Category Archives: New Touch

#2252: New Touch Sugomen Sano Ramen

Here’s another one sent to me by Javier from Box From Japan. Box From Japan has subscriptions for all sorts of neat Japanese things. I regret to say that I was informed that they won’t be taking subscriptions for their ramen boxes for now – hopefully that will start again soon. He mentioned that you can purchase instant noodles from them here. Here’s what he had to say about this particular variety:

Local ramen of Sano City in Tochigi Prefecture. The noodles that are made in Aotake are genuine. Famous ramen with many fans all over Japan. Noodle: Non-fried noodle that is smooth on the outside and chewy on the inside. Wide noodle. Soup: With a slow simmered chicken bone flavor as a base and added pork and savory herbs, the final taste is full of chicken oil and spices. Soup that is refreshing yet filled with meat and rich flavors. Ingredients: Roasted pork, bamboo shoots, green onion.

Sounds good on this cold day! Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add in contents of vegetables sachet. Add boiling water to fill line and let steep covered for 4 minutes. Add in liquid and solid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

Smells good – and rich.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like spring onion.

What have we here?

Roasted pork!

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles are slightly wide and flat. They have a strong chew and nice disposition; I liked them. The broth is very good – a hearty chicken and pork taste which fills the guttyworks with a satisfying feeling. The included pork and bamboo shoots worked very well and spring onion rounds out the bowl. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4903088004884.

New touch Sugomen black incense acetate ç…”‘ twelve noodles 110g ~

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#1943: New Touch Sugomen Niigata Seabura Shoyu Ramen

Here’s the last of the January box that was sent to me by Javier over at Box From Japan – thanks! Box From Japan is a subscription service – you can get a box sent to you every month with some great noodles within! This one looks really fancy – I like the pic on the bowl with that nice looking broth! Let’s have a closer look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add in dry sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover and steep 5 minutes. Remove lid and add in lid. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

What we find under the lid (click to enlarge).

The non-fried noodle block.

The liquid soup base sachet.

Definitely getting a soy and fish scant.

The solid ingredients.

Lots of vegetables!

Ah!

A nice little slice of pork!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg and narutomaki./ I’ve got to say – these noodles hydrated very well and have one seriously good chew to them. The broth is equally amazing – a purely elegant shoyu broth with a good oiliness and great flavor. The vegetable bits hydrated very well and were of excellent quality. To top it off, it comes with a happy little slice of pork, which comes out just right. I’m very impressed with this one. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4903088008226.

New touch Sugomen Niigata Seabura soy sauce ramen 122g ~ 12 pieces

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#1768: New Touch Negi Miso no Ippin Ramen

Here’s another one that was sent to me by Javier over at Box From Japan – thanks! Box From Japan is a subscription service – you can get a box sent to you every month with some great noodles within! From what I’m reading, it sounds like this one has a lot of garlic, green onion and leek influence on it. Sounds really good – let’s check it out!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat. to prepare, add in contents of sachet and 430ml boiling water. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of both side of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a nice miso scent.

A smaller sachet.

A garlic scented addition.

The vegetables sachet.

Pretty amazing – these blocks are freeze-dried vegetables and when added to water, they spring to life!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added egg, mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles hydrated extremely well and have a very good premium texture and chewiness. Top shelf stuff. The broth has a very rich miso flavor and a good thickness to it. The block of freeze dried green onion and leek gave everything a very enjoyable finish. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4903088004679.

12 pieces of New touch Sugomen Negimiso

Japanese kid rockin’ out back in 1983 with her boom box in this New Touch TV commercial!

#1760: New Touch Homestyle Tonjiru

Here’s one I got in the package sent by Javier over at Box From Japan – thanks! Box From Japan is a monthly subscription service that delivers different varieties of instant noodles to your door each month – fancy stuff like this one! Definitely worth checking out. Also, thanks go to Shinichi S. for help in translation! So let’s ask Wikipedia about Tonjiru:

Tonjiru or Butajiru ( jap. 豚汁,とん汁,とんじる ) (both literally means pork soup) is a Japanese soup made ​​of pork and vegetables with miso flavored paste. Compared to ordinary miso soup , Tonjiru is full-bodied, with a greater quantity and variety of ingredients.

Sounds pretty good to me! Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Unsure whether it has meat but guessing it does. To prepare, add contents of sachets to bowl and add boiling water to line. Close lid and let steep for 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

Looks like some thick noodles!

The powder base sachet.

A fluffy powder.

The solid ingredients.

A diverse assortment of ingredients.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added pork and mung bean sprouts. The noodles hydrated perfectly in 6 minutes and had a great chew. They were broad and thick. The broth had a hearty miso kind of thing going on which I really liked, and the added vegetables were very welcome. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4903088007182.

Twelve pork soup noodles 80g ~ New touch nostalgia

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#1539: New Touch Kimchi Noodle

Here’s one that has been at the bottom of the noodle hamper for a while . Kind of an interesting one; kimchi from Japan eh? Let’s delve into it and see how it tastes!

Here we have a distributor/import sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and pork – and peanut brittle sauce? Yep – that’s what it says!

Detail from the side panels (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add dry seasoning sachet content to bowl and add in 360ml boiling water. Steep for 3 minutes and stir. Add in contents of garnish sachet and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

Has a seafood scent.

The garnish sachet.

Has a nice kimchi scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added nothing. The noodles have a decent texture and gauge – about what you’d expect from an instant bowl although there’s no sponginess which is a good thing. The flavor of the broth is salty and slightly spicy with a subtle thickness and kind of vegetable taste. The garnish was impressive with decent kimchi flavor and a goodly amount to be sure. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAS bar code number 4903088008035.

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A kooky New Touch noodle TV commercial.