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10 Unique Cup Noodles Including Mentaiko And Tteokbokki Cup Noodles In SG

28th February 2018

Unique cup noodles to take your addiction to the next level


See, if you give me the choice between a plate of steak and a bowl of quality instant noodles, I’ll go with the steak, because it would be silly of me not to. But the truth is, deep down inside, all I really want is the noodles instead. As a cup noodle aficionado, I consider it my job to discover and share unique cup noodle flavours with fellow enthusiasts. So without further ado, here’s what I’ve gathered!


1. Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon


unique cup noodles- nissin green curry
Thai food fans will rejoice in the discovery of Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon ($4.80), a yummy cup noodle snack comprising a creamy soup base made with 21 types of spices to capture the flavours of Thai green curry. The broth also contains the tastes of pork, chicken, shrimp and soy sauce. With all the success tom yum cup noodles has gained over the years, we might as well give green curry a chance too.

Get it from:

MartGo Tokio
Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #04-61, NEX Shopping Mall, Singapore 556083
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6634 0992
Website


2. Ottogi Korean Rice Cake Ramen Bowl


unique cup noodles- ottogi korean rice cake ramen bowl
Image credit: @natasham770501

Yes, there are legit rice cakes in this Ottogi Korean Rice Cake Ramen Bowl ($1.90). The rice cakes come in a separate packet placed atop a block of instant noodles. After softening the rice cakes and instant noodles in boiling water, drain the noodles and toss it in the spicy sauce. Fair warning, the sauce could very well give the famous Samyang a run for its money, so do remember to prepare a glass of cold water or milk on the side. Get this if you have a high spice tolerance and want your meal to be extra springy, courtesy of the chewy rice cakes.

Get it from:

Shine Korea
Address: 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-10/11, Burlington Square, Singapore 189649
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6238 8897
Website
Full list of outlets


 3. Samyang Wasamayo Big Bowl


unique cup noodles -samyang wasamayo
Image credit: Shine Korea’s website

If the Samyang Spicy Chicken Ramen had a baby, the Samyang Wasamayo Big Bowl ($2.90) would be it. This considerably milder cup of stir-fry cup noodles contains three different sauces – a packet of mayonnaise, sweet soy sauce and wasabi. This will be good for those who can’t handle overly spicy food. Don’t forget to breathe through your mouth while chewing to avoid a wasabi-induced burn!

Get it from:

Shine Korea
Address: 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-10/11, Burlington Square, Singapore 189649
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6238 8897
Website
Full list of outlets


4. Ottogi Jabchae Bowl


unique cup noodles - ottogi jabchae
Image credit: Shine Korea’s Website

It’s fascinating how many flavours cup noodles can come in, with another one of them being this Ottogi Jabchae Bowl ($2.90). If you aren’t already aware, jabchae is a salty sweet Korean dish consisting of stir-fried glass noodles tossed in vegetables. I’d encourage you to add in some meat, such as beef slices, to really bring out the flavour in your meal. The chewy vermicelli noodles are also fragrant from the addition of sesame oil. 

Get it from:

Shine Korea
Address: 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-10/11, Burlington Square, Singapore 189649
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6238 8897
Website
Full list of outlets


5. Army Stew Cup Noodles


unique cup noodles- army stew
Image credit: Koryo Mart Official Website

Many of us are familiar with budae jjigae, otherwise known as army stew, made in a hot pot with a variety of simple ingredients such as kimchi, luncheon meat, sausage, beans and, of course, instant noodles. Now, you can even find it in the form of a cup noodle, with this Army Stew Cup Noodles ($1.50). Trust the Koreans to come up with an fuss-free alternative to all their beloved culinary dishes!

Get it from:

Koryo Mart
Address: 313 Orchard Road, #B3-16, 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895
Tel: 6634 2595
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Website
Full list of outlets


6. Maruchan Akai Kitsune Udon


unique cup noodles- maruchan akai kitsune udon
Image credit: @rg428

The Maruchan Akai Kitsune Udon ($3.70) hides a tasty surprise within its packaging. Its largest garnish is, in fact, a giant slice of deep-fried tofu! The tofu is seasoned and hydrates nicely in the warm, soy-sauce flavoured broth. Despite tofu tasting rather bland, the battered tofu here is very savoury – it’ll almost feel as if you’re eating meat!  The udon noodles are also chewy and thick, similar to fresh udon you’ll find in restaurants.

Get it from:

Fish Mart Sakuraya
Address: 80 Marine Parade Road, #B1-84D, Parkway Parade, Singapore 449269
Tel: 6345 4714
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 10pm
Website
Full list of outlets

Meidi-Ya Supermarket
Address: 177 River Valley Road, #B1-50, Liang Court Shopping Centre, Singapore 179030
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6339 1111
Website


7. Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Tomato


unique cup noodles- chili tomato
Image credit: @lily_yuly_

The Nissin Cup Noodles Chilli Tomato ($4.20) is an exclusively imported cup noodle flavour from Japan. In fact, you won’t find this unique cup noodles on shelves in regular convenient stores around Singapore. The wide, flat noodles bathe in a rich tomato and pork-based broth, with just a hint of spice. The Japanese love this flavour and it’s said to be a must-try when vacationing in Japan!

Get it from:

MartGo Tokio
Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #04-61, NEX Shopping Mall, Singapore 556083
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6634 0992
Website


8. MYOJO Ippeichan Instant Fried Noodle Mentaiko Flavor


unique cup noodles- myojo ippeichan mentaiko
Image credit: @liangcourt

With the mentaiko food craze descending upon us all, the MYOJO Ippeichan Instant Fried Noodle Mentaiko Flavor ($3.90) is one yakisoba you shouldn’t miss. Apart from the pork-based yakisoba sauce, the cup also comes with a packet of mentaiko mayonnaise and preserved pollock roe to stir into your noodles. The end result is a buttery, umami dish with a slightly spicy kick.

Get it from:

Meidi-Ya Supermarket
Address: 177 River Valley Road, #B1-50, Liang Court Shopping Centre, Singapore 179030
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6339 1111
Website


9. Nissin Matcha Instant Cup Noodles


unique cup noodles-matcha nissin
Image credit: @aikaso_

As expected from the name Nissin Matcha Instant Cup Noodles ($89 for 20 cups/~$4.49 for one cup), the noodles and broth in this one are green in colour. However, something that may catch you off guard is the fact that there’s more to this than meets the eye. Despite the noodles being flavoured with green tea, the taste is more savoury than sweet. That’s because the matcha noodles are actually packed with seafood essence! You will even find bits of octopus in your noodles. As a result, the matcha flavour ends up taking a backseat.

Get it from:

Qoo10


10. Maruchan Midori No Tanuki Soba


unique instant noodles-midori no tanuki soba
Image credit: @plaaradise

Similar to the ramen with deep-fried tofu in point six, the Maruchan Midori No Tanuki Soba ($3.40) comes with a large garnishing of tempura atop a block of greyish buckwheat noodles. The soup is seasoned with bonito shavings, making it very flavourful. The savoury tempura softens considerably upon soaking in hot water, falling apart and mixing into the noodles so you don’t have to bite into the tempura and slurp down the noodles separately, unlike with the deep-fried tofu.

Get it from:

Meidi-Ya Supermarket
Address: 177 River Valley Road, #B1-50, Liang Court Shopping Centre, Singapore 179030
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6339 1111
Website


Bonus: Samyang Fire Spicy Chicken Ramen Mala


unique cup noodles- mala samyang
Image credit: @lina.khang

Calling all ma la fans! Let me direct your attention to the Samyang Fire Spicy Chicken Ramen Mala ($8.30 for five), which is bound to get you fanning your tongue in torturous bliss. The original Samyang chicken flavouring is present here, except now it comes with the addition of Sichuan peppercorn flavouring. The chewy instant noodles also come with a helping of mushrooms and carrots to add some variety. Unfortunately, you’ll most likely be unable to attain this as a cup noodle as the flavour is still relatively new.

If you can’t get enough of ma la, check out these ma la xiang guo spots!

Get it from:

Shine Korea
Address: 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-10/11, Burlington Square, Singapore 189649
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6238 8897
Website
Full list of outlets


Have fun experimenting with these unique cup noodles


While I can’t guarantee you’ll love all of them, I’m sure you’ll delight in the process of acquainting yourself with the flavours. If you aren’t feeling bold enough, pull a friend in with you and get #cupnoodleschallenge trending!


Featured image taken from Instagram user @liangcourt‘s post

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