October 15, 2013

#1200: Men-Sunaoshi Tonkotsu Ramen

Review #1200! Wow – only 800 to go to #2000! By the way if you’ve got a second, can you vote for The Ramen Rater in the Best of Western Washington contest? Trying to get first place in the food blog category! Here’s the link. So here’s an interesting one I picked up in Canada. Took a bit of figuring to tell what it was for sure – let’s check it out!

Here’s the distributor sticker (click image to enlarge). Says it contains ‘pork essence.’

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). 500cc water (about 2 cups) for 3 minutes is what it’s saying on there. Usually every instant tends to show the water number then the cooking time number.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

The soup base powder. Smells pretty good.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little green onion. The noodles are light with a subtle chew. Reminds me of baseline instant noodles you’d find in the US but a little nicer. The broth is light in color and has a rich tonkotsu flavor. It’s got a nice skew on it which is very confort food like. I really liked it – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 4973288623239.

A Men-no-Sunaoshi TV advertisement.