Here’s a neat one I’m excited about that came in an Umai Crate subscription box! It’s a monthly box with all sorts of neat ramen varieties and more! Use the coupon code THERAMENRATER for a discount if you want to pick one up or subscribe.
So this is something I’d never seen before. I’ve had Akai Kitsune Udon many times before, but this yakiudon version is a horse of a different color. Let’s check it out!
Maruchan Akai Kitsune Yakiudon – Japan
Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add in clear sachet contents and boiling water to line. Cover 5 minutes. Drain using lid. Add in remaining sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
A large udon block.
Bits of garnish.
A wet sachet.
Loose bits of fried tofu from the tray.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, nanami togarashi, tempura, and sesame seed. The udon was very soft. Flat and broad. Flavor was that of kitsune udon – bonito, sweet, and salty. Included tofu was a nice touch. Unfortunately, this is still a flavor profile I can’t get with these days… I will say once garnished I liked it better, but I don’t consider garnish in the final review scoring. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990363433.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!