#4379: Marutai Tategata Takana Ramen – Japan

#4379: Marutai Tategata Takana Ramen - Japan

Here’s another neat one from Zenpop.JP. Thank you! So Zenpop has all sorts of monthly boxes including ramen boxes. Nine instant ramen in one box for a good price – check ’em out and use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount!

Here’s what they had to say about this one -‘Here we have a popular “vertical cup”-type (tategata, 縦型) of instant ramen with light and delightful taste. The noodles are thin noodles fried with 100% vegetable oil. They are paired with a spicy and light pork bone soup with mustard, corn and green onions. Marutai was generous on the mustard, giving this dish a spicy twist. The spiciness of the mustard and the sweetness of the corn are exquisitely entwined. Once you’ve got the noodles cooked with the broth, there is a unique scent of tonkotsu (豚骨). The richness of the tonkotsu and the taste of the meat are a treat for your senses. It’s an easy to eat cup of instant ramen that doesn’t feel greasy, but keeps the richness required for good ramen!’

Corn and mustard, eh? I’m intrigued – I know a person from the UK that will be a little irritated by the corn, but let’s give it a chance.

Marutai Tategata Takana Ramen – Japan

#4379: Marutai Tategata Takana Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 2 1/2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose bits and seasoning from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu, spring onion, soft egg, sesame seed, and shichimi. Noodle was alright – nothing to brag about. The broth had an interesting vegetable taste to it; not bad. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902702004163.

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

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