Here’s another one sent by the company – thank you! I’ve had quite a few squid yakisoba varieties. This one though is by a different brand – all the others were by the same brand, so this should be a bit different. Having trouble thinking of what to say here; just had a hellstorm with a WordPress update and it’s fixed so feeling happy right now. Sorry! Anyways, let’s check it out!
Kinchan Squid Yakisoba – Japan
Detail of the bottom and side (click to enlarge). Contains squid. To prepare, add boiling water and dry sachet contents to bowl. Cover for 3 minutes. Drain using spout. Add liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added squid, soft egg, spring onion, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are just perfect in this one – just made to be enjoyed as an instant yakisoba. The sauce is just smackdown lovely. Great yakisoba flavor with garnish full of cabbage and decent sized squid pieces. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904760013767.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, black sesame, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Spring onion and soft egg. Noodle was quite impressive; I’m not usually a big fan of this style but they did a good job here. Moreover, the broth had a nice taste to it, not overly fishy or sweet. Included fishcake, meat and wakame were in good proportion. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904760010056.
This one was sent by the company along with their squid yakisoba which I reviewed last week. I was first introduced to this brand by a reader named Wes from northeast Canada who sent samples. These are made by Tokushima Seifun in Japan. Let’s check ’em out!
Kinchan Noodle – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, sesame seeds, and shichimi togarashi. Noodles came out quite nicely. Broth had a nice kind of salty pork taste to it which was worthy. The little extras though – mushroom and tempura and shrimp and sliced pork and minced pork – that was a real neat deal and I’m very happy with this one. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904760010025.
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 -“We have featured many udon in the past but this one is a bit different! The noodles are splashed with a sauce after being cooked instead of served in a warm broth. Get a jump-start to spring with this udon and enjoy its unique soup base infused with a strong taste of bonito (tuna) and kelp (seaweed).”
Alright – let’s give it a try!
Kinchan Bukkake Udon – Japan
Detail from the bottom and side (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add 400ml boiling water to bowl with noodle and cover for 2 minutes. Drain. Add sauce and stir. Finally, garnish with dry sachet contents and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The udon worked very well with the sauce which has a sweet and fish kind of hit to it. The garnish was a combo of tempura, sesame seed and bonito. Not bad. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904760919007.
Here’s another one from Wes, a reader in northeast Canada. Thanks! He’s a big fan of products from Tokushima Seifun – and this is one of them. These Kinchan cups are interesting – they’ve got a neat character to them. Here’s what he wrote about this particular cup – ‘They started a new line of noodles supposed to taste like instant noodles of yesteryear. Says it is rich in aromas from red miso and vegetables.’ Sounds interesting – let’s check it out!
Kinchan Toku-Fun Shukodo Miso-Aji – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line along with sachet contents. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, egg, scallions and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles were pretty good. Broth had a tangy red miso taste which I did indeed enjoy – I usually am not a big fan of red miso, so that was a pleasant surprise. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904760010612.
Here’s one from Wes up in north eastern Canada – thank you again! He has time and again sent really interesting varieties by Kinchan of Japan – really hard to find stuff. This one’s a shoyu tonkotsu – let’s check it out!
Kinchan Noodle Shoyu Tonkotsu – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Don’t know for sure but guessing this contains pork. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions, soft boiled egg, and chashu. The noodles were a little on the spongy side, however when I had finished garnishing and taken pictures, they were quite good. Broth has a definite soy and pork bone hit to it and the included garnish was very nice with crisp veg and pork. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904760010353.