We'd go to the Uwajimaya in Seattle and I'd load up on that shit. Press J to jump to the feed. Or are they all pretty tasty? Some, of course, are definitely superior to others, as evidenced when Reddit users were recently asked to come up with their best instant ramen hacks. That may or may not be what you're looking for as a gift. I’ll finish off with more fresh spinach because I like my greens. I always pick them up when I'm in Japan :D, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. Bonus points of its legitimately spicy, but not a requirement since I have plenty of options for adding my own spiciness. Here are eight of the best instant noodles you should be eating that aren't your average Maruchan ramen packet. I sauté up some mushrooms, spinach, garlic and onion(dried is just as good) on the side then add to the broth. He is definitely open to trying new things, and doesn't have any food allergies. Noodle cups are officially a thing of the past when you can have near restaurant-style quality ramen from the comfort of your own home. When I lived in Japan i had countless instant bowls … Unlike most other instant noodles, this particular one has you drain all the liquid away and then add the flavour sachets. I had a MAMA brand green curry Ramen last night and was totally blown away! Nice little quick meal in a bowl. What's the best instant ramen? Cayenne can be added after it’s prepared if spicy isn’t favored. My advice to you: get about $20 together and hit your Asian grocery store. However, some people got really creative with their noods over the years, and were willing to divulge the tricks of the instant ramen trade. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.seriouseats.com/2013/09/taste-test-fancy-pants-instant-ramen-from-myo.html. Here is 2016, which I havnt watched yet, but I see that a mama's product made #10, http://www.theramenrater.com/top-ten-lists/all-time-packs/top-ten-instant-noodles-time-2016/. 13 years later, I've tried over 1,600 different varieties of instant noodles and have visited instant noodle factories and received worldwide notoriety for my top ten lists. 10. Fried egg on top and you're set. Cookies help us deliver our Services. /r/Cooking is a place for the cooks of reddit and those who want to learn how to cook. Set aside and turn the burner on … As for buying the Shin Ramyun, just buy some; it's not a big ticket item. You can get the Indonesian and Malaysian varieties. But it's really good. Especially with CHEESE! Indomie Satay was the second instant noodle I went crazy over when I was younger. I literally just stocked up on Indomie's Mee Goreng Instant earlier. I'm looking for taste above all. Shin ramen is still the best instant ramen I think. But be sure to buy the ones made in Indonesia, otherwise they don’t taste as great. But the noodles... they are as good as you can get with instant. I've heard good things about Sapparro too... Can't confirm though. I kind of get sad when I see so many talking about their exotic Shin Ramyun (which is nowadays made in the USA if you're buying it here). Most asian stores sell noodles without flavoring, and then you can buy sauce base by the bottle to flavor with. Marutai tonkotsu shoyu instant ramen. Seconded, I grew up eating these, it's amazing, I love it. Also get tofu puffs, mung bean sprouts, cilantro, green onion, carved squid and thin sliced meats (okay maybe a few bucks more than $20 if you get all that). I think they have some type of noodles that are better than deep fried, but I can't recall the better method. Well guess I’ll just add yet another monthly subscription to me repertoire. I'd serve it to guests. It’s like a cultural icon in Indonesia; the r/Indonesia subreddit even has a picture of it on its banner! "Cook the ramen and drain, then mix half the seasoning packet with soy sauce and a couple drops of sesame seed oil. Below are some of these truly epic hacks that we'll definitely be trying the next time we're noshing on noodles. I use the noodles from the top ramen brand and these low sodium veggie bouillon cubes from a store called Sprouts. Came here to say Shin Ramen just like you mentioned in the post. 13 years later, I've tried over 1,600 different varieties of instant noodles and have visited instant noodle factories and received worldwide notoriety for my top ten lists. However, Nissin Raoh is just plain noodles and broth (of good quality) - it's really meant to be dolled up with toppings. Amazing. And one packet is usually never enough. I did the one from that link for the japan ramen box but that link highlights some great other options. Shin Ramyun has my favorite tasting noodles. Over your years in the game, is there anything, big or small that you routinely cook with the noodles to get a better flavour ? They do have many other varieties, including some soup-type if you're looking for the more traditional broth-based noodle, though these are just OK, If you ask me. Nongshim, Samyang, and Sapporo Ichiban both make stuff that's way better than what you get for 25 cents at a grocery store. This is an instant abura soba pretty much. Enter your email address below to get Food News delivered straight to your inbox. Classic cult favorite. Nissin Demae's instant noodles come with the unique addition of sesame oil, adding another delicious layer of flavor to the soy and ginger-based broth. I don't align myself with any of the noodle religions; I'm a free slurper. It should be a little cheaper in an Asian market if you can find it. An drizzle of tangy Japanese mayo atop of bed of soy noodles. What's your opinion on the best instant ramen? What makes these stand out are the flavoring packets, or "sachets." Even further away from ramen but really really good is this laksa. Enter your email address below and we'll deliver our top stories straight to your inbox. Sort by. I Am A, where the mundane becomes fascinating and the outrageous suddenly seems normal. I started reviewing instant noodles on www.theramenrater.com in 2002. It was like coconut milk! Nissin Raoh is the best instant ramen I've had in a long time. That's what i usually go for. IndoMie is amazing, IMHO. Jin ramen(hot) changed a few months ago and now it tastes amazing. Try one or try all, either way, you'll never want to revert to your old Maruchan Ramen ways again now that you know what the best instant noodles are. I don't use the flavor packets anymore. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. That stuff is like crack. Ask people who eat it regularly and they’ll tell you their mouth literally salivates when talking about it (my saliva turned runny while typing this message). IndoMie makes a flavour called Mi Goreng. Most of them have ramen you just can’t find at stores. I really dislike this one from China - Single Noble Black Bone Chicken flavor - tasted like hate. As he is notoriously hard to shop for, I got the idea to get him something he'll actually use...or in this case, eat. I recommend the pink one ("hot chicken" flavour- it says hot but it's not that bad) and the curry one (that one with a few table spoons of coconut milk is elite) If you want something with an Indian flavour, Maggi is very popular. Not to say Shin isn't bad, but I like to go for the more exotic stuff - I picked up some seriously good stuff while in Taiwan last month - smuggled back the real meat stuff. Reddit, what do you add in Ramen to make it taste better. Indomie. Shin Ramyun Black is a standby for me, my partner prefers anything from Sapporo Ichiban. This thread is archived. Hell, that's why I started The Ramen Rater and not The Instant Noodle Rater.