Maruchan Black Pork Curry Udon : My Favorite Instant Curry Udon

When you think of Maruchan’s instant cup noodles, what comes to mind? I think many will bring Maruchan Akai Kitsune Udon ( or Midori no Tanuki Soba ( to mind.

As a matter of fact, these 2 instant cup noodles from Maruchan are popular in Japan and have a large market share in the market. In addition to them, actually Maruchan has one more standard instant udon bowl.

Maruchan Kuroi Buta Curry Udon

Maruchan Black Pork Curry Udon

The Maruchan’s instant cup noodle I want to introduce this time is this “Maruchan Kuroi Buta Curry Udon (マルちゃん黒い豚カレーうどん)”, literally Maruchan Black Pork Curry Udon Noodes (

This Maruchan’s curry udon instant noodle is famous as a long-seller in Japan, and the original bowl was released over 20 years ago.

Contents and Ingredients 

When you peel off the paper lid, you see the above 2 packets on the dried noodles. The silver one contains soup base powder and the transparent one contains dried ingredients.

These dried toppings consist of seasoned pork, onion, and carrot.

Features and Taste

The soup broth of this Maruchan curry udon is somewhat thick and rich in flavor of curry. It has lots of umami of pork and sweet onions.

The noodles are wide and flat like Nagoya’s “Kishimen (きしめん)“, which are well coated with the broth thanks to their thickness.

Maruchan Curry Udon

Overall, this Maruchan Curry Udon is characterized by its addicting rich flavor of curry and is really delicious.

In fact, this instant curry udon has been loved by many Japanese since its release, and it is my most favorite instant curry udon.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. I want to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures and trivia.

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