Here’s another one sent by Javier over at BoxFromJapan.com. Box From Japan offers subscription boxes of all sorts of neat Japanese things including candy and ramen! Check ’em out!
Today we have a fancy Raoh variety – one with chashu and seaweed. These are a special line of premium bowls that are generally pretty top notch. Here’s a little about sahoyu ramen from 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 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.
Let’s check this one out!
Nissin Raoh Backfat Rich Shoyu Ramen – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in pork and vegetable sachet and 400ml boiling water. Cover for 5 minutes. Add in liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and garnish with seaweed and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The liquid base.
Has a kind of lustre to it.
A vegetables sachet.
Looks like spring onion.
The pork sachet/.
These generally hydrate very well.
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrate nicely and are of a good quality. Definitely premium – nice gauge and chew. The broth is very good shoyu with a great oiliness – not too much. The included chashu comes out very well and is not paper thin but thicker than most. The seaweed is, well, seaweed and the spring onion works as well. 5.0 out of 5,.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105234518.