Here’s one sent by Javier over at www.BoxFromJapan.com. You can get a nice package of 4 varieties shipped to your door every month via their subscription service – they also do Japanese candy boxes as well. Today it’s shoyu from Acecook. So if you don’t know about shoyu, here’s a little something from Wikipedia –
Shōyu (醤油, “soy sauce”) ramen is the oldest of the five, 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 and/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.
Looks like a big bowl of noodles! Let’s give it a look!
Acecook Super Cup Torigara Shoyu – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in vegetable sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in remaining sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The dry base sachet.
A light powder.
A liquid base sachet.
Has an interesting look to it.
The vegetables sachet.
Vegetables as well as a slice of pork.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, egg and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out pretty well – decent gauge a slightly more backbone than the average instant. The broth has a good oiliness and a pretty good shoyu taste to it. The included vegetables hydrated well and the pork slice did as well, however it tasted more like salami in this one. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901071237943.