Indulge in the quick and convenient world of instant noodles with our exciting collection from across Southeast and East Asia. Whether you're a busy professional, a student on the go, or simply craving a satisfying meal in minutes, our selection of instant noodles offers a wide range of flavours and styles to suit every palate.
From cup noodles to delicious Ramyun noodles to the classic sesame instant noodles, discover the perfect instant noodle experience for you to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
We taste every product we stock, so you can rest assured that you are enjoying the best instant noodles the region has to offer.
What are instant noodles?
Instant noodles are a type of pre-cooked noodle, usually sold in individual packets or cups. They're dried and can be prepared quickly by adding boiling water, hence the term "instant." Some instant noodles also come with packets of flavouring, including powdered soup stock, and often dried vegetables or meats.
What is the history of instant noodles?
Instant noodles were invented in Japan by Momofuku Ando, the founder of the food company Nissin.
Following the World War II era, Ando lived through food shortages in Japan and wanted to create a simple, quick, and long-lasting food product. This led him to develop the world's first instant noodles, "Chicken Ramen," in 1958.
Ando wasn't just a one hit wonder and in 1971, he introduced "Cup Noodles," the first instant noodles which could be eaten directly from a waterproof polystyrene container. This revolutionised the product's convenience factor as you could pour hot water directly into the cup before eating it.
Since then, instant noodles have become popular worldwide due to their convenience, low cost and great taste. They're now produced in a wide range of flavours to suit different preferences, from Japan's miso and soy-based broths, to Korea's spicy Kimchi ramen, and even curry-flavoured noodles popular in Southeast Asia.
What extra ingredients can I add to instant noodles?
We love enhancing instant noodles by adding extra ingredients to improve the taste and create a more nutritious, well-balanced meal. Feel free to play around, however here is some tried and tested suggestions:
Proteins: Cooked chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, tofu. Alternatively, add a ramen egg, or boil an egg when cooking the noodles.
Vegetables: Spinach, pak-choi, cabbage, seaweed, or mushrooms for extra texture and nutrients.
Seasonings: Soy sauce, sesame oil, hot sauce, or hoisin sauce for extra flavours.
Toppings: Green onions, sesame seeds, fried shallots, or seaweed to add extra texture.
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