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Tokyo Treat Valentine’s Day Chocolate Break!

I recently was contacted by Tokyo Treat about trying their box and thought it would be neat to do an episode of The Chocolate Break with it – so we did! Check it out and hey – use coupon code THERAMENRATER for a discount – something great for Valentine’s Day!

Unboxing Time: Mom’s Dry Noodle Samples + Taiwanese Snacks

Unboxing Time: Mom's Dry Noodle Samples + Taiwanese Snacks

Today, we’ve got a box from Mom’s Dry Noodle. Mom’s Dry Noodle has been on my Top Ten Taiwanese Instant Noodle lists for a few years now. Really nice folks who work really hard on their products – and it shows in their quality. If you want to check them out, here you go! Also, some snacks in here! Let’s crack it open and take a look!

Unboxing Time: Mom’s Dry Noodle Samples + Taiwanese Snacks – Taiwan

Yeah so great noodles and some neat snacks! Thanks again!

#2625: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour

#2538: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

So yesterday, I reviewed the Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood. Today, it’s the potato chip with the same flavor! Sounds good to me – I like seafood and seafood potato chips are among those things never seen in the United States. Let’s give ’em a try!

Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour – Singapore

#2538: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crustacea. To prepare, open bag. Place hand in bag and grasp one or more chips. Finally, withdraw hand and place chip(s) in mouth. Masticate, consume, enjoy!

#2538: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

One of the chips.

#2538: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). The chips are ridged and have a crisp crunch to them. The flavor is strong – not a little seasoning but a decent amount. They’re spicy and it does indeed taste like the Cup Noodles Tom Yam Seafood. For a snack, I give these 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8888279900007.

#2538: Nissin Cup Noodles Potato Chips Tom Yam Seafood Flavour - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the Hong Kong version – Nissin Black Pepper C r a b Instant  ( 24Pack)

A video of a famous hawker stall in Bangkok selling tom yum

We Try 7 Kinds Of Hong Kong Potato Chips!

We Try 7 Kinds Of Hong Kong Potato Chips!

So the other day I posted the unboxing of noodle and potato chip samples sent by Nissin Hong Kong (thanks again!). I thought it would be fun to do up a video with the family and try these out one by one.

We Try 7 Kinds Of Hong Kong Potato Chips!

We Try 7 Kinds Of Chips From Hong Kong!

A lot of chips and a lot of fun. I think reviewing chips might not be my strong hand but it was a good time had by all!

Unboxing Time: Japan Crate’s Umai Crate For November 2017

Unboxing Time: Japan Crate's Umai Crate For November 2017

Another day, another box! Today it’s the Umai Crate from Japan Crate.

Unboxing Time: Japan Crate’s Umai Crate For November 2017

Unboxing Time: Japan Crate’s Umai Crate for November 2017

So Japan Crate is a purveyor of all things Japanese. Snacks, treats and of course, instant noodles. The Umai Crate is the one for the instant noodles and today I’m unboxing their offering for November 2017. If you’re interested, check it out here and use the coupon code THERAMENRATER. Thanks go to Japan Crate for sending these over!

Unboxing Time: Snackoo Subscription Box

Here’s something new! A start-up company in San Francisco called Snackoo asked if I would like to check out their boxes – and of course, I said yes.

Unboxing Time: Snackoo

Unboxing Time: Snackoo
So I have a referral code which will get you $10 off your first order! Click here to check it out!

#2577: Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor

#2577: Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack - good good eat

I’ve tried a lot of these instant noodle snacks from GGE (aka Everybody Loves Good Good Eat). They come in little cubes, loose noodle style, round little cylinders and these strips. Let’s bust open this bag of GGE ramen snack and see what’s going on inside!

Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor – Taiwan

#2577: Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack - good good eat

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open bag, select one or more pieces. Open main facial opening (mouth). Place inside hole and close. Using teeth, provide an opening and closing action to allow internal processing. Finally, swallow and enjoy!

#2577: Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack - good good eat

Here’s one of the pieces.

#2577: Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack - good good eat

Finished (click to enlarge). The strips are pretty good – very crunchy. The tomato flavor is nice – a little more true to the taste of a tomato than you would find in western varieties I should think. They however aren’t my favorite. For a snack, I give these 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 074410679484.

#2577: Wei Lih GGE Ramen Snack Tomato Flavor - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle snack - good good eat

GGE Noodle Snack 2.82 oz per Pack (2 Pack) (T o m a t o)

Instant noodles and baseball – awesome

#2010: MAMA Rangers Snack Noodles Popcorn Flavour

Here’s another one of these interesting snack noodles from Myanmar! This pack is very small – 15g actually! Let’s see what’s within!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, open package and eat. enjoy!

Here’s the contents of one single package.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added some almonds. The noodles are crunchy and very short. The flavor is that of kettle corn; buttery and sweet. It’s kind of bizarre to be honest; the texture of the noodles isn’t where I expect the flavor of kettle corn! But sure enough, there it is. Plus, there are no popcorn husks to get stuck in your teeth! For A snack noodle, I give this 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8951011551123.

Probably the most well-known MAMA instant – MAMA Instant Noodle, Tom Yum Shrimp Spicy Flavor, 3.17 Ounce (Pack of 20)

Curious about Myanmar? Here’s a list of things to do in Yangon, the capitol of Myanmar!

Snack & Noodle Samples From A-Sha

Hey – another box from A-Sha Dry Noodle! Let’s check it out!

Here’s what I saw when I opened the box (click to enlarge).

Wow (click to enlarge) – fancy chocolate covered fruits! A-Sha sells a lot more than just noodles!

A whole lot more (click to enlarge) – the big big pack are these nice seaweed and puffed rice things – very good! On the upper right are marinated eggs, and the lower right a Taiwanese favorite – pineapple cake.

Finally, we have some interesting noodles (click to enlarge). From what I have heard, this fellow on the package is a blogger – I’m gonna find out everything about these unique noodles and review them very soon! Thanks to Daisy and Young for getting these to me!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Snacks Of All Time 2016 Edition

Instant noodle… snacks? Yeah! Snacks of all kinds have come from instant noodles – candy, crunchy bits, you name it. They’re popular all over Asia and also the United States; have you ever taken a pack of instant noodles, crushed them and added in the seasoning and shaken the bag up and eaten them like potato chips or popcorn? Well, this is popular elsewhere as well! Let’s check out my favorite instant noodle snacks from over 1,900 reviews. Enjoy!

#10: Wei Lih What’s That? Leisure Meatballs Spicy Chicken Flavor – Taiwan

They’re crunchy and light. They have a slight sweetness and a spiciness that is very slight but builds the more you eat. Original review

#9: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Ayam – Malaysia

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The noodles are nice and crunchy. They have that lightness you would expect from an uncooked instant noodle, but not really oily as some can be. The flavoring is light and has a salty and almost sesame oil kind of flavor to it. Original review

#8: A-Sha Prince Katsu Snack Noodles – Taiwan

They’re very light and crunchy and have a nice salty and crunchy appeal to them. There’s a bit of a sweet and garlic or onion kind of thing going on as well as a hint of spiciness. Original review

#7: J.J. Snek Mi Perisa BBQ – Malaysia

The noodles are crunchy and have a nice flavor to them – very much reminding me of fried chicken from a well known restaurant chain. These were very good! Original review

#6: Samyang Foods Star Popeye Ramyun Snack – South Korea

It’s very crunchy and the noodles have a very light cinnamon note to them. The sugaryness of the rock candy brings this out in a nice way. Original review

#5: Mama Rangers Snack Noodles Shrimp Tom Yum Flavour – Myanmar

The snack noodle pieces are very short. The have a nice crunch to them. The flavor is that of a sweet tom yum, with a hint of spiciness, an unmistakable hit of lemongrass, and definitely tastes like sugary tom yum. It’s a nice flavor and was enjoyable. Original review

#4: Oyatsu Baby Star Snack Noodle Yakisoba Flavor – Japan

These short lengths of noodle are great. They’re light and crunchy. The flavor is that of yakisoba, so a little Worcestershire and salt and spices. It’s great stuff! Original review

#3: Ve Wong Little Prince Bacon – Taiwan

These little crunchy bits of noodles have a great bacon flavor. The big bag comes with a ton of little bags. My wife and I found these at an Asian grocery near Disneyland during our honeymoon – bacon snacks!  Original review

#2: Komforte Chockolates Savory Ramen – United States

The chocolate was exceedingly good – a really nice 53% dark chocolate I enjoyed thoroughly – premium stuff. It’s not so dark that it will put off the milkies and not so light on cacao that it lacks richness. The bits of noodles were nice and crunchy, and not hard like a rock. The soy, onion and garlic flavors were very much muted by the rich chocolate flavor, but that wasn’t a horrible thing. Original review

#1: Mamee Monster Snek Mi Perisa Pedas – Malaysia

I really like the crunch of the noodles; they seem a little different than the other Mamee Monster varieties; they’re really crispy, but maybe have a little more give to them. They have a nice spicy flavor to them which was great and a little bit of sweetness and more spiciness from the seasoning – excellent snacks. Original review

New Product Samples From Mamee Chef!

Didn’t expect such a big box! Let’s have a look inside!

Oh wow – lots of goodies in here!

Rack and cup versions of Mamee Chef’s new Lontong Flavour instant noodles! I’m still trying to exactly understand what Lontong is completely, but from what I get out of what I’ve read, Lontong is compressed rice in a banana leaf. It sounds kind of like topokki, but a little different. Sounds interesting! Really looking forward to trying it.

A new flavor of the famous Mamee Monster snacks – Pedas! Pedas means spicy!

Mamee also makes a line of snack crisps – these are their Perfecto varieties – sea salt, sour cream and onion and a spicy chilli one. I’ve tried the sea salt and chilli varieties so far and really like them.

They also now make special popcorn! There’s caramel and chocolate covered varieties. What we liked about these is that they were just drenched with flavor; they had just the right amount. Thanks to everyone at Mamee Chef for sending these along! Can’t wait to review the new varieties!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1351: Mamee Monster Chicken Flavour Snack Noodles

Mamee Monster is Mamee’s line of snack noodles. I’ve been really wanting to try these for a long time. Snack noodles are noodles that are seasoned and crushed and eaten without any cooking; kind of like potato chips or corn chips. I’ve seen these online quite a few times and always though hey – look it’s a blue monster and it’s instant noodles – rad!! So let’s have a look at this popular Malaysian snack.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. This is a package that contains ten smaller packages.

Here’s one of the individual packages (click to enlarge).

Here’s the back of one of the individual packs (click image to enlarge). To prepare, open pack, sprinkle seasoning, crunch it up and shake. Eat!

The snack noodle block.

Here’s one of the little seasoning sachets.

A very small amount of seasoning, but then again it’s a very small noodle block.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are nice and crunchy. They have that lightness you would expect from an uncooked instant noodle, but not really oily as some can be. The flavoring is light and has a salty and almost sesame oil kind of flavor to it. Good stuff – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars as far an instant noodle snacks go.

A Mamee Monster TV spot.