Here’s one that came by way of Zenpop. Zenpop has monthly boxes of instant noodles from Japan you can get as well as a very popular line of Japanese stationary. Here’s what they have to say about this variety:
Asakusa (in Tokyo) is famous for yakisoba and there are lots of traditional yakisoba restaurants around the area. This bowl of Asakusa Yakisoba perfectly realizes the authentic sauce yakisoba of the area, so you can breathe the air of Asakusa at your place!
I certainly must say that good yakisoba is something I truly relish. Let’s check out this tray and see if we can get a sense of a traditional yakisoba from it.
Sapporo Ichiban Tokyo Asakusa Yakisoba – Japan
I implore you to please (click to enlarge). This is what you see if you flip over the tray and look at the bottom and side panels. The outer wrap is plastic and a lot of work to scan and make look like this! I think it took about an hour in Photoshop to do this up, so enjoy!
Here’s the lid (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, open the lid, bringing tab A to the thick line B. Take out the liquid base sachet and add boiling water to fill line. Reclose and let steep for 3 minutes. Next, remove tab C to expose a neat little drain spout and drain off water. Remove lid completely at this point and add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
Loose bits from the bottom of the tray.
The yakisoba sauce sachet.
A lot of sauce!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kizami shoga, barbecue pork and Kewpie mayonnaise. The noodles are pretty good – a slight sponginess, but overall exemplary. The flavor is a very standard yakisoba which works on all fronts and the little bits included were nice. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901734030379.