March 9, 2020

#3444: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Hot-n-Spicy Vegetable Flavor – United States

#3444: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Hot-n-Spicy Vegetable Flavor - United States

Before you start, no. No you can’t. Get this. You can’t. Well, you can, but it’s going to be hard. Actually not that hard if you really want some. Just commit a crime that gets you incarcerated in a facility that has this stuff. That’s the only place you’re buying it – in prisons and jails and detention facilities. Period.

A huge thank you to Dave G. who works at a Texas border detention facility and got these for me – I appreciate not having to do time! Let’s give these a try!

Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Hot-n-Spicy Vegetable Flavor – United States

#3444: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Hot-n-Spicy Vegetable Flavor - United States

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes in 2 cups water. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry seasoning sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, cilantro, spring onion, pepper flake, sesame seed, Cholula hot sauce, Laoganma Spicy Chilli Crisp, Cool Ranch Doritos, Cheez-its, Chili Cheese Fritos, Pizza Pringles, and two slices of Velveeta. Before the onslaughts of topping, the noodles came out nicely as expected – your standard domestic. The broth was a kind of buttery and salty affair with a little pop of spiciness which was enjoyable. Not worth a trip to prison but pretty good! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 04178900279.

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Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!