Okay for ramen at home!
Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.
I’ve actually had this in my parents’ freezer for a long time but we didn’t have it until last week! So let’s get down to it and review this popular Costco find.
For store bought ramen bowls that are super convenient this is preeeetty good! I’m not sure if I would purchase them again because they’re slightly expensive. The bowls include ramen noodles, soy sauce broth, a few vegetables and a few peices of chicken. Of course I’d like to have more vegetables and chicken in my bowl but that may just me. There’s definitely more noodles than anything else. The broth is very, very salty and basically tastes like soy sauce with possibly some chicken broth flavor. The noodles cook up perfectly in the microwave to a desired not too soft not too firm tenderness. The chicken was white breast grilled meat and was tender and not chewy or full or gristle or fat. The vegetables in the ramen are green onion, carrots, corn kernels and red bell pepper, to be honest the vegetables are so sparse and small in size that they make the ramen taste more like one of those cheap cups of soup you buy and add water to. Overall the taste was enjoyable! Just not spectacular!
You get six bowls in the box and I paid the regular price of $18.99 Canadian which to me is expensive! You’re definitely paying for convenience as well as the packaging.
There are very convenient other than getting the top plastic film off easily. You need to keep them frozen but all you have to do is pull the top plastic wrapper off, add water to the fill line and cook in the microwave for four minutes. Everything is all neatly placed in the bowl and the finish microwaved product is impressive and ready to serve.
One bowl is 390 calories, eight grams of fat, a crazy 1850 mg of sodium, 56 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, five grams of sugar, and 22 grams of protein. Oh wow. That’s a ton of sodium and carbohydrates! These are definitely more of a treat food. Also the ingredients list is quite extensive and full of a few ingredients that have me scratching my head as to why they need to be in the ramen.
To be completely honest, these are too expensive for what they are for me to want to purchase them again. They make a quick and convenient dinner but they’re also not the healthiest! They taste alright, I have no complaints about the taste they just didn’t wow me!
Have you had these? What did you think? Do you make homemade ramen?
21 thoughts on “Costco Ajinomoto Tokyo Style Shoyu Ramen with Chicken Review”
I actually think these are really good ramen bowls …much better than any of the dry ramen soups that are available. And 22g of protein indicates that there is probably a decent amount of chicken inside. You can always add an egg if you’d like additional protein for very little cost. I like to mix-in a spoonful of mayo to give some richness to the broth. For me, the only downside is the crazy high sodium content. Just don’t eat any more salt on the day you have this!
So, I’ll admit there isn’t as much chicken or veggie as pictured. It’s also a hell of a lot more than I get in the cheap add water soup cup so… I’ll say for the 2 to 3 bucks? a good choice for dinner at work on overnights.
This stuff is absolutely the greatest if you don’t have access to a real ramen shop. It’s made our “always get” Costco list. When you come home tired and cold and haven’t got the energy to cook, or for a quick lunch, 4 minutes in the microwave and you have a tasty broth with good noodles, and a decent amount of chicken. The vegetables are not quite as pretty and plentiful as the front of the box, but you can also add any sort of small pieces of still-frozen veg, or larger pieces that don’t need to thaw. There are all sorts of things you can add, as other people have mentioned, but it’s a good light meal all on its own.
This product is garbage. Waaay too expensive and you get less than an ounce of chicken and maybe a half an ounce of corn. They should be ashamed at putting those pictures on the packaging. I got three nickel size pieces of chicken and four pieces of corn in mine. I feel like I got totally ripped off.
They were at free samples in my Costco but also on sale at 2 dollars per bowl so I found that the price for the dish which included veggies and chicken was well worth the price.
The Costcos in my area are out of stock! 🙁 I have two bowls left in my freezer. Love Love Love them! I add some red chili flakes to kick them up a notch! I work from home and the are my go to lunch!
Where can I get a box costco doesn’t have them
Except that there’s no chicken or veggies in the bowl. Maybe a teaspoon full of chicken and three or four kernels of corn.
Costco doesn’t sell these anymore! Any ideas where I can buy them?
Out of stock?! When will you have more? Major disappointment. I love this soup! Thanks.
I love these. I softly poach two eggs and tear the yolk in the broth. In fact I’m hungry for another now…❤️
I love em. Add about 2oz more cooked chicken, chop up some jalapenos, add some cilantro, sometimes a chopped up fresh tomato. Great meal for about 500 calories. Wish sodium was lower, but other than that, great!
You could buy a 50 cent pack of ramen noodles and add all that to it and come out about 300% cheaper than this garbage soup.
Best ramen noodles opposed to dry noodles… Might cost a bit more but closest to Hawaii style ramen…add more veggies… spam, seaweed pepper etc…whatever you want to add…
I absolutely love these bowls. I add soy sauce in with the water while it cooks and add extra green onion. I don’t care for the chicken so I remove it after cooking (tastes better when cooked with the chicken) but it’s my favorite ramen at home. Fast and delicious, 10/10 for me!
I love the idea of extra green onion!
I am definitely hooked on these Costco Ajinomoto Tokyo Style Shoyu Ramen with Chicken. My wife and I both agree that they are delicious and very tasty. These are one of the best frozen dinners that we have tried. Very happy in Campbell River, B.C.
So glad you enjoy them!
These have to be fake reviews because this soup is so not what is on the packaging. There’s almost no chicken and no vegetables it’s just Frozen ramen that’s it.
these are delicious!
$18.99 for 6 bowls of ramen? $3 something per bowl is actually a really good price. This isn’t your peasant 10 cents a bag style ramen.