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 ‘Spring is coming early this year, but what’s coming even faster is exam season for students in Japan! With this in mind, Toyo Suisan released a new series of ramen this year: Ganbare! Jukensei (がんばれ！受験生), which can be translated as “Students, do your best!”. To give them lots of energy, they’ve combined those new releases with the classic Menzukuri series (麺づくり) and made a filling and satisfying cup! Those bonito flakes are a real hit! The medium-thick fried noodles come in a light broth made from bonito stock. It’s well-balanced, with lots of aromas (香る) and a lovely seafood taste (魚介).’
Yeah, spring isn’t coming early here – it’s March 1st today and it’s cold and snow still threatens to fall in the Seattle area. Let’s give this one a try.
Maruchan Ganbare! Jukensei Menzukuri Katsuobushi Kaoru Gyokai Shoyu – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and pork. To prepare, add boiling water to line and clear sachet contents. Cover for 5 minutes. Add in remaiing sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A liquid soup base sachet.
A slice of chashu and various vegetable.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu. mung bean sprouts, sesame seed, shichimi, spring onion, and egg. Noodle hydrated well and had a pretty good tooth – on the more premium style noodle end. The broth has a shoyu and fish taste to the soup which was pretty good. Had menma in there, and a thin slice of chashu which was a tease. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990373364.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!