What's The Best Instant Noodles to Get?

I'm looking to stock up on some instant noodles and was wondering which noodles are:
- flavoursome. I like savoury and don't mind chilli or spicy flavours
- convenient to cook. Needs to be easy to cook in a microwave or with boiled kettle water. I don't have access to a stove, but do have bowls, plates and utensils
- healthy, or least unhealthy
- easy to purchase at a major retailer, or at most Asian grocery stores

I don't want to add anything additional into the noodles like spam, peas, eggs etc. I just want to use whatever is in the packet, and maybe some basic condiments. I also don't mind paying a little more for a better quality instant noodles. In the past I've eaten Maggie, Migoreng, Nissin and Trident, and I liked Migoreng and Nissin the most.

Any of your tips would help make my lunch times more enjoyable!

Comments

  • +2 votes

    Nissin, not Nissan LOL

  • +1 vote

    Apart from the obvious Mi Goreng, Shin Ramyun noodles are good too.
    A spicy soup and you just need to add boiling water to the cup/bowl ones.
    http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/10/taste-test-shin-ramyun-in...

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    kang shifu chicken mushroom from the asian supermarkets

  • +1 vote

    Ichiban Delicious…they gotz real meatz!!! :)

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    first time i tried mi goreng, i made it like maggie mee, that is; like a soup with all the ingredients.

    to say the least, it wasnt very good.

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      I walked in to the kitchen in the office and someone was eating noodles with soup in a bowl. When I saw the empty packets of mi goreng in the bin, I had to tell them they were doing it wrong haha. Can't let it go to waste!

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    I stopped buying instant noodles after the gutter oil scams. Even Nissin was hit in the scandal.

    I fry them myself in my own fryer in corn oil and store in a container and use within a week. Not surprising this DIY method costs more than buying the instant noodle outright.

    Master Kong was also recently hit in Taiwan.

    shrug Personally I liked Nongshim from Korea with their spicy range.

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      Even Nissin was hit in the scandal.

      That's disappointing. Got a source?

      Isn't the reusing of gutter oil mainly local (China) noodle restaurants? How does it end up here?

      I've also heard some bad things about Nongshim but I can't remember the specifics.

      • +1 vote

        i avoid anything made in china except you know… iphones and laptops and shit

        its my impression that food made in singapore malaysia etc is generally ok

        i have doubts about hong kong and taiwan

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          iphones and laptops and shit

          Well, you might not die from using electronics but you'll get stuff like malware and shit instead. eg. Malware from Lenovo (China), see recent deal here, something from Samsung (Korea) I forgot what exactly.

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      if frying noodles and then having to eat them within the week, you might as well eat them fresh, better for you without the frying process but if you like them crunchy then I guess that's ok too.

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    My partner buys Ow Ow Spicy Cow. Assume they are nice but you should get them just for the excellent name alone.

  • +1 vote

    There are tasty noodles from different countries. My picks for

    This guy's blog reviews all sorts of instant noodles! See his top ten list for 2014

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      Great post, moocher. Thanks for that instant noodle review blog. Droooooool.

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        Yeah the photos are good :P I wouldn't want to eat instant noodles everyday like he does though.

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    Thai Instant noodle - "MaMa" Tom Yum Goong Flavour

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    Have always loved " Pot Noodles " from the U.K. - especially in Spicy Curry flavour - but suddenly they're no longer available here in Aus. The supplier I used to get them from said that his last shipment had been confiscated by customs ( probably ate them themselves ! ) Cannot understand what the possible problem with a packaged, flavoured noodle cup could present to our country - especially when it has been available here for many years?
    Another gripe is cereals - used to beable to buy a brand called " Shreddies " - husband loves them - suddenly they're no longer available - why ?
    Any officious ( sorry) official customs people on this site who could answer these questions, please do.

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