November 18, 2011

#576: Menraku Japanese Tempura “Soba”

Here’s probably the last of the Menraku varieties available, another tempura.

Yep – directions. I like that they are pretty vigilant about not microwaving the Styrofoam…

Single packet of seasoning…

Here’s the noodles awaiting the boil.

A nice little disc of tempura. The first time I had this, which was in the Maruchan Midori no Tanuki, I put it in while it was steeping. This ended up making it soggy and a little nasty.

The finished product (click image to enlarge). So the noodles aren’t too bad – I think they might be infused with buckwheat – and they are. So they kind of crumble as you eat them. The broth is salty and a little miso-like. The tempura has a strong taste of onions and goes very well. I think this one’s worth a $2+ for it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars!

Menraku TV advert

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