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#1039: Maruchan Bowl Hot & Spicy Shrimp Flavor Ramen Noodles With Vegetables

Here’s the last of the three product samples sent by the nice folks at Maruchan – thanks again! Spicy shrimp sounds good – let’s check it out.

Here’s a close-up of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Contains fish.

The noodle block.

So this one has instructions to cook it in the microwave with the veggie packet first.

Lots of little shrimp and veggies!

Here’s the seasoning powder packet. You add this and stir after the noodles are done.

Spicy powder!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp that I put in egg and then in panko and sauteed, red, yellow and orange bell pepper and sweet onions. The noodles are superb – lot of ’em and they have a very ‘comfort food’ consistency. The broth is nice too – has a good deep spiciness much like a Mexican food flavor with a nice shrimp taste to it. The extra veggies and shrimp that came with it are nice too – hydrated well and of good quality. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789003035.


A little cooking show about Maruchan Yakisoba recipes.

#1038: Itomen Chanponmen

Here’s one that the folks from God Of Patena sent – thanks! Very little English on here – searched and translated via UPC code and kept coming up with ‘chanpon’ over and over so I’m calling it that. Also found it called ‘champon’ too, but more often than not it was ‘chanpon.’ Most things show it as a seafood broth, but as you can see on the package, it looks like ham or smoked pork. I also saw mention that this was a borrowed noodle soup from Chinese culture; like jjamppong perhaps? Let’s check it out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block. It reminds me of waves lapping a distant shore.

The seasoning packet.

A nice scent with seafood notes.

Solid ingredients.

Looks like cabbage and shrimp and maybe some other things going on.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced chuck sauteed in garlic and Worcestershire sauce, carrot, mushroom, egg and sweet onion. The noodles are wonderful – thin and elastic with a perfect consistency. The broth is light and almost cheery – a nice savory taste. The extra bits hydrated well. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4901104100015

A bunch of Japanese TV commercials from 1987 – there’s an Itomen one at 1m30s.