March 31, 2016

#1987: Nissin Yokohama Walker Iekei Ramen

Here’s another interesting bowl sent by Javier over at, a great subscription service! You get 4 bowls a month from Japan – they also do candy! Definitely check ’em out! This one says it’s a tonkotsu with chicken fat? Interesting. Let’s give it a go!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains meat. To prepare, add in garnish sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir, and finally add on nori (seaweed). Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Here’s the underside of the lid (click to enlarge). Looks like if you visit the link, you can get 100 JPY off the admission price to the Cup Noodle Museum! I’d gladly pay full cost to go see it…

The noodle block.

The liquid base sachet.

Has a rich scent; reminiscent of miso actually.

The vegetables sachet.

Meat and vegetables!

A sachet of nori.


Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and S&B nanami togarashi. The noodles are very nice – high quality and fresh feel. The broth has a milky kind of miso and tonkotsu feel to it, and then that chicken fat that gives it extra body and character with a rich taste and good oiliness. The garnish definitely satisfies – good sized vegetable and the meat was a very nice bonus, as was the nori which added a good taste to the broth. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. 4902105239131.


Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond

Here you can see and hear what it’s like to eat this.

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

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