I asked my wife to pick today’s variety and she picked this one. I was thinking – what is Oriental flavor? Well, the French version tells us. I tried Google’s auto translate and it thought it was Spanish for ‘nice.’ In French, bonito means bonito. So, what does bonito mean? Simple.
bonitobəˈnētō/nounnoun: bonito; plural noun: bonitos1.a smaller relative of the tunas, with dark oblique stripes on the back and important as a food and game fish.
Ah ha! Fish! It’s only logical, really. Fish is a staple all across the world and particularly in Asia. I think fish sounds good today – let’s give this a try!
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, boil 1 3/4 cups of water and cook noodles for 2 minutes. Add the contents of the sachet towards the end of cooking. Enjoy!
The fresh noodle pouch.
The soup base sachet.
A light powder.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added kamaboko, sweet onion, chikawa, squid, shitaruba, green onion and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles have a great chew yet again. Thick and luxuriously hearty. The broth has a nice seafood taste; slightly sweet and smoky. Good stuff! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 078128120016.
[youtube url=url= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbk6HZBJwJY]Here’s an interesting video about bonito processing. Bonito is caught, prepared and smoked. The end product is katsuobushi, and it’s a long involved process.