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 it – ‘Let’s talk about Kumamoto Ramen (熊本ラーメン) for a second, the big rival from Hakata Ramen on the Kyushu Island. Kumamoto ramen has noodles that are a little thicker and the soup tastes a little milder because chicken stock is blended into the tonkotsu soup. Another difference from Hakata Ramen is the use of garlic. Kumamoto uses cooked garlic that is fried or roasted, while Hakata ramen uses raw garlic. For this cup, the tonkotsu soup (とんこつ) is a perfect blend of two types of garlic, which are characterized by their appetizing taste and fragrance. The pork bone soup is a perfect match with 100% vegetable oil fried noodles. They come with special black garlic oil, which is a characteristic of Kumamoto ramen.’
I think I’ve had the straight noodle version of this one. Let’s try this one out.
Marutai Aji Yoka Tai Tonkotsu Ramen Kumamoto -Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A dry powder base sachet.
A small sachet of liquid base.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu, mung bean sprout, spring onion, sesame seed, fish cake, and shichimi. Noodle is thin and light with a slightly brittle nature. The broth is a delightful tonkotsu . Prefer the straight noodles from this brand, but this was really quite good. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902702004422.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!