Well, this is something completely different. Definitely a departure from their usual line . Maruchan’s Instant Lunch range is very popular in the United States. The flavors are generally in the domestic flavor profiles ranging from your standard chicken to California Vegetable to Cheddar Cheese.
This product, however, is new and comes at a time when they’re expanding their more regional varieties. Udon is Japanese as well as ramen, but soy sauce udon – this is more like what sounds like a shoyu ramen but with a thicker noodle. I’m very curious about this one – so much so I emailed Maruchan and they sent these samples! Thanks!
Anyways, let’s try out this newest comer to the Instant Lunch range.
Maruchan Instant Lunch Udon Style Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States
Detail of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The iconic cup.
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose garnish and seasoning from the cup.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, narutomaki, spring onion and shichimi togarashi. The noodle is broad and thick. Derfinitely much heartier and hydrated very well. The broth is definitely a nice shoyu with a lightness to it and an interaction with the noodle which is very good. Included bits were of good quality. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789001697.