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#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

Here’s one from Javier over at www.BoxFromJapan.com – thank you! So Box From Japan is a subscription service – every month, you can get a different four bowls of instant ramen from Japan – pretty awesome!  This one’s wantan men – let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about this variety –

A wonton (also spelled wantan, wanton, or wuntun in transcription from Cantonese; Mandarin: húndun or húntun) is a type of dumpling commonly found in a number of Chinese cuisines.

There are a number of related, Chinese-influenced noodle dishes in Japan, often served alongside ramen in ramen establishments. They do not include noodle dishes considered traditionally Japanese, such as soba or udon, which are almost never served in the same establishments as ramen. 

Wantan-men has long straight noodles and wonton, served in a mild, usually salt tasted soup.

You’ve probably had wonton soup in Chinese restaurants in the United States; watan men is like ramen with the wontons in there. Let’s give it a look!

Acecook Pork Wantan Men – Japan

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and pork. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Let steep covered for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

The noodle block.

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

The dry base.

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

Kinda fluffy.

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

The garnish sachet.

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

Vegetables, wantan and pig face fishcakes.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg and spring onion. The noodles were pretty good. Slight soft chew and mellowness. The broth is good too – good thickness and flavor. The wantan pieces are great – good size and really go well with the broth. Finally, the little piggy fishcakes are awesome. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901071214265.

#2480: Acecook Pork Wantan Men - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - ニュースリリース ワンタンメンどんぶり タンメン味

Acecook 1.5 times Super Cup pork ramen 120g ~ 12 pieces

An Acecook TV advertisement for this variety.

#2468: Acecook Dossari Yasai Chanpon

#2468: Acecook Dossari Yasai Chanpon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - ニュースリリース

Here’s a new one – sent by Javier at Box From Japan! Thankj you! So Box From Japan is a subscription service. Indeed, you can lay out a few bucks every month and get a box with four really decent instant ramen from Japan to your door – definitely one to check out if you’re into Japanese food and culture

Now, chanpon. So, what is it? Let’s ask Wikipedia –

Champon (ちゃんぽん Chanpon?), also known as Chanpon, is a noodle dish that is a regional cuisine of Nagasaki. There are different versions in Japan, Korea and China. The dish is, inspired from the cuisine of China. Champon is made by frying pork, seafood and vegetables with lard; a soup made with chicken and pig bones is then added. Ramen noodles made especially for champon are added and then boiled. Unlike other ramen dishes, you only need one pan as the noodles boil in the soup. Depending on the season and the situation, the ingredients differ. Hence the taste and style may depend on the location and time of year.[citation needed]

Although Nagasaki Champon is the most well-known rendition, there are other variations found in Japan. Ankake no Champon is a soy-sauce variant from Tottori, Shimane Prefectures, as well as the city of Amagasaki in Hyōgo Prefecture. In the city of Akita, a version with miso broth is served, with the soup filling to the bowl almost to the point of overflowing.

In Okinawa, Champon is a rice dish where assorted vegetables, thinly-sliced meat (pork, luncheon meat or corned beef hash) and scrambled egg are fried and served on top of rice. Champon from Okinawa is a rice dish served with assorted vegetables and scrambled egg

The Korean Jjamppong is a similar noodle dish with a spicy seafood broth.

Alrighty – let’s cook it up and give it a try!

Acecook Dossari Yasai Chanpon – Japan

#2468: Acecook Dossari Yasai Chanpon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - ニュースリリース

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

#2468: Acecook Dossari Yasai Chanpon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - ニュースリリース

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2468: Acecook Dossari Yasai Chanpon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - ニュースリリース

The noodle block.

#2468: Acecook Dossari Yasai Chanpon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - ニュースリリース

Lots of loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out well. They have a good gauge and expected chew. The broth is milky with a nice richness to it. Indeed this one is more of a vegetable chanpon with lots of cabbage and I think I’m getting a little kikurage in there. Nicely done. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901071226695.

#2468: Acecook Dossari Yasai Chanpon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - ニュースリリース

Acecook twelve oodles vegetables C h a n p o n

An Acecook TV commercial.