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#3274: Maruchan Tempura Udon – Japan

#3274: Maruchan Tempura Udon - Japan

This one was in a box from www.zenpop.jp – head over and use coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount!

Here’s what they had to say about this one – “A simple and delicate broth made from bonito and kelp. The broth is so delicious you will finish until the last drop of this soup. Contains rather small shrimp and onion tempura inside this cup, it is an ideal night snack for you! It’s light flavor won’t give you any guilt eating at midnight.”

Sounds interesting – let’s hit it up!

Maruchan Tempura Udon – Japan

#3274: Maruchan Tempura Udon - Japan

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

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose bits from the cup.

Sachet affixed to lid.

#3274: Maruchan Tempura Udon - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sesame seeds, shichimi togarashi, spring onion, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are wide and slightly thick but incredibly soft. Broth is light with a bit of a bonito hit to it. The amount of included garnish is quite impressive and of good quality. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990330961.

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2753: Maruchan Tempura Udon

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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.

Here’s a little something from Wikipedia about udon –

Udon (饂飩, usually written as うどん) is a type of thick wheat flour noodle of Japanese cuisine. It is similar to Italian vermicelli, a wheat flour noodle of similar size.

Udon is often served hot as a noodle soup in its simplest form, as kake udon, in a mildly flavoured broth called kakejiru, which is made of dashisoy sauce, and mirin. It is usually topped with thinly chopped scallions. Other common toppings include tempura, often prawn or kakiage (a type of mixed tempura fritter), or aburaage, a type of deep-fried tofu pockets seasoned with sugar, mirin, and soy sauce. A thin slice of kamaboko, a halfmoon-shaped fish cake, is often added. Shichimi can be added to taste.

The flavor of broth and topping vary from region to region. Usually, dark brown broth, made from dark soy sauce (koikuchi shōyu), is used in eastern Japan, and light brown broth, made from light soy sauce (usukuchi shōyu), is used in western Japan. This is even noticeable in packaged instant noodles, which are often sold in two different versions for east and west.

Alright – let’s crack open this cup from Japan!

Maruchan Tempura Udon – Japan

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

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

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The noodle block.

#2753: Maruchan Tempura Udon Japan Crate Umnai Crate www.japancrate.com

Loose bits from the cup.

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A liquid base sachet affixed to the lid.

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Has a sweet and soy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added kamaboko, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles are as most instant udon – broad and flat. They definitely weren’t spongy – something I liked. The broth is a kind of sweet soy and fish flavor. The tempura was here and there. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990330961.

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