Vifon Chilli Chicken Instant Noodle Pikantny

Vifon Chilli Chicken Instant Noodle Pikantny ⭐⭐⭐

Somewhat surprising; although the packaging makes it seem cheap and insubstantial, the noodles were indeed spicy with a punch. And they smelled good while making them. It tasted pretty good and the amount was almost filling.

Very simply, add all the ingredients in a bowl, add enough water to cover it, and then wait for about 3 minutes. Stir before eating.

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Master Kong Dry Instant Noodles Black Pepper Beef Flavour

Master Kong Dry Instant Noodles Black Pepper Beef Flavour ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This one felt posh. The packaging was sturdy, the sachets were thick, it even came with its own fork. The noodles were quite good, the flavor had a hint of peppery spice to it and the sauce adhered to the noodles well. It was quite filling.

Open up the lid about a third of the way, and add the vegetable packet. Add hot water up to the line, cover it up, you can use the other ingredient sachets to weight it down. Wait 4 minutes. Remove the draining 'lid' at the top, drain the water through the holes. After that remove the entire lid, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

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Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Vermicelli - Hot and Sour

Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Vermicelli - Hot and Sour ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The packet is actually quite filing, it was bulging when I got it. It's a hot and sour taste, and the spiciness has a tang to it that packs a real punch. I, being of a delicate constitution, was only just able to finish the whole thing including the broth. I think spicy food lovers would enjoy this one.

Mix all the ingredients together, add about 500ml hot water (or till its covered) and wait for about 5 minutes. Then stire and eat.

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Hoàng Gia Mì Hải Sản Chua Cay

Hoàng Gia Mì Hải Sản Chua Cay ⭐⭐⭐

It's a hot and sour noodle, but with seafood flavour. I wasn't sure if the two combinations would work, but it somewhat works. The noodles and broth work well together, it's nice and chewy, though at times the smell felt a bit strong.

Add all the ingredients into a bowl, including the noodles. Cover it with 400ml of water and let it sit for about 3-4 minutes. Then mix it up and serve.

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Baixiang Stir Fried Noodle Aritificial Crawfish Flavour

Baixiang Stir Fried Noodle Aritificial Crawfish Flavour ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The packaging says "S🔥per Ch!l!!!" with good reason. It really is, but not the overwhelming type. There's a good, decent amount of noodles, and the sauce has a burning kick to it while maintaining a nice savory flavour. I have no idea what crawfish tastes like, so I'll assume it was this.

There were no instructions on the packaging, so I had to search online: Add noodles to a bowl, add the hot water. Wait about 5 minutes, then drain the water (this wasn't so easy as the noodles did absorb quite a bit). Then add the ingredients and mix it up and serve.

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Shi Zu Ren Spicy Instant Vermicelli

Shi Zu Ren Spicy Instant Vermicelli ⭐⭐

A slight variation on the awful hot and sour version, this is a bit better. With the exception of a giant bag of sesame paste included for some inexplicable reason. I found that the overall taste is better without including the sesame at all, though it's definitely a powerful spiciness. The rest of the ingredients are plentiful and actually pretty good to be fair.

Discard the sesame paste pouch. Add all ingredients, except the sesame paste, into the bowl. Add about 400ml of hot water and cover for 5 minutes before mixing well and serving.

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Vifon Hoàng Gia Bánh Đa Cua Crab Seafood Flavour

Vifon Hoàng Gia Bánh Đa Cua Crab Seafood Flavour ⭐⭐⭐

This is a Vietnamese noodle, and a rare case of seafood flavored noodles being actually good. There's a bag of crab paste included, and the noodles are made of brown rice. Overall it mixes quite well.

Add the noodles and the ingredients except for the crab paste bag to 400ml of hot water. You really don't need a lot. Let it sit for about 3 minutes, then add the crab paste and mix it up.

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Hankow Sesame Paste Noodle Original Flavour

Hankow Sesame Paste Noodle Original Flavour ⭐

The packaging looked pretty promising. Unfortunately this was a noodle experience that kept disappointing. Each packet I tried to open was an exercise in frustration, poorly serrated and spilling contents on opening. Any hint of flavor or spiciness was immediately overridden by the dull staleness of the sesame paste.

Cover the noodles in 500ml of hot water, wait about 3 minutes. Drain the water away and then add the ingredients, if you can, then mix and serve to people you don't like.

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Nongshim Kimchi Ramyun

Nongshim Kimchi Ramyun ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Probably one of the most popular Korean noodle brands, it strikes the perfect balance between spiciness, tanginess, and fulfillment. I actually have this one regularly at home, it goes really well boiled with hot dogs.

Add all the ingredients to a bowl, add 500ml of hot water and wait for 4-5 minutes. Stir and serve.

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Gu Dasao Malatang Flavor

Gu Dasao Malatang Flavor ⭐⭐⭐

A hearty noodle with a good amount of ingredients. The broth is reminiscent of bone soup and has is slightly spicy. There are bits of pickled cabbage in there too. Overall quite filling and enjoyable.

No instructions were given, so I made a guess: add all the ingredients to the bowl, fill it up to the line with hot water, and wait 5 minutes.

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Mama Brand Oriental Kitchen Instant Noodle Hot Korean Flavour

Mama Brand Oriental Kitchen Instant Noodle Hot Korean Flavour ⭐⭐⭐⭐

It's better than OK, it's great! I really enjoy spicy noodles that aren't overwhelming, yet still retain a great flavour. This one does not disappoint. One slight downside, the amount isn't that filling.

Add the dried vegetables and noodles to a bowl, and cover with hot water. After about 4 minutes, drain the water, then add the packet of paste. Mix it well, and serve.

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JML Artificial Spicy Beef Flavour Instant Bowl Noodles

JML Artificial Spicy Beef Flavour Instant Bowl Noodles ⭐⭐

A just-OK broth with a little hint of beef and the spiciness a tad too strong. The noodles themselves are OK and somewhat filling, but nothing memorable.

Add all the ingredients into the bowl, add water up to the line (about 500ml) and wait for about 3 minutes.

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Shi Zu Ren Hot and Sour Instant Vermicelli

Shi Zu Ren Hot and Sour Instant Vermicelli ⭐

These noodles can't figure out what it's trying to be. There are a lot of packets of ingredients that don't necessarily work well together.

But it doesn't matter, the taste is overwhelmed entirely by the excessively hot and sour broth which consists more of spite than anything else.

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Shi Zu Ren Duck Blood Instant Vermicelli

Shi Zu Ren Duck Blood Instant Vermicelli ⭐⭐⭐

Yes, duck blood. The blood is actually in coagulated tofu-like pieces, and actually wasn't disgusting at all, it was just tasted of salt. The noodles came with several packets of ingredients including croutons and cabbages. Although the amount of noodles appeared to be small, the dish overall was actually very filling, strangely enough. The broth has some spice to it and the cabbages are tangy.

Add all the ingredients into the bowl, and add hot water till it's covered, about 500ml. Leave it for 4-5 minutes, then mix and serve.

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Samyang Buldak Hot Chicken Flavour Ramen Habanero Lime

Samyang Buldak Hot Chicken Flavour Ramen Habanero Lime ⭐

Between the crying, wheezing, and sputtering, I think I was able to detect a hint of habanero.

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Nongshim Big Bowl Noodle Spicy Chicken

Nongshim Big Bowl Noodle Spicy Chicken ⭐⭐

Again Nongshim's trademark soup, which is a fine balance between too brothy and too liquidy. The spice level is somewhat 'biting', though it didn't prevent me from finishing it.

Add all the ingredients, add hot water up to the line, and wait 3 minutes. Mix and serve.

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Soup Daren Pork Bone Noodle

Soup Daren Pork Bone Noodle ⭐⭐⭐

The non-spicy variant of the excellent spicy pork bone broth version. The broth is tasty and hearty, and would be great to have on a cold day. Having tried both though, the spicy pork bone broth version is much better.

Add about 500ml water and all the ingredients together, and wait 5-6 minutes.

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Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Vermicelli

Guangyou Sweet Potato Instant Vermicelli ⭐⭐⭐

The packaging looks plain and unassuming, but the hot and sour flavor is punchy and does have a good taste, without it turning into battery acid. It does come with some sesame and some kind of peas.

Add all the ingredients to 600ml of hot water, and wait 6 minutes. Mix everything and serve.

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Soup Daren Spicy Pork Bone Noodle

Soup Daren Spicy Pork Bone Noodle ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My second try in the Soup Daren line and this is somehow better than the first (Korean spicy beef, also excellent). The broth is superb, tasty and hearty, it's rich without being overwhelming and is fantastic on a cold day.

Will be trying more in this series, the packaging is instantly recognizable for me now, with the 'mukbang lady'.

Add about 500ml water and all the ingredients together, and wait 5-6 minutes.

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Unif 100 Instant Noodle Artificial Roast Beef Flavour

Unif 100 Instant Noodle Artificial Roast Beef Flavour ⭐⭐⭐

Although not a spicy one, the beef flavour is still good. It's a very 'standard' tasting noodle that didn't really have anything special about it, but wasn't terrible either.

Very simply, add all the ingredients in a bowl, add about 500 ml water, and then wait for about 3 minutes. Stir before eating.

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Soup Daren Korean Spicy Beef Noodle

Soup Daren Korean Spicy Beef Noodle ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Excellent broth, one of the best I've had in a long time. The noodles softened perfectly and went very well with the mixture of sweetcorn and vegetables. Some places call it 'Soup Daren' and some call it 'Tandaren', either way it's a new line that I'd like to explore more.

The packaging had no instructions, so I had to experiment to figure it out: Add about 500ml water and all the ingredients together, and wait 5-6 minutes.

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Samyang Sogokimyun Beef Flavour Ramen

Samyang Sogokimyun Beef Flavour Ramen ⭐⭐

A decent offering from Samyang, the spiciness is slightly sharp at times but the broth is weak. Overall just forgettable.

Add the noodles and ingredients in a bowl with 550ml water, and wait for 4 minutes. Mix it up and serve.

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Nongshim Big Bowl Noodle Kimchi

Nongshim Big Bowl Noodle Kimchi ⭐⭐⭐⭐

You just can't go wrong with noodles and kimchi. It's Nongshim's trademark soup and spice level at just the right amount.

Add all the ingredients, add hot water up to the line, and wait 3 minutes. Mix and serve.

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Baijia A-kuan Sichuan Broad Noodle Sour Soup Flavor

Baijia A-kuan Sichuan Broad Noodle Sour Soup Flavor ⭐⭐

Two good ideas that don't meet well. The broad noodles are good but don't pick up the sour flavor well. The sour soup is quite good on its own. Overall decent when eating but forgettable about 2 seconds later.

Put noodles in a bowl, add all the ingredients, cover it with hot water and wait for 6 mins. No need to drain the water, just mix and serve.

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Jinmailang Artificial Hotpot with Spicy Beef Flavour

Jinmailang Artificial Hotpot with Spicy Beef Flavour ⭐⭐

The flavor is somewhat spicy, it's the kind that builds up. The noodles tasted just OK, the broth only had a decent flavour when gulped directly, but not via the noodles themselves. In the end though, despite the generous packets of ingredients, it was unmemorable.

There were no isntructions given so I had to make a guess. Mixed all the ingredients into the bowl, added hot water, and waited 5 minutes. Then mixed it together and served.

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Guang You Hot and Sour Flavor Vermicelli

Guang You Hot and Sour Flavor Vermicelli ⭐⭐⭐

A vermicelli, soupy noodle with a lot of extra ingredients, including some sesame flakes and beans, in addition to the hot and sour paste. The ingredients did blend well together and the noodles were able to hold on to some of the broth. It's not super spicy, just mildly spicy and it has that trademark Guang You flavour I'm starting to recognise.

Add all the ingredients into the bowl, add enough hot water to cover it (500ml roughly) and then wait for about 6 minutes before mixing and serving.

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Baixiang Instant Bowl Noodle Artificial Roasted Beef Flavour

Baixiang Instant Bowl Noodle Artificial Roasted Beef Flavour ⭐⭐⭐

Quite filling, plenty of broth and noodles. The broth is tasty and easy to gulp down.

Add the vegetable packet to the bowl and pour hot water over it till the noodles are covered. Wait 5 minutes, then add the remaining ingredients and mix it up.

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BaiJia A-Kuan Chong Qing Dry Noodle Spicy and Hot Flavour

BaiJia A-Kuan Chong Qing Dry Noodle Spicy and Hot Flavour ⭐⭐⭐

This is from the "Chong Qing" line but it wasn't terrible like the "battery acid" one. This one says "DRY" but it's a soupy type!

It was definitely spicy hot, and required eating slowly.

Add all the ingredients to a bowl, then add hot water. Cover and wait for 3 minutes. Stir, wait another 2 minutes, and then eat.

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BaiJia A-Kuan Chong Qing Noodle Sour and Hot Flavour Bowl

BaiJia A-Kuan Chong Qing Noodle Sour and Hot Flavour Bowl ⭐

No instructions, but it's a soup type. I found a YouTube video in Romanian of someone making it and I had to time them to figure it out.

It turns out, the guy in the video was comparing the taste to battery acid. I should have listened.

It was really bad. The soup was very hot and sour, while eating, it felt like my tongue was burning, and it overwhelmed all other tastes. Even worse — the noodles didn't 'pick up' the flavoring at all, so it was just a hot and tasteless mess.

Anyway the instructions: add all the ingredients to the noodles, add about 500 ml of hot water, and let it sit for 5 minutes. Stir, mix, and then throw it away because it's awful.

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Baijia A-Kuan Big Boss Instant Vermicelli Hot and Sour

Baijia A-Kuan Big Boss Instant Vermicelli Hot and Sour ⭐⭐⭐

The "hot and sour" was manageable for the most part, but the heat builds up over time, so take it slowly.

Add all ingredients, then add hot water. Wait 5-6 minutes and mix.

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Baijia A-kuan Big Boss Instant Vermicelli Spicy Hot Flavour

Baijia A-kuan Big Boss Instant Vermicelli Spicy Hot Flavour ⭐⭐⭐

The "Big Boss" line is in smaller cups. It's actually quite decent in terms of spiciness and hot liquid, but not overwhelming.

Add all ingredients, then add hot water. Wait 5-6 minutes and mix.

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Baijia A-kuan Sichuan Broad Noodle Beef Flavour

Baijia A-kuan Sichuan Broad Noodle Beef Flavour ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Another from the excellent "Sichuan Broad Noodle" line.

Add all the ingredients, then add hot water, and wait for 6 minutes. There is no draining required.

There is a broth which approaches spiciness without being too spicy. However gulping too much liquid at once can make you cough.

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Baijia A-kuan Sichuan Broad Noodle Chili Oil Flavor Hot and Sour

Baijia A-kuan Sichuan Broad Noodle Chili Oil Flavor Hot and Sour ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Another broad noodle winner. It's hot and sour, but not overwhelmingly so (like the battery-acid type Chong Qing noodles). It's almost as good as the Broad Noodle spicy hot version.

Cover the noodles with hot water for 5 minutes, drain, then add all the ingredients and mix it up.

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Baijia A-kuan Sichuan Broad Noodle Sesame Paste

Baijia A-kuan Sichuan Broad Noodle Sesame Paste ⭐⭐

Although I like broad noodles, this one wasn't very good. The sesame paste tasted more of peanuts than sesame and overrode all other flavors.

It was fine as a one-off but wouldn't have this regularly.

Put noodles in a bowl, cover with hot water and wait 6 minutes. Drain the water, add the ingredients, and mix it up.

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Baijia A-kuan Sichuan Broad Noodle Spicy Hot Flavor

Baijia A-kuan Sichuan Broad Noodle Spicy Hot Flavor ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Really good, one of my favorites, a flat broad noodle that's easy with chopsticks. A bit spicy but not overwhelming.

Put noodles in a bowl, cover it with hot water and wait for 5 mins. Drain the water, then add the ingredients and mix it up.

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Baijia Hand-Crafted Sichuan Hotpot Wet Instant Vermicelli

Baijia Hand-Crafted Sichuan Hotpot Wet Instant Vermicelli ⭐⭐⭐

It's a vermicelli, which is uncommon in instant noodles. The packaging packs a lot of ingredients in one place.

The noodles are mildly and enjoyably spicy, with a soup. There are plenty of pieces of bean sprouts, vegetables, and peas (though the peas were a bit 'dry').

Add all the ingredients to a bowl, add 500 ml of water, and let it sit for 4 minutes. Mix it up and serve.

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Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Vermicelli Hot Spicy Flavour

Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Vermicelli Hot Spicy Flavour ⭐

There were no instructions given, but it's a soup type.

Add the sauce packets to the noodles, then add hot water, and wait 5 minutes.

It was just OK, I struggled to taste anything. The noodles didn't really pick up any taste.

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Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Vermicelli Pickled Cabbage Fish Flavour

Baijia Instant Sweet Potato Vermicelli Pickled Cabbage Fish Flavour ⭐⭐⭐

So, which part is artificial? The pickled cabbage, the fish flavor, or the vermicelli?

It's a mildly spicy soupy noodle. There's just enough chilli in the broth to keep it good. There's also bits of pickle (or artificial pickle?) to help with the flavor in between. Definitely worth trying.

Add all the ingredients into a bowl, and cover with 500 ml of water for 4 minutes. Mix it and serve.

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Baixiang Instant Bowl Noodle Artificial Spicy Beef Soup Flavour

Baixiang Instant Bowl Noodle Artificial Spicy Beef Soup Flavour ⭐⭐

A so-so offering, not spicy but not tasty either, as very little of the flavouring stuck to the noodles.

Add the vegetable pouch and hot water to the noodles, and wait for 5 minutes. Add the spice paste and mix it (which is somewhat difficult), and serve.

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Cung Đinh Kool Hot and Spicy Salted Egg Flavor

Cung Đinh Kool Hot and Spicy Salted Egg Flavor ⭐⭐⭐

The name says spicy, but it isn't spicy, it's more savoury. The taste is quite good, like salted eggs, and different from most other noodles. However it isn't very filling and isn't sufficient on its own.

Add the vegetable pouch, and cover in hot water for 4 minutes. Drain the water through the holes in the lid, then add the remaining ingredients and mix it.

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Cung Đinh Kool Instant Rice Noodle Beef

Cung Đinh Kool Instant Rice Noodle Beef ⭐⭐⭐

It's not spicy, but a nice hearty beefy broth. The noodles are thin and flat, which goes well with the broth.

Add all the ingredients in the bowl, add hot water up to the line. Wait 5 minutes and mix it up.

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Guang You Chong Qing Instant Noodle Artificial Beef Flavour

Guang You Chong Qing Instant Noodle Artificial Beef Flavour ⭐⭐⭐

A thin and flat noodle with a decent broth, but not as good as its 'spicy hot' variant.

Add all the ingredients in a bowl, add enough hot water to cover it (500ml roughly) and then wait for about 5 minutes before mixing and serving.

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Guang You Chong Qing Instant Noodle Spicy Hot Flavour

Guang You Chong Qing Instant Noodle Spicy Hot Flavour ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The broth is quite good! And it is just mildly spicy, the enjoyable kind. The noodles are thin but also flat which makes for interesting texture in the mouth.

Add all the ingredients in a bowl, add enough hot water to cover it (500ml roughly) and then wait for about 5 minutes before mixing and serving.

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GuangYou Chong Qing Assorted Pea Noodle

GuangYou Chong Qing Assorted Pea Noodle ⭐

It didn't even taste bland. It just tasted of nothing. I couldn't tell if there were missing packets of ingredients, or if this was it. Awful.

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Haidilao Instant Vermicelli Hot and Sour Flavour

Haidilao Instant Vermicelli Hot and Sour Flavour ⭐⭐⭐

Add all ingredients, then the hot water, and wait 5 minutes, mix.

The taste is quite hot but tolerable. But, it's a small cup so not sufficient on its own.

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Kang Shi Fu Hot and Spicy Beef Flavor

Kang Shi Fu Hot and Spicy Beef Flavor ⭐⭐⭐

I found this at a High Street shop, but couldn't find it online.

Add hot water up to the line, and wait 4 minutes. Then add the ingredients, and mix.

The noodles are soupy with a very slight hint of spiciness.

Kang Shi Fu Pickled Vegetable Beef Flavor

Kang Shi Fu Pickled Vegetable Beef Flavor ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I found this in a high street shop. It's a nice, soupy, but not very spicy, noodle with broth. It has beef pieces and there's a good pickle-ish flavor that comes through.

Add all the ingredients except the pickle. Add hot water up to the line and wait 4 minutes. Finally add the pickle and mix it.

Sadly after I had this, I found a health warning regarding "unhygienic processing of pickled vegetable products". I did not find the results of the investigation however.

Maggi Pedas Giler Mi Goreng

Maggi Pedas Giler Mi Goreng

ZERO stars! Never again!

This was extremely spicy, and I could not handle more than 3 mouthfuls.

I regretted it into the next day as well. 👌🏻🤌🏻🤏🏻👌🏻🤌🏻🤏🏻👌🏻🤌🏻🤏🏻🔥🔥🔥

I later learned that "pedas giler" means "killer hot" in Malaysian.

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Mama Brand Oriental Style Instant Noodle Kimchi Flavour

Mama Brand Oriental Style Instant Noodle Kimchi Flavour ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kimchi is a great flavor for noodles. This one didn't taste of kimchi to start with, but the taste, and the spiciness, accumulated. Really good.

Mix all the noodles and ingredients together, add hot water, and wait 5 minutes.

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Nissin Demae Ramen Prawn Flavor

Nissin Demae Ramen Prawn Flavor ⭐⭐

The flavor is very mild, even the prawn flavoring is mild, not spicy at all. It's probably good for a one-off.

Add about 600ml hot water in a bowl, break up the ramen so all of it gets soaked. Wait 6 minutes, then add the ingredients and mix it up.

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Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour

Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy XO Sauce Seafood Flavour ⭐⭐

The flavor is very mild, I'm not sure what the 'spicy XO' flavor is supposed to be, but there were only hints of spiciness at times, it was mostly just seafood.

Add about 600ml hot water in a bowl, break up the ramen so all of it gets soaked. Wait 6 minutes, then add the ingredients and mix it up.

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Ottogi Jjajang Bokki

Ottogi Jjajang Bokki ⭐

Noodles with a supposedly Korean Style black bean sauce.

I say supposedly because it tasted of nothing. Despite the gravy-like soup adhering well to the noodles and covering everything, it was just tasteless.

I didn't even bother noting down the instructions.

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Samyang Buldak Hot Chicken Flavour Ramen

Samyang Buldak Hot Chicken Flavour Ramen ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Samyang is good at making spicy noodles that are also flavoursome. The noodles definitely taste good, while the stew is hot and spicy. It was definitely good, but I'm a lightweight so I was unable to finish the broth.

Add all the ingredients into the bowl, add hot water, and wait for 4 minutes.

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A collection of instant noodles I have tried, along with their ratings and reviews.
My focus is instant noodles which I can make with only hot water, and no cooking. That is, in an office with limited facilities.