Here’s another one that was sent to me by Javier over at Box From Japan – thanks! Box From Japan is a subscription service – you can get a box sent to you every month with some great noodles within! Today it’s a tonkotsu variant, Kumamoto style. Javier’s leaflet about this one mentions a chewy noodle with sesame notes and mincemeat – sounds interesting – let’s tear into it!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Probably contains pork and fish. To prepare, add in powder sachet. Fill to line with boiling water and let sit covered for 4 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The dry sachet.
A granular concoction with little bits I presume are mincemeat.
The liquid base sachet.
An interesting looking liquid with a hearty pork aroma.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, kizami shoga (pickled ginger) and ito togarashi (pepper strands). The noodles were indeed a little firmer than most – nice chewiness and quality. The broth was very think – like a tonkotsu gravy. It had a very nice flavor with bits of mincemeat in there – like little bits of ground pork. This one was exceptionally good. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105201732.
A Nissin TV commercial.