interested in my Top Ten list, but something shorter. I picked three varietiesand did the interview via Skype. The guy interviewing me is Charles V. Lee. He told me he’s the most popular comedian in Japan. He’s originally from Oregon! So how the show works is a random topic is picked and a question is asked. Then they find someone who knows the answer and they interview them. The term ‘patena’ means random. With that, here’s the video! ...see full post

Thank You Package From Japanese TV Show ‘God Of Patena’

I was on Japanese TV at the end of February! The folks there were very kind to send some ramen from Japan! ...see full post

Prize From The Nongshim America Easter Contest!

Got a call from the office at my apartment complex about a package…

Awesome! So Nongshim America had a contest around Easter on their Facebook Page and I was one of the winners! ...see full post

A Neat Donation From Nongshim America!

The FedEx guy knocked on my window the other day with a package!

Holy cow – a flat of Neoguri and a flat of Chapagetti! I did a review of Chapaguri a couple weeks ago and to say thanks, they made sure I can make it whenever I like! Thanks! ...see full post