Here’s one I was sent by Javier from www.BoxFromJapan.com. Box From Japan is a service you can subscribe to and receive monthly boxes of instant noodle bowls from Japan! Pretty nifty. This one is a tonkotsu variant – let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about tonkotsu ramen –
Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) ramen usually has a cloudy white colored broth. It is similar to the Chinese baitang (白湯) and has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk, melted butter or gravy (depending on the shop). Most shops, but not all, blend this pork broth with a small amount of chicken and vegetable stock and/or soy sauce. The noodles are thin and straight, and it is often served with beni shoga (pickled ginger). In recent years the latest trend in tonkotsu toppings is māyu (sesame oil), a blackish, aromatic oil made from either charred crushed garlic or Sesame seeds. It is a specialty of Kyushu, particularly Hakata-ku, Fukuoka (hence sometimes called “Hakata ramen“).
Alright – let’s check this fancy Nissin Raoh bowl out!
Nissin Raoh Nojyuku Toro Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line as well as dry powder and pork slice contents. Cover and steep for 2 minutes. Add in remaining ingredients. finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The powder base.
A fluffy, speckled concoction.
A liquid sachet.
A light liquid.
Hard to see what’s in this one.
Ah! Pickled ginger.
A slice of pork.
These tend to be pretty good.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion, The noodles are very thin and hydrate well in the skint 2 minute steeping time. The broth is luxuriant and tasty – creamy, and on the thick side. The ginger is a very nice touch. The slice of pork add nice authenticity. Raoh! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105234549.