February 29, 2016

#1956: Maruchan Spicy Tomato Salsa Ramen

Here’s another one sent by Casey P. from Hong Kong – thanks! I want to especially thanks Casey P., Jef M. and the folks on dpreview.com for all your help with figuring out all the settings and ways to use my new camera. It’s been an uphill battle for me, but I think I’m almost at the summit. This one looks particularly interesting – it mentions salsa on the label but the sticker mentions tomato. Not only that, the colors denote either Italy or Mexico. I’m going to guess Mexico, especially with salsa mentioned. but I guess we’ll see!

Here’s the distributor/import label (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge).

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for three minutes. Add in contents of included sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

Bits and pieces loose in the cup.

Attached to the outside of the lid is this sachet.

This has an extremely strong tomato scent – like a tomato oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander and barbecue pork. The noodles hydrated very nicely and have a standard flatness and thin character. The flavor was unfortunately something of a departure. It was a kind of spicy and putrid tomato melange – like homemade salsa left out overnight from binge drinking with a crew of chainsmokers – which just tastes like pure trainwreck. The bits of potato were interesting and hydrated well enough though – kind of liked that they had potato skins on. But yeah – this was just a fusion that should come undone. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990333610.

TOYO Extra-large Sauce Yakisoba Noodles 171g×6

Man, I’d love to see a live performance of the Space Battleship Yamato theme…

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

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