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 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.
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
• Nong Shim
Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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