So I found out about this today and thought it sounds rather interesting. I’m hoping I might be able to do an actual review of these soon as they sound quite good! Here’s a press release about it:
From Rolls to Bowls: Genji Sushi Launches Freshly Prepared All-Natural Ramen Noodle Soup at Whole Foods Market
Beloved Noodle Soup Arrives Just In Time for Cold Weather
PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 19, 2011) As the chill of fall arrives, Genji, provider of all-natural sushi to Whole Foods Market, introduces artisanal Ramen Noodle Soups, prepared fresh daily with all-natural ingredients by in-store chefs. Currently, ramen dishes are most commonly available in two ways: freeze-dried with chemical preservatives, or slow-cooked at a sit-down restaurant. Genji’s eco-conscious customers now have a third option that combines the best of both worlds: all-natural freshly prepared dishes with the convenience of a grab-and-go bowl, ready to heat and eat. Genji’s noodle soups follow the savory “tan-tan men” style, with a chili and sesame-miso base, and a variety of fresh toppings.
“We are pleased to offer our customers the authentic taste of Japanese ramen, which we hope will help redefine the category,” states Shingo Kanai, CEO and President of Genji, Inc. “Our chefs spent a long time developing our recipe and perfecting the soup stock, which gives our dish its characteristic flavor. Genji’s Ramen Noodle Soups honor the rich tradition, while still being easy, convenient, and, of course, delicious.”
Customers simply add hot water, microwave 60-90 seconds, and enjoy all-natural, authentic ramen in the convenience of their home or office. Genji’s Ramen Noodle Soup is available in three varieties (Shrimp & Scallop, Calamari and Vegetable) for $5.49 at all U.S. Genji locations within Whole Foods Market locations.
About Genji Sushi
Established in 1997, Genji Sushi is dedicated to the finest quality all-natural sushi and Japanese-inspired cuisine in a grab-and-go style. Its sushi bars are located within 138 Whole Foods Market locations in 18 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.K. At each location, skilled chefs prepare a variety of fresh items on-site, including raw, cooked, vegetarian and vegan-friendly sushi and sides. The company mission is to contribute towards healthier food consumption habits on a global level. For more information, visit www.genjiweb.com.