Here’s one I got in the package sent by Javier over at Box From Japan – thanks! Box From Japan is a monthly subscription service that delivers different varieties of instant noodles to your door each month – fancy stuff like this one! Definitely worth checking out. Also, thanks go to Shinichi S. for help in translation! So let’s ask Wikipedia about Tonjiru:
Tonjiru or Butajiru ( jap. 豚汁,とん汁,とんじる ) (both literally means pork soup) is a Japanese soup made of pork and vegetables with miso flavored paste. Compared to ordinary miso soup , Tonjiru is full-bodied, with a greater quantity and variety of ingredients.
Sounds pretty good to me! Let’s check it out!
Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Unsure whether it has meat but guessing it does. To prepare, add contents of sachets to bowl and add boiling water to line. Close lid and let steep for 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).
Looks like some thick noodles!
The powder base sachet.
A fluffy powder.
The solid ingredients.
A diverse assortment of ingredients.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added pork and mung bean sprouts. The noodles hydrated perfectly in 6 minutes and had a great chew. They were broad and thick. The broth had a hearty miso kind of thing going on which I really liked, and the added vegetables were very welcome. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4903088007182.
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