#3962: Maruchan Akai Tanuki Tempura Udon – Japan

#3962: Maruchan Akai Tanuki Tempura Udon - Japan

Here’s a classic one from Japan found in a Zenpop box – check out zenpop.jp and use the coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount!

Here’s what they had to say about it – “To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the Red Kitsune Udon, Maruchan organised a popular vote competition to choose a new special edition, and guess who won: the Red Fox Udon, of course. Matched with a Japanese-style soup stock, the ingredients include some tasty shrimp tempura!”

What’s funny is ‘Red Fox’ aka Kitsune Udon is something different – This is Tanuki udon which is named after the raccoon dog. Anyways, let’s check this one out.

Maruchan Akai Tanuki Tempura Udon – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and shrimp. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and sachet contents. Cover for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3962: Maruchan Akai Tanuki Tempura Udon - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose bits from the bowl.

A dual sachet.

A disc of tempura.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, sesame seed, and shichimi. Liked this one better than I expected. Noodles have a better sturdiness than I remember – not overly soft and well hydrated. The broth is a salty and slightly sweet one, lots of kamaboko etc. The Tempura worked well softened. All in all, very nice. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars JAN bar code 4901990368520.

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

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