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#3182: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Roast Beef Flavor – United States

#3182: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Roast Beef Flavor - United States

I’ve reviewed this in the past, but this one has new packaging and so gets a new number. I dunno – could have a new recipe too. Many companies are making subtle below the radar changes on their domestic product lines including lowering sodium. It’s kind of funny; people complain about the amount of sodium in instant noodles, but when presented a lower sodium product that exclaims the feature, they’ll shy away with thoughts of blandness. It just goes to show people are kind of conflicted. Okay, not kind of.

Maruchan has pushed a lot of low-cost product on the market – as mentioned in the book The Noodle Narratives (I can’t recommend reading this higher), low cost and high volume could be their motto. Price-point is a huge concern for manufacturers here in the United States and unfortunately for instant noodles, that’s given them a lot of negative stigma as to quality. Most instant noodle companies globally seek some pretty impressive QC standards and certifications which aren’t all that easily (or cheaply) attained.

In Japan, Maruchan products come in a myriad of flavors and varieties – fancy and expensive bowls with all sorts of different unique qualities. The lack of acceptance in the US market of higher end instant noodles has been a real thorn in the side of innovation it seems, although in recent years, I’ve seen a few new things coming from Maruchan in particular that are interesting, for example their Taste Of Asia Bowl range which includes a truly excellent Tom Yum variety.

Anyways, not trying to toot anyone’s horns here but thought I’d ramble on a Sunday morning. Let’s check out some roast beef ramen!

Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Roast Beef Flavor – United States

#3182: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Roast Beef Flavor - United States

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, take off heat and add sachet contents, stir for 1 minute and enjoy!

#3182: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Roast Beef Flavor - United States

The noodle block.

#3182: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Roast Beef Flavor - United States

A dry sachet.

#3182: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Roast Beef Flavor - United States

A light powder base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, boiled beef, white onion, fried crispy garlic, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, an egg, and black sesame seeds. The noodles are very soft and on the verge of mushy, however they work well and have a familiarity with them I think anyone in the United States can identify. The broth has a salt beef taste which is pretty good. Reminds me a lot of beef flavors I’ve had in Filipino varieties. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 041789002588.

#3182: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Roast Beef Flavor - United States

Maruchan Ramen, Roast Beef, 3-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Woot, woot! This one comes by way of Jay from Taiwan – thank you! This is a meaty one! Big retort pouch inside. These things actually have some heft to them (they weigh a bit).

Alright – let’s check out this one by a big Taiwanese company – let’s bring on the beef!

Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle – Taiwan

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add noodle block, dry sachet, and smaller liquid sachets to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Place retort pouch in boiling water for a little bit for it to heat. Add in retort pouch contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The dry base sachet.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Powder and vegetables.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A liquid sachet.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A thick paste.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

I really like this sachet a lot.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Chili paste – smells and looks spicy!

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A large retort pouch.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

A decent amount of beef.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. Noodles had a surprisingly firm tooth and were very plentiful. Decent gauge as well. The broth has a lot of beef flavor and it was very good. Oiliness was on point and spiciness from the paste was great. The retort pouch yielded treasure in the beef which was of excellent quality and rounded everything out nicely. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4710199017012.

#2672: Wei Lih Roast Beef Stew Noodle - Taiwan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

New Taiwan Wei Lih Original Classic Braised Flavor Sauce for cooking noodle

A sort of creepy TV spot

#2136: Nissin Demae Ramen Roast Beef Flavour Instant Noodle

Here’s another I reviewed as part of a collaboration with Apple Daily news. Nothing like a good beef instant noodle! I remember a couple years ago being told that Chinese sausage is popular to put in with beef instant noodles, so I think that’ll be what gets put in today – haven’t used it in a long time. Just to reassure you, nothing gets scored after I put any external ingredients in. That’s the way I always review; I think you’ll agree that’s the only fair way to do it. anyways, let’s get started!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains beef and pork. To prepare, cook noodles in 500ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachets. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Smells reasonably beeflike!

Liquid sauce sachet.

A nice beefy little paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sptous, chilli flake, baby corn, spring onion, Chinese sausage and coriander. The noodles come out with the most standard gauge of them all. Good chew and nice quantity. The broth has a nice oiliness to it. It has a good beef flavor and the slightest tease of spiciness. A great beef flavored instant. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4897878000104.

Nissin Demae Ramen Variety Pack (6 Flavors)

A series of Nissin Demae Itcho TV spots – pretty freakin’ awesome!

#1286: Batchelors Super Noodles Roast Beef & Onion Flavour

Here’s one from the UK! Thanks to Joe B. and Sarah B. of Notthingham for sending these my way! Well, let’s check ’em out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 300ml boiling water. Add sachet contents and cook for 4 minutes or until water is absorbed. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

The powder base.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Pepper and micro-thin sliced sukiyaki beef. The noodles are pretty good – they gorge themselves on the liquid and soak it up well, leaving them with a nice chew. Unfortunately, the broth is very bland. It does have a stew-like feel to it which is very mice. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5000354404061>.

Pretty funny advert.

Awesome Package Of British Instant Noodles!

Another great box of instant noodles from Joe B. of Nottingham, England! Curious to see what exotic varieties lurk within!

Awesome (click to enlarge)! Some interesting varieties – roast beef & onion, peppered steak… Never seen the Tiger Tiger before! Wow – thanks again!