August 17, 2017

#2607: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

NL5: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

I thought it a no-brainer to pick Hakata Ramen to try with the miso. The other I’ll try with it will be the Tokyo Ramen. Anyways: Hakata Ramen. What is it, Wikipedia?

Hakata ramen originates from Hakata district of Fukuoka city in Kyushu. It has a rich, milky, pork-bone tonkotsu broth and rather thin, non-curly and resilient noodles. Often, distinctive toppings such as crushed garlicbeni shoga(pickled ginger), sesame seeds, and spicy pickled mustard greens (karashi takana) are left on tables for customers to serve themselves. Ramen stalls in Hakata and Tenjin are well-known within Japan. Recent trends have made Hakata ramen one of the most popular types in Japan, and several chain restaurants specializing in Hakata ramen can be found all over the country.

Okay, so this might make more sense paired with a Tonkotsu, but hey – I think it sounds good! Let’s give it a try!

Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth – United States

NL5: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodles to a large pot of boiling water. Bil for 1~2 minutes. Drain. Run under cold water. Finally, enjoy with a Nona Lim broth!

NL5: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

One of the two included pouches of noodles.

NL5: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

Herre’s the large package of Miso Ramen broth.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Vegan! To prepare, add broth to a pot and heat on the stove, Finally, enjoy with some Nona Lim noodles!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kamaboko, spring onion, butter, sweet corn and shichimi togarashi. These noodles are awesome – great gauge and chew. They definitely have a fresh and authentic character. The miso broth has a good richness to it – definitely red miso. As these are two separate products, they each get their own score. The noodles get 5.0 out of 5.0 stars and the miso ramen broth gets 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code for noodles 859792002354. UPC bar code for broth 859792002279.

NL5: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

Lonely Planet Japan (Country Travel Guide)

Nona Lim on a Bay Area TV show

2 thoughts on “#2607: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

  1. Sherman Brown

    I live in WA & every time you post a product, I search for it at Uwajimaya’s (close by), or head down to H-Mart in Federal Way. I’ve yet been able to find most of the reviewed ramens. Do you get them strictly by the mystery boxes mailed to you? Really enjoy your site.

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    1. Hans "The Ramen Rater" Lienesch Post author

      I get noodles in a ton of different ways. The mystery boxes are one, going to the store as you do is another. I also run up to Canada and get stuff in the grocery stores there as well. Readers send me varieties I haven’t reviewed, and finally the companies. They send me the most these days and often a new company will send me all of their SKUs and so if they’re not around in the USA, that’s a big part of it.
      I’d recommend looking for smaller stores – Uwajimaya just uses PAXS as a distributor it seems and has a very slim selection of stuff. Honestly – make a run for the northern border and look at store in Richmond BC – lots of neat stuff up there.

      – TRR

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