February 6, 2018

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“Michio Kawamura is a Japanese radio personality whose main focus is on nature and healthy foods. He is bringing the traditional Korean dish, kimchi, to Japanese ramen so everyone can enjoy the vitamin-rich and stomach boosting benefits,”

Here’s a little something about miso ramen from Wikipedia as well –

Miso ramen is a relative newcomer, having reached national prominence around 1965. This uniquely Japanese ramen, which was developed in Hokkaido, features a broth that combines copious miso and is blended with oily chicken or fish broth – and sometimes with tonkotsu or lard – to create a thick, nutty, slightly sweet and very hearty soup. Miso ramen broth tends to have a robust, tangy flavor, so it stands up to a variety of flavorful toppings: spicy bean paste or tōbanjan (豆瓣醤), butter and corn, leeks, onions, bean sprouts, ground pork, cabbage, sesame seeds, white pepper, and chopped garlic are common. The noodles are typically thick, curly, and slightly chewy.

Alright – let’s check out this ‘fusion’ of foods!

Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen – Japan

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge)Unsure whether it contains meat but guessing it contains fish possibly so check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 450ml boiling water for 2~3 minutes. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

The noodle block.

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

A dry base sachet.

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

Kind of fluffy.

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

A liquid base sachet.

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

A well-behaved paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added kamaboko, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, and corn. The noodles have a nice chew to them and are enjoyable. A standard gauge as well. The broth, however, is red miso and it really is not my cup of tea. some people like red miso broths but I am definitely not one of them, sadly. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4973044020425.

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

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Unboxing the Umai Crate