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The Ramen Rater Tests the Rapid Ramen Cooker

The Ramen Rater 16 comments

The Ramen Rater takes the Rapid Ramen Cooker, which claims to cook bowls of instant noodles in the microwave perfectly every time, for a spin. More

The Ramen Rater's Top 10 Instant Noodle Bowls of 2013

The Ramen Rater 12 comments

I've been a fan of instant noodles all my life and in 2002, decided to turn this passion into a blog. While living in Seattle, I've found Asian grocery stores aplenty and my love affair with the instant noodle has only increased. Over the years, I've found some pretty amazing varieties; this list represents the best of the best in instant noodle bowls. More

10 Instant Noodle Flavors That Are Actually Spicy

The Ramen Rater 14 comments

Recently I received an email from a man who was angry. He was angry that his "spicy chicken" instant noodles weren't spicy whatsoever. Are any flavors out there actually spicy? Here are 10 that should get your mouth's attention. More

Wall Street CEOs, Get Familiar with Ramen

Adam Kuban 1 comment

Photograph from crazytales562 on Flickr The Official Ramen Homepage, which offers 451 recipes to date for preparing instant noodles, has a new demographic: "I’d like to welcome a new audience to my site, Wall Street CEOs. Even if ramen costs a dollar per pack in Manhattan, they will be able to buy a packet of ramen every minute of every day in 2009...." A $1 package of ramen for every minute of the year would come out to $525,600—and that's not factoring in the cost of hypertension meds.... More

Happy Birthday, Instant Ramen

Erin Zimmer 29 comments

There are probably a lot of birthdays this week, but NPR reminds us that instant ramen is among them. Fifty years ago, the first instant ramen package was sold in Japan, an idea created by Nissin Foods founder Momofuku Ando. Then 48 years old, he went on to invent Cup of Noodles at age 61. Not just a man of curly noodles, Ando was also a man of eloquence before he died last year. He once said, "In life, there is no such thing as too late." So go out and embrace the day, inspired by Ando's midlife discovery of the block of noodles and flavor packets. How do you like your ramen?... More

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