Here’s one that came from Japan in a 5am Ramen subscription box! You can get one of these rad boxes here – and use the coupon code THERAMENRATER for a discount!
Here’s what the site had to say about this one – “
This Tantanmen (a spicy style of ramen) comes from the premium “Maruchan Seimen” brand. As you’d expect, it more than delivers! The word “Umakara” means savory and spicy. That’s exactly what this is – it’s spicy, but not overpoweringly so. The rich, sesame nutty soup is top-notch tasty. Just like in actual tantanmen, you have minced pork (instead of sliced pork) and crunchy bok choy for toppings.”
Awesome – let’s give it a try!
Maruchan Umakara Tantanmen – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and fish. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and dry sachet with the chunky bits. Cover for 5 minutes. Add in remaining sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A dry sachet of soup base.
A wet sachet of soup base.
A sachet of solid ingredients.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added black sesame seed, spring onion, and shichimi. Noodles are thick with a nice little tooth. The broth is just a thick wondertasty- peanut, spicy, thick, rich, well-rounded are all words that describe. Just wonderful stuff – well done. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990366656.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!