October 3, 2017

#2572: Ripe’N’Dry Hokkaido Soy Sauce Ramen

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#2500: Ripe'N'Dry Hokkaido Soy Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Here’s one I picked up in Taiwan last November. I’d always seen these but never really thought they existed. I’ve seen the design on t-shirts and other things. Ripe and dry sounds like a fart, too! So this one is soy sauce flavor – which would be known as shoyu in Japan. Let’s look up shoyu ramen on Wikipedia –

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.

Well, let’s give it a try! It’s soy sauce time!

Ripe’N’Dry Hokkaido Soy Sauce Ramen – Japan

#2500: Ripe'N'Dry Hokkaido Soy Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat but guessing there’s a good chance it does. To prepare, add the noodle block to 600ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

#2500: Ripe'N'Dry Hokkaido Soy Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2500: Ripe'N'Dry Hokkaido Soy Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The soup base sachet/.

#2500: Ripe'N'Dry Hokkaido Soy Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

A liquid base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are alright; a little on the chewy side. The broth howefver just ain’t my thing. The dryness is just too much; save it for the wine. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4976651082374.

#2500: Ripe'N'Dry Hokkaido Soy Sauce Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Hokkaido bear infested note “Miso” ramen taste 124g × 10 bags

So this is a video of travel around Hokkaido, the Japanese island where Ripe’N’Dry is from.

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