On a recent trip to the Uwajimaya in Bellevue, WA I spotted this one. This is made in the United States and sounds really good. Tonkotsu is characterized by a milky white broth – usually pork, but this one is chicken! It sounds really good and seeing this is my wife’s Friday, I thought I’d surprise her by making her a bowl. Let’s check it out!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml (2 cups) of water and cook for 3 minutes. Note: 2 cups is actually 478ml. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A light and fluffy powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, spring onion, hard boiled egg and kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles came out very nicely – lots of them and soft and comfortable. The broth is out of this world. I often think to myself that everyone makes chicken flavored instant noodles. Everyone. But why don’t companies put their all into them? I would say that this is about my all time favorite chicken instant noodle now. The broth is creamy and has a very comfort food flavor to it – it has that nice instant chicken flavor without having chicken. This stuff is where it’s at! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186000110.
Not sure if this one is chicken – probably pork – Sapporo Ichiban Japan Tonkotsu Instant Ramen Bag 5 Pc meals 18.5oz (Pack of 6)
A Sapporo Ichiban miso ramen TV spot from Japan.