Here’s one from the surprise package from Taiwan I got a couple months ago. It’s got a bit of history – the box that is. If you look at the end credits in the 2018 Top Ten Bowls video, you can see my kids hanging out in it!
This is a seafood tonkotsu, something that sounds quite nice – it’s a Monday here and seems like a good foot to start the week on. Let’s check it out!
Itomen Kaisen Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains seafood and most likely pork. To prepare, add noodles and clear sachet contents to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in soup base sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The dry base sachet.
A light powder.
A sachet of solid bits.
Perhaps some onion and cabbage.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg, fishball, shrimp, and carved squid. The noodles were good – gauge was good and chew was nice. The broth was definitely on the shoyu end of things; it didn’t scream tonkotsu to me so much but had a kind of seafood taste going on. Liked it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901104130333.
Loots of Japanese TV spots – especially Itomen