Marutai Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen: I Tried the Instant Noodle

Marutai (マルタイ) is a Japanese instant noodles manufacturer known for its packaged instant ramen line with regional flavors.

The series currently comes in 12 varieties, and popular flavors include Hakata Nagahama Tonkotsu Ramen and Kumamoto Mayu Tonkotsu Ramen.

Honestly, I have only tried those packages a few times because I prefer cup ramen. But, the other day, I picked up one for the first time in a while for this blog article.

Marutai Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen

Marutai Hakata Nagahama Tonkotsu Ramen

The product I purchased this time is this Marutai Hakata Nagahama Tonkotsu Ramen (マルタイ 博多長浜とんこつラーメン), which I had never tried before.

As you may know, Hakata Ramen (博多ラーメン) is generally known as one of Japan’s best local ramens, and this flavor is a top-seller in the series.

Nagahama Ramen

Nagahama Ramen

For the unfamiliar, Nagahama (長浜) is a district in Chuo Ward (adjacent to Hakata), Fukuoka City.

Nagahama Ramen (長浜ラーメン) refers to the Tonkotsu Ramen or pork-bone broth noodle soup offered by ramen restaurants or Yatai (屋台) street food stalls in the area.

Contents/Ingredients

Marutai Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen Contents

The product Marutai Hakata Nagahama Tonkotsu Ramen has two servings consisting of packets of soup base powder, bundles of non-fried noodles, and sachets of flavor oil.

Marutai Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen Ingredients

The main ingredients in the soup base are pork extract, lard, starch, salt, sugar, dextrose, maltose, vegetable oil/fat, powdered oil, toasted sesame seeds, chopped green onions, vegetable powder, powdered soy sauce, scallop extract, ground sesame seeds, and spices.

Cooking 

Marutai Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen Instructions

The cooking directions for this ramen are on the back of the package, and I made this following them.

Preparation

All you need to prepare for one serving is a pot of 470 ml water, a packet of soup base powder, a bundle of dried noodles, and a sachet of flavor oil. Now, let’s get the cooking started.

Instructions

1 First, bring the water to a boil. Then, put in the noodles and let them cook for 2 minutes.
2 2 minutes later, turn off the heat and add the soup base powder and flavor oil. Then, stir it all lightly with chopsticks.
3 Transfer the noodle soup to a ramen bowl and garnish it with toppings like Char-siu roast pork, boiled eggs, and sheets of Nori seaweed.
4 Now it is ready to Eat. Enjoy the ramen!

Taste

Marutai Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen

As mentioned above, this was the first time I sampled this Marutai Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen, but it was pretty good.

The pork-bone broth is flavorful and of quite a high level, while the thin straight noodles are firm and pleasantly chewy, like actual Hakata Ramen.

Nutrition Facts/Calories

Lastly, let’s see the nutrition facts based on the information on the official site.

Nutritional Values per Serving (92.5 Grams)
Calories 335 kcal
– Noodles and Garnishes 247 kcal
– Broth 88 kcal
Protein 13.3 g
Fat 6.1 g
Carbohydrates 56.8 g
Salt equivalents 5.9 g
– Noodles and Garnishes 1.7 g
– Broth 4.2 g

Tomo

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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