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Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 – Budae Jjigae – United States

Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 - Budae Jjigae - United States

Amazingly, we were able to get two weekends in a row with some time for us to go out together without the kiddos (thanks, Aunt Cindy!). I said ‘hey you wanna try some more ramen?’ Kit was up for it and so we checked this place out. But it turned out that although they did have ramen, this was clearly a Korean restaurant in the middle of Bellevue. I thought ordering a Japanese dish at a Korean restaurant just seemed a little off, so I went in for something I’ve been wanting to try for a long time – only had it in instant varieties thus far, so time to try the real thing. Let’s go!

COCO 2.0 – Budae Jjigae – United States

550 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 * Website

Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 - Budae Jjigae - United States

The menu.

Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 - Budae Jjigae - United States

My awesome wife Kit. Before we went here, we went to a car wash and vacuumed out the minivan. Yes, we roll in a minivan – we have two kids. We actually really like it a lot. But after many trips to Canada with the kids and passing back snacks to toddlers in the back seat, something had to be done about the sea of crumbs on the floor. An odd way to start our little romantic outing I’ll admit, but definitely nice to have a clean ride again!

Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 - Budae Jjigae - United States

I saw this one their online menu and thought to myself ‘finally.’ We’ve been out for Korean food many times, but never seen Budae Jjigae on the menu.

So as far as the ambiance of the place. It was pretty loud, despite not many being there. Blasting some rap (explicit versions) kind of made it a definite no-go for the label ‘family restaurant,’ and I think this place is probably pretty insane on a Friday night.

Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 - Budae Jjigae - United States

Kit ordered some beef and chicken teriyaki, which was the first to arrive at the table. Really good!

Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 - Budae Jjigae - United States

We were both elated to see the inclusion of cream cheese tteokbokki on the menu. We used to frequent a little restaurant in Lynnwood called Chi Mc ‘n Hot Pot which had Korean bar food – and they had this dish. This one was more of a carbonara styled version whereas the original was with crabmeat.

Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 - Budae Jjigae - United States

Another favorite of our was the seafood pancake – always something worth getting. At this point I noticed something. No banchan. Where’s the banchan?! What’s banchan? Well, when you go out for Korean food usually you are presented with an array of little dishes with little things little kimchi, pickled radish, marinated vegetables, etc. Usually about eight or so of them. Not here.

Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 - Budae Jjigae - United States

Holy moly (click to enlarge). Wow – this looks fascinating. The ramyun noodle was just right – thick and chewy. Broth was strong but had that smack of bitter aftertaste I generally am not a big fan of. Heat level was on point – very strong and spicy. While the menu mentioned cheese, I really didn’t detect any, which was a little disappointing. But the sheer amount of different inclusions in here was just amazing and wonderful. Kimchi was great, soft tofu, salami, SPAM, – it goes on and on. No macaroni or beans however, which I has expected from the instants I’ve had. Long story short, this was quite good and definitely recommended. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

Let’s delve into what budae jjigae is.

Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 - Budae Jjigae - United States

Okay (click to enlarge) so budae jjigae translates to ‘troop stew.’ After the Korean War, US Troops left behind lots of the foods that they had brought. Some including pork and beans, SPAM, sausage – basically things that would last a long time. Well, the Koreans incorporated them into this dish.

Restaurant: #3061: COCO 2.0 - Budae Jjigae - United States

A side shot of the bowl (click to enlarge). Did I eat it all? Oh God no – this was a lot of food!

Restaurant: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar – Chicken Wonton Ramen – United States

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

So it happened. A date night. These are pretty rare for us and a lot of fun! So we decided to give another ramen joint a try. Tonight, it’s Jinya Ramen Bar in Bellevue, Washington.

Jinya Ramen Bar – Chicken Wonton Ramen – United States

15600 NE 8th St. Suite O-11 Bellevue, Washington 98008 * Website

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

Here’s their menu for this location.

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

My wife Kit. She kicks ass – she’s always up to try something new!

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

The table accompaniments. Surprised that there wasn’t any togarashi to sprinkle.

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

We’ve tried the izakaya (appetizers) at all the ramen restaurants we’ve been to. This is their ‘Jinya Bun” – ‘steamed bun stuffed with slow-braised pork chashu, cucumber, and baby mixed greens served with JINYA’s original bun sauce and kewpie mayonnaise’

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

Here are their ‘Mini Tacos.’ ‘slow-braised pork chashu and kimchee in a crispy wonton taco shell’

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

Decided to try takoyaki this time – ‘battered octopus over egg tartar topped with kewpie mayonnaise, okonomiyaki sauce, fresh cut green onion and smoked bonito flakes’

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

For the main course, Kit opted for a rice bowl – she said it was pretty good.

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

Here’s what I ordered (click to enlarge), their Chicken Wonton Ramen (wantanmen). Their menu had this to say – ‘chicken broth: wonton, spinach, green onion » served with thin noodles.‘ The noodles were indeed thin. They married to the broth just perfectly. The broth was extremely good – very rich and gave me that same feeling as having noodles that had a runny egg yolk on them – pure bliss. The wonton were extremely good as well with nice texture and innards. Chicken flavor throughout. I can’t explain how absolutely fantastic this was and can say easily at this point that this bowl eclipses all other bowls of ramen I’ve sampled in the area, putting them to shame. A no-brainer 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

A side-angle of the bowl (click to enlarge).

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

This greeted me at the bottom of the bowl and honestly I was sad to see it. It meant that my ramen was indeed gone and my short, tasty life at Jinya Ramen Bar had ended. Perhaps we shall return and try something else next time.

Restaurant #2850: Shibu Ramen – Spicy Garlic Tonkotsu – Kirkland, Washington

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

We were lucky to have my wife’s Aunt com eover and watch the kids – had a little last minute Christmas shopping and were going out to dinner. The next day was the aniiversary of the first time we met each other and We agreed to try Shibu Ramen in Juanita.

Shibu Ramen – Kirkland, Washington

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

The front of the menu (click to enlarge).

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

Back of the menu (click to enlarge). After I looked on yelp, I thought the Shibu Tacos sounded like a winner. My wife picked the fried chicken wings. We ordered Thai Teas and for ramen, I had the Spicy Garlic Tonkotsu, my wife the Shoyu.

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

As big proponents of Thai Tea, we were a little disappointed; it wasn’t very sweet in comparison to most and just was so-so.

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

Here are the Shibu Tacos (click to enlarge). These were quite good – very savory and definitely worth the raves they got on yelp. We both enjoyed these a lot.

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

The fried chicken wings were excellent as well – crisp on the outside and very moist on the inside and not greasy.

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

My wife’s shoyu (click to enlarge).

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

My spicy garlic tonkotsu (click to enlarge). Ordered Thai tea, Shibu tacos, chicken wings, spicy garlic tonkotsu for myself and shoyu for my wife. Thai tea was alright, but could have been a little sweeter. The Shibu tacos were really good – street taco with fresh veggies and meat. The fried chicken wings were great – crisp with juicy innards. Then the ramen arrived. The first word that comes to mind is haphazard. The noodles were the right gauge, but didn’t have that floury character to them. The broth was so full of black garlic that it was ultra bitter and the creamy happiness that is tonkotsu was all but masked. The egg was soft boiled, but not marinated and yolks were on the more congealed end of the stick. Chashu was almost definitely Yangtze BBQ pork {the kind you find in American Chinese restaurants with the hot mustard and ketchup). Menma was alright and I was happy with the presence of mung bean sprouts. The bowl altogether just didn’t coalesce into something unique, special, authentic or interesting. My wife’s shoyu was the same way except the broth was on the weak side. We probably won’t be back, however in going to try all the regional places so probably not going to do a return visit to anywhere anytime soon. If I were to return I’d skip the ramen and have the tacos. For the ramen, 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Our receipt.

Restaurant: #2666: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka – Shio Tonkotsu – Bellevue, Washington

Restaurant: #2666: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - Shio Tonkotsu - Bellevue, Washington

I’ve been asked many, many times to go try restaurant ramen by my readers. Well, Merry Christmas! As Gurney Halleck once said in the novel Dune, “Behold, as a wild ass in the desert, go I forth to my work.”

To be honest, this is a new frontier for me. In the past, I’ve been to one actual ramen restaurant and that was down in California. I did do a post on it, but that was a long time ago and I’d not really figured it would be a regular thing. This review begins what should be a slightly regular thing; I mean I’m not going every week or anything but often-ish; more often than I had in the past, that’s for sure.

I’ll review restaurants the same way I review everything else – from the standpoint of my palate.No science, no insanity. Ratings will be based solely on the ramoen – no appetizers/etcetera unless they’re extras that are really to upgrade the ramen.

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka – Bellevue, Washington

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
103 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Menu

It had been quite a while since my wife and I had the chance to venture out by ourselves without the kiddos in tow. a one year old girl and a very, very rambunctious 2 1/4 year old just didn’t seem a good combo with bowls of hot noodles in broth. So we went to this ramen joint.

The wait to be seated was short – maybe 3 or 4 minutes which was nice. It was a Sunday in the early afternoon, however it was pretty busy there.

Restaurant: #2666: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - Shio Tonkotsu - Bellevue, Washington

We ordered a couple drinks – a melon float for my wife and a Coke float for me.

Restaurant: #2666: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - Shio Tonkotsu - Bellevue, Washington

We decided to try the karaage (click to enlarge). It’s been a couple weeks and I swore it was tonkatsu but that’s not on the menu so it must be karaage. Chicken was crisp and meat was tender and tasty.

Restaurant: #2666: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - Shio Tonkotsu - Bellevue, Washington

My wife ordered the Cha-shu Gohan – rice topped with pork which was very nice. We also got a couple from the ramen toppings menu – Bara Toro Cha-shu and Aji-Tama. The Bara Toro Cha Shu is pork cheeks and braised pork belly. I will say the pork belly was good as were the cheeks, however it did seem like there was linger of over cooked fat with them and that wasn’t to my liking.

Restaurant: #2666: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - Shio Tonkotsu - Bellevue, Washington

Here’s half of the Aji-Tama in my ramen. This was just excellent – marinated just the right amount and the yolk was just perfect – not too congealed, not too drippy.

Restaurant: #2666: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - Shio Tonkotsu - Bellevue, Washington

I ended up choosing the shio tonkotsu (click to enlarge). The noodles were great – nice and chewy with a great gauge to them. The broth was thick with a balance of shio and tonkotsu. I think was I wanted to be honest was an onslaught of creamy, rich tonkotsu with no distractions, but the shio really did go well. The cha-shu was excellent – could eat that for a whole day straight. A slice of narutomaki sat atop along with sesame, menma, kikirage… I know people are going to call me names, but I’ve never come in contact with that little berry looking things before – I thought ‘hey, is that a fresh Wolfberry?’ but it doesn’t look like it. It was crunchy and I believe it had a pit. Wasn’t sure if I was supposed to eat that or not – like a bay leaf. But then again, I eat bay leaves. I really liked the ramen. It was quite good, well presented and all. I just have to say it didn’t give me that ‘oh holy crap I have to tell everyone to come here immediately.’ 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.

#2559: Jackpot Teriyaki – Beef Ramen

#2559: Jackpot Teriyaki - Beef Ramen - Tulalip - Washington - The Ramen Rater - ramyun korea korean

On June 22nd, we met my sister up in Tulalip, Washington to check out the outlet mall. It’s kind of a misnomer; you think outlet mall, you think cheap prices, right? Well, these are outlet stores for stuff like Coach, Burberry, etc – so you can get overpriced things that are still overpriced but not as cool as if you got it currently for this season. Ugh.

Nonetheless, it was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun walking around. What’s interesting about Tulalip is that it’s on the Tulalip Indian Reservation next door to Marysville. You may be thinking ‘so what?’ Well, back in 2007 I was in a Computer Info Systems degree program at the local community college. My teacher also taught a Casino Slot Technology class and I decided to take it. He was a great guy – miss him a lot. Anyways, he told me how Tolalip has a zip code. ‘So what?’ came to mind. Well, being on a reservation, that makes it Federal land.

Again, so what?

Well, there’s only one other city in the United States that is on Federal land with a zipcode – Washington, DC. So basically, you commit a crime here, technically it’s a Federal crime. They have their own police department and all, but technically it’s the case. Interesting!

We;;. after walking all over the mall, my sister Sue invited us to have a bite to eat. She said there was this nice teriyaki joint nearby…

Jackpot Teriyaki – Beef Ramen – United States

8825 34th Ave NE Ste J, Tulalip, WA 98271

Phone number(360) 654-2977

#2559: Jackpot Teriyaki - Beef Ramen - Tulalip - Washington - The Ramen Rater - ramyun korea korean

Here’s the menu on the wall (click to enlarge). I’m legally blind and luckily they had little printed take out menus. Well, after looking at the wall menu zoomed in and the one on paper, there’s a difference. The paper one had a section that said ‘special’ and bam – it said Ramen – Beef Flavor. I immediately though beef ramen? Not pork tonkotsu? Not a msi or shio? Maybe shoyu. Yeah – a beef shoyu that must be it. I wasn’t extremely hungry but I thought yeah – let’s give it a try!

#2559: Jackpot Teriyaki - Beef Ramen - Tulalip - Washington - The Ramen Rater - ramyun korea korean

Here’s Miles waiting patiently (click to enlarge) Know that since he’s 22 months old, this is about as patient as you’re ever going to see him and that this ‘patience’ was a fraction of a second.

#2559: Jackpot Teriyaki - Beef Ramen - Tulalip - Washington - The Ramen Rater - ramyun korea korean

Then boom – our meals arrive (click to enlarge). I found the noodles to be curly and that it has mung bean sprouts, egg, cabbage, broccoli and carrot. As I slurped, I was getting the feeling that this was definitely not ramen. The woman who took our order was very nice – our daughter Miriam was in her car seat on the table and she started to get fussy. The woman asked if she would like it if she would feed her her bottle! So she fed her and talked about how mom’s carry their children – in Korea. Then it hit me – this definitely wasn’t ramen – it was ramyun.

I hadn’t said much as I was eating my noodles and when she mentioned that, I looked up and asked ‘Hanguk ramyun?’ Which means ‘Korean Ramyun?’ She seemed to be a little surprised and then I handed her one of my cards. I didn’t get exactly what variety it was, but I’m going to guess it was Ottogi Jin Ramen – the mild one. Maybe the spicy one but with a little extra water.

Regardless, this place rocks – I mean, I got to go out and get a bowl of Korean ramyun made for me – something that never has happened before. Plus, the garnish was absolutely perfect and made my day.I highly recommend this place – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars!

 

The Ramen Rater On Local TV

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I was on KOMO TV, an ABC affiliate recently! How did this come to pass? Well, I posted a pocture that was sent to me by Samyu Group, a noodle company over in Malaysia. They have a wall of clocks for important timezones like London, Tokyo, New York, etc. Well, They’d done one for Kenmore, WA for where I live! The PR person contacted their PR agency who contacted KOMO TV and in a few weeks, I had a few people over and a big light pointed at me and a huge video camera in here! I want to thank Leslie Harris from the City Of Kenmore, Eric Schudiske from Gallatin Public Affairs, and Leslie Cohen and Eric Jensen from KOMO TV Seattle!  Here are some videos and the story on their website.

Here’s the finished bowl (click to enlarge) – with tofu puff, mung bean sprouts, Dodo fishball and hard boiled egg.

A Thank You To Some Great Local Businesses

I wanted to let people know about some pretty neat places around where I live. I live in a small town called Kenmore which is at the north end of Lake Washington. We moved here in March and really have enjoyed it a lot so far – my wife has commented that she’s felt at home here quicker than any of the other places we’ve lived which is really nice! Anyways, I wanted to give a quick shout out and thank you to some businesses around here that you should check out if you’re in the area!

I joined a facebook group called Kenmore Neighbors shortly after we moved here and learned a lot about events and happenings in the area. A fellow named Justin from Cutting Edge Upholstery posted saying that they had lots of fabric samples they wanted to get rid of. I thought hey – maybe these would be the right size for backgrounds for noodle photos! I usually do placemats, but I always like to get something new. Well, as it turns out he had a couple dozen! So I brought him some noodles and got some great new backgrounds you’ll see soon!

Actually, you’ve possibly already seen one (click image to enlarge). This is a bowl of laksa I made for a special post celebrating Singapore’s 50th Anniversary. If you need your furniture upholstered, check out Cutting Edge Upholstery! Thank you!

A short drive away in Lynnwood next to the HMart on 184th, there was an empty spot here for ages and then recently we noticed Katsu Burger setting up shop. I was curious when I saw the name, but I thought maybe we should investigate further!

Wow – tonkatsu burgers! How awesome is that?! This is the Ninja burger and it’s efreaking huge! I guess if you want to be crazy you can get the Mt. Fuji – I think that one has three patties on it – chicken, beef and pork! Amazing…

They also have a Chotto Snack – and it’s definitely more than a snack – 6 big pieces of chicken or pork tonkotsu and a side of fried. I think the fried are my favorite thing about this place: you can get sea salt, nori, spicy or CURRY FRIES! I got the curry fries and it heralded back to my younger days when me and a friend would come back from the local pub crawl in Anacortes and douse potatoes in the oven with curry powder. These come out much better and your fingers will smell like curry for days! Probably the best thing in the universe. Check out Katsu Burger in Lynnwood and other spots in the Seattle area!

Back to Kenmore and to a new shop that just opened a couple weeks ago: Daddy’s Donuts. It’s a twist on the regular old donut shop where you get lots of different big donuts. What you can get here are mini donuts, and then they add different toppings. My wife Kit is holding the Coco-Loco, 3 donuts with some chocolate, tres leche drizzle and coconut flakes. Great stuff! Come and check out Daddy’s Donuts!

Spicy Noodle Soup From Dumpling House

Yesterday my wife and I were out and about. I needed to find some fresh squid for an upcoming review and we went to KS Mart, a large Korean market in Lynnwood, Washington. We were hungry, and decided to check out the little restaurants inside (it’s common for Korean grocery stores to have small restaurants inside). We decided to give Dumpling House a try.

This line on the menu caught my eye. Jjampong!

Here’s what I was served (click image to enlarge). This was like a religious experience in a bowl! Lots of seafood and great broth and noodles. A lot of food to be sure. The spiciness was reasonable and the chilli peppers in there were lethal – I ate one and decided to just let them be after that!

So if you’re in the Lynnwood/Everett/Edmonds area, you should really check this place out for a bowl of spicy noodles. Like I said above, they’re inside KS Mart, which is also a great place to find a myriad of South Korean instant noodles, snacks and everything you could imagine.

Indonesian Delicacies From Waroeng Jajanan

Here in town we are lucky to have a great Indonesian store called Waroeng Jajanan. Not only do they have all sorts of great instant noodles, they also have fresh foods they make for dine-in or take out. On top of that, they are really nice! Here’s something they gave me to try – nasi goreng! Thank you! What’s inside? Keep reading!

My son Andy came with me and asked what kind of noodles he would like. Indomie Mi Goreng was mentioned and he was into trying it. I’m sure most people are a little surprised he hasn’t tried it before being the son of the guy who eats all the instant noodles, but this seemed like the right time. He really liked it without the spicy sachet. He also really liked the kerapuk aci – that’s the puffy looking thing he’s got there. It’s a big crunchy thing that gvoes great with mi goreng.

Another thing we got there was the big meatball you see there. It’s called bakso and it was really quite amazing! Imagine a really nicely exotic spiced meatball, but with a center that is an egg! Was really great!

Here’s what was inside the wraps (click image to enlarge)! Rice and rendang and chicken and veggies and a hard boiled egg! A few minutes in the microwave with the banana leaf wrapping everything steamed it all up nicely. It was so good – I could eat it every day! I can’t recommend this place any higher! Here’s a link to a past post about Waroeng Jajanan with their contact/location info.

#1110: GS25 Gonghwachun Jjajangmyun

This was sent to me by Kristina W. of Arizona – thank you! Jjajangmyun is basically a noodle that is coated in a black bean sauce. Let’s check it out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat or not.

The noodle block.

The only packet included is a big one full of sauce. Decided (as I did yesterday as well) not to make a big mess by trying to fit this stuff in one of the little sake cups I usually use.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some beef, carrot and Vidalia sweet onion. The noodles good – a little chewier than usual and nice and plump. The jjajang sauce is really great – has a rich black bean flavor with a little bit of extra heartiness, especially from the potatoes. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801128506571.

Here’s a recipe for jjajangmyeon!

The Ramen Rater Noodle News #28

Here we go with the 28th edition of The Ramen Rater Noodle News! I scour the Internet for articles about ramen and instant noodles and bring them to you! Here are some recent stories you might find interesting!

  • FoodBev – Piri Piri Pot Noodle – UK – Link
  • CK101 – Blogger Releases Top Ten Noodles List – Taiwan Not On – Taiwan – Link
  • Yonhap News Agency – S. Korea’s Exports To Japan Dive In 2012 – South Korea – Link
  • The Stir – Airline Passenger Gets Into Serious Trouble After Flying Into Violent Rage Over His Meal – USA – Link
  • Free Malaysia Today – BN buying votes with rice, noodles, eggs? – Malaysia – Link
  • China Daily – Lots Of Kindness Amid The Chaos In The Quake Zone – China – Link
  • Nikkei – Over 100bn Servings Of Instant Noodles Slurped In ’12 – Japan – Link
  • Akihabara News – Nissin – GooTa “Demi-hamburg-men” – Waiter, there’s a brown patty floating in my soup! – Japan – Link
  • CorrectionsOne – Inmates Get Indulgences – for A Price – USA – Link
  • The New Zealand Herald – ‘Noodle Man’ Sentenced For Boxing Day Incident – New Zealand – Link
  • Hindustan Times – I’m Hungry Instantly! – India – Link
  • The Chosun Ilbo – Nongshim Sees Booming Sales in Mongolia – South Korea – Link
  • The Miami Hurricane – Inebriation and Gluttony: Making Masterpieces out of Ramen – USA – Link
  • Arab News – Indomie Greets Its Partners For A Lifetime Of Success – Saudi Arabia – Link
  • Digital Spy – Student Live On Diet Of Instant Noodles – USA – Link
  • The Crimson White – Ramen Revolution – USA – Link
  • Wall Street Journal – Back To School With Ramen – USA – Link
  • Foodbeast – ‘Po’ Boy Ramen Sandwich For When You’re Desperate & Out Of Bread – USA – Link
  • The Prowl – Rockin’ Ramen – USA – Link
  • Parker Live – Noodletown! – USA – Link
  • allKPop – Lee Seung Gi’s Domestic & International Fans Donate 13,620 Instant Ramen – USA – Link
  • People – How To Make Andrew Zimmern’s Ramen Noodles – USA – Link

A Message To The People Of Taiwan From The Ramen Rater

In the last week, I’ve had a lot of traffic from upset Taiwanese that none of their country’s beloved instant noodles made the list. I saw videos like this one and then this angry one. I felt a video message would be appropriate, and here it is.