#576: Menraku Japanese Tempura “Soba”

Here’s probably the last of the Menraku varieties available, another tempura.

Yep – directions. I like that they are pretty vigilant about not microwaving the Styrofoam…

Single packet of seasoning…

Here’s the noodles awaiting the boil.

A nice little disc of tempura. The first time I had this, which was in the Maruchan Midori no Tanuki, I put it in while it was steeping. This ended up making it soggy and a little nasty.

The finished product (click image to enlarge). So the noodles aren’t too bad – I think they might be infused with buckwheat – and they are. So they kind of crumble as you eat them. The broth is salty and a little miso-like. The tempura has a strong taste of onions and goes very well. I think this one’s worth a $2+ for it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars!

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  1. I loveeee this ramen especially the tempura one. But my only concern is the sodium content. I rarely ever read ingredients by 80% sodium? Then I also bought the japanese soy sauce ramen and 92% sodium! Thats pretty extreme and the only downside to this product. I know instant noodles tend to have high sodium but this is alittle extreme

  2. Its funny how its become a trend to put “be careful with hot water”, on packaging. I mean, does anyone actually look at that and think, “oh, they’re right, id better not touch the boiling water with my fingers”?..I mean, does it really serve a purpose? Do people really use more caution when reminded? If so, then doesnt it make sense that a similar warning should be on anything and everything that could be dangerous? “Warning: knives are sharp. Do not stab self.” Do tea bags have the same warning? I dont think so..it seems to just be a food product trend..

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