Best-Rated Instant Noodles

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Most Satisfied Customers | Indomie & Trident

Aussies have rated Indomie and Trident as the top picks in Canstar Blue’s latest instant noodle ratings, with both brands scoring at least one five star result, in addition to five stars for overall satisfaction.

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How we rate instant noodles

Our review compares instant noodles on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which instant noodle brand they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 1,742 Australians for their feedback on the instant noodle brand(s) they’ve purchased from a supermarket and eaten in the last six months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their instant noodle brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with an instant noodle brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Taste: the instant noodles tasted authentic, and matched the description on the packaging.
  • Value for money: the instant noodles were reasonably priced give the quality and quantity per serving.
  • Texture & consistency: the instant noodles had a pleasant and expected texture & consistency.
  • Variety & range: the instant noodle brand offered a variety of product and flavour options (i.e. chicken, beef, etc.).
  • Packaging: the packaging was easy to open and store.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

• Indomie & Trident
• Mama
• Suimin
• Maggi
• Nong Shim
• Woolworths
• Coles

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Instant Noodle Brand – Indomie & Trident

Indomie Noodles

Indomie first arrived on the scene in Indonesia in 1972, but it wasn’t until 20 years later, in 1990 that Australians were introduced to the brand, and it has been a firm love affair ever since. Indomie offer a wide variety of both dry and soup noodle products, with its classic Mi Goreng instant noodle range featuring flavours such as chicken, barbecue, hot & spicy, fried noodles, and satay. Indomie also offer a number of soup instant noodle options with flavours including curry chicken, vegetable with lime, and special chicken. Indomie instant noodle products can be purchased in single packs, multi-packs, or singular cups.

  • Indomie was rated five stars for taste and overall satisfaction. Four stars were earned in the remaining categories of value for money, texture & consistency, variety & range, and packaging.

Trident Noodles

Trident have been creating authentic Asian flavours for consumers to enjoy since 1964. Originally known for its famous sweet chilli sauce, Trident has expanded its food line in recent years, and today offers a range of cooking products including instant noodles, coconut milk & cream, dates, sauces, and soups. Its instant noodle range features the hot & spicy flavour, offered in an 85g packet and requires only two minutes of cooking time.

  • Trident was rated five stars for texture & consistency and overall satisfaction. Four stars were earned in the remaining categories of taste, value for money, variety & range, and packaging.

What are instant noodles made of?

Generally, instant noodles are made from flour, salt, starch and water, although some noodle brands use a salt substitute. The flavouring packets that a lot of noodles come with include ingredients like salt, seasoning, sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce and chilli.

Are instant noodles healthy?

Instant noodles and their flavouring packets generally contain a lot of salt. If you’re looking to improve the nutritional content of your noodle dish, it’s recommended to drain your noodles to reduce the amount of packet flavouring you use. Alternatively, you can try to use homemade seasonings of fresh herbs and spices instead of the packet ones. As always, its best to consult your doctor before making changes to your diet.

About our consumer experts

Kate Lockyer: Content Producer

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate Lockyer. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Queensland and has written for a variety of different organisations and publications for multiple years.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s instant noodle ratings:

  • 2022: Indomie

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