Maruchan Instant Wonton Soup Classic Soy Sauce Flavor
In countries other than Japan, the representative flavor of Maruchan’s instant wonton soup seems to be chicken, but it is the Shoyu (しょうゆ) or soy sauce flavor that is most familiar to us Japanese.
As you may know, Maruchan is the flagship brand of the leading Japanese food company Toyo Suisan, and its wonton soup has become one of the most loved instant food products in my country.
Maruchan has an official website dedicated to its wonton soup products, among which I like the Hot Wonton (ホットワンタン) soup the most.
Maruchan Hot Wonton Soup Shoyu Flavor
My favorite, Maruchan Hot Wonton Soup (Suggested Retail Price: 195 yen), has been around since 1973 and has now grabbed the hearts of fans (including me) around the country.
The cardboard cup comes with a packet of soup base powder and lots of loose, dehydrated wonton dumplings. The other garnishes consist of bits of eggs, carrots, and Shiitake mushrooms.
The cooking of Maruchan Hot Wonton Soup is just as straightforward as Akai Kitsune and Midori no Tanuki instant noodles; After putting the soup base powder into the cup, pour boiling water, close the lid and let the dumplings steep for 3 minutes.
Although the flavor is soy sauce, the taste is light and doesn’t linger on the tongue. Instead, the umami of pork and vegetables supplements it and brings out the delicious taste.
The wonton dumplings soak up the flavor of the soup well and have a nice, soft texture.
Lastly, let’s see the ingredients and nutrition facts of the Maruchan Wonton Soup.
|Wonton (Wheat flour, Vegetable oil/fat, Seasoned pork, Powdered vegetable, Salt), Seasoning packet (Salt, Soy sauce, Pork extract, Green onion, Vegetable extract, Protein hydrolysate, Spice, Yeast extract, Vegetable oil), Garnish (Egg, Carrot, Shiitake), Seasoning (including Amino acid), Caramel pigment, Kansui alkaline water, Antioxidant (Vitamin E), Carotene pigment (Partially including Wheat, Egg, Milk component, Sesame, Soybean, Pork, and Gelatin)|
|Salt equivalents||4.2 g|
|– Wonton & Garnishes||1.2 g|
|– Broth||3.0 g|