#4093: Maruchan Menzukuri Awase Miso – Japan

#4903: Maruchan Menzukuri Awase Miso - Japan

Here’s an interesting one from Japan found in a Zenpop box – check out zenpop.jp and use the coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount!

Here’s what they had to say about it – “Maruchan (マルちゃん, Maru-chan) is well known brand of instant noodles from Toyo Suisan ( 東洋⽔産). Maru (丸, or マル) means round,
as in the shape of a ball or a happy child’s face. In Japanese, round has a connotation of friendliness. The word chan (ちゃん) is an honorific suffix, used affectionately for a child or as a term of endearment. Their popularity led them to develop a new production site in Irvine, California, to develop their international market. This version, of course, is made in Japan!
麺づくり, pronounced Menzukuri, translates to: make your own noodles. This version combines kokuuma (こくうま) miso and based on pork extract, with mochi-like non-fried thick noodles. The pork base offers a rich sweetness, and the fat is not overwhelming, but adding a nice body to the soup. Together with the mixed miso, the soup becomes quite mellow with a hint of sweetness.”

Sounds good – let’s hit it!

Maruchan Menzukuri Awase Miso – Japan

#4903: Maruchan Menzukuri Awase Miso - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water for 5 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#4903: Maruchan Menzukuri Awase Miso - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A wet sachet of liquid.

A freeze dried block.

Unsure what’s in here, but it’s possibly a seaweed.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added homemade chashu, spring onion, mung bean sprouts, sesame seed, narutomaki, and Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili Crisp. Noodles are of nice quality – worth the 5 minutes investment in steeping. The broth however is very much a red miso, which is something I don’t care for. Included vegetables were of good quality and prevalent; a lot of cabbage which I enjoyed, and the corn hydrated well. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990338844.

Maruchan – Seimen Japanese Instant Ramen Noodles Miso Taste 18.5oz (For 5 Bowls)

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

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