Category Archives: Sapporo Ichiban

#3305: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Classic Shoyu – Japan

#3305: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Classic Shoyu - 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 – ‘The original ‘CupStar Shoyu’ was released in 1975 (Showa 50), and is now back in your kitchen as a reprinted edition so you can try the original version. Toppings are scrambled eggs, kamaboko, shrimp, and scallion. The standard version today has minced pork, but the original version did not include it; instead, it has kamaboko (a type of cured fish paste). It is one of the simplest, yet most enjoyable instant ramens out there. Please enjoy the original version and explore a ‘back to the past’ experience!’

Nothing like a good shoyu – let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Classic Shoyu – Japan

#3305: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Classic Shoyu - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains prk and fish. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning and solid ingredients from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg, narutomaki, chashu,shichimi togarashiand sesame seeds. The noodles are of good quality, however the chewiness was kind of off-putting to be honest. I think they just seemed wrong for the gauge. The broth was nice though, with pleasant inclusions of egg and kamaboko, as well as decently sized shrimp. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734037309.

12 Sapporo most cup star miso 79g ~

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#3292: Sapporo Ichiban Kita Kyushu Moji-Harbor Cheese Curry Ramen – Japan

#3292: Sapporo Ichiban Kita Kyushi Moji-Harbor Cheese Curry Ramen - 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 – ‘Let us introduce you to this brand new breakthrough ramen! Yaki Curry (grilled curry) is Moji-Harbor’s, in Fukuoka prefecture, beloved local dish, enjoyed for over 60 years. There are numbers of local cafes serving this dish around Moji-Harbor. The noodle itself is seasoned too which makes the soup blend in better with noodles. It’s a great combination of spicy curry soup with the mellow flavor of cheese.’

This sounds really good – as many of you know, I’m a staunch advocate for curry of all kinds, and Japanese curry is one of my favorite varieties. Let’s see how it fares.

Sapporo Ichiban Kita Kyushu Moji-Harbor Cheese Curry Ramen – Japan

#3292: Sapporo Ichiban Kita Kyushi Moji-Harbor Cheese Curry Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef, chicken, and pork. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, Noodles came out pretty well. Broth does indeed have a cheese and curry taste to it, but not really finding the combo all that impressive. I think if it included more vegetable or meat it might be better. Nevertheless, it does have a curry and cheese flavor. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734037071.

Sapporo most cup Stars curry Nanban 84g ~ 12 pieces

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#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen – Japan

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - 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 – ‘The rich and deep flavor of the soup is created with beef, onion, garlic, miso and other spices and seasonings which all keep a perfect balance together. topped with four kinds of ingredients including diced potatoes which are the hidden stars of this dish,’

Cool – curry! Let’s do this.

Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen – Japan

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beeff, chicken and pork. To prepare, To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

A dry soup base sachet.

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

The garnish sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, habanero togarashi, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and sesame seeds. Noodle were pretty good – not spongy. The broth was a nice one two punch of curry and sweetness which I liked quite a bit. The only down thing was the potatoes which were slow to hydrate. 4.0 out of 5,0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734024545.

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

Sapporo most curry ramen 5 meals P

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#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon – Japan

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon - 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 – ‘Pirikara means little bit spicym and Kenchin refers to a soup dish containing sauteed carrots, burdock root, and various vegetables, The soup is shoyu based kelp, bonito and shiitake mushroom broth, Yawataya Isogoro’s shichimi (7 spice) is one of the most popular shichimi seasonings in Japan, and it has a history of over 270 years in production. This udon introduces you to the special shichimi from Yawataya Isogoro and Kenchin soup. Especially, burdock and shiitake mushrooms in the cup taste delicious, we hope you enjoy this one of a kind udon.’

Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon – Japan

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains meat. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 5 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon - Japan

The udon block.

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon - Japan

A dry sachet (a rush day – no contents shown – watch video)

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon - Japan

A second dry sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added bbq pork, soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, and black sesame seeds. Noodles came out pretty decently – broad, flat udon. The broth was odd – a little sweet, a little spicy, but very earthy. Fascinating. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901734036739.

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#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen – Japan

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - 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 – ‘Kimchi chige flavor soup is made up with savory seafood, veggies, and bonito broth. Plus added garlic so that you can feel some umami in the spicy soup. Sourness and spiciness of kimchi goes well with the soup and soft texture of tofu toppings to whet your appetite.”

O’m unsure about the pickles reference; I think it has to do with the kimchi aspect as I found Pickles Corporation and it looks to be about things ‘pickled’ perhaps. Let’s check it out!

Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen – Japan

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, squid. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

Loose seasoning and solid ingredients.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chashu pork, black sesame seeds, habanero togarashi. Noodles hydrated great in 3 minutes. Broth has a great kimchi flavor to it and is augmented with a plethora of tofu and kimchi floating around. A hard one to not devour. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734035756.

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

Sapporo most cup Stars curry Nanban 84g ~ 12 pieces

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#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba – Japan

#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba - 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 -“Savor a bowl of soba this winter with bits of dried shrimp! Hot soba like this one is usually served as a noodle soup in a bowl of hot tsuyu (dashi soup stock and a mixture of soy sauce, mirin and sugar) as a sou p base. It’s a thinner version than the dipping sauce used for cold soba. For a busy day, take this one to go for a quick lunch at work.”

Alright, let’s go!

Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba – Japan

#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba - Japan

Loose seasoning from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added 31-44ct shrimp, spring onion, and tempura. The noodles are very thin and hydrated well. Not soggy. The flavor is a salty shrimp tasty – pretty strong too. Not bad – especially with included kamaboko and tempura, however included shrimp was full of shell. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734035961.

#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba - Japan

Sapporo Yakisoba Chow Mein Noodles, 3.60 Ounce (Pack of 24)

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#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen – Japan

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - 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 – ‘This mixes two kinds of miso – red miso and white miso – to make the soup savory. It also uses 2 typed of noodles which have different widths to reproduce the texture of chopped noodles of the ramen shop, Kurenai. There, you can choose the spiciness; Miso, Kurenai or Onikurenai. Kurenai is the middle spice level, so if you are not satisfied with tits spiciness, you should visit Kurenai in Tokyo to try Onikurenai.’

Spicy miso sounds good – let’s check it out!

Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen – Japan

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 5 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

Loose seasoning from the cup.

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

A spicy oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, sansyo, black sesame seeds, and chashu. The noodles are in two different gauges – one thicker and one thinner. This combo works pretty well. The broth is thick and rich with a nice spiciness and good miso flavor. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734035787.

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

Kurenai 3.3inch Small Bowl with the Cover Red porcelain Made in Japan

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#3188: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tokyo Chicken – United States

#3188: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tokyo Chicken - United States

Here’s the second of the two initial varieties of the Momosan Ramen range from Sapporo Ichiban. These feature a collaboration with Iron Chef Morimoto , one is a tonkotsu and this is the Tokyo Chicken. Let’s crack into it and give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tokyo Chicken – United States

#3188: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tokyo Chicken - United States

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

#3188: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tokyo Chicken - United States

The noodle block.

#3188: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tokyo Chicken - United States

A dry sachet.

#3188: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tokyo Chicken - United States

A light powder.

#3188: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tokyo Chicken - United States

A wet sachet.

#3188: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tokyo Chicken - United States

Seasoned oil.

#3188: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tokyo Chicken - United States

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, soft egg, black sesame seeds, baked chicken with Neo-Essence pepper salt and Nutek Salt for Life. Noodles came out very nicely with a nice bite to them and good quantity. The broth is thick – kind of like a chicken shio and very rich. Lots of strong flavor. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186550028.

#3188: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tokyo Chicken - United States

Sapporo Yakisoba Chow Mein Noodles, 3.60 Ounce (Pack of 24)

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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

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#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - 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 – ‘Mellow tonkotsu soup meets with piquant mentaiko (spicy cod roe)! The dish uses Kanefuku’s mntaiko, one of the main mentaiko manufacturers in Fukuoka. The smell of sesame oil and roasted sesame will definitely make your stomach anticipate this bowl.’

Let’s cook it up and give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork, chicken and salmon. To preparem Add dry sachet contents and boiling water to fill line for 2 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Soup base powder.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A garnish sachet.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A varied mixture.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A light colored liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, spring onion and red pepper. The noodles were very thin and quite nice. Two minutes was good to get them hydrated adequately. The broth is a creamy tomkotsu with more fishy notes in there which were welcome. Included garnish worked well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734036029.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Sapporo Ichiban Pokemon Noodle Soy Sauce 38g from Japan

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Sapporo Ichiban’s New ‘Momosan’ Iron Chef Morimoto Ramen – United States

I was contacted recently by Sapporo Ichiban regarding a new range of products. In collaboration with Iron Chef Masaharu Miromoto and his Momosan Ramen restaurants, here’s the new varieties for the USA! Let’s check them out!

Sapporo Ichiban’s New ‘Momosan’ Iron Chef Morimoto Ramen – Unboxing Time

#3085: Sapporo Ichiban Oil Soba Shrimp – Japan

#3085: Sapporo Ichiban Oil Soba Shrimp - 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 – ‘This is a special kind of “yakisoba” soupless noodle dish. Shoyu and miso based sauce is flavored with a toasty taste of shrimp, and the curly noodles catch the delicious sauce well. The savory sauce, the crunchy cabbage, and the meat. Everything in the bowl intensifies your appetite.’

Well this sounds different – and pretty dang good! Let’s have a look.

Sapporo Ichiban Oil Soba Shrimp – Japan

#3085: Sapporo Ichiban Oil Soba Shrimp - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, chicken, and pork. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover for 4 minutes. Use drain spout to drain off water. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3085: Sapporo Ichiban Oil Soba Shrimp - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3085: Sapporo Ichiban Oil Soba Shrimp - Japan

The noodle block. Noodles look a little on the thicker side.

#3085: Sapporo Ichiban Oil Soba Shrimp - Japan

A liquid sachet.

#3085: Sapporo Ichiban Oil Soba Shrimp - Japan

A thick oily liquid.

#3085: Sapporo Ichiban Oil Soba Shrimp - Japan

Loose bits from the bowl.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, sesame seeds, shrimp and shichimi togarashi. The noodles are a little broader and thicker than usual and honestly made me think of instant udon. The worked very well with the oily sauce with a nice shrimp taste. Definitely enjoyed the included garnish – the little pieces of mince were quite nice. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734034278.

#3085: Sapporo Ichiban Oil Soba Shrimp - Japan

12 Sapporo most cup star miso 79g ~

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