September 21, 2013

#1176: Maruchan Old Style Shio Ramen

Here’s another I got at T&T Supermarket up in Burnaby, BC. Took a bit of research, but yep – old style shio ramen is what this is. Shio means salt. – but this isn’t a bowl of saltiness. Shio is light and savory stuff! By the way – did you know that salt was a way to pay people in the past? That’s where the term ‘worth your salt’ and the word salary come from! It brings out flavors, but was also used as a way to keep meats for longer when freezers and refrigerators weren’t around. Anyways, let’s check this one out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block – very thin, tight noodles.

The powdered soup base sachet.

Has a light scent.

The liquid seasoning sachet.

Should liven things up!


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added pork, Walla Walla sweet onion and hard boiled egg. The noodles have a nice gauge and a decent chew. The outside of them is a little lacking insofar that they have a slight gelatinous feel. The broth has a very nice flavor of salt , oil and hints of sesame and fish. Tehre are some sesame seeds here and there. Some might wonder if I used enough water – yep – 500ml. Kind of surprised. 3.6 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4901990019972.

Here’s the commercial for this one.