Category Archives: Tokushima Seifun

#2070: Tokushima Seifun Negi Ramen

Here’s the last of the Tokushim Seifun varieties sent to me by Wesley, a reader from Japan at school in Canada – thanks again! This last one is negi – green onion! Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side and bottom of the bowl (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare add in contents of onion sachet and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Looks oily and has a sweet soy scent.

The onion sachet.

A lot of spring onion!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and chashu pork. The noodles ended up a little on the spongy side which was a disappointment. They were thick which was nice, but just didn’t have the smoothness I’m accustomed to. The broth has a nice soy taste which went well with the supplied negi which was plentiful as well as little pieces of pork in squares. However, the pork didn’t hydrate altogether that well which was a downside. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904760010421.

Mino octopus arabesque ramen bowl + large spoon

A Tokushima Seifun TV commercial.

#2039: Tokushima Seifun Yakibuta Ramen

Here’s another one from Wesley N. He sent a box in mid December that arrived mid February from Japan – we’d thought it might have been lost, but it showed up – and in immaculate condition! Thank you again!Tokushima prefecture is on Shikoku island in Japan, and these varieties from Tokushima Seifun aren’t widely known and very localized. Seifun literally means ‘manufactured powder,’ referring to the flour mill. This looks exceptionally good! Let’s have a look!

Detail of the two side panels and the bottom (click to enlarge). Contains meat. To prepare, add the two dry sachets and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes, leaving large sachet on top. Stir. Add contents of large sachet. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Dry soup base.

Has a nice sweet scent.

A solid ingredients sachet.

Wow – that’s a LOT of narutomaki!

A very large sachet.

Yakibuta pork

Finished (click to enlarge). Added nothing. The noodles have a good gauge; they’re a little thick and have a nice chewiness to them. The broth has a nice saltiness and soy flavor with just a little touch of sweetness. The pork flavor finds it’s way into the broth as well which is spectacular. The pork has a nice sweetness and ‘fall off the bone’ texture to it which is pure delicacy. The army of decent sized slices of narutomaki were amazing, and the spring onion and bamboo shoot were perfect. A bowl of amazing taste and quality. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4904760010155.

Mino octopus arabesque ramen bowl + large spoon

A TV spot for Tokushima Seifun’s Kinchan and Yakibuta ramen varieties.

#1983: Tokushima Seifun Tokushima Ramen

Here’s another one from Wesley of Japan – thank you again! This one sounds interesting – in his note he says ‘stylized instant ramen of Tokushima Ramen (the real dish) which ras a sweet soy sauce base, shaved pork and raw egg.’ Sounds interesting! Looks like some narutomaki on the package as welol – think I have some in the freezer. Let’s give this one a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 550ml boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes. Add in contents of soup base sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a soy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added narutomaki, barbecue pork, negi and raw egg. The noodles have a nice backbone to them – stalwart instant noodles if I’ve ever come across them – good stuff. The broth has a nice soy sauce flavor and indeed has a back lingering sweetness to it – it’s good – very simple, but very good. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4904760015044.

Mino octopus arabesque ramen bowl + large spoon

A Tokushima Seifun TV advertisement.

#1967: Tokushima Seifun Kinchan Ramen

This is the first I’ll be reviewing from Wesley N. He sent a box in mid December that arrived mid February from Japan – we’d thought it might have been lost, but it showed up – and in immaculate condition! Thank you again!Tokushima prefecture is on Shikoku island in Japan, and these varieties from Tokushima Seifun aren’t widely known and very localized. Seifun literally means ‘manufactured powder,’ referring to the flour mill. Wesley let me know that this is Tokushima Seifun’s very first product. Let’s have a look at this exotic regional instant noodle from Japan!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat or not. To prepare, add noodle block to 550ml boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has kind of a sweet soy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, barbecue pork and spring onion. The noodles have a very nice gauge and are very hearty. Nice chew, good mouthfeel. The broth has a good soy taste to it and a light oiliness. This is primo stuff! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904760010018.

Mino octopus arabesque ramen bowl + large spoon

A Tokushima Seifun TV advertisement.

A Long Time Travelled Package From Japan

Today I heard a beep and then a knock at our door. The beep usually is the postman about to knock and then ask for my signature. Today, I received a package from Wesley of Japan! This is something he shipped back on December 18th, 2015 (it’s February 11th, 2016 today) and we weren’t sure it would ever make it here. But it did! Let’s have a look!

Noodles – and a note!

Indeed it has arrived! Success!

Here is the blue bag Kinchan ramen.

The yellow bag Tokushima ramen.

Detailed info and instructions – thank you!

The Yakibuta ramen on the left and the Negi on the right.

Wow – thank you very much! I will definitely have a few questions for you!