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The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2020 Edition

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

After years of resisting the common practice of naming these lists after the year ahead, I’ve finally decided I’d conform with societal norms and start doing this with this list. So, there won’t be a 2019 edition (although between you and me that’s what this is as it’s coming out in 2019 and not 2020, but whatever). All lists going forward will be this way. My brain will be okay with it eventually, kind of like how I used to lose my mind when people would pronounce sriracha ‘sirracha,’ which IS the correct way to do s. Time heals all chunks of illogic I suppose. But anyways, these are my favorite and most memorable cup varieties from my reviews up to number 3,180. Let’s take a look at The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2020 Edition.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups Of All Time 2020 Edition

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#10: Maison De Coree x Samyang Ramen Gout BBQ Coreen – France

A collaboration of Samyang of South Korea and Maison De Coree of France bring this neat variety. A thick and chewy noodle is married to Korean BBQ sauce – a sloppy umami bomb which really is quite delicious. Original review

#9: Nissin Cup Noodles Alitas Hot – Mexico

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

Part of their Intensos spicy range, Nissin Mexico brings Alitas Hot – ho wings flavor. The heat level is very tame, however the flavor is off the charts with a very tasty grilled chicken taste. A really nice surprise in this one – worth a try. Original review

#8: MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle Authentic Taste – Malaysia

A show stopper, this variety has a super savory broth which is thick and flavorful. Strong tomato and lemongrass notes are present and couples with a great noodle and vegetables sachet. Tastes almost identical to tom yum I tried in Langkawi. Original review

#7: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Rich Pork Shoyu (New Version) – Japan

This low calorie cup is not low on flavor. A different kind of noodle which has a very good mouthfeel is couples with a strong broth and included garnish which are second to none. At 176 calories for the cup, it makes one wonder why they don’t make all Cup Noodle varieties with this style noodle. Original review

#6: Mamee Chef Curry Laksa Flavour – Malaysia

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

These noodles are produced using Mamee Chef’s ‘Mi Tarik’ technology which emulates hand pulled noodles. The broth has a rich and luxuriant curry flavor and is augmented by a myriad of garnish including little tofu puffs. Original review

#5: Miandom Tasty Asia Green Curry Shrimp Flavoured Instant Noodles – Singapore

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

With a very unique wheat noodle whose mouthfeel is different from any other on this list, this one has a strong green curry flavor. It’s unique from top to bottom and really delivers a nice green curry experience. Original review

#4: Maruchan QTTA Curry Ramen – Japan

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

QTTA (pronounced coo-tah) translated to ‘I’m full/satisfied.’ A cup full of rich curry and thick noodles, with a lot of different included garnish. It definitely should fill you up. Original review

#3: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

Here you see the Very Veggie Spicy Chicken variety, but truly the whole range which includes beef, chicken, and soy sauce flavors hold this spot – they’r equally good. The sheer amount of vegetables work with the base to create just about the most savory broth you could imagine. Really something that should be experienced by every noodle fan. Original review

#2: MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle Authentic Taste – Malaysia

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

If you like prawn like I like prawn, and I really like prawn, you’re going to be exceedingly enthused about this variety. The sheer amount of prawniness is just wonderful – a thick, sweet and spicy broth, great noodles, and included fried onlon just come together so well. Original review

#1: Nissin Cup Noodles Gourmet Sabor A Caldo De Camaron – Mexico

Top Ten Instant Noodle Cups OF All Time 2020 Edition

While other images in this list show the product with additions I’ve made, this one does not. What you see is what you get, and you get a seriously wonderful thing here. A vibrant prawn broth with Mexican flavor, ample garnish (including those reasonably sized shrimp there) and great noodles come together in this one. An absolutely incredible topper to this list. Original review

#2909: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

#2995: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

When the Very Veggie line came out, my first thought was that it would just be varieties for Vegans and Vegetarians. Surprisingly, there was no option for this crowd. Well, it seems that that has changed! This one was sent to me by Robert Z. from Kentucky – thanks man – go check out his cooking blog www.dadbert.com! He found this at a local grocery store – nothing about this and the other new Cup Noodles he found and sent on their site or mentioned on Instagram. This has led me to think that perhaps he’s in what’s called a ‘test market.’ In some areas, a product will be introduced to meter how it’s received by the public – if it sells really well, it’ll go nationwide. If not, it might be pulled. Let’s pop the lid and look under the hood.

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Does not contain meat but check for yourself. To prepare, remove lid and add room temperature water to fill line and microwave for 2 1/2 minutes (1000W). Let sit in the microwave for an additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2995: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2995: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

The noodle block.

#2995: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

Loose seasoning and vegetables from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chashu pork, soft boiled egg, spring onion, sesame seed and shichimi togarashi. The noodle is pretty much identical to the other Very Veggie variants – thin with a nice chew and taste. The broth was indeed a vegetable shoyu – worked well with the ubiquitous vegetables, which were in absolutely every bite. Edamame and carrot among other vegetables played well with noodle and broth. Excellent. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662401040.

#2995: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

Nissin Cup Ramen Noodle Soup, Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 6)

Watch me prepare this one in my own kitchen!

 

Unboxing Time: New Things From www.dadbert.com

Unboxing Time: New Things From www.dadbert.com

This box comes by way of my friend Robert Z. from Kentucky – thanks, man! He’s got a new blog caled DadBert, named after a nickname his daughters gave him. Dadbert.com features a myriad of dishes that he cooks for dinner and they all look real good – should go check it out! Anyways, let’s delve into this box…

Unboxing Time: New Things From www.dadbert.com – United States

Some neat exotic varieties and some never before seen domestics – I’m really thinking he’s living in a test market for these new domestics. Thanks again!

#2541: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

VV3: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Rounding out the Cup Noodles Very Veggie range is Spicy Chicken. All I can say is that if it’s anything like the other two this will be a no-brainer. I still am beside myself on these; these are just about the best thing I’ve seen come from the United States in a long, long time. So Very Veggie has 1/2 cup – which is one full serving – of vegetables. Let’s check it out.

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

VV3: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add room temp water to fill line and microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. Let stand 1 extra minute in the microwave once it’s done. Finally, stir and enjoy!

VV3: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

VV3: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

VV3: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Seasoning and a ton of vegetables.

VV3: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are this and have a soft tooth. The flavor is a chicken with a lot of cumin and a bit of spiciness – not too much to fend off anyone I know, but enough to say ‘hi – I’m spicy.’ Just like the other two, this one gets a lot of added flavor in the broth from the myriad vegetables included. Corn, bell pepper, and onion are omnipresent and just so welcome here. Thank you! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662401033.

VV3: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken, 2.25-Ounces (Pack of 12)

A video about the recipe change for the standard Cup Noodles

#2538: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

This is the second variety I’m trying of the Very Veggie range from Nissin Foods of America. Soon as I heard about these products I was extremely curious. Will they have enough vegetables? Will these vegetables be good?

Included in the cup are enough veggies for a full serving – a half cup! Let’s look within and see what this is all about.

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add room temperature water to fill line. Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes, then let sit for another minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

A lot of vegetables!

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Finished (click to enlarge). As you can see, this bowl is full of vegetables. First, the noodles hydrated well and have a soft and thin character. The broth has a beef flavor which is heavily influenced by the vegetables which give it more flavor. The vegetables hydrated perfectly and are just everywhere. I’m pretty surprised and very pleased. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662401026.

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup O Noodles Beef, 2.25-ounce (Pack of 24)

A video about the recipe change for the standard Cup Noodles

#2535: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

VV!: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

When I read about this new product line in my news feeds, I was very curious. For years, I’ve though that the amount of vegetables included with instant noodle varieties in general was way too slim. Of course, vegetables cost money to put in there and so that’s something to consider.

Well, Nissin here has decided to throw caution to the wind and come up with a new Cup Noodles variety called Very Veggie. This stuff is purported to give you a full serving of vegetables – 1/2 a cup’s worth. Let’s see really how many vegetables we’re talking about here!

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

VV!: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add room temperature water to the fill line and microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. Let sit in the microwave one additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

VV!: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

VV!: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

VV!: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Wow – this is a lot of vegetables, actually!

VV!: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Finished (click to enlarge). So this is what we have with nothing added. Noodle come out about as expected. They’re thin and soft. The broth is extremely good. The sheer amount of vegetables actually add a nice flavor to it. The vegetables hydrated very well and are just everywhere – broccoli, edamame, corn, and carrot really liven things up. Extremely impressed! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662401019.

VV!: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Chicken Cup Noodles, 2.25 Ounce each (Pack of 24)

One of my favorite instant noodle documentaries

New Very Veggie Cup Noodles From Nissin

New Very Veggie Cup Noodles From Nissin

I saw an article mentioning a new product from Nissin Foods America which focused on a lot of vegetables and thought ‘it’s about time.’ I’ve had a ton of instant noodles in my time and honestly very rarely have I been satisfied with the amount of vegetables in them. I dropped a line to my contact over there and boom – a day later here are samples. Let’s see what’s in this box!

New Very Veggie Cup Noodles From Nissin – United States

New Very Veggie Cup Noodles From Nissin

Some papers came with it – a press release and a letter – check it out here.

New Very Veggie Cup Noodles From Nissin

Here are the cups (click to enlarge). Once cooked up they contain a half cup of vegetables! Not only that, these can be microwaved. You may have seen a previous post with this style of cup – they tested them out at Walmarts for a while. They’re more eco-friendly. I’m going to put a rush on reviewing these – should see them all in the next three weeks.

New Very Veggie Cup Noodles From Nissin

Here we have (click to enlarge) the original Cup Noodles Chicken. Well, not the original actually they changed the recipe last year. But it’s the new version of the one pretty much everyone has tried. Thank you very much!