March 10, 2013

#997: Sakurai Foods Miso Stew Instant Udon (Winter)

Here’s one that was kindly sent by Mika over at Sakurai Foods in Japan – thank you! In Japan where ramen is a way of life, there are varieties which are seasonal and this is one of them. This is a winter varietal miso stew. I imagine the winter versions are more ‘stick to your ribsy’ and the summer ones (like one I saw on the Sakurai Foods site) are cold noodles. Awesome! Well, let’s get started.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). From what I see here, it looks like you boil 500cc water, add the seasoning, then add the noodles for a minute. That’s how I’ll be conducting these at least.

The noodle block.

The seasoning packet. A pretty large portion.

Seasoning powder. Has a strong miso flavor.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced cooked ham, corn, Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake, sweet onion and Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are really great – very wide and flat with a nice consistency – not soggy but firm. The broth is a nice deep miso but not too strong. I like this a lot! 425 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4960813028010.

A clip from ‘The President’s Analyst,’ one of my favorite movies