December 11, 2011

#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!!!