I grew up eat top ramen and I thought those were delicious. They do not even compare when it comes to this noodle. You make it just like top ramen but this is a spicy and sweet noodle. The price here says 11.29 but if you go to an Asian supermarket(I live in Cali), I have purchased a box of 30 for 9.99. If you ever feel like there is not enough flavor, what I do is add some hoisin sauce in for more sweetness. Also add a bit of water back in to the noodles so they are not too dry.