#847: Itomen Sansai Soba (Edible Wild Plant Buckwheat Cup)

Here’s one I got at Uwajimaya in Beaverton, OR on the way home from our big California trip this summer. I’m sure there’s a better translation for it’s name, but this is what I came up with. Shall we?

Import sticker info.

Side panels – click to enlarge.

The noodle block. Note its slightly darker color – buckwheat.

A big seasoning packet.

The large amount of powder.

Hey – wild plants!

Looks like some interesting stuff here.

A smaller red packet…

Red pepper flakes!

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are a little on the crumbly and weak of character side – kind of a surprise. The broth is salty, kind of sweet and also has a fish component. The edible wild plant is pretty good stuff – lots of it – as well as a couple little tempura bits thrown in. The short bean looking things are quite good. The more I ate it, the more I liked it. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4901104302518 .

Itomen TV commercial at about a minute forty

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