Brand
Name
Made In
Flavor
Carbs
Salt
Price
Comments
Worth
Buying?
Mama JokCup
Porridge Soup



Nongshim Shin
Noodle Soup


Baru
Mie Sedaap Cup



Lucky Me!
Supreme Instant
Noodles

FF






Assi Brand
Black Bean Paste
Noodle



Palso
Chajang Noodle
King Bowl Noodles



Vifon
Rice Noodles





Nissin
Chow Mein


Nongshiim
Bowl Noodle Soup


Annie Chun's
Kung Pao
Hokkien Noodles

Annie Chun's
Hokkien noodles
Hot Sauce


Nonshim
Shin Black



Simply Asia
Sesame Teriyaki
Noodle bowl

Maruchan
Yakisoba
Japanese Noodles

Vifon
Chicken Porridge




Nongshim
Oolong men




Annie Chun's
Peanut Sesame
Hokkien noodles
Noodle Bowl


Maruchan
Yakisoba
Cheddar Cheese


Annie Chun's
Udon noodles
mushrooms
soup bowl

Annie Chun's
Udon noodles
tofu, scallions
soup bowl


Annie Chun's
Teriyaki




Nongshim
Tempura Udon
flavor noodles



Vifon
Viet Cuisine
Mikho nam dong co




Roland






Lucky Me!
La Paz Batchoy
Pork




Gourmet
Spicy


Meatball
Special
Flavor






Oriental






Black Bean











Chicken
Pho





Teriyaki
Chicken


Chicken



Hot & Tangy



Sweet Chili




Spicy
Pot-au-feu



Teriyaki



Teriyaki Beef



Chicken





Chicken





Peanut





Cheddar
Cheese



mushroom
onion



Miso





Teriyaki





Udon





Mushroom






Chicken






Beef & Garlic




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USA



Indonesia




Phillipines



Thailand






Korea





Korea





Vietnam






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Vietnam





USA





USA





USA




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76 g





51 g






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56 g



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67 g




82 g



70 g



56 g





47 g





75 g





68 g




53 g




50 g





76 g





54 g





46 g






42 g






41 g





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2230 mg



1380 mg






180 mg





1430 mg





1810 mg






1440 mg



1700 mg



910 mg



880 mg




1480 mg




610 mg



1320 mg



1800 mg





1350 mg





520 mg





1120 mg




820 mg




830 mg





820 mg





1140 mg





980 mg






1100 mg






1090 mg




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White, broth texture, no chunks,
no noodles
Interesting flavor
Comes with a spoon

No flavor, just too spicy hot
Dried Veggies in Noodles
Comes with  soup base packet

Not terrible, but not too good
Strange balls - meatballs?
Comes with fork and 5 flavor
packets.

Nice noodle texture
Slight garlic flavor
2 flavor packets

Did not like noodle texture or
flavor, which was a little garlic,
spicy and flavors I can't identify.
Had no Water-Line so had to use
measuring cup.
Includes fork.

Noodles weird rubbery texture.
Slight tomato flavor - did not like.
Did not understand directions.
It blew up in microwave.
Comes with 3 flavor packs.

Spongy texture
Slightly sweet, I kind of like taste
Seemed to have bean and meat
chunks.
1 flavor packet

Smells and tastes good
Delicate rice noodles
Slight chicken flavor & flowery
Pho flavor, with very slight spicy
aftertaste. Comes with fork.
3 flavor packs - 2 are liquid

Good noodle texture.
Barely any taste, slightly sweet.
1 flavor packet

Bland
Just like the cheap square stuff
1 flavor packet

Strong flavor I did not like.
3 flavor packs


Good texture
Agreeable flavor I liked
3 flavor packs


Spicy.  Not much taste,
flavor not good.
Better than normal veggie size
2 flavor packs

Interesting flavor, slightly vinegar
Good texture
3 flavor packs

Tastes good
I like the noodles
2 flavor packs

Watery Soft rice - no noodles
Should have used less water
ok taste
Fake chicken chunks aren't bad
4 flavor packets + spoon

Noodles too thin for me
good, slight chicken soup taste
Veggies already in w/ noodles
1 flavor packet


Good noodles.
Spicy, OK flavor
3 Flavor Packs



Thin but substantive noodles
Slight Cheesy, good as or better
than Kraft mac n cheese


big fat round noodles
No taste, had to drain and add
cream of mushroom soup.


Big fat round noodles
Almost zero taste - slightly tomato




Worst Teriyaki taste
Noodles fine
2 flavor packets



Small round noodles
Good, slight spice, mild flavor.
1 flavor packet



Oil packet add after drain water.
2 vegetable flavor packs provides
much texture, small seeds to big
chewy mushroom.  Good Taste.



1 vegie pack, 1 flavor pack
I liked the little noodles texture.
Flavor ok.




1 meat pack, 1 flavor pack, 1 oil
pack. Has tiny meatballs
Very good broth.  Nice little nootles

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I tested all the Asian Noodle brands I could find at Asian markets and grocers in Indiana.

DEHYDRATED MEALS:   Noodles come with 1 or more flavor/ingredient packets.

COMES WITH OWN BOWL OR CUP   - add water and microwave, let steep

YOU SUPPLY BOWL  - Put stuff in a bowl and pour boiling water in it, let steep

FROZEN MEALS
These are all available in the frozen dinner section at Kroger.  Some require that you add
water before microwaving, such as the LingLing brand, which are
my favorite.

COMBO MEALS
I sampled a few Asian noodles sold separately with various Asian sauces that came in jars.

25¢ RAMEN RECIPES
I tested adding various ingredients to the cheap 25¢ Ramen Noodles (that come in a little
squares with 1 flavor packet.)   These can make a quick great meal if you know what to add!
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Here are some ideas from the web of
Ingredients that can be added to Ramen Noodles:
Velveeta
American cheese
Parmesan cheese
Mushrooms
Egg - poached, fried, hard-boiled, scambled, etc.
Meat Chunks or thin slices - Spam, beef, pork, hot dog, bacon, ham, tofu
Veggies - peas, pea pods, green onions, bok choy, carrots, napa cabbage, peppers, broccoli, caulliflower
chili flakes
Hot Sauce
Sriracha sauce
Soy sauce
Chili-garlic sauce
Rice-a-Roni Cheddar Broccoli powder mix
Chunky Peanut butter + soy sauce + a hot sauce
Lime juice + sugar + fish sauce
Asian stuff -  Thai Curry paste, Miso paste, Gochujang paste, Yuzukosho seasoning, Togarashi seasoning,
Furikake seasoning, dried seaweed, Kamaboko (cured fish slices), Curry powder,
Campbell’s Creamy Chicken Soup and pepper (drain water from noodles first.)
#2 -  Ramen Alfredo
Directions:
Cook noodles.  3 minutes.  Throw flavor packet away.
Heat up pre-made Alfredo Sauce.  It burns easily, so stir often!
When noodles are cooked, drain and then dump into bowl of hot sauce.  Stir.  Eat.
Try adding parmesan cheese, chicken, or mushrooms sauted in butter and soy sauce.
Spice Asian Sauce
Alfredo Sauce
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3 OF MY FAVORITE RECIPES USING PLAIN CHEAP RAMEN NOODLES
Sauteed Mushrooms
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Asian Noodle Meals Available from Grocers.  
Reviews, Photos, Price & Nutritional Information
Buy some Asian noodles.  There are different kinds.
(
Article about types of Asian noodles at SeriousEast.com.)

Buy some veggies, such as corn, carrots, onion, broccoli or
mushrooms.

Choose a sauce.  I tried some broth for ramen noodles and
it was ok.  I tried different jars of Asian sauces and I did not like
any of them.  But understand I prefer broths and brown gravies
for my Asian food.)  The ones marked "Spicy" are not lying.

Cook it up! Boil some water and cook your noodles.  Heat up
the sauce and sliced veggies.

Personally, If I am going to go through this much trouble, I'll just
have spagetti.
Blend Your Own Noodle Dish
Benihana
Yakisoba Chicken




Benihana
Yakisoba Steak



LingLing
Tonkotsu Chicken
Tokyo style Ramen




LingLing
Shoyu Chicken
Tokyo style Ramen



P.F. Chang's
Dan Dan Noodles





P.F. Chang's
Korean Pork





P.F. Chang's
Lo Mein





P.F. Chang's
Pad Thai





Wei-Chuan
Stewed Beef
Noodle Soup
w/Vegetable



Ling Ling
Chicken Yakisoba
Noodles




Ling Ling
Thai-Style
Drunken Noodles
with Chicken



Tai Pei
Noodles
Chicken Chow
Mein




Tai Pei
Noodles
Vegetable Lo
Mein



Amy's Organic

Pad Thai




Amys Organic
Chinese Noodles
& Veggies




Saffron Road
Shoyu Ramen
Bowl with chicken




Saffron Road
Tan Tan Ramen
Bowl
Healthier Way to Prepare Noodles:
Drain noodles and rinse with hot water to rinse off starch.
If using flavoring packet, add it to a bowl of clean boiling water to create broth.


Better Way to Prepare Noodles:
Add SALT and OIL to boiling water that you cook noodles in.  
This produces a better tasting and textured noodle.


Easier Way to Cook Maruchan Ramen:
One reason this type of Ramen is the cheapest is that it does
not include a microwaveable bowl.  

But then it takes a long time to boil water on the stove!

So instead, buy one of these bowls.
Just add the ramen and fill with water to a mark,
then microwave for 3 minutes.
They are reuseable and dishwasher safe.
$5 at Kroger.  Or try Amazon.
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Brand
Name
Made In
Flavor
Carbs
Salt
Price
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Worth
Buying?
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FROZEN ASIAN NOODLE MEALS
Soy sauce





Soy sauce




Chicken &
Pork broth





Chicken
Soy broth




Brown sauce






Spicy
Gochujang
sauce




Garlic and
Ginger
sauce




Brown sauce






Garlic and
Ginger
sauce




Yakisoba
sauce





Spicy and
slightly sweet
sauce




Soy sauce







Soy sauce













Cashew
Cream
sauce




Shoyu broth






bone broth
w/chilis
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USA
58 g





59 g




53 g






58 g





58 g






61 g






51 g






58 g






64 g






66 g






60 g






46 g







47 g






69 g






59 g






32 g






28 g
1170 mg





1250 mg




1570mg






1820mg





1080mg






1030mg






830mg






1080mg






2170mg






1150 mg






1000 mg






880 mg







860 mg






760 mg






780 mg






680 mg






660 mg
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Just microwave.  Noodles are
firm. Many small chunks of
chicken and veggies. Slightly
sweet flavor at the right intensity.


Same as Benihana above




Add water, microwave 4 minutes.
Good light broth flavor.
The closest thing I've found to
restaurant quality ramen.  
MY FAVORITE!


Quality ingredients.
Similar to LingLing above, but
includes broccoli in a soy sauce.



Has a spicy heat.  Sprinkled
liberally with some tasteless,
ground-meat substance.




Sweet vinegary spicy hot sauce.
Firm Noodles, Had a stem in it to
spit out, ingredients too small to
make a difference.



Has a spice heat, Plenty of peas
and chicken chunks.





Slight heat. I love pad thai, but
this was just goop.





Light flavor, not too spicy.  Noodles  
are firm. Veggie is rape leaves.  Not
much beef - a couple bites.
Complicated cooking instructions.



Comes with 2 separate dinners.
Tastes good. Don't overcook!
I prefer soup and this has no extra
sauce, just enough to coat.



Comes with 2 separate dinners.
Slightly sweet sauce with spicy
heat.
Flavor is ok.



No water needed, just microwave.
Veggies overcooked and soft, the
Chicken pieces were tough.





Don't add water.
Tastes Ok.  
I'd prefer more sauce.




It was pretty good.






Noodles sticky, some were hard
uncooked, but very good flavor





Mushy noodles, Didn't like what
little flavor there was, some
peppery heat, and it stunk.
Didn't detect any mushrooms.



Lots of heat, but no taste! Yuk
again.
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Dried Asian Noodle Meals

#1 - Skyline Ramen
Directions:
Note: A can of Skyline chili is pricey, but worth it.
Heat up 1/2 can of Skyline Chili sauce.
Cook noodles. 3 minutes.  Throw flavor packet away.
Drain noodles, then dump into bowl of hot chili sauce.
Top with a lot of shredded cheddar cheese and some sour cream.  
Sprinkle on some Hot Sauce. Eat.
Try adding diced onions or beans.

#3 - Sesame Beef Ramen
Directions:
Cook noodles. 3 minutes.
Drain off most of the water so that water doesn't cover noodles when in bowl.   
Stir in beef flavor packet.  
Drizzle sesame oil over noodles, then sprinkle liberally with sesame seeds.
Try adding 2 Tbl Asian spicy sauce and mix with broth.
Chajang  =  black bean paste sauce
Hokkien  =  round egg noodles
Mirin        = sweet rice wine
Shoyu      = soy sauce
Teriyaki   = brazed w/ mirin, sugar and soy sauce
Tempura  = battered deep fried meat & veggies
Tonkotsu = broth made from pork marrow
Udon        = thick wheat noodles
Yakisoba = noodles made from wheat
JAPANESE WORD TRANSLATION
Rice Noodles
Instead of cooking your
ramen in water, try
pre-made broth.
Created 2019
Last Update: May 2021
Brand
Name
Made In
Flavor
Carbs
Salt
Price
Comments
Worth
Buying?
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ASIAN NOODLES - NO BOWL
Andre Prost
A Taste of Thai
Peanut Noodles


Sichuan Baijia
Vermicelli noodles




Jimmailang Mianpin
Hot Emperor




Ottogi
Jin Ramen
Korean Style
Mild


Myojo Chukazanmai
Ramen





Nonshim
Chapagetti
Jjajang Noodles



Samyang Ramen





Wai Wai
Peanut




Fei-Chang
Pork




Hot pepper?





Red pepper?





Oriental






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Paprika?
Red Pepper?




Nuts
Thailand




China





China





Vietnam





Japan






USA





Korea





Thailand
114 g




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66 g





80 g





65 g






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78 g





38 g
640 mg




3260 mg




2851 mg






1980 mg





2120 mg






1100 mg





1930 mg





770 mg
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Good sweet peanut taste.
Chewy noodles.
One of my favorites


Tiny noodles w/soy beans
Flavor ok, bit of spiciness
3 flavor packs - two are liquid


I liked the noodles size & texture.
A little too hot for me, made my
nose run a little.   No instructions.
Can leave hot seasoning out.



Noodle block too big for bowl -
stovetop instructions onlly
1 flavor pack, 1 vegetable pack
No flavor, just slight burn in mouth.


2 flavor packs, 1 liquid.
Stovetop instructions
Practically no taste, otherwise ok.




3 flavor packs, 1 liquid
Noodle block too big for bowl -
cooked on stovetop.
Hardly any taste.


1 vegie pack, 1 seasoning pack
Stovetop cooking
Flavor slight but good.
Medium hot


3 Seasoning packs, 1 liquid
Nutting tasting w/slight spiciness
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