This variety comes by way of Japan Ramen Box. Japan Ramen Box is a new subscription box outfit with neat varieties to check out! Go visit their website and have a look! This is wantan men – let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about this variety –
There are a number of related, Chinese-influenced noodle dishes in Japan, often served alongside ramen in ramen establishments. They do not include noodle dishes considered traditionally Japanese, such as soba or udon, which are almost never served in the same establishments as ramen.
Wantan-men has long straight noodles and wonton, served in a mild, usually salt tasted soup.
You’ve probably had wonton soup in Chinese restaurants in the United States; watan men is like ramen with the wontons in there. Let’s give it a look!
Acecook Pork Wantan Men – Japan
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add the noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A fluffy powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chashu pork, hard boiled egg and spring onion. The noodles were engorged, that’s for sure. What surprised me is that they kind of hid wantan inside them somehow. It was honestly not expected. The wantan was light and of alright quality. The broth was as expected – much like wonton soup you’d find here in the states but a little better. To be honest, this was very satisfying stuff – hard to put down. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901071100018.