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#2931: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken Flavor (New Packaging)

#2931: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken Flavor (New Packaging)

Yesterday, I needed a new pair of pants. I’m not into ultra fashionable stuff – like paying $100 for jeans, so we went to Walmart. Walmart is an interesting place – you’ll see some interesting people there – especially at the one in Lynnwood, Washington. When we got out of the car, there was the sound of some guy at the other side of the parking lot screaming obscenities at someone or some thing – unsure. But that was entertaining. In the store, we g ot to see a lady with a very small dog barking at everyone and every thing ( apparently, if you have an ’emotional support’ dog you can bring it with you, but this dog needed emotional support and was definitely not providing it for anyone). I did get some new pants, and they were extremely cheap. $16 for pants. It’s been a while since we’ve been to Walmart so I thought a trip down the domestic instant noodle aisle might be in order. Surprisingly, they had a very small amount of them, however they did have this pack. Creamy Chicken has been one of my absolute favorites for a very,  very long time. I am curious to see whether or not they’ve changed the recipe as that seems to be a popular thing to do in the US instant noodle market right now. Let’s crack open this new package design and give it a try!

Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken Flavor – United States

#2931: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken Flavor (New Packaging)

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents and stir for one minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2931: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken Flavor (New Packaging)

The noodle block.

#2931: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken Flavor (New Packaging)

A dry base sachet.

#2931: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken Flavor (New Packaging)

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Sald Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg and shichimi togarashi. The noodles for this particular variety are just out of this world perfect. They have a decent and very standard gauge and suck up just enough broth. The broth has a very easy going creamy chicken taste, creaminess thanks to non-dairy creamer. Definitely my all-time favorite of the US Maruchan pillow pack range. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 041789002519.

#2931: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken Flavor (New Packaging)

Creamy Chicken Ramen Noodles, 3 oz

After years of seeing nothing, Maruchan has started showing TV commercials. I’ve seen them on CNN and MSNBC in the past year.

My New Go To When I’m Under The Weather From Prima & Prima Taste

My New Go To When I'm Under The Weather From Prima & Prima Taste

Okay so a week or so ago I got a big package from Prima Taste over in Singapore (thanks again!) – full of tasty stuff! Well, last Sunday I ended up getting the worst stomach flu I think I’ve ever had and it was really crummy. Really did a number on med and put me in bed a few days. This was not from what they sent – let’s make that clear – the stomach flu ios going around. Well, once the clouds started to lift, I was hungry. Didn’t want to do anything spicy and something tasty. My wife made me this Prima Juzz’s Mee with some hard boiled egg and cut up breaded chicken (yeah they’re chicken nuggets – we have kids and hey it’s protein so don’t give me any guff) and some instant rice thrown in there too.

My New Go To When I'm Under The Weather From Prima & Prima Taste

Here it is (click to enlarge)! It was super good and I think from here on out this is my new go-to for when I’m under the weather. I really like it, but I think you can understand that I hope I don’t have to eat it again any time soon – unless I’m just hungry! I should note that Juzz’s Mee Creamy Chicken was on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list a year or two ago – super good stuff you should try! Here’s the original review.

My New Go To When I'm Under The Weather From Prima & Prima Taste

While I’m at it, I tried these yesterday – I’ve tried the other Ready Meal varieties they have in the past and was really looking forward to giving this one a spin.

My New Go To When I'm Under The Weather From Prima & Prima Taste

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).

My New Go To When I'm Under The Weather From Prima & Prima Taste

Here’s how it looks after a 90 second spin in the microwave (click to enlarge). It’s ultra good – decent amount of chicken and really tasty! I wish these were available in the United States – it’s a real shame it isn’t. I will say though if you dig and dig you might be able to find it. Some people I’ve been talking to lately have been really amazing me with their resourcefulness in looking high and low for foreign food products I’d never think could be found here or shipped here – and lo and behold, they are and they do! Thanks to Prima Taste for sending these along! I’m feeling better and enjoying food again.

Prima’s Juzz’s Mee Samples For The United States

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A knock at the door and a package in my hand. Wasn’t sure what this is but let’s open it and find out!

Prima’s Juzz’s Mee Samples – United States

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This (click to enlarge) is the version of the Creamy Chicken Juzz’s Mee that is available in the United States. The version I’ve reviewed in the past (which is on The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 Edition) is the version which contains chicken and this one does not. Curious to see how it stacks up compared to the Singaporean version., I wish Southeast Asian countries could sell varieties with chicken pork and beef freely here. It would be nice – and I think everyone would enjoy them! The noodle aisle would be transformed, that’s for sure! Thanks to Prima for sending this along! I’ll be reviewing it soon!

Top Ten List Samples From Prima Taste

Looks like I’ll be doing some interview here in the USA soon! Those are always a lot of fun. I asked Prima Taste over in Singapore if they could send some samples along of the products they have that are in the Top Ten this year – and they did!

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These two (click to enlarge) have been on the list a long time in their normal form, but these are the new wholegrain versions. The Laksa was #1 for 2016 and the Curry #5.

The #8 spot was held by this Creamy chicken Juzz’s Mee – seriously awesome stuff! Thanks!

#1925: Prima Juzz’s Mee Creamy Chicken Flavour

This is the third and final variety of the Juzz’s Mee I got from Prima a while back. So far, the other two were extremely good and I’ve been looking forward to this one. I’ve always been fond of creamy chicken instant noodles – a couple companies here in the Us have made creamy chicken variants that have been some of the best chicken varieties I’ve tried. I’m very curious about a Singaporean take on creamy chicken – so let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 380ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A powder sachet.

The chicken soup base.

A second sachet.

Non-dairy creamer.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg and chicken baked with Johnny’s Chicken Seasoning and BonCabe Level 10 rubber into it at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. The noodles are great – flat and have a great chewiness. The broth is indeed creamy chicken; almost cream of chicken which is especially appreciated; great thickness and flavor. The interesting thing is the inclusion of what were like little meaty floaters in there – like TVP meat and it was very good. My  new favorite creamy chicken! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8886350068103.

Here’s the one that’s been on my top ten list for a few years – Prima Taste Singapore Curry Lamian Noodles, 26 Ounce

A short news piece about Prima Taste’s newer products.

Re-Review: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken Flavor

We heard the news about QZ8501 last night – very sad news indeed. We flew from Penang to Langkawi during our Malaysia trip on a bright red AirAsia jet. Today the red is gone. We send our hopes to the passengers crew and their families. Here is a live blog on news of the flight.

One of my favorite things in life is the after holiday turkey sandwich. Two thick slices of bread slathered in fine mayonnaise with some oven baked turkey goodness. Another favorite is this particular variety of instant noodles. I would say that I’ve been enjoying these Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken flavor packs at least once around this season for years now. I guess it’s the comfort food kind of taste it kicks out – reminds me of childhood.

Here’s Christmas dinner (click image to enlarge) – it was awesome stuff – my wife makes an amazing turkey, stuffed with apples, onion, rosemary, thyme and lots of butter. My mom always makes the homemade gravy from the drippings, too. It’s great stuff.  We even had this new kind of cake for dessert – Blue Velvet cake (I immediately thought of the movie when I saw the box at the store and thought it sounded fascinating). Anyways, a very tasty meal and again, the comfort thing. Let’s check out Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Creamy Chicken flavor and draw some parallels.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, boil 2 cups of water and add noodle block. Cook for 3 minutes. Take off the heat and add sachet contents and stir for a minute. Enjoy! There’s a sort of parallel here with the gravy, as you stir it as it cools and it thickens up a little, kind of like the broth in this one.

The noodle block.

The ubiquitous Maruchan soup base sachet.

A very fine powder with a cream of chicken sort of scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added corn, lima beans, Christmas turkey and sliced spring onion. The noodles are the standard Maruchan domestic fare, with a standard gauge and light chew. The beauty in this one is the broth which has a very hearty and creamy flavor. This is the ultimate comfort feel instant made in the United States at this point, that’s for sure. What’s fascinating is how it kind of has the same feel as tonkotsu, which is a ramen whose broth is milky in color and made from boiling pork bones for hours – yet it’s chicken.  It’s extremely easy to find and it’s really that good. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 041789002519.

For those of you who can’t find this in your local grocery store, here you go: Maruchan Ramen, Creamy Chicken, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

Wait a second – I thought there was only one.

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Made In The USA Of All Time 2013 Edition

The instant noodle originated in 1958 in Japan, but since that time, they’ve expanded in popularity all over the world, including of course, the United States. Seeing this, instant noodle companies thought it wise to start building plants here in the 1970s. Since then, many brands operate factories here in the US, mostly in southern California. This is a list of my favorite varieties produced here, encompassing my over 1,100 reviews to date. With that, here’s your top ten, America!

#10: Nongshim Shin Bowl Noodle Soup

Shin Ramyun is one of the most popular instant noodles in South Korea. It’s spicy and beefy. This one here has that same great flavor and is microwaveable! A while back, they changed how they make their noodles for their line of bowls, and although they were great before, they’re even better now. Original review here

#9: Nissin Top Ramen Short Cuts Roast Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin came out with this new line of noodles fairly recently. What’s unique about then is that they are a large box with a bag of seasoned noodles. You can use as little or as much as you like! The noodles are short and broad with a ‘comfort food’ appeal and a nice roast chicken flavor. Original review here

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

Maruchan has been known for a long time for their Instant Lunch line of noodles cups, but here we have something new for them – bowls! This one stood out for me – it had a ‘south of the border’ heat to it and was full of noodles of great quality. Spicy, but not so spicy most couldn’t handle it. Original review here

#7: Nissin Top Ramen Cucharealo Home-Style Picante Chicken Flavor

This is a serious fusion: the noodles are short and thin. I remember noodles kind of like these in other products when I was a kid, but always felt like I was getting way more soup than noodles. This one quells that need for more noodles – there’s plenty of them. The picante chicken flavor is excellent with notes of chili powder and cumin. Original review here

#6: Nissin Chow Mein Spicy Teriyaki Beef Flavor Chow Mein Noodles

I would have never thought that mixing teriyaki and spicy heat together would work, but it does. The combination is excellent – especially since the sauce coats everything so well. The vegetables hydrate nicely and it’s an all around great meal. Original review here

#5: Nongshim Chapagetti Roasted Chajang Noodle

Thick, slightly chewy noodles in a rich black bean sauce – excellent stuff. What’s also excellent is that you can make it in the microwave. It uses just a little water and the finished product has sucked it all up, leaving you with nice, saucy noodles. Original review here

#4: Maruchan Creamy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

I absolutely adore this stuff. Take your standard instant noodle and add a nice creamy chicken flavor. The broth has a really nice ‘stick to your ribs’ way about it. Whenever I’m under the weather, this is my go-to comfort noodle. Original review here

#3: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Premium Noodle Soup

After twenty years of Shin Ramyun, Nongshim decided to upgrade it. Enter Shin Ramyun Black. It has a richer broth, great noodles, and an amazing packet with nice veggies and beef – yes, beef. This one has little pieces of freeze dried beef that spring to life – and have an enjoyable chew and flavor! Original review here

#2: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Chow Mein

This one requires a different approach to cooking, but it really pays off in the end. The noodles are cooked in very little water, which they slurp up rather quickly. Then you stir in the flavor packet and you’ve got some exceedingly wonderful chow. The flavor is reminiscent of yakisoba sauce; kind of a Worcestershire sauce thing going on. Then the fun part – a little packet of ‘green laver’ (powdered seaweed) is supplied for you to sprinkle on top. With it or without it, this one’s worth your time to try. Original review here

#1: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja Flamin’ Hot & Nutty Noodle Soup

For regular followers of The Ramen Rater, this should be no surprise. I have been touting the greatness of this one back when it was only produced in South Korea. Happily, they make it in southern California now. Jinjja Jinjja (translates to Really Really) is a sumptuous sojourn to flavorland. Ramyun noodles are a little thicker and a little chewier than others. Combine that with a spicy and hearty pork broth, nice veggies and a packet with black sesame seeds and peanut powder. The result is absolutely perfect. Original review here

#713: Nissin Spoon it Creamy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Last evening, my wife and I both started really getting attacked by an insidious enemy. One that doesn’t show itself but just occurs without warning. Allergies. Eyes, nose throat; everything just seemed to be very busy making us miserable. At this point, I would usually turn to an old standby my mother used to make for me when my face’s innards went awry like this – Mrs. Grass Chicken Soup Mix. Wonderful stuff – it has a little rubbery golden egg shaped thing called (I’m totally not kidding about this) ‘The Golden Flavor Nugget.’ Lots and lots of noodles and chickenny goodness. Well, we don’t have any, so I thought I’d go ahead and hit up this one. Creamy chicken flavor is one of my favorites – and Nissin doesn’t make creamy chicken Top Ramen anymore so I wonder how this stuff is. So off we go intgo noodle land!

Here’s the back and side panels (click image to enlarge).

A bag contains the noodles. The box contains three of these and three seasoning packets for – you guessed it – three servings.

Here’s a seasoning packet.

A nice pile of powdery seasoning.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I made a can of store brand mixed veggies and a little turkey breast lunch meat, added some Krazy mixed Up Salt and added the noodles on top and a tiny bit of Kizami Shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles are nice and broad and soft like egg noodles. The flavoring? Oh man – this is the stuff! This tasted exactly like the old creamy chicken Top Ramen! I would go insofar as to say that if you lowered the amount of water you used and cooked a pack of Top Ramen noodles (maybe use a round 1 1/2 cups of water) and then when it was done add the flavoring and stir and let it sit a little, you’d be sitting pretty. This stuff is great! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars!  UPC barcode 070662070031 .

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#23: Nissin Top Ramen Creamy Chicken Flavor


Nissin: Top Ramen Creamy Chicken Flavor Stars: **** 1/2
Notes: As I have said before, dropped the ball here – really pedestrian. If you’re looking for something authentic, this isn’t it. One thing though – this is the company that originated ramen! This flavor caught my eye today as I feel under the weather and was
hungry. I threw a good tablespoon or two of minced onion [dehydrated] in it
and was pleasantly surprised. If I had another package of it, I would be hard
not to eat it right this instant. The high marks are earned for the flavor, but as far as adventure, it gets a single star.

Product Website: http://www.nissinfoods.com