Seems like a little while since I did a pack instant ramen from Japan. This is one I found during my trip to Taiwan last November at the Carrefour in Taipei by the Miramar Entertainment Park. I tell you – they had quite an impressive instant noodle aisle – like 4 aisles really. So this one is a miso instant ramen. Here’s a little from Wikipedia about ramen –
The name ramen is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese lamian (拉麵). Until the 1950s, ramen was called shina soba (支那そば, literally “Chinese soba”) but today chūka soba (中華そば, also meaning “Chinese soba”) or just Ramen (ラーメン) are more common, as the word “支那” (shina, meaning “China”) has acquired a pejorative connotation.
By 1900, restaurants serving Chinese cuisine from Canton and Shanghai offered a simple ramen dish of noodles (cut rather than hand-pulled), a few toppings, and a broth flavored with salt and pork bones. Many Chinese living in Japan also pulled portable food stalls, selling ramen and gyōza dumplings to workers. By the mid-1900s, these stalls used a type of a musical horn called a charumera (チャルメラ, from the Portuguese charamela) to advertise their presence, a practice some vendors still retain via a loudspeaker and a looped recording. By the early Shōwa period, ramen had become a popular dish when eating out.
Fujiwara Hokkaido Hakodate Miso Ramen – Japan
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure of meat contents. To prepare, add noodle block to 600ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
Thick and oily.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg and chashu pork. The noodles came out well enough. A little chewy for the gauge. The broth is miso and has a pretty good taste to it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4976651083548.