July 17, 2018

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

This is another one from Zenpop.jp. Zenpop is pretty cool – they have different boxes you can get – Japanese stationery, snacks, ramen… It’s quite a variety. They’re pretty cheap, too. Here’s what they had to say about this variety:

A new flavor from Gotsumori (large-sized) series. This pirikara (tingling hot) pork-based soup is zested up with spicy chili oil and garlic. This combo is often called ‘stamina’ flavor in Japan. Satisfy your mouth and stomach with this tasty Gotsumori!

Spicy and tingly pork eh? Let’s hit it and see if I have the stamina required!

Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen – Japan

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and vegetables sachet contents and cover for 3 minutes. Add in remaining sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

The noodle block.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

Loose vegetables from the cup.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

A dry sachet.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

A powder soup base.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

A liquid base sachet.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

Chilli oil.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

A vegetables sachet.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

Unsure exactly what we have here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, spring onion, chashu pork and shichimi togarashi. The noodles were alright – lots of them. They have a very soft tooth with a square shape. The broth was exactly as advertised – garlic and spicy. In fact, that’s just about it. A lot of garlic flavored spicy broth with very standard noodles. It just didn’t come across as amazing. But, for what it was, it was exactly as it was saying it would be and it wasn’t bad. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990339735.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

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Dude what? I want a robot too…