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10 Best Instant Noodles and Ramen in the UK 2021

Sure, it’s lovely to go to a fancy restaurant and order some authentic, freshly-made noodles. But if you are on a strict budget, there’s nothing better than a cup or bowl of steaming instant noodles to keep you going. While they can have an unhealthy image, if you pay attention to the calories and perhaps add some toppings of your own you have yourself a nutritious and delicious meal.

Nowadays there is a great variety available for us to purchase here in the UK, from Japanese Nissin instant ramen to spicy Korean noodles and other options from Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia. In this article we will introduce some points to consider when purchasing instant noodles, and share some recommendations available on Amazon, Tesco, and Asda.

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How to Choose Instant Noodles and Ramen in the UK – Buying Guide

Let’s start with our simple buying guide which will be useful for both instant noodle beginners and Asian cuisine connoisseurs alike. If you want to make the right decision when bulk buying noodles online, it’s worth taking the time to select the right packet for you.

What Country’s Cuisine Would You Like Best? Consider Spice and Flavour

What Country’s Cuisine Would You Like Best? Consider Spice and Flavour
It may be useful to start out by thinking about which cuisine you would like the best, while considering how spicy you want your noodles to be and what kind of flavours you want to experience.
If you are a ramen addict or don’t want to be unpleasantly surprised by a blast of spice, Japanese noodles are your best bet. Japan also happens to be the birthplace of instant noodles, which were invented in 1958 by Momofuku Ando, founder of Nissin Foods – so we recommend Nissin noodles if you want an authentic, high-quality taste, or are just starting your instant noodle journey.
What Country’s Cuisine Would You Like Best? Consider Spice and Flavour
Is spice on the top of your list? Then instant noodles from South Korea are the way to go. Korean instant noodles are known for being beyond hot, with countless videos online of people reacting to this super spicy food. Apart from being hot, Korean noodles are also delicious, so are another great option to consider.
On the other hand, perhaps you want to experience the taste of those Indonesian noodles you had once, are hooked on deliciously spiced Thai cuisine, or are interested in trying out different tastes that you haven’t tried before. There are instant noodles available from all over East and South East Asia, so don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and try something new!

Cups Are Great for Convenience, but Bags Give You More Freedom

Cups Are Great for Convenience, but Bags Give You More Freedom
Next, take the time to think about whether you would like your instant noodles to come in your standard bag or a convenient cup.
The advantage of a cup is that you can eat the ramen noodles wherever you are, whether at work, school, or on the go, as long as you have access to boiling water. They’re also great for using at home when you don’t really want to have to wash up a bowl! Another plus point is that they often have more added ingredients inside to enjoy compared to instant noodles in bags.
However, most instant noodles available online come in bags. The benefit of bags is that they are cheaper and easier to store. They are also not restricted to the image you see on the packet- you have the freedom to put them in a bowl with whatever ingredients you fancy to create your own personalised, delicious, balanced meal!

Think About Preparation Time and Method if You Are Pressed on Time

Think About Preparation Time and Method if You Are Pressed on Time
Don’t assume that all instant noodles are the same in terms of preparation time: while some will be ready in just a few minutes once you pour in boiling water, others will need to have the noodles boiled separately in a pot before adding the sauce. Keep this in mind if you don’t want to use the hob and need a simple and quick meal!

Work Out Your Preference for Toppings and Sauce

Work Out Your Preference for Toppings and Sauce
All instant noodles will come with a kind of sauce or soup – most with a powder that will disintegrate when hot water is added. However, whether you want a yummy liquid sauce to add to the hot noodles, or extra additions that will make your meal even tastier is up to you.
Having these in the packet will mean that you don’t have to add any ingredients yourself, but then again some people prefer to add their own additions to the soup, so it’s not a necessity.

10 Best Instant Noodles and Ramen in the UK

Now that you know a few points to think about when looking for your ideal cup noodles, I know you must be dying to be get into the recommendations! Let’s get down to our top 10 instant noodles to find online that will leave anyone’s tummy full and satisfied without breaking the bank.
10

Kabuto NoodlesChicken Ramen

Pack of 6

£7.80

CuisineJapan (fusion)
TypeCup
SpiceSubtle
Prep Time3~4 minutes
AdditionsChicken, spring onion, red pepper, chili
Calories320
9

Samyang Hot Chicken Flavour Ramen

Pack of 5

£6.45

CuisineSouth Korea
TypeBag
SpiceHigh
Prep Time6 minutes
AdditionsSoup, roasted sesame, roasted seaweed
Calories545
8

Prima Taste Singapore Laksa La Mian

Pack of 12

£36.50

CuisineSingapore
TypeBag
SpiceMedium
Prep Time7 minutes
AdditionsSoup, dried shrimp, shallot, chilli
Calories350
7
CuisineJapan
TypeCup
SpiceNone
Prep Time3 minutes
AdditionsSauce, cabbage, chicken meat cube
Calories219
6

Mama Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavour Instant Noodles

Pack of 30

£13.45

CuisineThailand
TypeBag
SpiceHigh
Prep Time3 minutes
AdditionsDried spring onion, chilli paste
Calories210
5

Ko-Lee Go Noodles Chicken Special Flavour

Pack of 24

£15.99

CuisineMalaysia
TypeBag
SpiceNone
Prep Time2~3 minutes
AdditionsDehydrated vegetable
Calories414
4
CuisineJapan
TypeBag
SpiceNone
Prep Time3 minutes
AdditionsLeek, sesame oil
Calories86
3
CuisineSouth Korea
TypeBag
SpiceHigh
Prep Time4 1/2 minutes
AdditionsMushroom, green onion, bok choy, carrot, chilli pepper
Calories516
2
CuisineIndonesia
TypeBag
SpiceMedium
Prep Time3 minutes
AdditionsSeasoning oil, sauce, chilli sauce, onion
Calories423
1

Nissin Seafood Flavour Cup Noodles

Pack of 10

£27.98

CuisineJapan
TypeCup
SpiceNone
Prep Time3 minutes
AdditionsDehydrated vegetables, cuttlefish, seafood stick, shrimp, clam
Calories221

Compare the Best Instant Noodles and Ramen

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1
Nissin  Seafood Flavour Cup Noodles  1

Nissin

2
Indo Mie Mi Goreng Fried Noodles  1

Indo Mie

3
Nongshim Shin Ramyun Noodle Soup 1

Nongshim

4
Nissin Demae Ramen Sesame Flavour  1

Nissin

5
Ko-Lee  Go Noodles Chicken Special Flavour  1

Ko-Lee

6
Mama  Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavour Instant Noodles  1

Mama

7
Nissin Soba Classic Noodles  1

Nissin

8
Prima Taste  Singapore Laksa La Mian 1

Prima Taste

9
Samyang  Hot Chicken Flavour Ramen  1

Samyang

10
Kabuto Noodles Chicken Ramen 1

Kabuto Noodles

Name

Seafood Flavour Cup Noodles

Mi Goreng Fried Noodles

Shin Ramyun Noodle Soup

Demae Ramen Sesame Flavour

Go Noodles Chicken Special Flavour

Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavour Instant Noodles

Soba Classic Noodles

Singapore Laksa La Mian

Hot Chicken Flavour Ramen

Chicken Ramen

Features

The Top Instant Noodles for Taste, Quality, and Ingredients

Simple But Delicious Indonesian Fried Noodles

Popular Korean Noodles With a Balance of Spice and Flavour

Japanese Ramen You Can Make at Home

Simple and Versatile Chicken Flavour Noodles

For Lovers of Thai Cuisine

A Soupless Low-Calorie Yakisoba Meal

High Quality Singaporean Laksa for a Special Meal

Want Spice? You Got It.

British-Made Noodles Without Any Nasties

Price£27.98£16.00£5.90£25.00£15.99£13.45£15.98£36.50£6.45£7.80
CuisineJapanIndonesiaSouth KoreaJapanMalaysiaThailandJapanSingaporeSouth KoreaJapan (fusion)
TypeCupBagBagBagBagBagCupBagBagCup
SpiceNoneMediumHighNoneNoneHighNoneMediumHighSubtle
Prep Time3 minutes3 minutes4 1/2 minutes3 minutes2~3 minutes3 minutes3 minutes7 minutes6 minutes3~4 minutes
AdditionsDehydrated vegetables, cuttlefish, seafood stick, shrimp, clamSeasoning oil, sauce, chilli sauce, onionMushroom, green onion, bok choy, carrot, chilli pepperLeek, sesame oilDehydrated vegetableDried spring onion, chilli pasteSauce, cabbage, chicken meat cubeSoup, dried shrimp, shallot, chilliSoup, roasted sesame, roasted seaweedChicken, spring onion, red pepper, chili
Calories22142351686414210219350545320
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Other Foods Which You Can Eat Right Away

Other Foods Which You Can Eat Right Away

Hungry, but no time to prepare any food? While instant noodles are easy and delicious, there are many other food options to consider. Take a look through some of our other recommendation articles! 

Summary

Now that you have our buying guide and list of recommendations, you won’t need to search any longer – all of the ten choices here are absolutely delicious, so go ahead and try out as many as you can. Once you’ve discovered the wonderful world of instant noodles, there’s no going back!

Author: Brigid Bernard

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