Category Archives: Itsuki

#1976: Itsuki Kumamoto Spicy Ramen

Another one send to me by Casey K. from Hong Kong – thanks again! I wonder – does that character towards the bottom of the pack looks familiar? Well, it’s the same as what you see on Nongshim’s Shin Ramyun products – spicy! Let’s check out this Japanese variety and see just how spicy it is!

The distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, Add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodles.

The soup base sachet.

Has a very nice scent.

An oil sachet.

Must be the spicy component.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, spring onion, barbecue pork and pepper flake. The noodles are very nice – straight and have a premium chew to them. The broth has a good tension – not thin at all but not overly oily. The stuff is like a spicy shoyu. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901726011249.

Itsuki – Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen for 1 Servning

So I did this video a couple months ago – and now it’s obsolete as I’ve got a newer system of doing things! However, it’s kind of the same deal. I’ll be doing a new video soon.

#1920: Itsuki Ramen Tonkotudou Kumamoto Noodles

Here’s yet another one sent to me by Casey P. from Hong Kong! Thanks again! This one screams fancy – big and gold packaging. Shiny! Let’s see what we have here.

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

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Okay so this pack looks to have two servings and from the looks of it, the instructions are for a single serving. To prepare, add one bundle of noodles to 500ml boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in contents of large dry powder sachet and cook for 30 seconds. Take off heat and add contents of large liquid sachet and stir. Plate and garnish with Smaller liquid sachet and crunchy bits. Enjoy!

Wow – fancy!

A bindle of ramen.

The dry soup base.

A light powder with dark flecks.

The large liquid sachet.

Has a nice pork scent.

A liquid garnish sachet.

Thick and dark.

The second garnish sachet.

Fried garlic methinks.

Finished (click to enlarge). Thought I’d leave this one as is. The noodles are very nice – excellent chew and thickness – I liked them alot. The broth. It was very nice until the addition of the garnish sauce, which seems to be a lot of black garlic oil. It was so bitter and overpowering that it just… Ruined the whole thing. I think without it it wouold have been a great bowl with a good score, but I follow directions, and so it wasn’t. 0.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901726011843.

I can totally recommend this one. Itsuki – Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen for 1 Servning

An Itsuki TV commercial.

#1915: Itsuki Yuzu Sesame Sauce Udon

Here’s another one graciously sent by Casey P. of Hong Kong – thank you again! So this is udon – udon is a thick noodle with a nice chewy texture. It looks that this one is served cold! Andy’s going to try this one today and I’m really curious how he likes it. Let’s look and see what’s in this bowl!

The distributor/import label (click to enlarge). Contains pork, chicken and fish products.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge).

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Detail of the underside of the lid (click to enlarge). To prepare, add in contents of noodle pouch and boiling water to fill line. Let sit one minute covered, then use lid and drain. Add cold water to fill line and let sit 2-3 minutes. Drain. Add contents of sachets. Stir and enjoy!

The udon pouch.

The liquid sachet.

The sesame sauce – has a slightly peanut kind of scent.

The garnish sachet.

Looks like crunchy bits of tempura.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecued pork. The noodles are nice and thick – and chewy. The flavor is excellent; kind of like a sesame sauce with a hint of vinegar which works extremely well with the cold udon. The topping adds a zest crunch. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901726012598.

Itsuki – Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen for 1 Servning

A film I made of my review process for a Japanese TV show.

#1872: Itsuki Hakata Ossyoi

Here’s another one I got from Casey in Hong Kong – thank you! This one’s going to be interesting – not only because I like Hakata varieties, but because I’m videotaping the creation of this review. There’ll be a full video of the beginning to end of my review, editing and presentation process! Hope you enjoy! Let’s have a look at Itsuki Hakata Ossyoi!

Here’s the distribution label (click to enlarge). This is a typical label one would find in Hong Kong for imports.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, Add noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook for 1 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodles – straight and loose.

The soup base sachet.

The soup base – Has a nice pork scent.

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Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, barbecue pork, hard boiled egg, ito togarashi (pepper threads), sliced spring onion and narutomaki The noodles were definitely in the Hakata style – they have a nice ‘floury’ taste to them. They are thin and round in nature with a good backbone and chewiness. The broth was extraordinarily good – rich and hearty with a great pork flavor to it. Excellent – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901726011805.

Itsuki – Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen for 1 Servning

 Here’s a video showing the process I go through for every review I do!