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#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu – United States

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

Here’s a new one from Sapporo Ichiban – a collaboration with Momosan Ramen & Sake restaurant, a venture by ‘Iron Chef’ Masaharu Morimoto. Curious if this is going to be good, but guessing it will be; Sanyo Foods doesn’t come out with a new variety too extremely often here in the United States. Let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu – United States

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

Detail of the pack (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sachet contents to a bowl. Add noodles and liquid to bowl and stir. Finally, enjoy!

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

The noodle block.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

A dry sachet.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

A light powder.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

A wet sachet.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

A think liquid.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, black sesame seeds, chashu, spring onion, and habanero togarashi. Noodles have a great chew and shape. The noodles are not fried which is a departure from the norm for this company and work well. Broth is nice and hearty with a good thickness and rich flavor of shio tonkotsu. Impressed and satisfying. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186550011.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

SAPPORO ICHIBAN INSTANT RAMEN (TONKOTSU) 100g X 5

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba – Japan

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Ripe jalapeno peppers are used to make the Yakisoba addictively spicy. Adding mayonnaise brings out the sour and savory taste of the okonomiyaki sauce. Even in this hot weather, the smell of the yakisoba will always intensify your appetite.’

I should note that although they reference mayonnaise in this one, this one doesn’t include it. Anyways, let’s check it out!

Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba – Japan

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Detail from the bottom of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Note tab C pulls off to reveal a drain spout.

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Loose bits from the tray.

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

A dark sauce!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chashu pork, and sriracha mayonnaise. The noodle came out fine – no problem there. Unfortunately, the japaneo flavor was a bit bitter and just kind of overrode the deliciousness of the wsy the original version was. Kind of bummed out. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.   JAN bar code 4901734034612.

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Sapporo 1ban Fried Noodles Otahuku Okonomi Sauce Taste 4.6oz 4pcs Japanese Instant Noodle Yakisoba Ninjapo

Watch me cook up this yakisoba on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2905: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Hokkaido Potato Miso Ramen

Here’s another neat one from Zenpop.JP. Thank you! So Zenpop has all sorts of monthly boxes including ramen boxes. Nine instant ramen in one box for a good price – check ’em out! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘thanks to its fertile land, Hokkaido produces a wide variety of foods, and this ramen includes potato that grew in the rich land. The soup is seasoned with Red Miso, which has a strong taste and dark red color. You’ll be surprised to find how potato tastes in a great miso soup.’

Alright! Let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Hokkaido Potato Miso Ramen – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover three minutes. finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose ingredient from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles hydrated well enough and weren’t soggy or spongy. The broth had a definite miso taste to it which was pretty good. Lots of garnish here which of course is really welcome, but potato isn’t exactly what I found to be a great pairing. Interesting but kind of meh. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734033608.

Pisces Zodiac Name Constellation Coffee Mug

A CupStar TV spot

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

Today we finish this MNeet The Manufacturer with the newest variety to be born of this range, the white chicken broth tonkotsu. It’s been quite a week of reviewing here! I did two on Monday, four on Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, four on Thursday and one on Friday. I’ve found that running through a series with a lot of varieties goes better when I do them in a shorter period of time as I don’t get any kind of burn out on doing the same brand, although I don’t think I could have this time. This was a very nice stroll through memory lane as I’ve reviewed all of these before. So today, we bid a fond farewell to Sanyo Foods and their wonderful Sapporo Ichiban range! Let’s give this one a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

A lot of fine powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken baked with pepper and Salt For Life, shichimi togarashi, spring onion, and hard boiled egg. Noodles came out just perfectly as per usual. The broth has a milkiness to it, lent by coconut milk powder in the soup base sachet. That, augmented with a nice chicken flavor makes this a really great bowl of noodles. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186000110.

I thought I’d see how using this bowl which is the same one from 2014 would look. Then I checked out the original – which is in the oldest bowl I have. Finally, the Shio which is what’s in the 2014 logo bowl. Haven’t changed the logo whatsoever in a while. Don’t know if I will but kind of neat to experiment.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

S A P P O R O   I C H I B A N  INSTANT RAMEN (TONKOTSU) 100g X 5

A classic commercial. What’s interesting is that the packaging still looks very much the same and you can still get it at Safeway.

 

 

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

Well, hello there! You know, if I’m not mistaken, we’ve met here before. Oh yeah – multiple times on the top ten list back in it’s infancy! To be honest, this has been one I’ve loved for ages – perhaps decades. Boy, that makes me feel old… I think I should just let this variety speak for itself – let’s have a look at the contents and give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 225ml water in a frying pan or skillet. Add in noodle block for cook 1 minute. Flip over and cook an additional minute. Once water has been absorbed, add in sachet contents and stir. Finally, plate and add garnish sachet content and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

The seasoning sachet/.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

A light brown powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

The green laver sachet!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

A crushed seaweed.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added thin sliced Angus roast beef, spring onion, Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts and a little Kewpie mayonnaise. Noodles are great – they suck up all the liquid while cooking and then allow the seasoning to hop on board for the ride. The included green laver sachet just hit it. I love this stuff and always will. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 07618600189.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n  Chow Mein, 3.6-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

A couple of old Sapporo Ichiban commercials from Japan

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Well, today we’ve got the last of the cup versions. I thought ending up with beef sounded like a good way to go. Why? Oh, I don’t know. Actually, it just sounds nice to sample something beef flavored today to be honest. Let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the outer cardboard packaging (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and beef. To prepare, open lid halfway add in sachet contents and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Loose bits from the cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Tan color with a salty, beefy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, spring onion and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles hydrated just as expected – good gauge and chewiness. The broth has a very nice salty beef taste to it.Vegetables hydrated just right and are of great quality. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186700034.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n, Beef, 3.5-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

A short film about wagyu beef in Japan.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

Here’s the one that everybody’s got – chicken. Very few instant noodle companies don’t have a chicken noodle soup on the market. I can think of a few, but they’re kind of far and few between. Chicken is kind of a universally accessible flavor and meat (well, except for Vegans). I think this probably will be a pretty good one. I gave it 4.0 out of 5.0 in May of 2015 when I re-reviewed it back then. I kind of remember people asking me to give them another look and so I did. Anyways, Let’s get to it!

Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken with pepper and Salt For Life, spring onion and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles come out just as well as the other pack varieties – nice gauge and chew. The broth has a strong chicken taste and a salty one too. Everything I expected from a chicken instant noodle, although the nicer noodle pushes it up a bit. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 076186000028.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

Japanese Instant Noodle Chicken Flavor (S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n) [10 units] by Sapporo Ichiban.

Yakitori – that’s some seriously good chicken – he’s not joking.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

Hey cool! I’ve been really looking forward to reviewing this one. You might not know, but this is the background for The Ramen Rater logo! It was review #652 – posted February 1, 2012. Six years ago! I really liked how the picture came out and thought hey – let’s make a new logo! But only recently have I said what the background was – didn’t think anyone would be interested. Anyways, now you know! Here’s a little about Shio ramen from Wikipedia –

Shio (“salt”) ramen is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also used, but they are not boiled as long as they are for tonkotsu ramen, so the soup remains light and clear. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for lean chicken meatballs, and pickled plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.

Something else you may not know is that my wife absolutely loves this one. There aren’t a lot of varieties that my wife really, really likes – but this is one of them. Let’s open this one up!

Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add in sachet contents. Stir and garnish with sesame seeds – enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

A garnish sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

Sesame seeds!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken with Salt For Life and pepper, spring onion, hard boiled egg and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles worked just right as always – nice tooth and gauge. The broth is a nice shio – kind of a chicken shio – it is very tasty and giving. Really like this stuff! 5.0 out of 5.,0 stars. UPC bar code 076186000080.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n  Shio Ramen Noodles, 3.6 oz., 5 Count (Pack of 6)

An old commercial for this variety.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Here we have the cup version of the flavor we started this Meet The Manufacturer series with – original flavor. This is soy sauce flavor, aka shoyu. Here’s a little about shoyu ramen from Wikipedia –

Shōyu (醤油, “soy sauce”) ramen is the oldest of the four, it has a clear brown broth, based on a chicken and vegetable (or sometimes fish or beef) stock with plenty of soy sauce added resulting in a soup that is tangy, salty, and savory yet still fairly light on the palate. Shōyu ramen usually has curly noodles rather than straight ones, but this is not always the case. It is often adorned with marinated bamboo shoots or menma, green onions, kamaboko(fish cakes), nori (seaweed), boiled eggs, bean sprouts or black pepper; occasionally the soup will also contain chili oil or Chinese spices, and some shops serve sliced beef instead of the usual chāshū.

Let’s pop the top and dig in!

Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the outer cardboard packaging (click to enlarge). Contains beef and chicken. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The foam cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Loose bits from the cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

A light tan colored powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and shichimi togarashi. Noodles did very nicely hydrating in 3 minutes. The broth has a good shoyu flavor, however I like the way it tastes from the bowl version much better;. Vegetables hydrated quite well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 076186700010.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n   Soup Cup, Original Noodle, 2.25-Ounce Cups (Pack of 12)

Making ramen at home.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

Today, we head to the second half of this series with the shrimp pack version. Cups and packs, packs and cups. As you may remember, I was pretty impressed by the cup version. I’ve tasted shrimp flavor instant noodles in a few different ways. Sometimes, it’s kind of like as buttery broth which doesn’t taste like shrimp, but one that shrimp may go well in. – kind of the way that oyster sauce doesn’t taste like oysters. The cup version with this brand has a nice sweetness that you find in shrimp. Let’s see how it translates to the pack version.

Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

Here’s the back of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, spring onion and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out really well. The flavor wasn’t as good as the cup version, however it was very good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 076186000059.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n  Japanese Style Noodles and Shrimp Flavored Soup, 3.5-Ounce (Pack of 24)

Do you like shrimp? Do you like big shrimp? The mantis shrimp/mantis prawn is a big one. An interesting thing to know is that they eat clams – they smack them with such force t hat they crack their shells open. Pretty impressive.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

Alright, so I reviewed this one back in October of 2011. This was review #529- well over 2000 reviews ago. Just saying 2000 reviews ago seems crazy. Anyways to be blunt, I really didn’t like this one back then., My wife said it smelled like cooked asparagus. I’m curious whether it’s not going to be something I enjoy; about 7 years later. Hope I do! Let’s take a look.

Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Take off of heat and add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

The soup base has a strong scent or some kind of pepper.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts, spring onion, cilantro and chicken baked with pepper, chilli oil, and Salt For Life. The noodles as usual have that firm and slightly heavier nature I enjoy compared to a standard instant. The broth has a peppery chicken flavor – kind of a ‘south of the border’ kind of taste.  I’m glad I had the chance to give this one a second go. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186000127.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

S a p p o r o   I  c h i b a n  Japan Tonkotsu Instant Ramen Bag 5 Pc meals 18.5oz (Pack of 6)

A video about Garden Grove, California – home to Sanyo Foods America.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Time for some chicken! Actually, there are quite a few chicken varieties in this range and they’re about to start showing up in this review series. Today,m we’re going to start off with their chicken instant ramen cup. Sounds like a plan – just so you know, the last time I tried this was way back at review #405! Let’s get to it and give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the cardboard outer packaging (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The foam cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Loose vegetables and looks like chicken pieces from the cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Has a chicken scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken baked with Salt For Life and black pepper, Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg and spring onion. The noodles came out very well with good chewiness and character. The broth was much saltier than I’d anticipated. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 076186700027.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n : Soup Cup, Chicken Noodle, 2.25 OZ

Here’s a Sapporo Ichiban video from Japan – I found this over a year ago and when I first played it, my son Miles was fascinated. I play it for him from timer to time and he starts dancing around!