Here’s a fancy variety that came from a Ramen Trunk. Ramen Trunk is a subscription service featuring monthly boxes of super premium ramen from Japan! Use coupon code RAMENRATER20OFF for a discount on your first order!
Here’s what they have to say about this one: ‘Kitakata is a small town of 90,000 people located in western Fukushima province. Sadly, Fukushima is best known nowadays for the recent tsunami, but in Japan the little area is very well known for their delicious ramen that is still thriving. Surrounded by rice fields and mountains, the only way to reach Kitakata is by local train.
This Kitakata ramen is a mild shoyu (soy sauce) based soup broth delicately balanced to not be too overpowering in flavor and only slightly oily. The noodles are decently tick, soft, and smooth. Unique to Kitakata ramen is the slight waviness of the noodles. The softness of the noodles are caused by a higher content of water than is typical since these noodles are ‘tsukemen.’ This causes the noodles to be slippery and some say they slide down your throat and hardly need to be chewed!’
Kubota Men Raimu Kitakata Ramen – Japan
Detail of the back of the box (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add noodles to a pot of boiling water (2 liters is recommended). Boil on high heat for 30 seconds, then medium heat for 4 monutes. MEanwhile, add sachet contents to 300ml hot water and combine. Loosen noodles and drain. Add to a bowl, and add soup base. Finally, enjoy!
One of the two pouches of noodles.
Two wet sachets of soup base.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg with chili oil, sesame seeds, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chashu pork, spring onion, and shichimi togarashi. The noodles are thick, on the softer side, and out of sight. Broth is luxuriant – very tasty with a good oiliness and saltiness. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4972874201424.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time