Hey look at this! So every two weeks, my wife and I bring my son Andy down to Renton, Washington to go to Pokemon League. Yeah – there’s such a thing! Kids (and some adults) play the Pokemon card game. Well, my wife and I don’t play Pokemon so we have time to look around and stroll. As it happens, there’s a Uwajimaya nearby which is awesome. The first time we went I found two big bagfulls of noodles! What was a surprise was finding a LOT of Maruchan products I’d not seen before. There are a couple new Instant Lunch cups (sriracha which I reviewed previously as well as a cihpotle chicken) and these Taste of Asia products in the Bowl line. Let’s check out this sukiyaki variety!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in contents of sachet #1 (solid ingredients) and room temperature water to fill line. Microwave (1000W) for 3 minutes uncovered. If you have a microwave with different wattages, use this tool.Let sit in the microwave an additional minute. Add in contents of sachet #2. Stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The first sachet.
Looks like vegetables and textured vegetable protein.
The powder soup base sachet.
A large amount of light powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are good – and very plentiful. They’re soft and flat. The broth is really nice – it’s got a kind of sweet beef taste to it and a decent oiliness. The included veggies and TVP hydrate perfectly – not only that, the quantity is very good. I like how there’s tons of cabbage as well as decent sized pieces of TVP beef going on! Excellent! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789003530.
A Maruchan Bowl TV commercial for Mexico.