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#3057: Daikoku Gunma-Chan Udon – Japan

umai crate #3057: Daikoku Gunma-Chan Udon - 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 -“Gunma-chan is the official mascot of Gunma prefecture in Japan who takes the form of a gorse due to the region’s historical fame for raising horses. He’s here to bring you a delicious udon topped with scallions, egg, and seaweed.”

If you flip it upside down, it looks like VP Pence eating a stewed egg! Let’s check it out!

Daikoku Gunma-Chan Udon – Japan

umai crate #3057: Daikoku Gunma-Chan Udon - Japan

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

umai crate #3057: Daikoku Gunma-Chan Udon - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

umai crate #3057: Daikoku Gunma-Chan Udon - Japan

The noodle block.

umai crate #3057: Daikoku Gunma-Chan Udon - Japan

Lots of little bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions. The noodles were great – liked the broadness and texture quite a but. The broth has a sweet kitsune kind of taste to it but was less salty. Lots of fried tofu. It ended up being pretty good despite my dislike for this style usually. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4904511006215.

umai crate #3057: Daikoku Gunma-Chan Udon - Japan

Gunma Museum (Architecture in Detail)