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
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!
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.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!