Here’s an interesting one from Japan found in a Zenpop box – check out zenpop.jp and use the coupon code THERAMENRATER for a discount!
Here’s what they had to say ‘Summers in Japan are hot and humid. Eating a steaming bowl of ramen might not always be the best option, unless you want to feel like taking a 3-hour nap right after. Rest assured, Japan has prepared many alternatives, including a wide range of cold noodles. We’ve selected the “Cold stamina meat soboro soba”, characterized by its solid taste with the spiciness of chili oil and the richness of garlic. Soboro (そぼろ) refers to ground meat, fish, or eggs that are cooked into fine, crumbled pieces. In this case, the soba (そば) noodles come with
meat. The dish is light, and flavorful and comes with gentle aromas.’
A cold buckwheat soba with garlic and chili oil notes sounds pretty good – let’s give it a go.
Maruchan Hiyashi Stamina Niku Soboro Soba – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken, pork, and fish. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover for 4 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A liquid base sachet.
A sachet of garnish.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added narutomaki, kamaboko, mung bean sprout, egg, chashu,spring onion, sesame seed, and shichimi. Cold noodles were nice – buckwheat worked well. The flavor was a little lighter than expected, but not bad. Definitely a nice choice for summer. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990371889.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!