TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's "Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavor" was ranked fourth by instant noodle review blogger Hans Lienesch in his "Top Ten Rice Noodles 2017" list which was compiled after sampling and reviewing a mind-boggling 2,500 varieties of instant rice noodles.
In the Ramen Rater, a U.S. ramen review website, Lienesch placed "Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavor," a product of Taiwan-based Fresh Delicacy Co., LTD. (食味鮮有限公司), in fourth place on the third annual list saying, "The noodle was great - a little thicker than the other rice noodle varieties from Tseng."
Lienesch was impressed with the noodles because it was the first time he had seen a Taiwanese company dare to attempt Laksa flavored ramen as it is not typical Taiwanese fare, but is more commonly found in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Southern Thailand.
Giving the Taiwanese take on Laksa five out of five stars, Lienesch praised the instant noodles:
"A little heartier which worked well here. The broth was a luxuriant sea of deep orange with a good coconut body. The flavor was not extremely strong in this one, but it was satisfying and quite good. Impressed at this being a Laksa coming from Taiwan."
Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavor.
The first place finisher was "MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli" from Malaysia, which he rated well for how well it hydrated, it's "mind-blowing" broth, it's "onslaught of prawny sweetness and heat," and the excellent fried onion bits sealed the deal. Malaysia dominated the list with five products on the list.
Here is the complete list from The Ramen Rater:
1. MyKuali Penang Hokkien Prawn Soup Rice Vermicelli – Malaysia
2. MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Rice Vermicelli Soup – Malaysia
3. MAMA Instant Rice Noodle Soup Spicy Shrimp Flavor – Thailand
4. Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavor – Taiwan
5. MeeKuali Bihun Sup Rempah Perisa Daging – Malaysia
6. Ah Lai Penang Favourite White Curry Rice Vermicelli – Malaysia
7. Mamee Chef Gold Recipe Bihun Kari Seribu Rasa – Malaysia
8. Nissin Seafood Flavor Rice Vermicelli – Hong Kong
9. KOKA Silk Spicy Marinara Instant Rice Fettuccine – Singapore
10. Vifon Viet Cuisine Bun Rieu Cua Sour Crab Soup Instant Rice Vermicelli – Vietnam