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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!

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu – United States

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

Here’s a new one from Sapporo Ichiban – a collaboration with Momosan Ramen & Sake restaurant, a venture by ‘Iron Chef’ Masaharu Morimoto. Curious if this is going to be good, but guessing it will be; Sanyo Foods doesn’t come out with a new variety too extremely often here in the United States. Let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu – United States

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

Detail of the pack (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sachet contents to a bowl. Add noodles and liquid to bowl and stir. Finally, enjoy!

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

The noodle block.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

A dry sachet.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

A light powder.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

A wet sachet.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

A think liquid.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, black sesame seeds, chashu, spring onion, and habanero togarashi. Noodles have a great chew and shape. The noodles are not fried which is a departure from the norm for this company and work well. Broth is nice and hearty with a good thickness and rich flavor of shio tonkotsu. Impressed and satisfying. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186550011.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

SAPPORO ICHIBAN INSTANT RAMEN (TONKOTSU) 100g X 5

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2944: Myojo Japanese Style Noodles Pork Flavor (Gyokai Tonkotsu)

#2978: Myojo Japanese Style Noodles Pork Flavor (Gyokai Tonkotsu)

I thought it would be cool since I got a set of those Egglettes things to make soft boiled eggs and I also have chashu and all my veg to make something from the cold case. I’ve been eyeballing these Myojo refrigerated varieties for quite some time now and thought hey – let’s get one and cook it up! So, that’s what I’m doing and here we go!

Myojo Japanese Style Noodles Pork Flavor (Gyokai Tonkotsu) – United States

#2978: Myojo Japanese Style Noodles Pork Flavor (Gyokai Tonkotsu)

Here’s the back of the package  (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add thawed soup base sachet to 300ml hot water and stir. Cook noodles for 3~4 minutes in 4 cups water stirring occasionally. Drain noodles and add to bowl. Add soup and add to bowl. Finaslly, enjoy!

#2978: Myojo Japanese Style Noodles Pork Flavor (Gyokai Tonkotsu)

One of the two noodle servings.

#2978: Myojo Japanese Style Noodles Pork Flavor (Gyokai Tonkotsu)

One of the two soup base sachets – note the mention of Gyokai Tonkotsu.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added narutomaki, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft boiled egg, spring onion, chashu pork and shichimi togarashi. Noodles are magnificent – just remember to use a big pot or they’ll end up sticking to the bottom of the pot… Ugh… Broth has a nice creamy tonkotsu flavor – salty and porky. Great stuff. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 011152200224.

#2978: Myojo Japanese Style Noodles Pork Flavor (Gyokai Tonkotsu)

M y o j o Tonkotsu Noodles, Creamy, 7.37 Ounce

One of the first Instant Noodle Recipe Time episodes.

Re-Review: MAMA Jumbo Pack Pork Flavour Oriental Style Instant Noodles

I’ve been having fun re-reviewing these MAMA packs lately – it’s been a while that’s for sure. Here’s another one – pork flavor. It probably won’t be like a Tom Yum kind of thing, so I’m curious how it’s going to taste.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Notice it’s also in Spanish.

The noodle block. The package mentions this is a ‘jumbo’ size.

Dual packets of dry ingredients: chilli powder on the left and soup base on the right.

The chilli powders sits atop of the soup base here.

Here’s the liquid packet.

A paste. It has a very smoky scent to it.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added stir-fry vegetables, onions, light ham, fried shallot and Apinya Thai Chili sauce. The noodles are good – they don’t gorge themselves on the liquid, rather they get to a certain size and stay put. They have a nice thinness and slight crumble to the chew. The broth is spicy and slightly smoky with a sweet kind of pork flavor as well. They balance interestingly. I like it – 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 052066002061 – get them here.

MAMA noodles TV commercial

MAMA Korean instant noodles? Hmm…

Meet The Manufacturer #886: Yamachan Ramen Tonkotsu-Shoyu Rich Pork Flavor Ramen

Tonkotsu-Shoyu… This one looks really interesting!

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

Here are the fresh ramen packets.

Here are the soup base packets.

Yamachan also has bamboo shoots (menma)! They sent me some. Click to enlarge.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added broccoli and yellow onions, green onions, some pork with Spade L Ranch Pork Rub, bamboo shouts, hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and a little Ajishima Kimchi Furikake. The noodles are really good as usual – nicely chewy and really fresh. The broth has a complex flavor – a strong soy taste. Has a sort of bitterness and a sweet taste as well. Lovely color too. This is some tasty stuff! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 767921011309 .

How to cook Yamachan Ramen!

Uchuu Senkan Yamato!