Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s a superhero which is a leek. Leeks, negi and Welsh onion – they’re all the same thing. I got this one from my friend Shinichi – he’s working with Mr. Yamato of Yakantei, a purveyor of very unique instant noodles to bring the harder to find tastes of Japan to your door! Very excited to try these hard to find varieties! Thanks, Shinichi for bringing noodles over to my apartment! Everybody – go and check out Ramen Mania!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 800ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, add liquid sachet to 250~300ml boiling water in a bowl. Drain noodles and add to broth and add in final sachet. Stir and enjoy!
A package of noodles.
A liquid sachet.
Dark but transparent.
Caramelized leek perhaps?
Wow – smells leek-y!
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are of a round shape with a slightly thicker than your average instant kind of gauge. The had that nice kind of ‘floury’ taste when chewed. The broth was just plain leek. Super strong too. I should say it was a shio-leek/negi extravaganza of sorts. A little salty for my preference though. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4573217010019.
Negi Man makes an appearance!