#954: Meet The Manufacturer: Sakurai Foods – ARCHE Naturküche Japanische Nudelsuppe mit Ingwer (Japanese Noodle Soup With Ginger)

I know what you’re thinking – “hey – I thought this was a Sakurai Foods Meet The Manufacturer!” Well, it still is. Sakurai Foods also makes products for export and this is one of them. These noodles are for sale in Germany! Never tried noodles from Germany before, regardless of where they are made! This is a real treat. Let’s check out this exotic variety!

Here is the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Says to cook in 400mL of water for six minutes!

This is a rather unique noodle block. First, it is dense and has some weight to it. Second, it is quite thin – about half the thickness of most varieties. These noodles aren’t the kinf you would want to eat raw; they’re hard.

The seasoning packet – which is liquid.

I’m very curious about how this will turn out. Has a very nice smell – ginger is definitely a component, which makes me quite happy.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, kizami shoga (pickled ginger, Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are very good – nice chewiness and width. The broth is good – very strong taste to it. Kind of a miso going on. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4020943134309.


  1. Just thought I’d add a couple comments to this.

    The instructions actually say to simply put all ingredients in a bowl and pour on boiling water and let stand for 6 minutes, not cook.

    Also, this is labeled as “Bio” which is the equivalent of “organic” in Germany, which is super interesting, I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen an organic instant ramen in the US. This also means that MSG, indeed is absent from the ingredients, also a rarity. Seems to be a very high end product, (Cnd confirmed for expensive! Cheapest I could find on Amazon.de was 4€!! That’s more than your average high-end imported Japanese ramen in the States!)

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