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#3184: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pork Flavor – United States

#3184: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pork Flavor - United States

I thought hey I’ve got this other one – I should review it too. So here we are. It’s funny how there are two crowds; one that likes this brand and one that likes the other economy class instant here in the United States. They’ve both got their strengths, and the one with Maruchan I would say is the variety of flavors in their Ramen Noodle Soup range. There’s a ton of them – many of which are kind of hard to find. This is one I haven’t seen often. I think the first time I had this was back in early 2010 – yep that link is good old review #66. Looks like I re-reviewed it the next year.

What’s interesting is when this was reviewed and where. The bowl and placemat are a dead giveaway – the bowl is from Hawaii and the placemat pegs it as one of the miniscule handful of reviews I’ve done at my mom’s house in Anacortes, Washington. Not only that, the text of review #66 is interesting as well. I pose the question ‘is there even pork ramen in the world’ – wow. Dude, yeah there’s pork ramen. Look to Japan! Look to tonkotsu!

To think about ten years ago I was this clueless about the plaything instant noodles were to me at the time.I’ll admit I look back fondly at those days – I’m guessing this is the day before I flew down to California to help Kit get everything together so we could move into our new apartment in Edmonds, Washington. Where we lived within a very short walk of a 99 Ranch Market and started my march towards learning about and eventually travelling multiple times to Asia. Crazy.

The wheel in the sky keeps on turning. Let’s revisit this one, with a new packaging and see how it is now that I’ve got over 3,000 more reviews under my belt.

Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pork Flavor – United States

#3184: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pork Flavor - United States

Detail of the outer packaging (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, boil noodle block in 2 cups water for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add sachet contents and stir one full minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3184: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pork Flavor - United States

The noodle block.

#3184: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pork Flavor - United States

A dry sachet.

#3184: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pork Flavor - United States

A light powder.

#3184: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pork Flavor - United States

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, and black sesame seeds. The noodles are soft and have a very comfortable tooth to them. The broth has a salty pork chop kind of taste to them which is interesting. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789002137.

#3184: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pork Flavor - United States

Maruchan Ramen Pork Flavor, 3.0 Oz, 24 Count

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Watch me experiment on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Re-Review: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Pork Flavor

I remember reviewing this one a while back up in Anacortes – got it and was really stoked as I’d never seen it before!

Here’s my son, Andreas! He’s eating a bowl of Indomie Special Chicken flavor noodles – he doesn’t like the soup do I drain it for him. He gave me a gift this year for Christmas which was a pack of Beef, Pork and Oriental Maruchan noodles! Awesome! Thank you so much, Andy! Love you and will enjoy these and review them!

Here’s the back of the packaging (click image to enlarge). Pretty standard panels.

The noodle block.

I keep seeing people doing up posts like ‘how to make ramen healthy’ and one thing they say to do is to either get rid of the packet altogether or use barely any of it. I don’t think these people like to taste their food. Anyways, here’s the glorious single packet!

Here’s the seasoning powder – yes, it contains salt. So does a salt shaker, pizza, hamburgers, etc.

Click image to enlarge. I added two eggs as it boiled. I also adjust the water – about 25mL less. I don’t know if it does much, but it seems like the flavor stays more intact what with the increase in mass in the bowl. Anyways, the noodles – your standard all-Americanized/Japanese noodles. Note – to those who demand they delete the seasoning pscket, why not just buy some high quality ramen noodles? Soba! Come on! The broth is very nice – salty and pork flavor. I really liked this one. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! Thasnks again, Andy! Merry Christmas!

Andy’s a huge LEGO maniac – and soon as I click ‘post,’ we’re going to build a ton of sets he got for Christmas!