May 1, 2020

#3496: Menraku Sichuan-Inspired Ramen “Spicy Sesame” – United States

#3496: Menraku Sichuan-Inspired Ramen "Spicy Sesame" - United States

Here’s one from Menraku – these are indeed made in Japan, but definitely for the US market. This was sent by James, a reader from Lakeside, CA. I’ve reviewed a slew of Menraku varieties in the past, but recently seen a few new varieties and have been rather impressed. Let’s check this one out.

Menraku Sichuan-Inspired Ramen “Spicy Sesame” – United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in garnish sachet and boiling water. Cover 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sauce. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A wet sachet of sauce.

A dry garnish sachet.

#3496: Menraku Sichuan-Inspired Ramen "Spicy Sesame" - United States

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg yolk, ground pork seasoned with Fly By King Sichuan Chilli Crisp and soy sauce, sesame seed, spring onion, and fried garlic. The noodles worked well in here – not really spongy at all and a reasonable backbone. The flavor was a kind of piquant and spicy one, although I found it more pepper extract than Sichuan pepper going on. Plus the sauce seemed a little odd texturewise. Included vegetable and TVP was a nicety. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4902663014652.

Menraku Tonkotsu Ramen, 2.9-Ounce (Pack of 12)

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!