Instant Noodles Vouched by Ramen Fans Worldwide
It’s no secret that ramen is one of the most popular foods in the world. But what makes the best tasting ramen? It’s a question that has been debated for years, and there are as many opinions as there are types of ramen. However, there are a few things that all the best tasting ramens have in common. First, they use only the best ingredients. Second, they are cooked to perfection. And third, they have a secret ingredient that makes them irresistibly delicious.
One of the best tasting ramens comes from a small shop in Tokyo called Ippudo. The owner, Shigemi Kawahara, has over 30 years of experience making ramen, and it shows in his product. Ippudo’s ramen is made with fresh noodles and a special pork broth that is slow cooked for 18 hours. This gives the broth a rich flavor that is unlike any other. In addition, Ippudo’s ramen uses rare Yamamoto peppers to add just the right amount of spice. As a result, Ippudo’s ramen is not only delicious but also incredibly addictive.
But since very few people could get easy access to Ippudo’s ramen, let’s switch gears to really good-tasting instant noodles. What got you excited about instant noodles? The many varieties? The practicality of it? Personally, I love eating instant noodles at night when I crave a warm snack while watching TV. They’re also great to mix and match with your favorite takeout items, like fried chicken or barbecued pork. And don’t get me started about the yummy toppings!
Should we thank Nissin, Samyang, Annie Chung, Mama and Indomie for delivering tasty, flavorful instant ramen to our houses? From dry to soupy, chicken to miso flavors, mild to spicy, each of these ramen noodles would be perfect for someone. Toppings and side dishes are not only highly recommended, but necessary to turn these instant ramen into restaurant quality. Slurping also encouraged!
Nongshim Chapaguri Spicy Rom Don Noodles
Recently popularized in the Award winning South Korean movie Parasite, this noodle cup combines the black bean jjajang taste of Chapagetti and the zesty seafood flavor of Neoguri. Nongshim Ramen is chewy, spicy noodles in rich Chajang sauce and comes in microwavable heat-and-serve bowls. Add premium sirloin beef for a true Parasite experience.
VI HUONG Instant Noodles — Authentic Vietnamese Instant Ramen Soup
Vi Huong Instant Noodles embody the authentic flavors of Vietnamese noodle soup. This amazing traditional Vietnamese recipe highlights the natural Asian flavors and makes it easy for you to enjoy a quick and tasty meal. Also available in these flavors: Beef Stew with Wine Sauce, Black Pepper Crab, Hot & Sour Tom Yum, and Lime Chicken.
Since its humble beginnings in the 1970’s, Indomie has launched several popular flavors but its most popular one remains Indomie Fried Noodles. Indomie Goreng is a dry ramen without soup and comes with its mini packets of soy sauce, oil and seasoning. This instant noodle derived its inspiration from traditional Indonesian dish called mi goreng, a variant of fried noodle common in Indonesia. I found this noodle texture is thin and light and the flavor very deep and savory. It is so popular that it has garnered a cult following, just look for its videos on YouTube.
The first Nissin “Chicken Ramen” was sold in 1958 and sparked a global revolution. Now the company has produced numerous kinds of instant noodles. Nissin Raoh aka the King of Ramen delivers restaurant-quality noodles in a rich and savory soup of authentic umami. The noodles are triple-layered, steam-cooked air-dried noodles, and come in 3 flavors: Miso, Tonkotsu and Soy Sauce. To me, this ramen is delicate, both in texture and flavor, that reminds me of classic Japanese style ramen.
Prima Taste Singapore Laksa La Mian Noodle
The Prima Taste Singapore Laksa La Mian Noodle is seafood and coconut milk based noodles. This rich broth, savory noodle dish is created with a blend of fresh spices and herbs. Add fresh seafood for an explosion of flavors. The taste is deep and savory, it would create a party in your mouth. Reminds me a lot of Southeast Asian rich flavors.
From the famous Mama brand, comes authentic tom yum shrimp noodles. Savory flavors of shrimps and fish sauce, complemented by the kick of chilies and zesty spices are packed into the soup base of spicy noodles. Perfectly chewy with loads of satisfying bite, this spicy ramen never disappoints! The texture of these noodles are on the thin side but the flavor is amazingly rich. Also available in creamy tom yum, pork flavor and pad thai.
Nissin Demae Ramen Instant Noodle is Japanese style ramen with rich broth. Spruce it up with toppings such as sliced mushrooms, half boiled eggs, barbecued pork and seaweed for a more delectable experience. Available in Black Garlic Oil, Sesame Oil, Tonkotsu Pork and Roasted Beef flavors.
Nongshim Shin Black Ramen with Beef Bone Broth
Consumers’ love for Shin Ramyun has propelled Nongshim to its position as the undisputed top ramyun brand in Korea. Just 3 minutes to deliciousness, this Nongshim hearty bowl of soup is rich and savory. No separate bowls needed. This is one of my favorite cup noodles — even more than the packaged version — because the noodle texture of Shin Black cup noodle is different than the Shin Black packaged noodle. The noodles are medium size but springy with a smooth texture. Perfect for slurping. If there’s broth left over, add some white rice to finish the deliciousness. It’s a lot of carbs, yes, but so yummy as long as you are not eating it too frequently.
Samyang Spicy and 2x Spicy Chicken Hot Ramen Noodle
Depending on your spiciness threshold, these noodles could be just a tad spicy or super spicy. Whatever it is, enjoy them when you need to step up your ramen eating experience. Samyang also makes hot chicken, hot chicken curry and buldak cheese ramen flavors, among others. Also available in variety packs and ramen cup variety packs. Make sure to have at least one kind of kimchi on the side to elevate the taste. Tip: the 2x Spicy Ramen is super hot! Make sure you have a tall glass of beverage nearby. I’d also recommend cool cucumber side dish to balance the spiciness.
Maggi Kari Ramen Instant Noodles
Malaysian made Maggi instant noodles are made of a blend of wheat flour to create just the right texture and springiness. The ramen comes with rich and savory curry sauce packets. This ramen noodles are imported from and manufactured in Malaysia and certified halal. Also available in chicken, tom yum and laksa flavors. You really can’t go wrong with this curry noodle dish.
A-SHA Extra Wide Knife-cut Noodles
A-SHA Healthy Ramen Noodles
Taiwan made A-SHA ramen noodles offer pure and simple Taiwanese taste. Made with wholesome ground wheat, the noodles are rich in flavor and reminds you of traditional Taiwanese noodle taste. This line of ramen noodles are available in thin Tainan, medium Mandarin, wide Hakka flat, and extra-wide knife-cut styles. Pick (or get them all) your favorite flavored Asian noodle: original, sesame paste, onion, extra-spicy (with ghost pepper), chili (mala), spicy BBQ, spicy fennel, or sesame oil scallion.
Kinjabang Ramen Spicy Noodles
KinjaBang Mandarin Style Spicy Noodles come with a noodle pack, spicy sauce packet, dried vegetable packet, and microwaveable tray that doubles as a strainer. This is just great. No need to dirty another cooking tool. Add your favorite toppings to heighten this ramen to a real culinary experience.
Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba Japanese Style Instant Noodles
Japan’s favorite Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba Japanese Style Instant Noodles is a springy consistency dry noodle style. Contains dried vegetables, a spicy soy sauce and mustard mayonnaise. In my opinion, it goes great with some veggies and barbecued meat.
ICHIRAN Ramen Hakata-style Thin Straight Ramen Noodles
Japanese Classic ICHIRAN Ramen Hakata-style Thin Straight Ramen offers restaurant quality ramen at home. Known for its firmness, smooth texture and rich flavor, every slurp will fill your mouth with irresistible umami. This pack includes Original Red Dry Sauce. Great for the days when you are in the mood for ramen but too lazy to go out. Add a half boiled egg (or two, I love eggs), green onions and mushrooms, if you’d like.
Annie Chun’s Thai Peanut Sesame Noodle and Chinese Kungpao Noodle
Annie Chun’s range of noodle bowls include Singaporean Soy Garlic Noodle, Shoyu Ramen, Spicy Miso Ramen, Yakisoba Noodle, Japanese Udon, Chinese Kung Pao Noodle, Thai Coconut Soup Noodle, Thai Peanut Sesame Noodle and Chinese Kungpao Noodle. This is great for when you don’t feel like washing the dishes since it comes with its own cup. The taste range is amazing too, you won’t be bored with just one!
As one of our favorite carb forms (the other one is rice), ramen is one of the most popular noodle dishes in the world, and it’s no surprise that there are so many ways to make it. Whether you like your ramen with a rich, savory broth or a light, refreshing soup, there’s a recipe out there for you. But what if you’re looking for the best ramen in the world?
Well, that’s a tough question to answer. Everyone has their own opinion on what makes the perfect bowl of ramen. But if we’re talking about the best tasting ramen, we can’t pick just one winner, because people have different tastes, and the many different varieties we have cater to these distinct preferences. We are simply happy that there are so many diverse kinds to choose from, no matter what specific taste you’re looking for.
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