#460: Menraku Japanese Tempura “Udon”

Got a new ramen container – we moved some stuff around and now I have our wicker laundry hamper for noodle storage! It’s actually quite nice – and also makes it easy to just put my hand in and grab a random ramen to rate. I’m sure I’ll post a picture of it sooner or later. Anyways, today I picked  This one – hoping that it’s good as I’m famished and this just isn’t the day for a bad bowl of noodles.

This being tempura udon, we first see the tempura frisbee on the left. This is what I found in Maruchan’s Midori no Tanuki [green raccoon] bowl noodle. The other packet is the soup seasoning.

The dry seasoning resting on the dry udon block. The tempura sits aside and is added at the end.

Click image to  enlarge. I added two soft yolk fried eggs on this one. This one’s good – really good. First off, the noodles were awesome – usually udon doesn’t end up non-spongy and nice like this when its in a dry block. Second, the broth was very nice – some good soy flavor.  The tempura was great – a little bite of noodles, slurp of soup, bite of tempura dipped in the egg – it all went together like a synchronized ballet. I am very happy with this one – it was perfect. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars!

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One comment

  1. Hi Hans,

    I’ve just finished off a bowl of these noodles, which I bought on a whim in our local Oriental store and I totally agree with your review. These noodles were truly awesome (and I’m inclined to say better than the Maruchan Tempura Soba).

    Thank you for all your hard work, I love your site.


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