Here’s something I picked up at the Bellevue Uwajimaya. So this is Sapporo miso flavor. What’s that? Here’s what Wikipedia says:
Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, is especially famous for its ramen. Most people in Japan associate Sapporo with its rich miso ramen, which was invented there and which is ideal for Hokkaido’s harsh, snowy winters. Sapporo miso ramen is typically topped with sweetcorn, butter, bean sprouts, finely chopped pork, and garlic, and sometimes local seafood such as scallop, squid, and crab. Hakodate, another city of Hokkaidō, is famous for its salt flavored ramen, while Asahikawa, in the north of the island, offers soy sauce flavored ones.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).
The noodle block. The noodles seems kind of hollow perhaps. A little wider than Nissin Demae Ramen.
The seasoning powder.
The powder has a nice taste to it; kind of hard to describe… Salty and soy?
This little packet…
Looks like chili powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). I tried to make it as close to traditional Sapporo miso ramen as I could. Added sweet corn, kizami shoga (pickled ginger), ham, butter, sweet onions, stir-fry vegetables ands Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are great – thicker and very nice chewiness. The broth is nice as well – a deep, rich miso taste. This is some good stuff! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4902105113783
Nissin Ramen Shop commercial.
Here’s another one.
this Ramenya-san is another one of my favorite instant ramens. the noodles are superior to many of the block ramens. there were 3 flavors available: miso, shoyu and shio, and came in a 5-pack at most asian markets including uwajimaya, ranch 99, korean markets in the seattle area. it disappeared off the shelves about 3 years ago. i am glad to see the miso ramen has returned. hope to see the other ones return too. my favorite is the shoyu flavor.
Yeah this one was by itself and kind of expensive. I don’t know why some of these Japanese ones cost so much; especially the bowls – I’d love to review them all but when some bowls are over $3 for a simple products it’s a little much.
i suspect that shipping costs from japan would contribute to the higher price in U$. also the superior quality of some the japanese ramens are obvious compared to other instants noodles. you get what you pay for. 🙂
Hmmm idk – Indonesian instants are amazingly good, much cheaper and shipping is extremely expensive.
i don’t know either. 🙂