Here’s another one sent by the kind folks at www.BoxFromJapan.com. You can subscribe to a monthly box of instant noodles from Japan – and what’s amazing is that every month they’ve sent me one, I’ve never gotten one that I’ve reviewed before! Here’s what they had to say about this variety:
Chinese dish, but arranged in the characteristic Japanese style of Donbei broth Soup: Ground sesame is used to add avor to the bonito dashi stock, with a Japanese-style Dandan broth which is slightly spicy. Noodles: Springy Udon noodles which go together perfectly with the characteristic Donbei soup. Its compatibility with the soup is outstanding. Ingredients: Minced meat, Chinese cabbage, round slices of red pepper, and spring onions.
Sounds like something a little different – let’s check it out!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains meat and fish. To prepare, add in dry sachet content and fill to line with boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The dry sachet.
Very coarse and chunky stuff.
The liquid sachet.
Has a definite sesame scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). The udon hydrated nicely – wide flat and chewy noodles. The broth is thick and hearty. Almost has an earthy kind of taste like mushroom, yet with a fermented tofu hint as well. The meat and cabbage was prevalent and delicious. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105221877.
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