#352: Maruchan Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

So my friend Todd hooked me up with this stuff – thanks man! Haven’t seen this one before, so let’s give it a try.

What a standard single packet of domestic made ramen noodle soup seasoning! This should be interesting enough I think; usually I see hot flavored packets of flavoring out of Korea and Thailand but really not so much out of the USA.

Dark red and angry! Wasn’t expecting that… Was very nice to look at the packet ingredients and see chili as the second one! Impressive…

Click image to enlarge. The finished product. Added a couple hard boiled eggs, some Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning and a little Amanfopong chili powder. Was reasonably ‘hot & spicy’ flavored for a domestic product. It kind of ended there though – would’ve been nice if it had maybe more of a veg flavor too. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.


  1. This is basically poor man’s Shin Ramyun, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing given that it’s like a quarter per pack.

      1. Oh, absolutely. It’s just that it will do to fill the gap if you somehow can’t justify spending the extra buck to get something vastly better.

  2. This is my favorite flavor of ramen noodles, hands down! Personally, I think the best way to eat these is to boil the noodles with the seasoning packet until the noodles are *way* overcooked and have soaked up the majority of water and seasoning. The starch from the noodles helps to create a thicker sauce for them. I love hot food and hot sauce and I think this flavor is great as a stand alone. No need to add any additional seasoning. Sometimes I just buy these noodles and nab the seasoning packet out to use when preparing other dishes. Thanks for reviewing, hope you give them another try! 🙂

    1. If you’re a fan of the hot stuff I would recommend finding a Korean market! Shin Ramyun might really be to your liking! Also, there’s one called Ottogi brand Ramyonsari, which are just plain noodles but very good and you can add whatever you like to them.

      The Ramen Rater

  3. Try draining the noodles after cooking, then adding about 3/4 cup of lemon juice along with the chili flavor packet, and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes while the liquid is absorbed by the noodles. Makes a great side dish!
    Or add the flavor packet to 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup rice vinegar, and 2 tsp soy sauce and pour over the drained noodles – mix well and let sit for a few minutes. Tasty protein packed main dish.

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