How to Upgrade Maruchan Seimen Instant Noodles

Maruchan Akai Kitsune and Midori no Tanuki instant noodles are best-sellers widely enjoyed in Japan.

They are produced and sold by the Japanese instant noodles manufacturer Toyo Suisan (東洋水産), and Maruchan (マルちゃん) is the flagship instant noodle brand of the company.

Maruchan Seimen (マルちゃん正麺)


In 2011, Toyo Suisan introduced the packaged instant ramen named Maruchan Seimen (マルちゃん正麺) and revolutionized Japan’s instant noodles market.

The raw-noodle-like fresh, delicious noodles quickly made it a top seller, and in 2015, the total sales number exceeded a billion.

Today, the brand has become one of Maruchan’s representative instant noodles, together with Akai Kitsune and Midori no Tanuki, loved by all generations.

The Secret of the Noodles

According to the official website of Maruchan Seimen, the noodles are made from dried raw noodles.

So when boiled, they retrieve the authentic taste and chewiness.

How to Upgrade the Instant Ramen

The official site says that there are tips for boiling the noodles, and they are 

  1. Don’t touch the noodles for the first one minute after you start boiling.
  2. Then, turn the block upside down only once and loosen it lightly. After that, don’t touch the noodles again.
  3. Put the accompanying soup base in a bowl beforehand.
  4. Once the noodles have been boiled, pour the boiling water first and dissolve the soup base. Then, add the noodles and stir them lightly.

Many of those who tried the method have said that the resulting noodles are much better than their own.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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