Re-Review: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken Flavor

We heard the news about QZ8501 last night – very sad news indeed. We flew from Penang to Langkawi during our Malaysia trip on a bright red AirAsia jet. Today the red is gone. We send our hopes to the passengers crew and their families. Here is a live blog on news of the flight.

One of my favorite things in life is the after holiday turkey sandwich. Two thick slices of bread slathered in fine mayonnaise with some oven baked turkey goodness. Another favorite is this particular variety of instant noodles. I would say that I’ve been enjoying these Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken flavor packs at least once around this season for years now. I guess it’s the comfort food kind of taste it kicks out – reminds me of childhood.

Here’s Christmas dinner (click image to enlarge) – it was awesome stuff – my wife makes an amazing turkey, stuffed with apples, onion, rosemary, thyme and lots of butter. My mom always makes the homemade gravy from the drippings, too. It’s great stuff.  We even had this new kind of cake for dessert – Blue Velvet cake (I immediately thought of the movie when I saw the box at the store and thought it sounded fascinating). Anyways, a very tasty meal and again, the comfort thing. Let’s check out Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken flavor and draw some parallels.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, boil 2 cups of water and add noodle block. Cook for 3 minutes. Take off the heat and add sachet contents and stir for a minute. Enjoy! There’s a sort of parallel here with the gravy, as you stir it as it cools and it thickens up a little, kind of like the broth in this one.

The noodle block.

The ubiquitous Maruchan soup base sachet.

A very fine powder with a cream of chicken sort of scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added corn, lima beans, Christmas turkey and sliced spring onion. The noodles are the standard Maruchan domestic fare, with a standard gauge and light chew. The beauty in this one is the broth which has a very hearty and creamy flavor. This is the ultimate comfort feel instant made in the United States at this point, that’s for sure. What’s fascinating is how it kind of has the same feel as tonkotsu, which is a ramen whose broth is milky in color and made from boiling pork bones for hours – yet it’s chicken.  It’s extremely easy to find and it’s really that good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789002519.

For those of you who can’t find this in your local grocery store, here you go: Maruchan Ramen, Creamy Chicken, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

Wait a second – I thought there was only one.

One comment

  1. Was looking for a homestyle type feel to the soup or at least maybe comparable to when I add egg to my chicken raman.


    It tastes just like a bag of buttered popcorn at the movies in soup form. NOT what i had expected. However it’s not horrible and a little comforting when it makes you think of going to the theatre.

    3.5 / 5 stars from me.
    Not what I expected but not unpleasant.

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