Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.
So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety – “Kizami udon is one of two dishes that uses fried tofu as a garnish. While kitsune used uses a deep-fried tofu soaked in sweet sauce, kizami udon uses a deep-fried tofu that has been toasted. This gives the dish a nice balance in texture between the crispy tofu and soft udon. The warm and savory soup is perfect for winter and will keep you warm as the weather grows cooler.”
Well, we’re into spring now but we’ve had some colder mornings. Let’s give it a try!
Yamamoto Seifun Kizami Age Udon – Japan
Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, Add in sachets and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A dry powder base sachet.
A dry garnish base sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added flower fu, narutomaki, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, sesame seed, and tempura. The udon came out as instant udon usually does – thick with a kind of marshmallowy feel to it. The broth has a sweet flavor; it really reminded me of the broth from kitsune udon. The tofu took on the flavor of that broth, and so the whole thing really kind of tasted like kitsune udon. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4979397370057.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!