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 -“This soba made of buckwheat noodles is accompanied by tenkatsu, fried tempura batter, to make a great pairing and a filling meal.“
Alright – let’s give this one a try!
Daikoku My Friend Big Tanuki Soba – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Probably contains fish. To prepare, add in sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A light monotone powder.
The solid ingredients sachet.
Lots of tempura!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chashu pork and egg. The noodles were pretty good and of an ample quantity. The broth while usually not my favorite had a nice sweetness and wasn’t overly salty. Tempura was decent. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904511001654.
This is a prime example of how instant noodles are viewed in the United States – a very confused view. I’m going to see what happens when I share this inn my favorite instant ramen group from Japan – should be interesting