Category Archives: Fujiwara Seimen Co

#1971: Fujiwara Horse Crab Flavour Ramen

Here’ds another sent by Casey K. of Hong Kong – thanks again! So far, I’ve tried the Snow Crab, King Crab and now Horse Crab! Crabalicious! Let’s hit it!

Here’s the distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge). Contains crab, chicken and pork.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Thick!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and hard boiled egg. The noodles are very good – hydrated nicely and have a premium chew. the broth has a strong crab flavor to it and a decent oiliness. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4976651071033.

Sendan Bowl Navy 7.75″dia.x 2.75″h

A video of a horseshoe crab.

#1950: Fujiwara Red King Crab Flavor Ramen

Here’s another one that Casey sent from Hong Kong – thanks again! I tried one that was snow crab last time, but this one’s red king crab. Curious… Let’s check it out!

Detail of the distributor/import label (click to enlarge).

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains crab and pork. To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Dark and crabby!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, narutomaki, kizami shoga and spring onion. The noodles have a very standard instant noodle gauge – round and thin. They have a very sturdy chew to them though which was very nice. The broth was good too – kind of a shoyu and crab thing going on. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4976651071040.

Sendan Bowl Navy 7.75″dia.x 2.75″h

A huge Tasmanian King Crab!

#1851: Fujiwara Snow Crab Flavor Shio Ramen

Here’s one sent to me by Casey P. in Hong Kong – thank you! It’s not common that I have crab varieties. I think the majority of them have come from Singapore, so this Japanese variety is a real treat! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge) Contains meat and seafood (and ‘thing’). To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The liquid soup base sachet.

A dark liquid with fat pieces.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and crab claw fish cake. The noodles were round in shape. They had a good backbone and nice chew. The broth had a bit of crab flavor and a decent shio taste – oily and buttery and a nice salt flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4976651071057.

Sendan Bowl Navy 7.75″dia.x 2.75″h

Some huge, freshly caugh

#1796: Fujiwara Salty Taste Chanko Noodle

This one came from Shinichi over at Ramen Mania, a new monthly subscription box you can check out! They have special regional Japanese ramen varieties – good stuff so far! Thanks! So today it’s a very interesting looking shio variety! What’s shio? Here’s what wikipedia has to say:

Shio (“salt”) ramen is probably the oldest of the four and is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also used, but they are not boiled as long as they are for tonkotsu ramen, so the soup remains light and clear. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for lean chicken meatballs, and pickled plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.

Sounds good – let’s hit it!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, boil 600ml water. Add noodles and cook for 4 minutes, stirring at 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

The soup base.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, sliced spring onion and barbecue pork. The noodles are sturdy and thin. They have a nice and premium chewiness to them. The broth is rich and tasty – lots of depth. Milky and good! 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4976651081827.

the RAMEN BOOK – Perfect Japanese Noodle Guide Book [Japan Import].

Avideo about shio ramen.