Category Archives: Sugakiya Foods

#1818: Sugakiya Foods Nara Tenri Shoyu 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! This one says got Chinese cabbage with a sweet soup and a deep flavor which is from something called ‘rajan,’ a strong and spicy red pepper seasoning fermented with rice koji. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Not sure whether it contains meat or not. To prepare, add in vegetables sachet and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 4 minutes, using liquid sachet to keep closed. Add in liquid sachet and stir. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The liquid soup base.

A lot of liquid.

The vegetable sachet.

Probably one of the most diverse and high quantity vegetable sachets in a bowl I’ve seen.

Finished. The noodles were very good in this one – good chew and seemed a little heavier – hearty fare. The broth was a shoyu for sure – not too shoyu which was nice, and a good color and oiliness. The vegetables really highlighted this one – and very ample portion. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901677080950.

The Noodle Narratives: The Global Rise of an Industrial Food into the Twenty-First Century – If you read this book, you will be ultra stoked – if you find instant noodles interesting, that is!

A Sugakiya Yakiudon TV commercial.

#1202: Sugakiya Foods Udon Miso Stew

Hey this looks really good! It’s a foggy day here and I can hear the ships out in the sea blowing their horns in the distance. Time for seafood! Let’s check this one out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks like this one contains meat and seafood. So 500ml water for two minutes, add soup base sachet and cook two more.

A block of thick udon noodles.

Soup base sachet.

Has a miso and seafood scent.

Flake sachet.

Red pepper!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added egg, Busan fish cake, kamaboko, sweet onion, and green onion. The noodles are very broad, thick and chewy. There’s plenty of them and they’re quite good in feel and texture. The broth has a miso and seafood flavor with a little thickness to it. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4901677000187.

A TV spot for Sugakiya Yakiudon.