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#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Here’s one sent by Javier over at Box From Japan. Box From Japan is a monthly subscription service where you can get boxes of neat Japanese instant ramen or boxes of candy and they have other special ones as well! Definitely, give them a look!

So this variety is sour and spicy – and the sour comes from black vinegar. Black vinegar adds a kind of tangy tartness which I find a really neat condiment and works really well in noodle varieties I’ve tried. Let’s check out this bowl Chukazanmai!

Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup – Japan

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, pull lid back and add powder and solid block. Fill with 400ml boiling water and cover for 5 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

A fancy noodle block.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

The powder base sachet.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Definitely a lot of powder here.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

A solid block.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Freeze dried ingredients that really spring to life when added to boiling water. Usually vegetables and meats.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

A liquid base sachet.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Black vinegar.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Chinese sausage, and spring onion. The noodles have a strong chew and good backbone – a good reason to call this one premium. The broth has a nice balance of sweetness, sour tanginess from black vinegar, and an underlying afterthought kind of spiciness from Sichuan pepper. Very interesting and quite good. The inclusion of the freeze-dried block that expands with a nice variety of vegetables rounds out the bowl. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902881421386.

#2633: Myojo Chukazanmai Premium Sour & Spicy Noodle Soup - Japan - The Ramen Rater - boxfromjapan.com

Myojo Instant Ramen Assorted Soy Sauce (Pack of 4), Miso (Pack of 4), Oriental Salt (Pack of 4) Flavor, 3.73-Ounce (Total Pack of 12)

A trove of old Myojo TV commercials!

#1428: Myojo Chukazanmai Beijing Style Salt Ramen

This is the first bowl of instant noodles I’m having since our California vacation last week and I must say it’s good to be back to reviewing! This is one I picked up while in Canada a while back. Let’s take a look!

Here’s the import sticker (click image to enlarge). May contain meat.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add noodle block to 600ml boiling water for 4 minutes. Add contents of sachets and stir well. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A fluffy white powder.

The liquid base sachet.

An oily liquid.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced pork, green onion and narutomaki. The noodles are quite good – they have a nice chew and premium feel. The broth is pretty good, but seems to be missing something. It’s not as rich as I’d hoped. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4902881052290.

Here’s an older commercial for Myojo Chukazanmai instant noodles.

#1416: Myojo Chukazanmai Szechuan Style Miso

Here’s an interesting one. Myojo does this premium Chukazanmai line and there are quite a few different varieties! This one has me a little worried though. I haven’t really liked Szechuan style much of anything in the past. Hopefully this will turn the tide! Let’s check it out.

The distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken and shrimp.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water for 4 minutes. Add contents of sachets and stir. Enjoy!

The premium noodle block.

The powder base sachet.

A light, granular concoction.

The liquid sachet.

Has a Szechuan scent. Hmm.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles were quite nice – they had some serious chewiness and a feel of higher quality than many. The flavor however wasn’t the greatest. It had a miso side of things and a funky Szechuan soy and chilli flavor that just felt greasy and funky to me. I could see some people liking it, but just not my kind of thing. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4902881052313.

A Myojo Chukazanmai TV commercial from Japan!

#1179: Myojo Chukazanmai Guangdong Style Ramen

Here’s one that my friend Scott A. sent me – thanks again! Been a long time since I’ve had any of the Chukazanmai varieties – fancy shmancy stuff – let’s check this one out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

Nice noodles – non fried.

The powder sachet.

Light powder.

The liquid sachet.

Has a very soy scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed pork and Walla Walla sweet onion and garnished with Urashima Vegetable Furikake and green onions. The noodles and luxuriant and have a very good feel and chew. They are high quality and reminiscent of fresh ramen noodles. The broth is strong with good soy flavor and a deep rich flavor. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4902881052276.

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A Myojo Chukazanmai TV ad.

#195: Myojo Chukazanmai Noodles Sesame Flavor

Okay here’s some that I’ve been sitting on for a while. So these are to be served cool – so we’ll see if they’re any good.

A big packet of liquid and a smaller packet of liquid…

So the bulk here is the big packet – a sweet sesame dressing. The little one? Hot mustard!

Click image to enlarge. It said on the back to serve with sliced cucumber, tomato and ham. Well, I had some ham so I tossed some in. So this stuff is pretty good! Kind of sweet and vinegary and with a touch of mustard taste. The noodles are cool and wet (drained and rinsed with cold water) and a little slimy but not gross. I think this is good stuff but not something I’d have again. Maybe but probably not. I’m giving this one a 3.0 out of 5.0 stars – it is unique and interesting and enjoyable, but not my kind of ‘regular’ noodle choice. Get it here.

#184: Myojo Chukazanmai Japanese Style Noodles With Soup Base Soy Sauce Flavor

Some more of the Myojo Chukazanmai. It’s still on sale!

A powder and a liquid…

Hmmm… Looks interesting…

Click image to enlarge. So this is quite good. The broth is very tasty and seems more traditional. The noodles are chewy and very enjoyable. There are little bits of some green onion here and there that have a nice taste. Long story short, I like this stuff – I’m giving it a 3.75 out of 5.0 stars – very pleasant and simple. Find it here.

#182: Myojo Chukazanmai Japanese Style Noodles With Soup Base

Looks interesting – so far I have really enjoyed this line by Myojo quite a bit. Seems pretty gourmet…

A powdered packet and an liquid packet…

So the liquid is oil and thick soy sauce – very nice.

Click image to enlarge. So the noodles are very nice – they have backbone and require a chew or two. Very competent out of the gate. The broth is pretty good – sweet and slightly spicy.  I like this stuff but it didn’t stack up to the others I had in this line. I’m tossin it a 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.

#170: Myojo Chukazanmai Japanese Style Noodles With Soup Base Soybean Paste Flavor

Second one of these I’ve tried…

Some dry powder, some goopy stuff which I figure is soybean paste.

And yes – it was soybean paste and sesame oil. I must admit it was one of the harder packets of goop that I’ve dispensed.

Click image to enlarge. The noodles were decent and had some characteristic firmness I enjoy. The broth was delightful – full of complexities I would describe as deep. Some sesame seeds, sesame oil beads dancing atop the soup and the soybean paste flavor rounding it out. Tasted like some kind of meal I would expect to have in a nice place by the water. I’m giving this one 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. It was pretty great stuff! Get it here.