#4178: Maruchan Gotsumori Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#4178: Maruchan Gotsumori Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Here’s one that came in a Zenpop.jp box – use coupon code THERAMENRATER for a groovy discount!

They had this to say about it – ‘Another love potion by Maruchan: a tonkotsu soy sauce ramen (豚⻣醤油 ラーメン). Released as part of the Gotsuzakari series, it’s a larger than
usual cup of noodles! Japanese tonkotsu ramen are pork bone broth based noodles that are famous for their powerful aromas and filling sensation: perfect for winter. This cup is full of the umami of pork and chicken, and comes with a full-bodied soy sauce flavor.  he noodles are smooth and not too thick. They have a rather common texture, that is to not make any shadow to the delicious soup. It comes with toppings of chashu pork, uzukami nato, and spring onions!’

These generally are quite good and gostumori basically means friggin’ huge so let’s see how that translates into flavor.

Maruchan Gotsumori Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#4178: Maruchan Gotsumori Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add in dry sachet contents and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in wet sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A sachet of dry soup base.

A sachet of wet soup base.

A slice of chashu abutted by narutomaki.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu, soft egg, narutomaki, sesame seed, mung bean sprout, and spring onion. Noodle came out well and there was quite the quantity of them. The broth was a little disappointing; the tonkotsu side was good however the shoyu has a bitterness I did not prefer. Included narutomaki was pretty nice insofar as thickness, however only a couple of slices and the chashu was a thin slice; thinner than pepperoni. This one felt like quantity over quality. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990336291.

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

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