Congratulations are in order to Edmonds’ own Ramen Rater, who on May 24 reviewed his 400th cup of ramen! We first featured the Ramen Rater (in real life, Hans Lienesch) in February, when he had reached his 300th review of instant noodles from around the world.
His 400th review was the Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Curry Flavour from Canada, which received high marks for flavor, noodle character and amount of vegetables and fish, he noted.
The Ramen Rater includes Lienesch’s reviews of noodles — “0.0 is bottom of the barrel” while 5.0 “is perfection”; step-by-step cooking instructions with photos, and related You Tube videos of particular ramen brands. The site also has links to markets in South Snohomish and North King counties that carry the reviewed noodles.