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(Instant) Ramen Rodeo

This year I decided that I wanted to keep track of new things I tried. One of the things I really like is ramen, so I decided to keep track of new instant ramen that I purchased and consumed this year.

Below is a list in order of consumption (not preference).

But if you want to know which one was my favorite of the year, it was the Assi Rapokki.

Nong Shim Chapagetti

Rating: 6/10

Notes: - Supposed to resemble Jajangmyeon - Apparently very popular is South Korea - Got at Gmart - Gold packaging - Not a particularly strong flavor but still tasty and beefy

An image of Nong Shim Chapagetti packaging

Nong Shim Spicy Kimchi

Rating: 7/10

Notes: - Good price - Actually relatively spicy - Thin noodles - Can be a bit watery, but I suppose that is my cooking method

An image of Nong Shim Spicy Kimchi packaging

Samyang Buldak Stir-Fried Spicy Chicken Ramen

Rating: 7/10

Notes - Pretty spicy - I ate with Sambol Olek and it was hot, probably advise against a large heap of that. - You can tell it is artificially flavored but it is still decent.

An image of Samyang Buldak Stir-Fried Spicy Chicken Ramen packaging

Koka Spicy Sesame

Rating: 7.5/10

Notes: - Lots of veggies in the veggie packet - The spicy oil was good, I did not feel like I needed to add hot sauce. - Noodles could have been a little thicker - I think I used a tiny bit too much water

An image of Koka Spicy Sesame packaging

Nongshim Shin Black With Beef Bone Broth

Rating: 7.5/10

Notes: - Actually fairly spicy - A little expensive, but as it is more common "good" ramen brand you can kind at an American style grocery store it was worth it. - The bone broth added a nice touch.

An image of Nongshim Shin Black With Beef Bone Broth packaging

Assi Rapokki

Rating: 9/10

Notes: - It is basically rice cakes in spicy ramen. - The sauce is really good. - The rice cakes are a little chewy but in a good way. - This stuff rules.

An image of Assi Rapokki packaging

Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood

Rating: 9/10

Notes: - Really good noodles, good texture and a bit chewy - Pretty spicy actually - Has a slight seafood scent which is nice.

An image of Nongshim Neoguri Spicy Seafood packaging