December 20, 2019

#3366: Maruchan GOLD Soy Sauce Flavor Craft Ramen – United States

#3366: Maruchan GOLD Soy Sauce Flavor Craft Ramen - United States

Here’s something new from Maruchan – a USA version of a premium styling from Japan.

Here’s what Seimen looks like (this is their curry version).

If you look on the package of something like Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup and on one of their GOLD varieties, you’ll see something a little different. The Ramen Noodle Soup will say Made in the USA while the GOLD will say distributed by Maruchan. The GOLD is made in Japan for the US market. It totally makes sense; why would you make it here and have to build a new production line when you already have that in Japan and can just import it? Other companies do the same thing and it’s been a big win for them. Let’s give this new one a try and see how it goes!

Maruchan GOLD Soy Sauce Flavor Craft Ramen – United States

#3366: Maruchan GOLD Soy Sauce Flavor Craft Ramen - United States

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, boil noodles in 2 cup water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A wet sachet of soup base. Note the Japanese text.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg, narutomaki, sesame seeds, spring onion, chili oil, and Hachi habanero shichimi. The noodles are great – good chew on them which worked nicely with the broth. Broth has a very robust shoyu hit and a great oiliness. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 041789092015.

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