Here’s one sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of lots of different Japanese products. This is definitely a fancy variety from a set of Kanto region varieties based on popular ramen shops. Not a lot of boxes come across my desk so this should be interesting! Here’s what the Ippin website had to say about this variety:
– Description: ・This ramen shop is from the famous ramen battle zone “Kannana-Dori”. The extremely delicious soup was made with the selected ingredients like Rishiri kombu, frigate tuna, Ushiku 2 year aged soy sauce.
Features: Located in Takanawa exit of the Shinawaga station in Tokyo, this ramen shop brought together the famous ramen chef. Strictly selected the ingredients and famous for the seafood-based soup.
Ingredients: Noodle (flour, reduced starch syrup, salt, wheat protein, processed starch, alcoholic, gardenia dye), Soup & Seasoning (soy sauce, meat extract, animal fat, vegetable oil, seafood extract, kombu extract, bonito extract, sugar, spice, salt, alcoholic, seasoning (amino acid etc.), thickener (xanthan), caramel pigment, acidulant, Also including wheat, soybean, chicken, pork).
Sounds about as fancy as it gets. Let’s have a look!
Island Foods Tokyo Ramen – Setagaya – Japan
Detail o the sides of the box (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes and drain. Add soup base to 350ml boiling water. Add to noodles. Finally, stir and enjoy!
One of the two noodle packages.
A liquid base sachet.
Whoa that looks interesting!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, shichimi togarashi and spring onion. The noodles were great – very good chew to them and seemed quite predisposed to being in this combo of noodle and broth. The broth has a nice kind of shoyu hit to it and a light fish taste it seems. It worked together quite well. Oiliness was on point. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4972874209987.
A video I did of cracking open this fancy box of Kanto varieties.