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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

Usually, this is a summer list, coming out late July or early August. No more. Why? A couple of reasons – first, I’ve been busy. The whole diet and exercise thing has kind of taken over my life – which is good and a pain at the same time. I do a LOT of walking – often 15 miles in a day. This takes a lot of time and so there’s that. The other reason is that I’ve heard many ask why this list doesn’t come later in the year when it’s colder.

I figure we’ve had a handful of days already dipping below 32F (0C) and so that’s a good qualifier for being cold. It’s just been hard to find time mainly but no more. Here’s the list in all of it’s glory – with a new #1 and a lot of burning behind it! I want to note that the top couple in this list are really hot and if you’ve never tried spicy stuff, you might want to give some others a try first – they really messed me up! Don’t hurt yourself!

One other thing to note – this year I’ve got not only a link to the review of each one on the list but nine of them have mukbang videos linked as well. Anyways, here’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

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#10: Taihodien Restaurant Supreme Spicy Noodle – Taiwan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

Taihodien is a popular restaurant in Taiwan and apparently, they don’t know when to quit when it comes to Sichuan peppercorn. I mean really – this is so full of ’em that it will numb up your brain and buzz you in to next week!  Original review

#9: Paldo Bulnak Bokkummyun Spicy Fried Noodle – South Korea

A spicy one to be sure and flavored with the sauce one would put on baby octopus! A twist on the spicy Korean chicken, this features thick chewy ramyun noodles and broth free form – sweet and spicy all the way. MukbangOriginal review

#8: Paldo Volcano Curry Kkokkomyun – South Korea

Another dry noodle from South Korea by Paldo. This doesn’t feature the curry flavor I would have expected; it’s kind of like it’s own rendition of curry which didn’t honestly make me really think of curry all that much. But it’s spicy – that’s definitely not in question. MukbangOriginal review

#7: Paldo Teumsae Ramen 9,413SHU Version – South Korea

I’ve ben trying to get this one for a very long time and the folks at Paldo finally sent me some – thanks! This one was very tasty and very hot, although I remember the first time I tried it many years ago and it blew my head off. These days it’s not too hot to handle for me, but it’s still plenty hot. MukbangOriginal review

#6: Liangchengmei 30S” Hot Bird Noodle – China

Thirty seconds to cook, featuring fresh noodles. This company is coming up with some really unique and delicious varieties which I thoroughly enjoy. This one is very reminiscent of another one on this list with a chicken. MukbangOriginal review

#5: Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyeon – South Korea

While not the spiciest in their lineup, I find this to be the real baseline for the heatwave instant noodles have experienced in the past few years. This is the origination of the Fire Noodle Challenge – and it’s popular. I can get this at the local store even – and that’s really saying something to it’s popularity. MukbangOriginal review

#4: Mamee Shinsegae Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken – Malaysia

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

Not the first time Malaysia’s been on this list that’s for sure, but the spiciest offering by far. Black noodles – that’s all I’ve got to say. Ominous and lethal! MukbangOriginal review

#3: Samyang Foods Buldak Mini – South Korea

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

The absolutely hottest Samyang Buldak variety yet. In this video I have it wrong – this is almost 2.75x spicy. What I liked about it was that the noodle block was smaller, so doing a mukbang wasn’t such a gut-filling fiesta. Would like to see an extra challenging one though – 20,000 next time! MukbangOriginal review

#2: Isoyama Shoji 18禁カレーラーメン (Age 18 Prohibited/Restricted/Only La-Men Curry Taste) – Japan

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

The only variety I’ve NOT been able to conquer. Fail. Twice. First off, I think these taste awful outside of the violent spiciness; like burnt plastic curry. What’s rough is that this calls for 700ml water which I believe is the top end of any instant I’ve had. Not only that, you’d think that would dilute to the point of almost bland but it most certainly does not. I managed 1/4 to a 1/3 each time of trying this. The sheer size of the bowl plays a psychological game with you. It’s mean. MukbangOriginal review

#1: Culley’s World’s Hottest Ramen – New Zealand

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time 2020 Edition

This was hard. The only reason I was able to finish it was because of the size. I think that’s why many people have conquered this one. There are some issues with the directions on this one and I think they could be changed without effecting flavor/heat level. Basically, cook the noodles, drain, add in boiling water and sachets and stir. This was conquering the worm for me. I pounded it and then it pounded me. Eight hours of capsaicin cramping – oh so bad. Felt like an alien was going to pierce its way out of my stomach – no joke. Plus I went through a phase where I was tingling all over, slightly numb, and kind of cold. I either went into or teetered on the edge of being in shock – endorphin land to be sure. MukbangOriginal Review

 

#1 vs. #2: Comparing Two Ultra Spicy Monsters

Okay so these are both violently hot, but there are a couple big differences that make them very hard for me to pit head to head. The 18 Prohibited is downright huge – it’s a big portion. The Culley’s is quite manageable where size is concerned. So, that raises a couple of questions.

If the 18 Prohibited were the same size of the Culley’s, would I be able to eat it all? Yeah – just like the Culley’s I would have been able to just plow through it. If the Culley’s were the same size as the 18 Prohibited? Oh God no – nobody could. So, I went with the one that seemed hotter to me. Like I said above, the 18 Prohibited has a bit of a psychological game it plays just from the size of the beast, whereas it’s quite possible to finish the Culley’s before the full build of heat has even unleashed.

Another gauge is the pepper used itself. The 18 Prohibited uses Bhut Jolokia and the Culley’s Carolina Reaper. One could simply search Wikipedia for SHU levels of each variety, but that doesn’t fly since the exact quantity of each would need to be taken into account; I could make a little meat pie with Carolina Reaper mash that has a very high SHU, but if I use an eyedrop worth or a half cup is what’s going to decide the heat really.

In the end, I went with the one that ended up having the most effect on me, and that was the Culley’s. I didn’t eat the whole 18 Prohibited, but I’m kind of guessing I would not have been able to keep all of that one down, and definitely couldn’t these days what with my diet and exercise regimen really changing how I can tolerate not only the sheer heat but such a straight carb slam like these.

 

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi – Malaysia

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

Here’s another one from Mohd – the last of the ones he sent (please feel free to send more varieties and thank you again!) – this is a collaboration between Malaysian company Mamee and South Korean style company Shinsegae. This is a spicy kimchi soup – let’s hit it up!

Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi – Malaysia

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachets to 500ml water and bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook 4~5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

The noodle block.

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

A wet sachet

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

A thick red sauce.

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

A dry sachet.

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

Lots of vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles were really great – gauge and chew were large and hearty. The broth was a very tasty kimchi with a good level of sweetness to it. The spiciness? Definitely much more subdued than the dry version of Daebak. This one has a really great taste to it and I was very impressed. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 9555022305905.

#3165: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Kimchi - Malaysia

Mamee Monster BBQ Noodle Snack (Barbeque Flavor / 10-ct) – 10.58oz (Pack of 1)

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Watch me eat on Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken – Malaysia

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

So yesterday was my birthday, and one of the best I’ve had yet. This one was a little different; usually I’m all about going out somewhere to eat or partying up. I had a couple goals for my birthday. One was to do a mukbang of this one and publish it yesterday – which I was able to do.

The other was to get 20,000 steps on my walking tracker. Well, I ended up at 18,810 – close but no cigar. At least I can go for this pretty much any day. Certainly, my feet were pretty sore at the end of the day – was almost 9 miles worth of steps. Either way, a new record for me since I started tracking that.

Anyways, it was a really great day and I thank everyone for their well-wishes and my family for making it really nice!

But yeah – ghost pepper noodles – and they’re black! Smack dab in the middle of a day where I’m doing a lot of exercise, I slammed a big block of carbs – and it was fun. There are some videos below to check out – the unboxing, the cooking, and finally, the mukbang itself where I slurp this sucka down. Let’s get to it!

Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken – Malaysia

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to line for 4 minutes. Poke holes in lid and drain. Add in wet sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

An included fork!

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

The black noodle block!How is it black? Squid ink? Nope – berries and cocoa!

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

A wet sachet.

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Thick. Dark. Smells spicy.

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Finished (click to enlarge). The black noodles are simply striking. They were decent too and had a nice gauge and mouthfeel. The flavor coated evenly and was a very hot and spicy level. I’ve had a lot spicier, but this one does pack a wallop. Tasty and fun! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022306698.

#3122: Mamee Shinsegae Daebak Ghost Pepper Spicy Chicken - Malaysia

Mamee Daebak Spicy Instant Noodle (628MART) (Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodle 159g, 4 Pack)

An Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater!

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Finally, watch me scarf it down on Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

Unboxing Time: Limited Edition Ghost Pepper Daebak

I was contacted by a guy at Mamee in Malaysia about a new ultra spicy variety . I was game. He sent them. They arrived the day before my birthday and Miles and I cracked them open! Let’s check ’em out!

Unboxing Time: Limited Edition Ghost Pepper Daebak – Malaysia

A big thank you to Felix over at Mamee!

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles – Malaysia

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

This one was sent by a person named Shoffee in Malaysia – my thanks! This is truly something I’d never be able to review without a reader sending it in. From what I’m getting on the package, it looks to be much like the popular fire noodles. At the very least, it’s definitely influenced by them. Let’s give them a try!

Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles – Malaysia

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, boil noodle block in 500ml water for 4~5 minutes. Drain, saving 6 spoons of water (going by the formula 1 spoon = 15ml * 6 = 90ml). Add in liquid sachet contents and stir fry for 1 minute. Add in garnish,. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

The noodle block.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

A large liquid sachet.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

Thick and sticky – reminiscent of kecap manis.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

The garnish sachet.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

Seasoned textured vegetable protein.

#3055: Mamee / Shinsegae Daebak Spicy Fried Chicken Dry Noodles - Malaysia

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried onion, soft egg, and spring onion. Noodles were good – nice chew and gauge to them. The flavor was very reminiscent of the fire noddle, although sweeter . 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555022305882.

Mamee Chef Instant Noodles 80g (628MART) (Curry Laksa, 4 Packs)

Watch me try these along with my son Miles! On an episode of Spicy Noodle Mukbang!

Mystery Box Of Spicy Instant Noodles From Malaysia – Unboxing Time

Mystery Box Of Spicy Instant Noodles From Malaysia - Unboxing Time

I received a box from Mohd in Selangor, Malaysia the other day – thanks you very much! I used to get varieties from Malaysia almost weekly and lately it’s been pretty rare. Really excited to try what’s within! Let’s check it out.

Mystery Box Of Spicy Instant Noodles From Malaysia – Unboxing Time

Oh this is too cool – thank you very much!

Re-Review: emart Dare You! Habanero Ramen

Was thinking about what to have for lunch and the big box of 48 packs of this stuff told me to have one! So I did. Here’s the original review I did recently.

Click image to enlarge. I added sweet onion, a little peanut butter, processed cheese and odeng. Adding all of those things still doesn’t put the heat down – pretty amazing! I still say this is the absolutely hottest stuff out there! Top of the Top Ten Spiciest Instant Noodles Of All Time! The noodles are awesome – great quality and chew. The broth is so spicy; words are hard to describe other than by saying wow! The veggies are nice as well. I still am giving this one 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. This is a store brand by the Korean store emart (we’ve got Walmart, they’ve got emart). UPC bar code 8801073110564 – you can get it here.

#925: emart Dare You! Habanero Ramen

Here’s something new from emart. emart (이마트) is the biggest store in Korea! They sent samples of their white broth ramyun a few months ago and now this, their ultra hot and spicy.

Wow look at all the flames, guy blowing his top and a thermometer!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Note the thermometer on the back.

I can’t reaqd this, but I’m going to guess its a little information on SHU. What are they? SHU is an abbreviation of Scoville Heat Unit, a measure of a spiciness of a pepper or anything spicy. Here is a chart of the heat levels of different peppers from Wikipedia (click image to visit Wikipedia article):

As you can see from the chart, habanero peppers are 100k-360k SHU. The noodles here claim to be 5,930 SHU, which is closer to a jalapeno. I can attest though that jalapenos are pretty hot and if these noodles were 100k-350k, they would only be palatable to a fraction of the population.

Here’s the noodle block – large and circular.

The seasoning packet!

Wow – some major stuff here. I gave the powder a taste – and a tiny one at that – and my tongue’s been burning for over a minute.

The veggie packet.

Nice amount and variety.

Last time, they sent me a couple hats!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added two slices of processed cheese, an egg, onion and odeng. The noodles are excellent – perfect example of tasty Korean ramyun noodles. I always taste everything before I add anything, and that’s where the review comes from – I don’t review what I add to the noodles. I can quite honestly say that this has the absolutely spiciest broth I’ve ever had. It’s ridiculous; I mean this stuff is sooooo spicy! That being said, the flavor other than hot is kind of hard to distinguish; not really salty, just really really hot! The veggies are excellent – plentiful and nice.  3.75 out of 5.0 stars – man I can’t tell you how absolutely fiery hot this is; if you like it spicy, this is for you! UPC bar code 8801073110564 – you can get it here.

Here’s a guy trying it for the first time – kind of funny – he says its not spicy enough at the end although he’s been dripping since the first bite from the heat!

This is absolute marketing genius; a QR code that boosts lunch time sales using the position of the sun in the sky.

It amuses me that this guy is surprised that a big supermarket in Korea doesn’t have a lot of American food. Hello! It’s A DIFFERENT COUNTRY!!! I would love to check out emart – I don’t care if I can’t read it – I think it would be a lot of fun to try things and figure out what they were afterwards; kind of like ‘grocery gambling!’ Of course, you could always ask someone for help – haven’t met any rude Koreans thus far.