This looks like a fancy one – it came in a 5am Ramen subscription box! Check em out at www.instantramen.jp and use the coupon code THERAMENRATER for a discount!
Here’s what Frank had to say about this one – ‘Menya Itto is a ramen powerhouse located in Tokyo’s Shin-Koiwa area. They’re actually best known for rich, chicken-heavy tsukemen (dipping ramen). But they do fantastic bowls of ramen as well…think of this instant ramen as a ramen spinoff. Just like at their shop, there’s a beautifully rich chicken flavor in the soup. There’s also a pleasant tanginess from the soy sauce seasoning. But what’s most unique is the scallop oil that is mixed in – this takes it to a whole other level!”
Scallop oil? Now we’re talking – let’s give it a try!
Nissin Menya Itto Ramen – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and fish. To prepare, Add light blue sachet in and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 5 minutes, leaving large pink sachet on top to get warm. Add in remaining sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A sachet of soup base.
An oil sachet.
A powder base sachet.
A garnish sachet with chashu!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added sesame seed, soft egg, mung bean sprouts, spring onion. Noodle was sturdy and had a doll of a chew. The broth was very robust – especially once the scallop oil was added. Just wonderful stuff – very nice taste. Chashu was a nice touch. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105261866.
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