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Jul 9, 2006 06:56 PM

Quest to find the instant noodles.

Now i might not be the best food critic but it is my summer break so i have a lot of free time. I want to go to the market and buy 20 different packages of instant noodles and each day i would eat one. In the end, i could figure which one out of the 20 is the best. I need you guys to help give me suggestions of which ones to get.(tell me your favorites)

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    1. Best idea: go to a big Asian market and get some of the dozens of varieties that never see the inside of a "plain vanilla" supermarket.

      Kimchi flavor, squid flavor, whatever...

      1. I've tried a good number (though your project is far beyond anything I've ever embarked upon), and Shin Ramen is still my favorite. Available in most Asian markets, but especially Korean ones. Try to get the ones in the big cellophane packs instead of the strofoam cup. Somehow, they taste better.

        For me, it's the spicy kick and the fact that the noodles don't turn soggy as quickly that make Shin my favorite. Look for a red package with black lettering.

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        1. re: Pei

          These are my favorite also. I also like the IndoMee ones at the Asian markets (the soup based ones, not the dry ones). The Ayam Bawang is my favorite (Onion chicken).

        2. i like the Sapporo Ichiban Ramen chicken(green package) and regular flavor(red package) i think they are outstanding flavor but more expensive than regular brands. also nong shim korean hot and spicy ramen is very good. u can find it all at your local asian market

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            1. re: kare_raisu

              I am personally not a fan of miso soup so I cant comment, but I have heard the Kikkoman miso soup in the packet is pretty good.

              1. re: kare_raisu

                i had the sapporo ichiban miso one once, a while ago. it was not something i would ever eat again. it didn't taste like miso, just salty and weird. i ended up throwing it out and making a red pack instead :)

                now i'll have to find shim!

              2. re: beer786

                I find Sapporo's noodle quality not as good. They're too tough.

                1. re: beer786

                  I'll cast a vote for Nong Shim too. If I'm gonna be eating instant ramen, it had better be one of the spicier Nong Shim varieties.

                2. if you're looking for something a little different, i highly recommend the masala flavored noodles by maggi. they sell them at indian grocers. if you can get past the sodium and fat content, they are tasty!