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 udon gets its name from ‘tanuki.’ Tanuki refers to ‘raccoon dogs,’ which are figures in Japanese mythology that bring good luck. Tanuki udon is typicality served with tempura bits called tenkasu. Serve this udon cold as a main dish at a spring dinner and perhaps pair it with a plate of gyoza or karage on the side.”
Interesting to see this in a tray form. Let’s take a look!
Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon – Japan
Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Unsure whether or not it contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water and solid ingredients sachet and cover for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in cold water and stir. Drain. add in liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The liquid base sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added cucumber, hard boiled egg and grape tomato. The noodles hydrated pretty well however were rubbery. The flavor was good – a kind of sweet and sesame affair with a dash of head from the powder. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904511003429.
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