I think this is the last of these I got when I went up to Canada last year. Shoyu translates to soy sauce, so these are soy sauce flavor ramen noodles. Shoyu is one of the standard flavors of ramen from Japan, such as miso and tonkotsu. Sounds pretty good to me – let’s have a look inside and give ’em a try!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat – I would guess it contains fish. To prepare, add the noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Put contents of sachet in a bowl. After cooking, pour the water into the bowl as you stir and then the noodles. Enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
Definitely has a soy sauce scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, menma (marinated bamboo shoots), sliced green onion, mung bean sprouts, and kamaboko. The noodles have a good gauge and chew to them like a premium standard instant. The broth has a nice soy sauce taste with a nice consistency. Not too strong, not too weak. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4901990510295.
Maruchan makes a lot of different varieties in Japan – this is a Shoyu flavored Seimen – part of a premium line.
I would love to see the Maruchan factory – it looks like so much fun!
Here’s one that was donated by a reader from Sweden! Thanks! It’s funny; you really can’t find any Master Kong noodles here in the United States which is a real bummer. They’re really good – hopefully they’ll be here at some point. What’s tough about Master Kong packs is that they don’t seem to say how much water to add in. For a pack this size, I’ve gone with 500ml before, so I’ll go with 500ml again.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to contain chicken. To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in remaining sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!
The noodle block.
Dry powder soup base.
A very fine powder.
The solid ingredient sachet.
Vegetables and dehydrated chicken bits.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added grilled chicken, sweet onion and bell pepper. The noodles aren’t very chewy – they’re soft like comfort food geared noodles. Not to say that’s bad – they really work well in this context. They suck up the broth, which is decently thick and has a warm, cozy chicken flavor. There is a kind of off taste that’s meandering in the background though. The vegetables and chicken are very nice and have a good taste. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6900873711598.