Here’s an interesting 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 – “Myojo Foods just delivered a new special instant noodle cup: Shigoku no Ippai Koku Koebi Tensoba was released on the 23rd of August. It’s an authentic soup, finished with “Kokuuma no Shizuku”. If you’re wondering what that it, it’s an original topping oil made from chicken oil. コク (koku) means rich flavor, うま (uma) is tasty, 雫 (shizuku) is drop, and there you have it: a drop of rich and tasty flavor. Koku Koebiten Soba is a soba with small shrimp tempura that emphasizes the rich aroma and umami of the special bonito _dashi _soup (だし汁). That’s where it’s at: the soup. Myojo’s ultimate cup of rich shrimp Tensoba contains some supple and easy to eat soba (buckwheat) noodles, with a flavorful soup stock made from a bonito broth base and the characteristic aromas of dried sardine dashi (iriko, いりこ). Together with the Kokuuma no Shizuku, its unique broth with a rich aroma and unforgettable umami. To top it off, we’ve got a combination of shrimp tempura, egg and green onion for an overall well-balanced meal!”
Wow that’s a lot of info! This cup looks pretty fancy – let’s see how it tastes.
Myojo Shigoku No Ippai Koku Koebi Tensoba – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, fish, chicken, and pork. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Add in attached sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose bits from the cup.
A sachet attached to the top of the lid.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added narutomaki, mung bean sprouts, homemade chashu, shrimp, spring onion, and sesame seed. The noodles are a little chewier with a nice bounciness to them I enjoyed. The brot was a kind of shrimp and salt affair; not bad but not mind-blowing. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902881452809.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!