Maruchan Oriental Flavor Ramen is a particular flavor of Maruchan Ramen noodle soup. For additional information on Maruchan Oriental Flavor Ramen, see the Maruchan Ramen node. Maruchan Oriental Flavor Ramen is available in a distinctive blue colored package.

Besides the noodle ingredients, Maruchan Oriental Flavor Ramen contains salt, wheat, soybean, maltodextrin, monosodium glutamate, sugar, onions, garlic, spices, caramel color, cooked beef powder, dehydrated beef extract, lactose, disodium inosinate, hydrolyzed soy protein, disodium guanylate, and natural flavor.

As Maruchan Ramen flavors go, on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best flavor, Oriental Flavor would rate a 9/10.

Nutrition Facts

Maruchan Oriental Flavor Ramen has the following nutritional content (this content is adjusted from what is listed on the package; the following is relevant for a whole package; percentages are based on the USDA's Recommended Daily Allowances guidelines):

Total Fat           16 g   24%
 Saturated Fat       8 g   40%
Cholesterol          0 mg   0%
Sodium            1800 mg  76%
Total Carbohydrate  52 g   18%
 Dietary Fiber       2 g    8%
 Sugar          app. 1 g   
Protein              8 g   

This product also contains 12% of the RDA of iron.

Recipes

Spicy Oriental Ramen

Cook as normal. After cooking, add two dashes of curry powder, a dash of pepper, a healthy dash of soy sauce, and just a taste of garlic powder. This really spices things up and adds a strong oriental taste to the dish.

Mixed Company Ramen

Before cooking, get a can of water chestnuts and a celery stalk, sliced. Cook as normal. About one minute into cooking, add the vegetables, along with a strong dash of pepper and a healthy dash of soy sauce. Throwing the vegetables in at this point lets the vegetables get nice and hot, but still remain crunchy. This turns out very well, and often I combine these two recipes to make a very spicy vegetable oriental ramen.

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