Here we have one from Japan sent by Zenpop. Zenpop does a few different kinds of subscription boxes you can get and they’re pretty neat! Use coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount at checkout!
Here’s what they had to say about this one: “Chikara udon means ‘power udon,’ and it has a mochi in it to give you extra strength! This kind of udon is a very authentic udon, widely available at local udon shops – especially in the Kansai area. This is a chewy and delicious udon topped with a flat piece of mochi. The mochi gets softer as it gets soaked in the soup. The softer it is, the better. Excellent supper choice when you are exhausted.”
Mochi is barley gluten and very gooey and chewy when soft. Let’s check it out!
Maruchan Chikara Mochi Udon – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and chicken. To prepare, add everything to the bowl and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose bits in the bowl.
A dry dual sachet – soup base and possibly shichimi.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added habanero shichimi, egg, menma, spring onion, chili oil, and spring onion. Noodles were alright – broth was fish salty as expected. The mochi though was infuriating. The concept of gooey mochi is not at home here, A shame, but bye bye. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990522991.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!