FAQs

  • Where Is Maruchan Made?

We have three Ramen noodle manufacturing facilities in the U.S., two in California’s South Orange County and one near Richmond, Virginia.

  • What Does Maruchan Mean?

Maruchan is a Japanese word comprised of two parts, Maru and chan. Maru literally means round, as in the shape of a ball or a happy child’s face. Maru also means rounded, as opposed to square or angular. In Japanese, round has a connotation of friendliness.  The word chan is a suffix, used with a child’s name. “Chan” is used to show endearment and affection for a child.

  • Do You Have Low Sodium Products?

Yes.  Maruchan has a new product line of Low Sodium Ramen and Instant Lunch soups.  Ask your grocer for Maruchan Less Sodium products.

  • What Are Yakisoba Noodles?

Yakisoba noodles in Japan are commonly referred to as noodles that are pan fried.  Yakisoba refers to a dish of pan fried noodles mixed with seasonings, vegetables and sliced meat.

  • Why Does Maruchan Instant Lunch Use Styrofoam Cups?

We have found that styrofoam cups hold heat and protects our customers hands from hot broth within the cup. Styrofoam is also designated as a recyclable product.

  • What Is The Shelf Life of Maruchan Products?

We recommend that you refer to the "Best By" code on our packages and suggest that our products should be consumed in a timely manner. While ramen noodles have a very long shelf life, certain conditions over time may reduce the soup quality. Always store Maruchan products in a cool dry place.

  • How Many Packages of Maruchan Are Made Each Year?

Maruchan produces 3.6 billion packages of Ramen Noodle Soup a year. If the noodles were all strung together they would reach all the way from earth to the planet Mars and back.

  • How Do You Pronounce Ramen?

Ramen is pronounced by combining the syllables: Ra (rah) Men.

  • How Is It Made?

Click here to see an infographic of how Ramen is made.