January 7, 2012

Re-Review: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Oriental Flavor

Such a classic – almost as American as it is Japanese! Actually, this packet was made in California. Just like rival Nissin, Maruchan has a huge southern California factory. Here’s a re-review of this standard that probably everyone has had once in their lifetime.

My son, Andreas gave me this one, along with a beef and a pork flavor pack! He’s been quite a noodle eater – he really likes Top Ramen Chicken flavor, but I got him to try the Indomie Special Chicken flavor and he really liked it – gotta keep trying new things! Thanks for the noodles, Andy!!!

Back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). At the bottom you can see – Irvine, California.

Here’s the block in all of it’s glory. It’s ready to join two cups of water.

A single packet. A lot of these end up in kitchen drawers or half used. As always, I say use the whole thing. Don’t be a wuss! Don’t hate on ramen while that fast food meal has twice the sodium.

Behold, the spice! It might not help you evolve into a space folding Guild navigator, but it makes the broth and noodles tasty!

Finished (click image to enlarge)! Two egg omelet with some Tabasco Buffalo Style Hot Sauce, garlic salt, and a light sprinkle of Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning within. I added some Kizami Shoga (pickled ginger) on top. First, the noodles. They’re surprisingly chewy and of good character; not eternally stalwart, but there for you during a cold snap. Decent noodles. The broth and its flavor are interesting; almost like a shoyu. I like this one – not my favorite of the Maruchan line, but I think it deserves praise for its simplicity and surprisingly complex flavor. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 041789002144 – Get it here.

Maruchan TV ad.

Andy’s new Crasyola Color Dome – trippyness!

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

2 thoughts on “Re-Review: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Oriental Flavor

  1. Austin Mccoy

    i might have just over looked them but i didnt see the Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup for Picante Beef or Mushroom(although ive only seen plain mushroom 2 or 3 times)

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    1. Hans "The Ramen Rater" Lienesch Post author

      Yeah I’ve had the Nissin Top Ramen Picante Beef but never seen it in the Maruchan. Also, I’ve had Maruchan Chicken Mushroom, but never seen the mushroom. Hmmmm. If you find em and wanna send, I’d review them!

      – TRR

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