List of instant noodle brands

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Close-up of a Times Square advertisement for Cup Noodles. Notice the actual steam rising from the cup.

This is a list of instant noodle brands. Instant noodles are a dried or precooked noodle block, usually sold with a packet of flavoring powder and/or seasoning oil. Dried noodles are usually eaten after being cooked or soaked in boiling water, while precooked noodles can be reheated or eaten straight from the packet. The instant noodle was invented by Momofuku Ando of Nissin Foods in Japan.[1] They were launched in 1958 under the brand name Chikin Ramen.

Instant noodle brands[edit]

Name Picture Current
owner
Description
Ansungtangmyun Nongshim Brand of ramyeon produced in South Korea since 1983, and is the third highest-selling brand of noodles in South Korea as of 2014.[2]
Buitoni Instant Noodles Buitoni [citation needed]
Buldak Bokkeum Myun Buldak Bokkeum Myun.jpg Samyang Food Produced in South Korea since 2012,[3] and also sold overseas,[4] Buldak Bokkeum Myun is known for being one of the spiciest ramyeon brands in Korea.[5][6]
Cham-ggae Ramyeon Ottogi A type of ramyeon sold in South Korea,[7][8] the contents of the ramyeon are unique; it consists of a dried noodle block, seasoning, oil, sesame, and an "egg block" of egg and vegetables. It is served both in a cup and a "bag."[citation needed]
Chapagetti Nongshim Chapagetti Chajang Noodle in 2010.jpg Nongshim Produced in South Korea since 1984. Chapagetti is the first instant Jajangmyeon in South Korea and is the second highest-selling brand of noodles in South Korea.[2]
Chicken Ramen Chicken ramen egg pocket.jpg Nissin Foods Instant noodles were invented by Taiwanese-Japanese inventor Momofuku Ando in Japan, and his invention was first marketed on 25 August 1958 by Ando's company, Nissin, under the brand name Chikin Ramen.[9] Also referred to as Nissin Chikin Ramen, it remains popular in Japan.[10]
Ching's Secret Ching's secrets Instant noodles.jpg Capital Foods An Indian brand of Indian Chinese cuisine ingredients, condiments and ready to eat meals. Ching's Secret is owned by the corporation Capital Foods.[11]
Cup Noodles CupNoodle.jpg Nissin Foods Instant ramen, and the first to be exported from Japan, by Nissin Foods starting in 1971, bearing the name "Oodles of Noodles".[1] One year later, it was re-branded "Nissin Cup Noodles" and packaged in a foam food container.[citation needed] Currently the largest instant noodle brand in Japan and sold in around 80 countries.[10] Branded in China as Hé wèi dào,[10] with the "Homestyle" brand also sold in the United States.[10]
Demae Iccho HK Sheung Wan Parkn Shop goods Cup noodle Dec-2013.JPG Nissin Foods Demae Ramen or Demae Itcho[12] was first introduced in Japan in 1969 and entered the market in Hong Kong the next year,[13] where as of 2016 it has market share of approximately 60% of ramen, with "original Japanese style" and other flavors catered for the region.[10]
Doll
Doshirak Korea Yakult (Paldo) A brand of ramyeon produced in South Korea since 1986. It has also become a popular brand in Russia.[14][15]
Eka Noodles [citation needed]
Indomie 2016 Indomie Mi Goreng Rendang NL 01.jpg Indofood Brand by Indofood in Indonesia.[16]
Kabuto Noodles The UKs first up-market instant noodle brand using real quality ingredients free from all the nasties. 10 delicious flavours ranging from Chicken Ramen, Beef Pho and Miso Ramen to Chicken Laksa, Vegetable Laksa and Thai Green Curry!
Koka Instant Noodles Tat Hui Foods Manufactured in Singapore, sold domestically and internationally.
Lucky Me! Monde Nissin
Maggi Maggie with chicken pieces.jpeg Nestle
Maggi Cuppa Mania
MAMA Mama instant noodle block.jpg Thai President Foods
Maruchan Maruchan Instant Lunch.jpg Toyo Suisan
Mi Sedaap Brand in Indonesia
Mine appollo
Minimie Instant Noodles
Mr Lee's Noodles Mr Lee's Pure Foods Co. Brand of premium noodles in a cup in United Kingdom using freeze-dried ingredients. Certified low in sugar by Sugarwise and gluten free by Coeliac UK. Sold domestically and internationally online, through airlines and train lines and through digital vending machines (Noodle Kiosks).
Mr. Noodles Imported by Anderson Watts Ltd. (Burnaby, BC, Canada);[17]
Manufactured by Beltek (Huizhou) Foods Co., Ltd. (Huizhou, Guangdong, China)[18]
The Nation's Noodle Symington's (Golden Wonder) The product was launched in the United Kingdom on 3 August 2009.[19][20] As of February 2016, it was rebranded Noodle Pot.[citation needed]
Neoguri Nongshim A brand of ramyeon produced in South Korea since 1982.[citation needed] It is exported to over 80 different countries,[21] and is the fourth highest selling brand of noodles in South Korea.[2]
NISSIN Noodles Nissin Foods Brand sold in Kenya[10]
Paldo bibim men Korea Yakult (Paldo) A brand of brothless ramyeon (ramen) with sweet and spicy seasoning sauce to mix with noodles, produced since 1984. It is the oldest brothless ramyeon in Korea.[22] In 2013, Paldo bibim men was the tenth-ranked for ramyeon sales in South Korea, with revenues of 47 billion won that year.[23][24]
Patanjali Atta Noodles Patanjali Ayurved An Indian brand of Instant noodles made from wheat.
Penang White Curry Instant Noodle Nyor Nyar Curry Brand of instant noodle from a company originating in Malaysia, VJ Foodstuff Import & Export Sdn Bhd, which owns the Nyor Nyar Curry brand.[25] Also a vegetarian version on the market.[26]
Pop Mie
Pot Noodle Unilever
Samyang Instant Noodles Samyang Food
Sapporo Ichiban Instant yakisoba by shrk.jpg Sanyo Foods A brand of instant noodles with varieties such as ramen and instant yakisoba,[citation needed] Sapporo Ichiban has found a market outside its origin in Japan, most notably with consumers in Hong Kong, the United States, Mexico, Argentina and Canada.[citation needed]
Sarimi Indofood Sukses Makmur Brand by Indofood in Indonesia.
Science Noodles Uni-President Science Noodles Mini Pack interior 20160305.jpg Uni-President Enterprises Corporation
Shin Ramyun Shin Ramyun.jpg Nongshim A brand of instant noodle (including cup ramyeon) that is produced in South Korean since October, 1986. It is now exported to over 100 countries, and is the highest selling instant noodle brand in South Korea.[citation needed] Shin Ramyun is well known for its spicy flavor. It is produced in two kinds: Shin Ramyun,[27] the original one, and Shin Ramyun Black,[28]
Smith & Jones instant noodles Capital Foods Ltd, India Brand of instant noddles manufactured in India for domestic distribution and export.[29]
Super Noodles Super Noodles.jpg Premier Foods
Supermi Indofood Sukses Makmur An early instant noodle in Indonesia introduced in the 1970s by Indofood Sukses Makmur[citation needed] in Indonesia.[16]
Top Ramen Nissin Foods Sold in the United States starting in 1972, in Nissin's first foray overseas.[10]
Wai Wai Packet of Wai Wai.jpg Chaudhary Group Manufactured in Nepal

and Sold worldwide since 1985.

Yatekomo Yatekomo range.png Gallina Blanca (under license of Ajinomoto Group) Manufactured and sold in Spain starting in 2014.

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c Kim, Kyung-moo (20 December 2014). "South Korea found the most ramen-eating country". Hankyoreh. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 
  3. ^ Ko, Dong-hwan (3 March 2014). "Korean ramen war now 'broth-less'". Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 
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  6. ^ "Super Spicy Korean Noodles (Buldak Bokkeum)". Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
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  11. ^ Damodar Mall (11 September 2014). Supermarketwala: Secrets To Winning Consumer India. Random House India. pp. 192–. ISBN 978-81-8400-649-0. Was something more required? Ching's Secret found itself in the position of not merely an innovator, but a mentor. When one of the largest retailers in the country suggested that Ching's Secret present itself as a total solution, Ajay knew exactly ... 
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  13. ^ "Japan’s Demae Ramen Rocks in Hong Kong". japanstyle.info. Feb 6, 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  14. ^ Park, Si-soo. "Paldo expanding business in Russia, US". Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 
  15. ^ Jeong, Seong-jin (23 April 2015). "팔도 도시락 컵라면 40억개 팔렸다". Chosun Biz. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 
  16. ^ a b "Noodles in Indonesia". euromonitor.com. March 2014. 
  17. ^ Lienesch, Hans. "Tag Archives: Anderson Watts". The Ramen Rater. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  18. ^ "Products » Mr Noodles 85g". Beltek (Huizhou) Foods Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  19. ^ "Golden Wonder launches The Nation’s Noodle". Talking Retail. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 
  20. ^ Kemp, Ed (24 July 2009). "Golden Wonder to take on Pot Noodle with 'The Nation's Noodle'". Marketing. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 
  21. ^ "45억 개… 맛으로 쌓은 30년 사랑". DongA Ilbo. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 
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  25. ^ "Buy Penang White Curry Instant Noodle". www.nyornyarcurry.com. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  26. ^ "Buy Vegetarian Penang White Curry Instant Noodle". www.nyornyarcurry.com. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  27. ^ "브랜드관 | 농심". brand.nongshim.com. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  28. ^ "브랜드관 | 농심". brand.nongshim.com. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  29. ^ "Smith & Jones - About Us". Smith-n-jones.com. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 

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