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#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

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 –

The chicken-based salt soup has a flavor of savory roasted vegetables. You can add more cabbage, carrot or green onion and make it even more delicious and healthy.

Here’s a little about what tanmen is from Wikipedia as well –

Dandan noodles or dandanmian (simplified Chinese担担面traditional Chinese擔擔麵) is a noodle dish originating from Chinese Sichuan cuisine. It consists of a spicy sauce containing preserved vegetables (often including zha cai (榨菜), lower enlarged mustard stems, or ya cai (芽菜), upper mustard stems), chili oilSichuan pepper, minced pork, and scallions served over noodles.

Sesame paste and/or peanut butter is sometimes added, and occasionally replaces the spicy sauce, usually in the Taiwanese and American Chinese style of the dish.[1] In this case, dandanmian is considered as a variation of ma jiang mian (麻醬麵), sesame sauce noodles. In American Chinese cuisine, dandanmian is often sweeter, less spicy, and less soupy than its Sichuan counterpart

.The same sauce is frequently served over poached chicken (called bonbon or bangbang chicken (棒棒鸡)), and on steamed, meat-filled dumplings in another Sichuan dish called suanla chaoshou. The corresponding Japanese dish is tantan-men, a form of ramen (formally 担担麺, as in Chinese, but often written with , or with 坦 instead of 担).

Alright – let’s tear into it!

TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen – Japan

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add in dry sachet contents and 350ml boiling water. Cover for 4 minutes. Add in the liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

The noodle block.

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

A liquid base sachet.

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

Oily!

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

The dry base sachet.

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

Lots of vegetable bits and pieces.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and spring onion. The noodles aren’t bad – thin and with a nice chew. The broth has a bright kind of veggie taste to it with a good oiliness as well. The included vegetables hydrated well and were ubiquitous. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901520400539.

#2681: TableMark Homerun-Ken Vegetable Tanmen - Japan - zenpop.jp

TableMark homer eaves vegetables end face 98g ~ 12 pieces

Future scenes at my house.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

Here’s one I got from ZenPop, a company that’s producing ramen boxes in Japan. They have a new box just about every month with 9 different varieties – a pretty impressive amount!

Here’s what they had to say about this one – “The oyster sauce added to the soy sauce based soup is the secret of the appetizing flavor. The thick soup matches well with the noodles and veggies. The chunks of vegetables include cabbage, corn, green onion, qing-geng-cai and red pepper.’ Sounds interesting – let’s get to this one from TableMark.

TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen – Japan

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork, chicken and fish. To prepare, add 350ml boiling water and sachet contents (except liquid sachet) and cover for 4 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

The noodle block.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

The dry base sachet.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

A light powder.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

The liquid base sachet.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

A dark liquid.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

A large vegetable sachet.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

The aforementioned vegetables – good size and quantity.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and a little slippery but quite good on the gauge and chew. The broth is very greasy – and it works well. It definitely leans more towards the oyster sauce than the shoyu side of things. The vegetables are all over – something I like a lot. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901520400577.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

T a b l e M a r k   Station cafeteria salt ramen ~ 12 pieces

An older Japanese TV commercial

#2261: TableMark Tohokuno Aji Yonezawa Ramen

Here’s another one sent to me by Javier from Box From Japan. Box From Japan has subscriptions for all sorts of neat Japanese things. I regret to say that I was informed that they won’t be taking subscriptions for their ramen boxes for now – hopefully that will start again soon. He mentioned that you can purchase instant noodles from them here. Here’s what he had to say about this particular variety:

Local ramen in Yonezawa, located in the northeast. Noodle: Medium-thick non-fried noodles. Chewy and good texture. Soup: Sweet soy sauce flavor with a pork and chicken base that has dried anchovy and dried bonito to give it a light taste. The soup has a clean flavor so you can taste the soy sauce directly. Ingredients: Roasted pork, bamboo shoots, green onion, processed fish paste

Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish chicken and pork. To prepare, add in contents of vegetable sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 4 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The liquid sachet.

A rich looking liquid.

A vegetables sachet.

Hey look some pork and narutomaki as well!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg and shichimi togarashi. The noodles are nice – good gauge and a unique chew I found very likable. The broth is a kind of fish influenced shoyu which is a little sweet and works well. The naruto and pork slice were alright and the bamboo shoots were definitely enjoyable. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901520400492.

TableMark homer eaves wonton noodles 99g (noodles 65g) 12 pieces ~

A short video from TableMark.

#1138: Tablemark Downtown Ramen Shop Shoyu

Here’s another one from T&T Supermarket up in Canada! Looks like a regular Japanese pack, right? This is actually a fresh ramen – frozen! Let’s check it out!

The regulars here might have noticed that I haven’t posted since Sunday. The reason? My wife Kit had surgery at the break of dawn on Monday. I spent the last few days by her side in the hospital and am happy to report she is doing great! Everyone who likes this site should give a big thanks to her – she’s driven me around to countless Asian groceries and listened to me prattle on about instant noodles time and time again. She is a brave and strong woman and I love her. We got home today and it’s great to be here with her!

Here’s the import sticker (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free, but check for yourself. Note – after sampling this, I really think that the 270mg of sodium is a bit off – maybe 1,270, but seems like more. I don’t know how to gauge sodium amounts, but that’s my two cents.

Here’s the back of the packaging. From the instruction panels, it looks as if you can microwave the noodles much like a package of popcorn! I think I’ll give it a try.

The noodle block.

The soup base liquid.

Here’s the liquid base. Has a nice soy scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added green onions, narutomaki, hard boiled egg, Walla Walla sweet onion and some beef I sauteed with a little Worcestershire. The noodles are decent – even going through the microwave. The little baggie they were in expanded like a puffer fish and the contents cooked nicely and evenly; it’s like they were boiled in there. The only thing I didn’t like was that until they met the broth, they wouldn’t break apart. Although it probably mentions breaking them up in the text on the back of the packet. Either way, the noodles were of good quality. The broth was light and full of rich soy taste. Not extremely oily, but had a richness and a little oil. Quite nice. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4901520113866.

Here’s a Tablemark commercial.

#295: TableMark Japanese Style Soup Noodle Soybean Paste Flavor

So I found this at a little store at Alderwood Mall called Daiso. The only thing ramen related they had other than cookware.

Veggies and powder…

Interesting veggies – plenty of corn…

Click image to enlarge. Wow this looks really good… When we were purchasing this, the lady at the counter dutifully let us know that all sales were final so be warned. I thought that was odd; I guess I could bring the bowl of noodles back after I had eaten them somehow? Actually no, I’m not going to. I like these. A lot! The soybean paste flavor is excellent! It gets into everything. The noodles were so good and really surprised me in their quality. They had a very nice soy taste! The broth was very rich and tasted nice. As for the veggie, there were more than enough. All around a very enjoyable experience! I’m giving this stuff a 4.5 out of 5.0 stars!