A happy Valentine’s Day to you all! It’s been crazy here – we’ve been dumped on with a ton of snow in the last couple of days. It’s melting though and hopefully it will be all gone soon. It’s been a rough month – the site got hacked, so I started a GoFundMe campaign – which proved that humanity is kind and I have the best viewership/readership in the world – thank you for your kind donations! The site is happy, and a couple items on the wish list were also got – a couple camera for Instant Noodle Recipe Time were donated, and I was able to get a scanner that measure 11×17 (the one I have has condensation on the inside and the new one should be here tomorrow). Then, this morning I come out to the living room to find my data drive where I keep the bulk of my day-to-day assets like templates etc. was hosed. Wouldn’t spin up. Luckily, there were finds left over from the GoFundMe that covered a new hard drive. I though – hey maybe the old one might still be under warranty and fished it out of the trash bin. No dice on that, but gave it one last try and it fired up! It’s backing up data right this second and should be done shortly! The safe bet is to stay with the new one that is coming since who knows how long this one will work. Anyways, I hope every one is having a great Valentine’s Day – it’s been a rollercoaster over here!
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.
It’s kind of funny – last wek, I reviewed the straight noodle version of this one – this is the fried noodle one. Let’s give it a try.
Yamamoto Tanuki Oyaji Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan
Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 450ml water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
A dry soup base sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu, egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seed, and shichimi. Noodles were amazing; super plump and a perfect chew. The broth was creamy, deep, and super flavorful. I generally like straight noodle versions better, but this blew its cousin away. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4979397999050.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!