Here’s one I got from ZenPop, a company that’s producing ramen boxes in Japan. They have a new box every month with 9 different varieties for $29.50 – a pretty impressive deal as they include the shipping in the price.
Here’s what Zenpop had to say about this one – “This rich shio (salt) based soup has a mild taste of seafood and is topped with seaweed, egg, cabbage and imitation crab. Travel the seven seas of flavor aboard the decks of this delicious ship!” Here’s a short blurb from Wikipedia about shio –
Shio (“salt”) ramen is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also used, but they are not boiled as long as they are for tonkotsu ramen, so the soup remains light and clear. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for lean chicken meatballs, and pickled plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.
Well, this sounds good to me! Let’s give this Daikoku variety a try.
Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Conjtains seafood. To prepare, add 300ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid – hue changed for ease of viewing (click to enlarge). I’m legally blind so when colors are hard to see for me, I tend to attempt to make them easier to see for you.
The noodle block.
Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fishball, carved squid, 31-44ct shrimp, crabstick and La-Yu chili oil. The noodles came out very nicely – hydrated to a T. The broth has a great buttery and seafoody flavor I very much enjoy. The included crabstick, scrambled egg, seaweed and cabbage hydrated perfectly and everything married together just right. A very well made seafood cup. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904511006055.