#66: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pork Flavor

Okay so I was falling asleep the other night and thought to myself “I wonder if there is pork flavor ramen… Does it exist, and does it taste remotely like pork?” Answer: yes there is and other answer is not really.

Your standard ramen cake and soup base from Maruchan. Remember folks this is a step above Smack.

Mega gluten! This stuff foams at the very hint of heat so watch out! I can be fun though doing a kind of skilled put it on the stove then take it off over and over kind of deal.

The finished product is here (click image to enlarge). The noodles were absolutely boring. They made me sad. However, this bowl was slightly above average due to one special attribute I haven’t mentioned here.

So I followed the rules: 2 cups of water. However I also added a bit of pepper. But look closely – see the little pearls of grease floating on top of the liquid? I found them to be incredibly mesmerizing in contrast to many other instant ramen noodle varieties. The broth tasted not like pork but actually a toned down Nissin Oriental soup base. My official ramenrater.com rating is 2.45 out of 5 stars. I was leaning to give the broth’s beautiful glistening beauty some added points but with the high hopes that pork had for me and the utter disappointment, it gets this shameful score. Shame on you, pork noodle bowl! You lack character. Get it here.


  1. I’m not going to say this stuff is good, but for five years a meal I ate at least every other day if not daily was 2 packs of this and a can of jalepeño field peas. I can’t find the canned peas anymore, but I would consider this comfort food. BTW, great site.

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