June 19, 2020

#3537: Sapporo Ichiban Keika Kumamoto Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3537: Sapporo Ichiban Keika Kumamoto Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Here’s one that came from a Zenpop.jp subscription box. Use the coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount!

Here’s what they had to say about it – ‘Keika Ramen restaurant is a famous ramen joint in Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu. Known as the pioneers of Kumamoto ramen, they opened their first Tokyo branch in 1968, more than 50 years ago. Kumamoto ramen’s characteristic is its rich tonkotsu broth made with pork bones with garlic chips and mo-yu (burnt sesame oil and garlic). Ma-yu’s aroma brings you to heaven. Enjoy this authentic Kumamoto style ramen, topped with chashu wakame, burnt garlic chips and scallions.’

Sapporo Ichiban Keika Kumamoto Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3537: Sapporo Ichiban Keika Kumamoto Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add in dry sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 5 minutes. Add in liquid sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A wet sachet of soup base.

A wet sachet of oil.

A dry sachet of garnish.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, sesame seed, kizami shoga, and Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chilli Crisp. Noodles were quite good – nice on the chew and tooth. The broth was also quite nice – rich flavor and good thickness to it, with a sesame and garlic bump. The only thing that I disliked and usually dislike is the chashu. It honestly would have been better to have skipped on the salami-thin piece. Despite the great noodles and broth, adding this in turned it into something that seemed a little lacking. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734033875.

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!