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JAPANESE: TOP 10 BEST INSTANT NOODLE BY JAPANESE

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JAPANESE: TOP 10 BEST INSTANT NOODLE BY JAPANESE

Since the invention of instant noodle, human race has been blessed with more tastier, creative instant noodle from all across the globe. Everyone must have tasted instant noodle at some point iCreaten their life, be it for the taste, for its availability and convenience or merely just as a mean to save money. Instant noodle is everyone best companion especially for those late hungry night at home. While the drive to get 1 instant noodle for everyone might be different but there is one thing that is hard to be mistaken, which is the fact that Japanese produce some of the best instant noodle in the market. It is almost a sin to pass on a classic instant noodle in Japan and hence here we are today with the top 10 best instant noodle voted by the Japanese themselves. 

(Disclaimer: Ranking sourced from Japanese site mynavi)


10. NISHIN RAOH RAMEN (POLL RATING: 2.2%)

Nishin Raoh Ramen series is very popular among the Japanese. Among the flavour within the series are; Backfat Rich Shoyu Ramen, Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen, Umami Tonkatsu Flavor and Salty flavoured Ramen. Do not underestimate the texture of its noodle; it is on par with those serve at ramen outlet and the richness of its broth will definitely satisfy your craving. 

Netizen comments: “Best among its class”; “Irresistible rich broth”

Noodle: ★★★★★

Broth: ★★★★☆

Overall: ★★★★☆


SPLIT NO 8: MYOJO IPPEI-CHAN JUMBO NIGHT MARKET STYLE YAKISOBA (POLL RATING: 3.2%)

Sweeping the ramen scene since its debut, Myojo Ippei-Chan Ramen is still going strong in today ramen competition. The biggest selling point aside from it tasty and enormous portion, is the special mayonnaise that comes with it. Packaging wise it has also adopted the creativity of Japanese by designing a water releasing hole for a more convenient experience. So get yourself one and try it out!

Netizen comments: “Mayonnaise + Yakisoba sauce= Indescribable satisfaction”; “Perfect!”

Noodle: ★★★★☆

Seasoning sauce: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★☆


SPLIT NO.8: NISSIN CHIKIN RAMEN DONBURI (POLL RATING: 3.2%)

The first ever Chicken Donburi Ramen in cup noodle form ever introduced to the market. Don’t be fool by its name; this is no ordinary chicken ramen. This ramen comes with a block of dry, frozen egg and spring onion. As soon as you pour the hot water in, the aroma will instantly flows through your nostril and teases your appetite.  The broth is mainly made of sesame chicken paste and taste salty which make it suitable for all occasion. 

Netizen comments: “Unforgettable experience”; “Feels like as if I am back in time, dining with my mum”

Noodle: ★★★★☆

Broth: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★☆


NO 7. NISSIN CUP NOODLES CURRY (POLL RATING: 3.3%)

The main attraction of this cup noodles is none other than its rich curry broth. Just the aroma alone is enough to make anyone salivates. The cup might be small, but it holds a generous amount of noodles as well as meat pieces and potato cuts; guaranteed to satisfy your hunger. 

Netizen comments: “Special blend of curry, with cute tiny potatoes cuts in it”; “Taste so nostalgic”

Noodle: ★★★★☆

Broth: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★☆


NO.6 MARUKA FOOD BEYOUNG INSTANT CUP NOODLES (POLL RATING: 4.4%)

This particular brand has immense popularity among the Japanese. It is best known for its enormous portion and aromatic sesame oil. The sauce prepared is also rich compare to other brand, but not too greasy at the same time. Combined with it smooth and chewy noodle, no wonder Japanese couldn’t get over it!

Netizen comments: “The seasoning sauce tops its competitor”; “Liking it’s on point texture and chewy noodles”

Noodle: ★★★★★

Seasoning Sauce: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★★


NO 5. MARUCHAN AKAI KITSUNE UDON INSTANT ORIENTAL NOODLES (POLL RATING: 4.5%)

This one is highly recommended by the Japanese. Just by it looks you know you are in for a big portion of noodles, and Maruchan ensured there is enough flavouring to compensate for the portion. SO don’t worry about the richness of the broth. The Udon noodles are perfectly done too. It doesn’t taste too rubbery or too thick. The Aburaage (tofu skin) is also well-seasoned with a taste of sweet and saltiness. If you are feeling hungry and up for a treat, this is definitely one option for you.

Netizen comments: “Often craves for it during late night”; “That sweet and saltiness is to die for”

Noodle: ★★★★★

Broth: ★★★★☆

Overall: ★★★★★


NO 4. NISSIN KITSUNE UDON DONBEI (POLL RATING: 5.4%)

One of the best instant Udon noodle out there! The broth is made of quality Bonito stock and it is complimented by a large piece of sweetened tofu skin (Abuurage). The Udon noodle is thinner than those you see at market but it will absorb the essence of the broth for the best eating experience. 

Netizen comments: “Both the broth and the noodle are awesome”; “The temptation to eat the Abuurage is strong”

Noodle: ★★★★★

Broth: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★★


NO 3. NISSIN U.F.O FRIED RAMEN (YAKISOBA WITH MAYONAISE) (POLL RATING: 9.1%)

Pioneer of its kind, Nissin U.F.O Yakisoba is the first yakisoba made into instant noodle packaging. It has since been well-received by the people. The yakisoba sauce is specially made to provide top notch sensation for the consumer. The package also comes with hydrated veggies and meat along with a decent portion of chewy noodle.

Netizen comments: “The combination of the richness from yakisoba sauce with mayonnaise topping is perfect!”; “Just the smell of the yakisoba sauce makes me droll uncontrollably”

Noodle: ★★★★★

Seasoning sauce: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★★


NO 2: NISSHIN SEAFOOD CUP NOODLE (POLL RATING: 9.4%)

Here is another score for Nisshin noodle! This particular flavour is best known for its light seafood flavour with a sweet, buttery taste and a hint of saltiness to back everything up. The noodles are thin and fat, but still chewy nonetheless. Add some squid, soft-boiled egg, kamaboko, narutomaki and this could be the ramen you didn’t know you need!

Netizen comments: “Love how slurry the noodle feels”; “The craving for this noodle is real, especially through the night!” 

Noodle: ★★★★★

Broth: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★★


NO 1:  NISSIN ORIGINAL CUP NOODLE (POLL RATING: 28.0%)

TADAAA! It is no surprise that Nissin appears top on the list as well with an undisputable win. With poll rating tripled the 1st runner-up; this particular model has been a hot-seller all year through since its introduction in 1990. The broth is mainly seasoned by the saltiness of soy sauce and with a pinch of light fish notes. Along with the package are well hydrated shrimps, eggs and minced pork which enriched the whole eating sensation. This is definitely a must try if you want a taste of the most classic Japanese instant cup noodle!

Netizen comments: “The most original taste of instant noodle!”; “Simply eat this and it will take all your blues away.” 

Noodle: ★★★★★

Broth: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★★