March 21, 2018

#2770: Sapporo Ichiban Barbeque Yakisoba

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Here’s another interesting one from Zenpop.JP – thanks! So Zenpop is doing monthly boxes of all sorts of things Japan-related including instant ramen of course.  This is a big tray from Sapporo Ichiban – here’s what the folks at Zenpop have to say about this one –

‘Yakisoba is a popular noodle dish in Japan. When the savory noodles mingle together with the tantalizing flavor of BBQ, the result is an umami paradise. The flavor of beef is zested up with sesame, garlic, lemon and black pepper.’

Finally, here’s a little from Wikipedia about yakisoba –

Yakisoba (焼きそば[jakiꜜsoba]), literally “fried buckwheat,” is a Japanese noodle stir-fry dish. Although soba means buckwheat, yakisoba noodles are actually made from wheat flour, and are typically flavored with a condiment similar to oyster sauce. The dish first appeared in food stalls in Japan during the early 20th century.[1]

Alright – let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Barbeque Yakisoba – Japan

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Detail of the bottom and side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef. To prepare, add boiling watedr to fill line and cover. Drain using spout. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

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The noodle block.

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Bits of noodle and garnish from the tray.

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A dry base sachet.

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A light powder.

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A liquid base sachet. Unsure whether this is mayo so going to leave it be for now. Note – definitely not mayo – a seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles were fluffy and pretty decent. The flavor was a kind of barbeque flavor – kind of had that grilled kind of hit to it which was nice. The cabbage was plentiful and crunchy and the bits o’ beef were a nice touch. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734017554.

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Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein , 3.60 Ounce (Pack of 24)

A Sapporo Ichiban TV commercial from Japan