August 4, 2012

#819: Maruchan Tempura Soba

This is one that came from Courtnay N. of Surrey, BC – thanks! Maruchan makes lots of instant noodles that can be found in the USA, but of course they make varieties that are only available in Japan – this is one of them.

Package back (click image to enlarge).

Noodle block -soba noodles are buckwheat.

The seasoning powder packet.

There was a lot of the powder compared to most.

So this is the tempura packet – a little picture of a prawn or shrimp on the package makes me hope for this to be some good stuff!

Oh yeah they look and smell tasty!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Didn’t add anything to this one. The noodles were pretty good – a nice chew to them and a lovely color. The broth had a sweet and shoyu (soy sauce) flavor to it I liked. The tempura bits? Awesome stuff. All in all, this was really good. The last few Japanese instants I’ve had I’ve been a little disappointed wit. This one was just the opposite. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 490199001084 .

How to make Japanese soba