February 2, 2016

#1927: Marutai Kogashi Negiiri Tonkotsu Kagoshima Ramen

Here’s another one that was sent to me by Javier over at Box From Japan – thanks! Box From Japan is a subscription service – you can get a box sent to you every month with some great noodles within! From the description, this almost sounds like it might be a vegetable tonkotsu, but I don’t know. Says lots of cabbage – interesting! Let’s hit it up!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this one contains meat, however tonkotsu broth generally includes pork. To prepare, add in all but the liquid sachet and add boiling water to fill line. cover and let steep for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A ton of powder with some vegetables within.

The vegetables sachet.

As mentioned, a lot of cabbage here as well as spring onion and singed onion.

A liquid sachet.

A nice garlic scented oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, spring onion and kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles were okay – didn’t make me jump for joy, but they hydrated nicely enough. The broth is a salty tonkotsu with a rich flavor. The vegetables hydrated well, and the large amount of cabbage went very well with it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902702004224.

MARUTAI Tasty Japanese Noodle 3 Assort “Sho-yu Tonkotsu” Konjac Ramen Pork, “Soy Sauce”, and “Soy Sauce Tonkotsu” Flavor 4.9oz x 3 packs [Japan Import]

A man preparing a variety of Marutai ramen.

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

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