The Top Ten Instant Noodles of All Time

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It’s been over a year since the last Top Ten List came out and it’s time for a new one. You’ll see some from the old list and some new ones! With that, Welcome to the new Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time – 2013 Edition!

 

10. Mama Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavour Oriental Style Instant Noodles – Thailand

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I had tried this ages back and wasn’t very fond of it. At the request of readers, I gave it another try and found it to be the best Thai variety I’ve had thus far. The strong bite of the heat and the crisp citrus flavors are of authentic Tom Yum. The noodles are thin and almost crumble when chewed – the texture is different from any others on the list. The creaminess is not of dairy but a cream-like color from boiling shrimp. Full review

 

9. Paldo Kokomen Spicy Chicken Flavor – South Korea

2013_4_23_top_009 It all started with a South Korean comedian in a TV show cooking contest – the rest is history. Kokomen Is a South Korean ‘white broth’ instant ramyun. It has a great jalapeno chicken kind of flavor which took South Korea by storm. Full review

 

8. Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Premium Noodle Soup – United States

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Everyone’s had Nongshim’s Shin Ramyun once. It’s spicy and full of noodles. Shin Ramyun Black is Nongshim’s premium version of Shin Ramyun – containing nice big pieces of mushroom and free-dried beef that springs to life. Truly excellent ramyun. Made in the United States. Full review

 

7. Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein – United States

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This has always held a spot on my Top Ten Instant Noodles lists. Why? First off, it’s got some great noodles. They suck up all the water as they cook and once you open the seasoning packet and stir in the flavor, the smell is tantalizing. The best bonus here is the little packet of seaweed powder. It’s just right. Made in the United States. Full review

 

6. Myojo Ippei-chan Yakisoba Japanese Style Noodles – Japan

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Yakisoba, delivered wonderfully. The tray is filled with boiling water and also acts as a strainer! Great noodles, top-notch veggies, and a bonus — mayonnaise! Makes for a meal of pure deliciousness. Full review

 

5. Indomie Curly Noodle With Grilled Chicken Flavour Special Quality Instant Noodles – Indonesia

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They got it right when they said these noodles are special. They’re broad and thin with such an enjoyable texture. The flavor is sweet, spicy and perfect. Full review

 

4. Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja Flamin’ Hot & Nutty Noodle Soup – United States

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I ate a lot of instant noodles in my time. Within the last year or so, I’ve enjoyed this one multiple times. Jinjja Jinjja’s quality noodles, strong heat and unique pork, peanut and black sesame notes make this a real stand-out in the South Korean ramyun market and now here in the United States. Full review

 

3. Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Rendang – Indonesia

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A deep and rich curry flavor with just the right amount of spiciness. These noodles have a great texture and consistency and taste so good. This ‘stir noodle’ variety is superb. Full review

 

2. Prima Taste Singapore Curry La Mian – Singapore

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Curry is one of my favorite all time flavors. Here you’ll find the same high quality lamian noodles and a pair of packets – one of coconut powder and one of curry paste. So simple and so perfect. Truly exceptional. Full review

 

1. Prima Taste Singapore Laksa La Mian – Singapore

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Pair steamed lamian noodles with a packet of coconut powder and a packet of paste and you’ve got a real game changer here. The noodles are high quality and the broth is luxuriant; light in color with beads of chili oil float in a ballet of splendor. Full review

NOTE: I add a lot of different things to instant noodles as you can see in the photos above. The ratings I give them however are given before any additions are introduced.

Comments

  1. Whoopsie… Thanks and fixed.

  2. wrong pic @#10….pic 10 and pic 1 are the same

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