Here’s one that came in a Zenpop.jp box – use coupon code THERAMENRATER for a groovy discount!
Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Here we’ve got you a very original cup, filled with bean paste soup entwined with the newly developed recipe using a large-sized egg with
crab sticks! The noodles are smooth and crisp and go well with the soup, giving it a sense of unity. This cup is using a Chinese-style ankake soy sauce soup with a chicken and oyster-based flavor. Ankake literally translated means ‘sauce poured’ or ‘covered’. ‘An’ is a savory sauce typically made with dashi broth thickened using a starch like arrowroot starch (葛粉 – kuzoko) or
potato starch (片栗粉 – katakuriko). If you’ve never had it before, it’s like gravy but without all the fat. By adding pepper and garlic, this cup of noodle is guaranteed to keep you enjoying it until the end. As a topping, Acecook opted for crunchy wood ear mushrooms, and a colorful green onion which had a little more texture to the dish.’
Okay this one is just plain odd. Let’s look at it.
Acecook Arisoude Nakatta Tenshinmen Shoyu – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains squid, chicken and pork. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose seasoning from the cup.
Egg shaped crab stick?
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu, mung bean sprout, spring onion, shichimi, and sesame seed. Noodle is on the thin side and pretty good. The broth is thick and has a corn starch kind of aspect. It’s a shoyu, and the thickness is kind of unique. The little oval thing didn’t really make me think of crabstick but more something like a seafoody-bready thing; like flower-fu. All in all, rather interesting but mostly lackluster. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 490107247638.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!