There is a lot of crappy instant food out there, but there is a lot of awesome instant food too. I really like the "retoruto" aluminum packages that you heat up in boiled water, because it tastes just as fresh as if it were just made. I also like any instant ramen that costs more than 100 yen (the stuff below that is pretty much crap). I usually don't buy the 350-450 yen instant ramen because that's just too expensive. Usually I get stuff from 150-300 yen. I attached some pictures of instant food I've had over the past few days (and a pizza). The first pic is of some instant chashumen (a kind of ramen that has sliced cooked pork in it) with some spicy miso ramen and yakisoba boxes around it. The second pic is Ippeichan yakisoba, my favorite instant yakisoba (and I've tried them all). I even have a Ippeichan accessory on my cell phone (a little ippeichan yakisoba box with all the product stuff printed on the front and if I open it up, there is plastic yakisoba on the inside that looks pretty real. I got it to replace my Kitsune Ramen accessory that broke a few months ago). The third picture is order-out yakiniku pizza. Half the pizza is "shio-karubi" and the other half is "karubi" flavor. A uniquely Japanese pizza. It was pretty good, actually. You should see my pantry. I've got tons of different kinds of instant ramen and instant yakisoba in there. Usually I only eat one once a week (sometimes twice a week), but it's dang good stuff. Some of the instant ramen is almost as good as the real stuff, which is saying quite a bit.