#496: Maruchan Yakisoba With Shrimp

Got this one at Walmart. Was pretty sure I hadn’t tried it and was right so here goes.

Instructions: add a cup of water and packet one. Microwave 4 minutes. Then add packet two and stir and bam you got it.

Packet one had veggies, two was the powder seasoning.

Looks like it should be shrimpy!

Finished. So most of the veggies came out of the container in the microwave. Pretty lame there. The other lame thing is that it doesn’t really taste much like shrimp at all. However it does taste like garlic – a flavoring close to my heart  and I enjoy that. Hmm… I wouldn’t call this great but it isn’t unpalatable. It doesn’t say garlic noodles though. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789007057 Find it here.

The Japanese one looks better…

Ramen Rater blurb on Seattle’s KOMO AM 1000


  1. one thing to note – technically they didnt lie regarding the flavoring. the package says yakisoba “with shrimp”. not “shrimp flavored” or “shimp flavor packet”. tricky tricky! i bet its the same flavor packet as some other product and they just add some shrimp and bam its a new variety.

  2. stupid maruchan. i emailed them and asked them if they offered any products that werent fried because i cant eat fried food. i got a real letter in the mail as a response instead of an email (waste of paper and stamp), my address improperly written on the label, and a template letter with 1 sentence stating their noodles are fried, they appreciate my message, and a few 50-cent off coupons off a 12-pack of fried ramen.

    thanks maruchan! x_x

    1. I’d mail them again. To be honest, a posted respone is quite a nicety these days – I’m impressed! As for their stuff in the state, yeah definitely fried. I wouldn’t be shocked however if there’s a variety they make in Japan, but it’s probably not exported.

      – The Ramen Rater

  3. I thought you were a ramen pro. It says in the instructions to put the veggie packet contents in the space between the container and the noodles, that way they don’t fall out.

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