This is one of the varieties sent by a reader named Daniel from Montana – thank you! He mentioned that at the local Walmart, these had replaced all of the MAruchan product. I’ve got a couple theories about this stuff. First, maybe it’s actually a rebranding of Maruchan product; that logo mentioning the 0g Trans Fat looks pretty much like the same logo does on Maruchan’s packs. Not only that, there are a lot of flavors that sound identical to Maruchan varieties. The yellow banner kind of reminds me of the one on the MExican Sopa Maruchan varieties. I dunno – I could be way off on this.
Ah but I just noticed something. On the back of the package, I’m seeing a HALAL approval label – from Malaysia! This is almost certainly a product made there and distributed here.
It’s interesting that you could even find a Walmart not carrying Maruchan. But hey – anything is possible! Very curious about this stuff. Let’s give it a try!
Panda Signature Ramen Noodle Soup Chicken Flavor – United States
Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dry sachet of soup base.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added tofu puff, baked chicken, marinated egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, sesame seed, and pepper flake. Noodles had a nice chew to them for an instant – good gauge as well. Broth was a salty and chickenny affair; leaning towards the standard chicken instant flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 850018252386.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!