Easy and quick to cook yet delicious, instant noodles have been our lifesaver time and time again whenever we want to have a delicious meal at home without getting food delivery service.
However, if you’re getting bored of eating the same flavour of instant noodles each time, we hear you: here are 10 unique Japanese instant noodle flavours including chilli tomato, milk seafood, and teriyaki that we have rounded up for you.
1. Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu
Can’t get enough of Japanese ramen? This uses a thinner variety of noodles, while the broth is made from real pork extract, so that the authentic taste that you love isn’t compromised.
SGD21.85 for five packs on Kokoro Japan.
2. Tokyo Ramen Tomyum Noodles
Fans of spicy food? This one’s for you. Made in Japan and inspired by the unique spicy, sour, and sweet flavours from Thailand, get yourself this for a satisfying pick-me-up midday.
Available on RedMart for SGD2.50 per packet.
3. Nissin Cup Noodle Chili Tomato
Opt for this convenient cup noodle option if you’re really short on time. Marking its 35th year on the market, this special flavour has a spicy kick added to the tangy tomato soup base, meat, tomato cubes, and corn that people can’t get enough of.
Retails on Kokoro Japan for SGD17.62 for a pack of three cup noodles.
4. Nissin Cup Noodle Rich Milk Seafood
If you prefer a rich and thick soup, try the Milk Seafood flavour from the same brand. Made from real Hokkaido powdered milk, this version includes real crab and squid to satisfy your seafood cravings.
SGD16.83 for three on Kokoro Japan.
5. Sapporo Ichi Shio (Salt) Ramen
Its name may not sound as fancy as the rest on this list, this one is especially flavourful with chicken, pork, and vegetables, in a salt broth enhanced with various aromatic spices, as well as a unique mochi made from kneaded yam!
Try it for yourself here at SGD17.89 for a pack of five.
6. Nissin Black Garlic Oil Instant Noodles
Try this one with fragrant black garlic oil for a fresh and addictive take on your usual soupy Japanese tonkotsu noodles. Affordable and available in bulk, get this one if you want a versatile option that the whole family will enjoy.
From SGD9.55 for five packets, and SGD55 for 30 packets on Shopee.
7. Fusian Japanese Teriyaki Instant Noodle Cup
Try this teriyaki instant noodles if you’re feeling adventurous! Infused with soy and ginger for that authentic Japanese teriyaki taste, it’s a budget friendly and unique option to satisfy your hunger pangs anytime.
Retails on Shopee for SGD1.45.
8. Raou Raoh Instant Noodles (whole grain series)
Trying to keep up with your health goals this year but too busy to prepare complex meals on a daily basis? This healthier whole grain version comes in six Japanese flavours (including the classic tonkotsu, as well as yuzu salt) to cater to all palates, and is even has a tester packet option if you want to try all the flavours first.
From SGD4.50 for one packet on Shopee.
9. Meisei Hajimeya Sugar 50% Off Miso Ramen
Weight-watchers, here’s a low-calorie option so you can indulge in instant noodles goodness with less guilt. Highly rated by reviewers since its launch in 2015, this miso-flavoured ramen is made with 50% less sugar for a guilt-free meal.
Available on Kokoro for SGD20.43 for a pack of three.
10. Maruchan Corn Miso Ramen
Rich and comforting, this balanced blend of red and white miso perfectly complements the included corn, green onion, and elastic noodles for an effortless, fuss-free meal that’s no less delicious.
On Kokoro Japan for SGD14.91 for a pack of three.