#3953: Sapporo Ichiban Waraa Kagoshima Pork Shabu-Shabu Taste Ramen – Japan

#3953: Sapporo Ichiban Waraa Kagoshima Pork Shabu-Shabu Taste Ramen - Japan

Found this in a Zenpop.jp box – you get seven varieties of instant noodles to try! I would say that almost every time I’ve gotten one of these, I’ve never tried any of them before which is really awesome. Use coupon code THERAMENRATER for a groovy discount! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Inspired by Kagoshima’s pork shabushabu, these soy sauce-flavored ramen deliver a rich taste of pork paired with dried bonito and kelp. It reminds of the seas off the shores of Kagoshima prefecture on the island of Kyushu. Made with a new technology, the noodles have a firm and tough texture, what Italians might call al dente. The soy sauce-flavored soup brings a deep richness from the local black pork, and a lot of umami from the bonito and kelp, topped with a sprinkle of green onions, pork, and flower-shaped kamaboko (蒲鉾).’ Cool let’s give it a go.

Sapporo Ichiban Waraa Kagoshima Pork Shabu-Shabu Taste Ramen – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork, chicken, and fish. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3953: Sapporo Ichiban Waraa Kagoshima Pork Shabu-Shabu Taste Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).Hey look – Tom & Jerry!

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu, narutomaki, shichimi, sesame seed, spring ion. The noodle is so-so; not a lot there. The broth was alright, but not blowing my mind as I would have expected the title to be. Kind of meh. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734042372.

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