#600: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Beef Flavor

Here we go with review 600! Yep – this is why there were all the re-reviews last week! Thanks go to Mike M. of Staten Island, NY for pointing out that I’d reviewed the Roast Beef but not the regular beef flavor!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). What’s in the name? Wikipedia says:

Maruchan is a Japanese word composed of two parts, Maru and chan. Maru literally means round, as in the shape of a ball or a happy child’s face. Maru also means rounded, as opposed to square or angular. In Japanese, round has a connotation of friendliness. The word chan is a suffix, used with a child’s name. “Chan” is used to show endearment and affection for a child

Here’s the noodle block – manufactured by the zillions!

The ubiquitous single packet of flavor!

Here’s the flavoring in a bowl awaiting the boiling water and noodles.

Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs with Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles aren’t bad –  they’re the standard instant ramen noodles consistency a college student could definitely identify with. The broth is devoid of vegetables and has a salty and somewhat beef-like flavor.  Was a tasty breakfast – not bad. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

I want to review these varieties so bad! The Maruchan Yakisoba line now also includes Jalapeno Cheese and Beef Taco – really wanna try those as well!!!


  1. Wow, number 600! Doesn’t it seem like only yesterday you reached the #500 milestone?

    Also, I just realized, I dont think you responded to my email a while back, I thanked you for what you sent me and offered to paypal you the cost. Do you have one?

    Also, just curious, are you affiliated with any religion or event this holiday season? Im participating in the reddit secret santa gift exchange. I sent out my gift but I haven’t received anything yet and the deadline was 2 days ago to ship out stuff :/

    1. Hey thanks – yeah 500 doesn’t seem all that long ago!

      Yeah I didn’t reply – I did read it though – you’re welcome and don’t worry bout it man – the sox rox!

      Officially I would consider myself a tolerant Atheist. I do know I could be wrong, but I’m banking on the fact that I think I’m right. We do celebrate Christmas though! Never done the Reddit thing…
      I hope I don’t get a bunch of hatemail now that I’ve outed myself as a non-believer. I believe in noodles though!
      – The Ramen Rater

      1. Aw, thanks! Much appreciated 🙂

        Also, you shouldnt be ashamed or anything that you are atheist. You know, there are polls that say over 10% of people are nonbelievers. Its not wrong to pride yourself on logic and reason. I’m an atheist as well, and I am a moral person, just like you are, even though I dont believe in the reward of an afterlife. So you shouldnt apologize for your beliefs =)

        I believe in noodles too. Im surprised, honestly, that you havent made the flying spaghetti monster your mascot LOL

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