So today’s noodles were sent to me by Ichiro Yamato, proprietor of Yakantei over in Japan! He specializes in interesting and hard to find instant noodles – thank you very much. Today is a special day around here for a couple of reasons.
Today’s my wife and I’s third wedding anniversary! We went up to Anacortes, Washington (my hometown) on the Fourth of July and took this pic at a beach right next to where I grew up. Happy Anniversary, Kitten! I love you!
Some of you may have noticed there haven’t been any posts in the past few days, and the people who follow The Ramen Rater on facebook will know why. Alas, my computer decided to stop living – the power supply and video card both went out at about the same time. I decided to ask people on the facebook page if someone could help.
Not two minutes after I posted the call for help, a fellow by the name of Kam Desai offered to help! Before I knew it, he’d sent the parts and they arrived yesterday! Wow! Thank you so much, Kam! I have a box all ready for you – he’s a fan of hot and spicy and this box is jam packed full of spicy goodness!
Now my computer is back to life thanks to Kam. Kam runs an IT company in North Carolina – it’s called Silicon Solutions, Inc – check out his site!
Details from the cellophane outer covering (click image to enlarge).
The lid (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Some of the veggies that were hiding under the noodle block.
The bigger seasoning powder packet.
Not sure exactly what kind of seasoning this one was, but it looked like a dry herb mix.
The front and back of the wondrous mayonnaise packet!
We decided to go to the Japanese Garden in Seattle today – kind of fits the noodles eh?
Even Andy liked it!
You can get little cups of food to toss to the massive Koi swimming around – pretty nice place on a beautiful summer day. Back to the review!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added kamaboko, green onion and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are thin and light with a soft chew to them and slight crumble to the texture. The flavor is semi-light with a bit of a teriyaki flavor. The mayonnaise somehow mystically binds everything together and gives it that ‘greasy noodle’ niceness which I find delectable. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. 4902881404549.
A nice assortment of older Japanese instant noodle commercials from various brands.