Exotic Noods really have something special here. Their selection of noodles are all top notch. The first bowl I tried was the "Pho" by Mama and it tasted pretty much just like the restaurant pho! Spectacular stuff. I never could have expected you could get this kind of quality in instant noodles. Since the pho tasted so good it set the bar pretty high for the remaining noodles. I didn't think the other noodles in the box bring back that initial amazement but boy am I happy to be wrong! Almost every noodle was top notch. I blew through my box on 6 noodles in 2 days. I may have overloaded my body with sodium but it was totally worth it. This is nothing less but the finest selection of instant noodles on the market. I will definitely renew my subscription.
If you're a huge ramen or noodle fan then this crate is perfect for you. I really loved the huge range of selection that each package provided.
The 3 month delivery came on time for me and there wasn't any hassle with the purchase. Not that I needed it to come on time because each package that I received gave me so many different ramen that I didn't have enough time to finish it all till the next one came.
It helped me with my noodle addiction especially when there is some products that aren't available in my city.
Signed up because a friend told me about this product and I love noods (of all kinds). It's an excellent variety of packages and flavors. I didn't even know a lot of these existed!
There was one bowl in there that reminded me of a bowl that my family used to buy in my childhood. They've since changed their bowls (damn you, microwaveable market), and it hasn't been the same. The bowl included was as good, if not better than what I remember!
Definitely enjoyed the product and I can't wait for the next set.
I first stumble upon this subscription through Reddit. I decided to sign up because I love instant ramen and it seems pretty cool. I purchase the 3 month subscription for the Green packages. This is the first time I ever purchase a lootcrate sort of thing and I was super excited! One of my personal biggest worries was that they will send me noodles that I already tried since I live next to a Chinese/Vietnamese Asian market and grew up Chinese. When my first box arrived I was not disappointed! All the noodles in there were something I have never seen before. Inside the package came with a menu with a description of the noodles which to me personally, I enjoy. Just a couple nights ago I decided to cook one of the package noodles which was a Myojo Chukazanmai Miso Ramen. 10 out of 10 will recommend! I added some raw New York strip steak, bok choy, boil eggs, scallions and a dash of sesame seeds and it was delicious! I dream about it every night, haha. I highly recommend exotic noods if you're a noodle fan like me!
Loved the box! I liked the description of each different kind of noodle!
EDIT: Oh my gosh, the customer service is absolutely amazing! They sent me a spicy box by mistake so I emailed them, they replied within a week and sent me my original order for free!!!!!!!!! The noodles are fabulous! Will definitely reconsider getting another box!!!!! ORIGINAL: Super disappointed in these noodles! I ordered no spicy and all I got in my box were spicy noodles! One was so spicy I had to dump half a bottle of yum yum sauce into it but it was still super spicy!
Will not ever be ordering from them again.
Spicy spicy spicy!
We're so sorry that this happened. We've went ahead and contacted you and sent a replacement "no spicy" box for our slip up.
I've had this subscription for a little while now and I'm always impressed by the variety and quality. I love the included pamphlet too. Sometimes these products include little to no English, so the pamphlet does a great job of letting me know what I'm getting. Looking forward to next month's box!
Great gift for someone who loves ramen and likes the idea of adding ingredients!
I work a lot so I always pack my lunch. I ordered some noodles and brought them to work. Needless to say everyone loves them! No more bad ramen, time to get the good stuff for cheap!!! I love the different flavors offered! Definitely will order!
was looking for fun christmas gifts for my friend and stumbled upon this box. looks great and customer service was very nice in helping to get my product to me before christmas came around. thank you!!!
Really amazed that out of the unrefrigerated package comes glorious noodles and sauce. Noodles are the perfect texture and sauce is delish!
I'm not much for Asian noodles but I honestly enjoyed everything that was sent to me. I was given a free trial, and enjoyed it so much, that I let my subscription renew.
Gift recipient was very happy with the noddles.
I was tired of the store bought options for my instant noodle cravings (can't seem to toss that addictive college habit) and was happy to stumble upon this from a friend who has been subscribed for a while. My package arrived in a timely manner and setting up my subscription was very easy. The noodles were great. It was better than my expectations. There is always a noodle that stood out to me in each package. This month I got a guava rice noodle and honestly, I was quite hesitant to try it. It's such a weird name, but damn, it's now my favorite nood. It is well worth the price. I can't find most if not any of these in stores and they are much better quality in taste than finding one in a store like Top Ramen. I'll be keeping my noods addiction strong and would definitely recommend this to everyone.
I'm a ramen/pho/udon kinda girl but where I live has a dastardly poor selection of the good stuff. Thank goodness for this box! I love trying new flavors and they send you a cool insert explaining all the stuff you get each month! It's a ton of fun and well worth the price!
These noods were dope. I'm pretty busy during the week so I don't have much time to go out and shop, much less go and find noodles from around the world. The package I got came with noodles coming from Korea, Singapore and a whole list of other places I've never been. Along with the noods came a pamphlet describing all of the product they were shipping out this month.
However, I did have a weird experience when I told my friend about them. After telling her I got the strangest look, so I said "Hold on, let me go grab the box of noods I just got." When I came back with a large box I could tell there was something wrong with her, she looked like she was ready to call the police. Finally I open the box in front of her and I have never seen someone so happy to see noods. I'm pretty sure she thought I had a box full of top ramen lol. Anyways I shared some of my noods with her and she agrees that exotic noods are pretty dope.
Ordered the reoccuring service of Exotic Noods and I was hooked. I live in an area where getting exotic ramen is hard. So this is just perfect. I'm ramen obsessed so trying each one is great. I share with my brother if the taste profile isn't great for me but most hit the spot.
We love opening the box and seeing what our selection is for that month. We get legit ramen with the fun explanations hand made and written by the company. Overall, recommend people try it out. It's a pretty delicious (and funny) service.
I received my first box and absolutely loved it. For now I'm just doing the red subscription. It's fun if you're really into noodles and want to try some new stuff.
Loved the variety. My favorite flavor was Mama Green curry. The taste was very close to the green curry I get in a thai resturant, so a big thumbs up to that ! Also they share stories behind history of every flavor featured for that month, which I found pretty neat.
If you love trying different flavors and you’re a noodle lover, you have to try this. They have the best variety. So good!
Pros: Delicious noodles, excellent customer service, and speedy shipping.
Cons: Warning - These are addictive. I always end up blowing through my box too fast!
I stumbled upon this crate during one of my ramen cravings and I couldn't be happier. Every box has noodles I've never seen before and the quality is always top notch. I was always a fan of instant ramen like Top Ramen and Nongshim but these noodles are on a WAY different level. It honestly is probably an insult to even compare them. The very first box I got had this brand called Menraku and it just blew everything I've had before out of the water. I didn't think the next box would be as good but boy was I wrong! Each box is always a yummy surprise. I can't praise their selection of noodles enough. These guys definitely know what's good in the noodle world.
Customer service was also a joy to work with. Unfortunately I can't have anything spicy anymore due to a stomache issue so I emailed them asking if I could have nothing spicy in my subscription. Now I've had some bad experiences with customer service on other crates on this site so I wasn't expecting much but these guys replied to me within the day! Had absolutely no issues customizing my crate to make sure nothing spicy was in there.
Overall, my experience with this crate has been nothing but fantastic. Yummy noods and great customer service. If only there were...
Purchased the Exotic Noods Black, and received instant noodle brands from all over Asia. I haven't finished tasting all of the ones I've received. But the Spicy Prawn, Chicken Pho, and the Japanese yakisoba were all great.
Taste of all the ones I've tried meets my expectation of time needed to prep, comprehensive instructions, and taste. Although some of the packaging are not as appetizing, I'm glad I've tried those. *Note: I would go easy on some of the soup base powders. Might be too salty for some.
The box came to me in a timely manner. I'm not living off of instant noodles, so it wasn't an urgency to me to receive them ASAP. Packaging was not damaged. I was surprised to see bamboo (one-time use) chopsticks were included. There was also a thorough flyer within the box. It provides a nice background for each of the noodles (where it's from, what to expect...etc.), and suggestions as well.
Overall, I'm happy with my box from Exotic Noods, and will likely to try again. Tempted to purchase the Top 10 box...
I first got the single standard 4 pack option, just for kicks. I grew up on Top Ramen, so I wanted to see what was out there. To say the obvious, it was really good! Inside was the Tikka Masala curry flavor brothless noodles from Singapore, something called Sujebi, which looked like spicy ravioli, Kitsune "Foxy" Japanese udon and Kimchi Rice Noodles. My favorite for the tikka masala - never tried curry with noodles before! I'm now a big fan of the the combo. The Sujebi's spicy kick wakes you up for sure. If they keep offering new selections every single month, you may have found a new long term subscriber!
My office is a jungle, filled with hungry nasty beasts I call my coworkers. When lunch time comes, its like a free for all in the cafeteria, with the good stuff usually gone before I arrive! That means I get to pick between a badly sliced salad with globs of mayo everywhere, or lame hamburgers that still show freezer burns. Lucky girl! Thankfully for me, I found ExoticNoods. I never knew there were so many instant noodles from Thailand! I really liked the Chanthaburi noodles I got last time. The description in the brochure that came with it made me want to visit when I can! I would definitely recommend this service!
These noodles are awesome! Someone in my office subscribed and asked if I wanted to split the 8 pack with them. I love spicy food, and these really woke me up. Its nice to have these in the pantry on cold nights when I need something warm and soupy, but don't want to brave the weather outside. My favorite was the Skipjack tuna Katsuo Udon noodles from Korea, the soup had such a kick! Time to order some just for me and stop sharing...