Whether you are a professional chef or a home cook, isn’t it amazing how much effort and patience needs to be put towards making one bowl of ramen?
As you know, there are so many aspects and components to learn in order to make the perfect bowl of ramen from scratch.
Making noodles out of scratch.
Now, you must all be thinking, “I don’t have several hours to make only one component of this meal”
You are right. There is a solution!
Imagine this: Cooking bowls of handmade ramen with much less effort.
It will be a good start for your ramen journey.
In this post, I want to introduce you to:
Have you ever had these instant noodles?
Maruchan Seimen is a brand that is created by Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd..
Toyo Suisan Kaisha was first established as a trading company for seafood in Tsukiji, Tokyo in 1953. It has been producing instant noodles since 1962.
Maruchan Seimen Miso Flavor was released in 2013. It took 5 years to develop these instant noodles which are hardly distinguishable in taste, texture, and chewiness to raw noodles.
The shining golden package...
The noodles look thicker and flatter than shoyu flavor.
These noodles specifically for this miso flavor is the thickest, flattest, and chewiest!
You can enjoy characteristics of raw noodle with the Seimen series because the noodles are thick.
Liquid soup base comes with each individual packet.----
Cooking Directions (from the package):
1. Using high heat, boil 500 mL of water in a pot.
2. After the water boils, keep the heat on high and put the noodles into the pot.
4. Pour the soup packet into a serving bowl.
5. Pour a bit of your hot water from the pot into your serving bowl from earlier, and mix the soup packet with the hot water.
6. Put noodles into your serving bowl.
Optional: Add in some toppings
The packet contains red miso and a bit of ginger. Very tasty.
Among all the miso-flavored instant noodles, this soup has the best taste because real, raw miso is used in the broth. It has a very good flavor and smell.
There is a bit of fat floating on the surface of the soup. This small layer of lard prevents the soup from getting cold quickly, so you can enjoy hot soup until the very end.
I find Maruchan Seimen has better consistency than regular instant noodles in North America.
The noodles in the packet are thick, wavy, and wrinkled. I took a bite and thought I died and went to heaven!
You will see they are very high quality noodles, the texture, bounce and chewiness of the noodles is fantastic!
My favourite part of these noodles?
They are non-fried noodles and whole wheat flour is used in the production of these noodles. These noodles are healthier than other instant noodles, in comparison.
It tastes like authentic noodles and not waxy like many other cheaper brands. They are delicious, and very similar to raw noodles from a ramen restaurant.
They are quite filling too.
My Thoughts Overall ★★★★★
"Oh, this is not what I wanted."
And it does not satisfy your craving. Right?
It will not happen with Maruchan's Seimen miso flavor!
These noodles are authentic and delicious!
If you haven’t tried these yet, you need to try them. It might be one of the best Japanese ramen you have ever had!
Nutrition Facts (from the packaging)
(Since it is not fried, calories are not high as other instant noodles)
Protein 10.3 g
Fat 6.6 g
Carbohydrate 63.6 g
Salt 5.3 g
Noodles 1.6 g
Soup 3.7 g
Calcium 162 mg