Seems like a little while since I did a pack instant ramen from Japan. This is one I found during my trip to Taiwan last November at the Carrefour in Taipei by the Miramar Entertainment Park. I tell you – they had quite an impressive instant noodle aisle – like 4 aisles really. So this one is a shoyu instant ramen. Here’s a little from Wikipedia about shoyu ramen –
Shōyu (醤油, “soy sauce”) ramen is the oldest of the five, it has a clear brown broth, based on a chicken and vegetable (or sometimes fish or beef) stock with plenty of soy sauce added resulting in a soup that is tangy, salty, and savory yet still fairly light on the palate. Shōyu ramen usually has curly noodles rather than straight ones, but this is not always the case. It is often adorned with marinated bamboo shoots or menma, green onions, kamaboko (fish cakes), nori (seaweed), boiled eggs, bean sprouts and/or black pepper; occasionally the soup will also contain chili oil or Chinese spices, and some shops serve sliced beef instead of the usual chāshū.
Alright – this is the last of these varieties I lugger back from Taiwan. I think actually I’ve reviewed everything I brought back – gonna have to visit again and get more! Let’s check this one out.
Fujiwara Hokkaido Hakodate Shoyu Ramen – Japan
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Probably contains pork but not sure. To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
Liquid soup base sachet.
Deep in color and fatty.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kizami shoga, spring onion, chashu pork and shichimi togarashi. The noodles have a round gauge and a kind of rubbery chew. Not the way I generally like things, however the broth takes care of that. The broth has a very tasty shoyu flavor and is rich as well as good in body and oiliness. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4976651083531.