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 – ‘Harusame (はるさめ) are a type of glass noodles specific to Japan, and this one is prepared in a Hakata-style (博多). You may start thinking that people living in Fukuoka, and especially in Hakata are very fond of their noodles, and that’s because they are! The noodles have a smooth texture that blends well with the soup. The soup has a chicken soup base, and is complemented by the umami of kelp and bonito stock. Where the real flavor from this cup of noodle comes from is the yuzu peper, which adds some freshness and spiciness and a sense of mizutaki (水炊き), a traditional winter hot pot. The cup is topped with crunchy cabbage, soybean mince, colorful carrots, and green onions.’
I’ve had a few nice Acecook Harusame varieties recently – let’s see how this one goes.
Acecook Soup Harusame Hakata Mizutaki fu Yuzu Kosho – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish, chicken, and pork. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
A little nest of harusame.
A sachet of soup base.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added sesame seed, sesame chili oil, and crushed red pepper. Harusame is thin and easily broken by pursing the lips. The broth has a kind of fish and yuzu taste to it. This is a flavor profile I’m not too enthused about, but it works somewhat. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901071268626.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!