I did a Meet The Manufacturer on Yamachan a little while back and found their products to be quite good! Here’s a new one they’ve come out with – a mild Tonkotsu! Sounds excellent! Thanks to the folks at Yamachan in San Jose, California for sending this! Now, to the review!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).
The noodle blocks, although they’re not very blocky! Fresh and nice looking!
Here’s the soup base.
They also sent bamboo shoots, aka ‘menma.’ Click image to enlarge.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onions, thinly sliced ham, minced garlic, hard boiled egg, kizami shoga (pickled ginger, menma, and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are very nice – a little chewy and firm of backbone but gentle and giving as well. The broth is extremely good. Strong notes of pork and a very comforting flavor makes the noodle and broth pair exquisite., This is wonderful stuff – go find it (I’ve seen Yamachan products it in the cold case at 99 Ranch Market as well as Uwajimaya in the Seattle area)! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 767921019305 .
How to make and share Yamachan ramen!
Drumming at a Japanese festival in San Jose, California – lot of stamina to do this stuff!