Though they’re not something you want to eat everyday, instant Asian noodles are a pretty helpful thing to have on hand. Whether you’re working on a project late into the night and realize it’s 10:00 p.m. and you haven’t had anything to eat all day, or if you need to keep something in your bottom desk at work for when you forget to pack, or if you simply don’t feel cooking, it’s nice to have something small and inexpensive. Just add some actual nutrients with some frozen vegetables, a fried egg or leftover roast chicken, and some fresh herbs and sauces to make it sing. The Ramen Rater, has a love of instant noodles that, “started out with Top Ramen, just like every other American kid. Now more than 30 years later, after having sampled over 670 different noodle varieties, [I’ve] come up with a list of favorites. It changes from time to time as I discover new ones, but here’s the current list of noodles from around the world. Most of them can be found at Asian groceries or online.”
PS – We realize that not all of these are technically “ramen,” but that’s become the catchall term for these type of dishes in the US, and we wanted people to know what we were talking about.