Category Archives: Kenko Foods

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety – “Healthy Ramen? Enjoy the best of soy sauce ramen by Kenko Foods who are known for making health conscious foods. These instant noodles in particular are made from natural water using 100% domestic flour and natural salt.”

I can get with that – let’s give it a go!

Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, boil noodle block in 500ml water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet of soup base.

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, sesame seeds, chili flake, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, pork, egg, and sansyo. The noodles in this one I’ve found quite relaxing. They’re a soft and mellow instant style. The broth was a slightly less salty and sharp shoyu hit which was kind of nice too. The kind of bowl to down and fall asleep to. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4973044020012.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

Forms of Japan: Michael Kenna

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen – Japan

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“Enjoy the taste of shio (salt) ramen without the guilt with this healthy version from Kenko Foods. Add your favorite vegetables and meats to make it more tasty.’

Guilt free over here – let’s check it out!

Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen – Japan

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 500ml water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken (black pepper, NuTek Salt for Life), spring onion. Noodles came out nicely and broth was a salty chicken flavor. It held it’s own and is a decent one, although seemingly more akin to your basic chicken instant. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4973044020036.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

Forms of Japan: Michael Kenna

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2967: Kenko Foods Hot Dry Noodles

#2967: Kenko Foods Hot Dry Noodles

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“Have a taste of a Japanese take on Sichuan style dry noodles! It takes this typically stir fried dish and transforms it into a delicious ramen. And as we have seen in the past, Kenko Foods has made this ramen with all natural ingredients and good health in mind.”

Interesting – alright, let’s take a look!

Kenko Foods Hot Dry Noodles – Japan

#2967: Kenko Foods Hot Dry Noodles

Here is the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 500cc boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2967: Kenko Foods Hot Dry Noodles

The noodle block.

#2967: Kenko Foods Hot Dry Noodles

A seasoning sachet.

#2967: Kenko Foods Hot Dry Noodles

A dry powder base.

#2967: Kenko Foods Hot Dry Noodles

A liquid base sachet.

#2967: Kenko Foods Hot Dry Noodles

A reddish liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallion, hard boiled egg and shichimi togarashi. The noodle is soft but enjoyable as a sturdier one in that they are of good quality and work so well with the broth. Now, the broth neither seems spicy, nor to I get any kind of Sichuan taste. It actually reminds me of the taste and heat level of the Great Value spicy noodles I’ve found in Canada – meaning heat is non existent. Nonetheless, they’re tasty good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4973044020128.

#2967: Kenko Foods Hot Dry Noodles

Asian Pickles: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Cured, and Fermented Preserves from Korea, Japan, China, India, and Beyond

Woot woot! Juggling in Japan!

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety – ‘Enjoy Kenko Foods’s healthy take on Yakisoba! This easy to make stir fry is a quick meal that won’t have you feeling sluggish and heavy.’

Sounds good – bring it on!

Kenko Foods Yakisoba – Japan

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it has meat – check for yourself. To prepare, boil 180ml water in a skillet and cook noodle block. Once water is absorbed (3 minutes), add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

This one got a little beaten up in the hamper.

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

A liquid base sachet.

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

Yakisoba sauce.

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

A garnish sachet.

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

Looks like seaweed and perhaps a little more.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodle ended up a little on the sticky side. Kind of gooey – then again much of it was broken so that may account for part of it. The flavor was alright – a kind of different yakisoba – not as sharp or crisp a hit to it than I’m used to. The sprinkle of garnish was pretty good – like a seaweed mix that works well. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4973044020142.

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

Japan: The Cookbook

I make yakisoba all the time for my family. Usually I use boneless chicken breast and skip the shiitake

#2854: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Sesame Sauce Ramen

#2854: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Sesame Sauce Ramen

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“Last month we featured a ramen by Michio Kawamura, nature focused radio personality, and this time we have another in sesame sauce flavor. The ingredients are 100% natural and domestically sourced in Japan!”

Sounds good – let’s give it a try!

Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Sesame Sauce Ramen – Japan

#2854: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Sesame Sauce Ramen

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 450ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2854: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Sesame Sauce Ramen

The noodle block.

#2854: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Sesame Sauce Ramen

The soup base sachet.

#2854: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Sesame Sauce Ramen

A fluffy mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out nicely – decent quality. The broth had an agreeable sesame kind of hit to it. Sesame seeds floated everywhere which I enjoyed. 3.5 out of 5.,0 stars.  JAN bar code 4973044020210.

#2854: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Sesame Sauce Ramen

Japan: The Cookbook

Here’s the whole thing – everything from the December Umai Crate this one was in!

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“Michio Kawamura is a Japanese radio personality whose main focus is on nature and healthy foods. He is bringing the traditional Korean dish, kimchi, to Japanese ramen so everyone can enjoy the vitamin-rich and stomach boosting benefits,”

Here’s a little something about miso ramen from Wikipedia as well –

Miso ramen is a relative newcomer, having reached national prominence around 1965. This uniquely Japanese ramen, which was developed in Hokkaido, features a broth that combines copious miso and is blended with oily chicken or fish broth – and sometimes with tonkotsu or lard – to create a thick, nutty, slightly sweet and very hearty soup. Miso ramen broth tends to have a robust, tangy flavor, so it stands up to a variety of flavorful toppings: spicy bean paste or tōbanjan (豆瓣醤), butter and corn, leeks, onions, bean sprouts, ground pork, cabbage, sesame seeds, white pepper, and chopped garlic are common. The noodles are typically thick, curly, and slightly chewy.

Alright – let’s check out this ‘fusion’ of foods!

Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen – Japan

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge)Unsure whether it contains meat but guessing it contains fish possibly so check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 450ml boiling water for 2~3 minutes. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

The noodle block.

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

A dry base sachet.

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

Kind of fluffy.

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

A liquid base sachet.

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

A well-behaved paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added kamaboko, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, and corn. The noodles have a nice chew to them and are enjoyable. A standard gauge as well. The broth, however, is red miso and it really is not my cup of tea. some people like red miso broths but I am definitely not one of them, sadly. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4973044020425.

#2713: Kenko Foods Michio Kawamura Kimchi Miso Ramen umai crate

Healthy Ramen Noodle Cookbook for Everyday Life: Fun and Tasty Kimchi Ramen Recipes – The Ultimate Ramen Noodle Cookbook

Unboxing the Umai Crate

#2703: Kenko Foods Genmai (Brown Rice) Ramen

#2703: Kenko Foods Genmai (Brown Rice) Ramen - Umai Crate - Japan Crate

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety – “Kenko Foods is back with a healthy ramen to enjoy! Genmai ramen is made from brown rice which offers the fiber and benefits of the whole grain but the delicious taste of ramen.”

Alright – Genmai ramen time! Let’s go!

Kenko Foods Genmai Ramen – Japan

#2703: Kenko Foods Genmai (Brown Rice) Ramen - Umai Crate - Japan Crate

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat but guessing it has fish. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook 2~3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2703: Kenko Foods Genmai (Brown Rice) Ramen - Umai Crate - Japan Crate

The noodle block. You can see little dark flecks throughout from the rice.

#2703: Kenko Foods Genmai (Brown Rice) Ramen - Umai Crate - Japan Crate

The powder base sachet.

#2703: Kenko Foods Genmai (Brown Rice) Ramen - Umai Crate - Japan Crate

A fluffy concoction.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts, spring onion, narutomaki, corn and shichimi togarashi. I didn’t expect to enjoy these noodles as much I did, to be honest. They’re very hearty and chewy which is a big plus in my book. The broth was pretty good – Kind of a miso thing going on – not bad at all. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4973044020067.

#2703: Kenko Foods Genmai (Brown Rice) Ramen - Umai Crate - Japan Crate

Healthy Ramen Noodle Cookbook for Everyday Life: Fun and Tasty Kimchi Ramen Recipes – The Ultimate Ramen Noodle Cookbook

Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater – here’s me cracking open the November 2017 Umai Crate by Japan Crate