Unfortunately, due to current events, many online sellers are inundated and overwhelmed by people worried about wiping their butts, so here are a few goods meant for further up your digestive tract.
Online retailers are struggling to keep some items from toilet paper to instant ramen on the shelves, but instant curry is another quick and easy meal to add to your diet, even if you are not a panicked doomsday hoarder.
Momofuku Ando of Nissin Foods is the man that invented instant noodles in 1958, and most of you have had his product, Cup Noodles, especially if you have neglectful parents.
As a kid, when your parents were not around, and you were hungry, and you were trying not to burn the house down, you ate instant noodles because all you needed was hot water. That was doable.
If I’m buying instant anything, I want to know:
What are the major brands.
How good does it taste.
What products do they offer.
Where to buy online
ATTENTION: DUE TO COVID-19 (3/24/20)
There is a significant increase in site traffic for online sales, so many of the vendors listed here are having a hard time handling the large influx of orders. Although a local market in Colorado can currently sell and ship without issue, so if you are looking for food products (a Tokyo Central alternative), please also check out http://www.pacificeastwest.com/.
Description (in their words): “SOY SAUCE FLAVOR, Craft Ramen Noodles. Enjoy the rich, authentic broth and savor the smooth, delicate texture of the ramen noodle. Experience the new GOLD standard and enjoy Maruchan GOLD!”
Description(in their words): “CUP NOODLES. THE ONE. THE ONLY. THE ORIGINAL. For more than 45 years, Nissin Cup Noodles® has been warming bellies and putting smiles on faces. The original instant ramen in a cup with no added MSG. Your favorite quick, easy and portable meal just keeps getting better.”
Description (in their words): NOW WITH MORE OF THE GOOD STUFF YOU LOVE! More meat. Bigger veggies. Heartier noodles. Richer broth. Cup Noodles® SOUP’D UP™ is an all-around more filling and flavorful meal in a convenient, microwavable cup. With no added MSG or artificial flavors, SOUP’D UP is even harder to put down.
Flavors: roasted chicken, savory shrimp, and zesty chicken.
Description(in their words): CUP NOODLES® WITH A FULL SERVING OF VEGGIES! We listened to Cup Noodles® fans who wanted more vegetables with their favorite noodles. So we added large pieces of broccoli, green beans, edamame, carrots and corn to create something very delicious, very satisfying and very, Very Veggie.
Flavors: very veggie chicken, very veggie beef, very veggie soy sauce (vegetarian).
Description(in their words): Experience Cup Noodles favorites from around the globe. Enjoy international best-sellers like Seafood, Curry, and wait until you see what far-flung flavors of Cup Noodles’ culinary wizardry we bring next to stores on these shores!
Description(in their words): READY TO MAKE YOU SWEAT IN 3 MINUTES. If that sounds like your kind of ride, then you’re ready for Hot & Spicy. From the moment you stir in our special chili sauce, prepare yourself for full-contact flavor with an appetizing citrus twist. Now with no added MSG or artificial flavors, Hot & Spicy turns down the sodium while turning up the spice.
Description(in their words): RAMEN SO AUTHENTIC, IT’S AN INSTANT CLASSIC. Inspired by ramen shops across Japan, Nissin RAOH delivers premium Japanese ramen noodles through a state-of-the-art, triple-layer process without frying—then pairs it with a rich and savory umami broth. Upon its release, RAOH had discriminating Japanese ramen-lovers lining up outside a Tokyo pop-up shop. It’s that good.
Description(in their words): The Sapporo Ichiban Original soup is a combination of soy sauce and chicken broth that is infused with the aroma of sweet vegetables, garlic and a hint of ginger. The soup married with the bouncy texture of our noodles balances out to make one very satiating meal.
Description(in their words): The Sapporo Ichiban Original soup is a combination of soy sauce and chicken broth that is infused with the aroma of sweet vegetables, garlic and a hint of ginger. Corn, carrots, and green onions are added as toppings to further enrich the flavorful dish.
Description(in their words): Iron Chef Morimoto brings delicious flavor to Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen. Enjoy rich tonkotsu ramen flavor with non-fried noodles.Trans Fat-Free, Non-Fried Noodles, Exclusive Recipe from Michelin Star Celebrity Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
Description(in their words): “Golden Curry” is made of S&B original curry powder and Japanese Curry features the rich aroma of spices and herbs. This is ready-made curry sauce with vegetables in a retort pouch. Just put into hot water to warm the pre-cooked curry, and then it can be served just like home-cooked curry. Since it contains vegetables such as potatoes and carrots, you can simply enjoy with heating it up and serving over rice or noodles, or as dipping sauce! With a mellow taste, it is suitable for even those who do not like spicy food. Golden Curry Sauce with Vegetable retort contains no meat or meat derived ingredients.
Variations: mild, medium hot, hot, extra hot
Preparation: just heat up (heat packet in hot water).