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#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen – Hong Kong

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

Found this at the brand spanking new T&T Supermarket at Lansdowne Centre up in Richmond, BC recently. That place was a zoo the day we visited – so many people! But got out of there with a couple things. Anyways, a straight noodle tom yum sounds just bizarre – and possibly really good! Let’s find out.

Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen – Hong Kong

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

The distributor/import/export sticker (click to enlarge).

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodles to 500mL boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

One of the bindles of noodles (2 servings per package).

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

A dry sachet.

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

A light powder.

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

A liquid base sachet.

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

Tom yummy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, mung bean sprouts, fried onion, squid flower, and shrimp. Noodles are straight and have a soft approach – and are quite good! The broth is amazing – that sweetness of prawn and that crispness that you get in tom yum – and just the nice as can be level of heat. Extraordinary! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 087303866953.

#3019: Sau Tao Tom Yum Kung Flavour Ramen - Hong Kong

生麵皇Non-fried Ramen Instant noodle King Beef Soup Flavour 5-in-1 bag (12.35oz/350g)

Watch me cook and garnish this one on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!!

#2596: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Well this sounds like a good one! It sounds to be like a chicken shio variety. Shio is one of the classic ramen varieties from Japan. Let’s see a little more about shio from Wikipedia –

Shio (“salt”) ramen is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also used, but they are not boiled as long as they are for tonkotsu ramen, so the soup remains light and clear. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for lean chicken meatballs, and pickled plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.

Alright – let’s cook it up!

Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle bunch to 450ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add powder sachet and stir. Finally, add in oil sachet – stir and enjoy!

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

One of the two servings of noodles.

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Dry seasoning.

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Has a nice chicken scent.

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

A liquid sachet.

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken with Salt For Life and black pepper, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles have that floury kind of hit to them. Nice gauge and great chewiness. The broth is chicken. I would say this is about as good as it can get when it comes to chicken flavored instant noodles – nice to see someone going above and beyond! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878850037.

#2578: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Salt Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

A TV spot about the range

New Product Samples From Nissin Hong Kong

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Two boxes arrived taped together from Nissin Hong Kong! Awesome! What could be inside? Let’s have a look!

New Product Samples From Nissin – Hong Kong

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Okay let’s start with the larger box.

New Product Samples From Nissin Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - demae ramen - cup noodles

Hey awesome (click to enlarge)! These are little figurines that you use to hold down the lid of your Cup Noodles as it steeps!

New Product Samples From Nissin Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - demae ramen - cup noodles

Four of them (click to enlarge)! The little boy and his sister from the Demae Ramen varieties! Hmmm… Where should I put them.

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He’s now super glued to the level on my DSLR that takes noodle pictures (click to enlarge)!

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Here are six new varieties of the Demae Ramen Straight Noodles (click to enlarge)! The Black Garlic Tonkotsu was on thee big top ten list this year!

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Okay here’s the smaller box.

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A new Cup Noodles variety (click to enlarge) – Laksa! Definitely curious about this one! Thank you very much!

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

Well folks it’s that time again. This one’s a big deal – the list that people from around the world have been waiting for every year. Since the last list came out, I’ve reviewed over 400 varieties of instant noodles – a new record in one year for me. So many good ones this year! These are my absolute favorites of the over 2,400 reviews of instant noodles I’ve posted to date. There are some big announcements at the end of the video, so make sure to check them out! As always, I invite instant noodle makers to contact me so I can try your noodles! Now without further ado, The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition!

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

The video presentation of The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2017 Edition with special announcements!

#10: Paldo Budae Jigae Ramyun – South Korea

#10: Paldo Budae Jigae Ramyun - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s a new one – Budae Jigae. This dish came to be when US troops shared their rations with the locals during the Korean War. The Koreans added the hot dogs, cheese, luncheon loafd, pork and beans and macaroni to a traditional soup and boom – Budae Jigae. The noodles here are thick and chewy, the broth slightly spicy and has a nice oiliness. Augmented by a sachet of oil that smells like hot dogs and garnish which includes sausage, beans and macaroni, this is a unique and really great variety! Original review

#9: Xiao Ban Mian Shallot & Scallion Oil Noodle – Taiwan

#9: Xiao Ban Mian Shallot & Scallion Oil Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I got to see where these are made in Taiwan last year! I got to try them while there and then tried again for review and both times came to the same conclusion – they’re excellent. The noodles are plentiful and have a very nice chew. The flavor is really great – tasty and full of shallot and scallion flavor. Another example of Taiwan’s mastery of simplicity in the dry noodle genre. Original review

#8: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong

#8: Nissin Demae Ramen Straight Noodle Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle - Hong Kong - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Hong Kong’s first appearance on the annual top ten. First, these noodles are very good – nice chew and round gauge. Very impressed. Next, the broth is just perfection; a creamy pork tonkotsu broth, savory and rich, is enhanced by the addition of black garlic oil. Original review

#7: Nyor Nyar Penang White Curry Instant Noodle – Malaysia

#7: Nyor Nyar Penang White Curry Instant Noodle - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I’ve tried a lot of Penang White Curry varieties. I thought new ones had stopped cropping up a while back, and then I get to try this one and I’m just floored. This one’s perfect. Excellent plump noodles and a broth that’s thick and rich; with spiciness and strong flavors. Everything harmonizes together perfectly. Original review

#6: Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian – Singapore

#6: Prima Taste Singapore Curry Wholegrain La Mian - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The original Curry La Mian made its debut on the 2013 list. In 2016, the Wholegrain version entered into the list – and with good reason. The noodles are hearty and have a kind of rustic, artisan mouth feel. They are perfect for the broth – a thick lavish curry which come from a huge sachet of paste and is made wonderful with lots of coconut milk powder. Original review

#5: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle – Malaysia

#5: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

In short, this is exactly the same kind of flavor I experienced on the exotic resort island of Langkawi off the coast of Malaysia. The noodles are just right – great gauge and chew and perfectly plump. The broth is thick and strong. Spicy flavor, heavy on the lemongrass and lots of shrimp taste. Unique and authentic. Original review

#4: CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa  – Malaysia

#4: CarJEN Nyonya Curry Laksa - Malaysia - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I have had the fortune to know this variety for three years and it’s been on the list for 3 years. Why? Well, the noodles are very good – they look like your basic instant but they really have a nice feel and chew. The broth comes from a curry pasta, coconut powder and a special dipping sauce. You can put the sauce in a spoon and dip it into the broth (or you can just put it all in). Creamy and rich – this is excellence. Original review

#3: Nissin Straits Kitchen/Straits Reborn Laksa – Singapore

#3: Nissin Straits Kitchen/Straits Reborn Laksa - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Why the two names? Well, Nissin Singapore just changed the name from Kitchen to Reborn. This one’s great – extra nice noodles in here. Also, a very rich, strong broth. Finally, there’s the sachet of laksa leaf which you can sprinkle on top to add a savory finish. Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang Spicy Prawn Soup Noodle – Malaysia

#3: Nissin Straits Kitchen/Straits Reborn Laksa - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

This one used to be called Hokkien Prawn Noodle. This is a dive into prawn land to be sure. First off the noodles are the same MyKuali has had in all their varieties – just perfect. The broth here is oily, thick and exploding with prawn flavor. It’s very sweet and has a great level of spiciness. To top it off (quite literally), a sachet of the best fried onions in any instant I’ve tried add a savory crunch to the bowl. Beautiful and delicious . Original review

#1: Prima Taste Singapore Laksa Wholegrain La Mian – Singapore

#1: Prima Taste Singapore Laksa Wholegrain La Mian - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

For the second year in a row, Prima Taste leads the pack with their Wholegrain La Mian. Their regular non-wholegrain version was #1 in 2013. The wholegrain noodle has vaulted it up high – Really high. The noodle has a hearty chew and texture I love. The broth is a harmony is paste and coconut milk powder that has great taste and richness. It all comes together in a crescendo is flavor and texture which is masterfully delivered. Original review

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