Here at Foodiggity, we’re pretty psyched to welcome a guest post from Hans Lienesch, aka ‘The Ramen Rater.’ If you couldn’t already tell by the moniker, Hans likes his instant noodles. So much so, that he’s dedicated a site to nothing but them, and has since sampled hundreds of unique varieties from all over the world. And now we get his top ten of all time. Hans, go…
Since I was a small child, I have enjoyed instant noodles. It started out with what every other kid in the USA had — Top Ramen. Then came Roasted Ramen, noodles that already had the seasoning within them — no packet! Until these were off the market, and everything changed in my instant noodle world.
My parents took me south to Seattle. And what I discovered at about 12-yrs-old, was that there were now a ton of varieties of instant noodles. With different colored packaging and strange foreign writing I couldn’t begin to understand — making them almost impossible to cook.
Over 30 years later and having officially sampled over 650 different unique varieties, I’ve come up with a list of my favorites. It changes from time to time as I find new varieties to enjoy, but here it is as it stands currently.