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#3305: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Classic Shoyu – Japan

#3305: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Classic Shoyu - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘The original ‘CupStar Shoyu’ was released in 1975 (Showa 50), and is now back in your kitchen as a reprinted edition so you can try the original version. Toppings are scrambled eggs, kamaboko, shrimp, and scallion. The standard version today has minced pork, but the original version did not include it; instead, it has kamaboko (a type of cured fish paste). It is one of the simplest, yet most enjoyable instant ramens out there. Please enjoy the original version and explore a ‘back to the past’ experience!’

Nothing like a good shoyu – let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Classic Shoyu – Japan

#3305: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Classic Shoyu - Japan

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

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning and solid ingredients from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg, narutomaki, chashu,shichimi togarashiand sesame seeds. The noodles are of good quality, however the chewiness was kind of off-putting to be honest. I think they just seemed wrong for the gauge. The broth was nice though, with pleasant inclusions of egg and kamaboko, as well as decently sized shrimp. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734037309.

12 Sapporo most cup star miso 79g ~

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2911: New Touch Classic Shouyu Ramen

#2911: New Touch Classic Shouyu Ramen

Here’s another neat one from Zenpop.JP. Thank you! So Zenpop has all sorts of monthly boxes including ramen boxes. Nine instant ramen in one box for a good price – check ’em out! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Simple, classic shouyu ramen will never be boring. Flavorful vegetables, roasted garlic, and black pepper boost the savory taste of shouyu based chicken soup. The toppings include chopped roasted pork, shrimps, scrambled eggs and green onions.’

This particular one came from a ramen and sweets mix pack, one of the boxes Zenpop has to offer. Let’s check it out!

New Touch Classic Shouyu Ramen – Japan

#2911: New Touch Classic Shouyu Ramen

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

#2911: New Touch Classic Shouyu Ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2911: New Touch Classic Shouyu Ramen

The noodle block.

#2911: New Touch Classic Shouyu Ramen

A dry base sachet.

#2911: New Touch Classic Shouyu Ramen

A light powder.

#2911: New Touch Classic Shouyu Ramen

A vegetable sachet.

#2911: New Touch Classic Shouyu Ramen

Not just veg but scrambled egg and bits of pork.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg and shichimi. The noodles come out pretty good – nicer chew than many instants – some backbone there. The broth is really good – has some of the best shoyu flavor I’ve found in an instant. Included bits of pork, egg and veg work perfectly. A really nice surprise. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4903088009537.

#2911: New Touch Classic Shouyu Ramen

New touch Sugomen Taiwan ramen 123g ~ 12 pieces Nagoya

I really need to start doing this as I just ran out of chashu yesterday…

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

Here’s one sent by the Butlers of Illinois! Thank you again! They got this and many more for me during a trip they took to Illinois! This is actually made in Italy. Yep – Italian yakisoba! I’ve long known of this brand’s existence, and now it’s time to give it a try – let’s do it!

Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic – Italy

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and dry sachet to 150ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Add in liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

The noodle block.

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

A liquid base sachet.

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

Smells like yakisoba sauce.

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

A dry sachet.

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

Looks like scallion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles came out well. They were interesting too – kind of sloppy. The sauce covered everything and was kind of like a light yakisoba sauce. The vegetable sachet contents were mostly greenery and did well. To be honest, it seemed like a very wet yakisoba with a light flavor and more like it was in a sauce than just flavored yakisoba which is dryer. Interesting! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8000050024140.

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

The Delizia!: The Epic History of the Italians and Their Food

A Saikebon TV spot where people turn into anime characters

#2511: Samyang Foods Samyang Ramen Classic Edition

#2511: Samyang Foods Samyang Ramen Classic Edition - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle ramyun

Here’s a bowl version clad in the trapping of olde. Samyang Ramen was the very first instant ramyun to come out in South Korea – in 1963. Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

Samyang Foods Co., Ltd KRX: 003230 is a South Korean food manufacturer. The company was established on September 15, 1961 in South Korea. Its products are sold around the world.

Wow – that was brief. The article mentions products they make and that’s that. Luckily, I was a little more in-depth when I interviewed Samyang Foods a while back –

THE RAMEN RATER> Hello and thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn more about Samyang Foods! To begin, can you tell us about your company – when was Samyang Foods founded, where and by whom?

SAMYANG FOODS> SamyangFoods was founded by Joong-Yoon Chun on September of 1961. Samyangfoods started to produce ramyun in 1963. In the 1960s, after the Korean war had been over, Koreans were barely able to get food to eat. In this poor and hungry period, SamyangFoods’ original CEO, Joong-Yoon Chun, was shocked to see almost every Korean suffering from lack of food. Then, he decided to quit his CEO job at an insurance company at that time and develop substitutional foods by founding food company. He recalled he had a chance to eat ramen when he visited Japan. He had a thought: Ramen could be the only way to solve the biggest problem which was a shortage of foods. Indeed, he had hard time borrowing 50 thousand dollars but finally he could be successful in making ‘SamyangRamyun.’

Okay that’s a little better. So yeah – let’s check out this old school version of a really good ramyun!

Samyang Foods Samyang Ramen Classic Edition – South Korea

#2511: Samyang Foods Samyang Ramen Classic Edition - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle ramyun

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat or not. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2511: Samyang Foods Samyang Ramen Classic Edition - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle ramyun

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2511: Samyang Foods Samyang Ramen Classic Edition - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle ramyun

The noodle block.

#2511: Samyang Foods Samyang Ramen Classic Edition - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle ramyun

Loose bits from the cup.

#2511: Samyang Foods Samyang Ramen Classic Edition - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle ramyun

The soup base sachet.

#2511: Samyang Foods Samyang Ramen Classic Edition - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle ramyun

A lot of powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and beef. The noodles came out perfect – thick ramyun. The broth is really nice – not spicy, but a really tasty flavor with a little tanginess to it. Supplied garnish from the bowl hydrated well. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8801073211001.

#2511: Samyang Foods Samyang Ramen Classic Edition - South Korea - The Ramen Rater - instant noodle ramyun

Hek Buldak Extra Spicy Roasted Chicken Ramen Nuclear Edition 5 Pack

Another variety they make is the infamous fire noodle! Here’s my video on the entire series.

#1975: Nissin Soba Fried Noodles Classic

The very last one from James B. of the Netherlands – thanks again, buddy! Kind of interesting to note that this review is the same number as the year I was born. I remember when I hit review #500 and #1000 – seems so long ago! Let’s check out some yakisoba from Germany!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and vegetable sachet to a pan and add 250ml water. Cook until liquid is all but absorbed and add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A liquid sachet.

Smells like yakisoba sauce!

A vegetable sachet.

A nice little mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and barbecue pork. The noodles came out pretty well; a little fluffier than I would have liked. The yakisoba sauce was alright, but just seemed to be missing that slight Worcestershire/tamarind bite. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 5997523324278.

Nissin Yakisoba UFO, Instant Sosu Pan-fried Noodles, Large Size, 5.9oz(168g) X 3 Tubs (For 3 Servings) [Japan Import]

Probably my favorite instant noodle documentary.

Meet The Manufacturer: #1833: Vit’s Instant Noodles With Chicken Flavour

To start things off, I thought I’d go back in time with this one. This is part of the Vit’s Classic line of products. Definitely has that ‘old school’ look to it, eh? Well, let’s have a look inside!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for ourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder with a chicken scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, baked chicken with a sprinkle of fried garlic and hard boiled egg. Chicken instant noodles usually are pretty ho-hum and not a lot of attention seems to be taken in their making. This one is an exception – first, the noodles are very good – thick with a very nice chew and backbone. The broth has a very standard chicken flavor with just a little more chicken oomph to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9556354000063.

Vit’s Chicken Flavour Instant Noodle 80g

Prizes awarded by Vit’s after a big contest!

#1222: Nissin Soba Classic Noodles With Japanese Yakisoba Sauce

Here’s another my friend Scott A. over at Nissin USA sent – thanks! These neat cups are made for sale over in Europe by Nissin Germany. Let’s check it out!

They have these plastic lids with holes in them.

The side panels (click image to enlarge). Not sure about meat in this one so check for yourself. To make it, you add hot water, put the lid on for 3 minutes. Then use the lid as a strainer. Add the packet of liquid and stir and you’re done.

The foil lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The liquid sachet.

Has that Worcestershire scent of yakisoba sauce.

Some of the bits of veggies from the cup.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some shrimp I sauteed in garlic salt. The noodles are definitely what I would expect from yakisoba noodles. Theyre light and easy on the chew. The flavoring is your standard yakisoba sauce flavor – kind of a sweet, salty and Worcestershire thing going on. The veggies were pretty good although some didn’t hydrate all the way. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5997523313111.

Although not a German commercial, this is pretty awesome!

#415: Ve Wong Dah Wei Vang Instant Noodles Artificial Classic Beef Flavor

So this is a big wide bowl of noodles. Don’t think I’ve had any Ve Wong like this before – hope its something good!

Clockwise from top left: powdered seasoning, vegetable packet and finally seasoned oil. That’s quite a hefty veggie pack!

There’s everything waiting for the boiling water. It required a lot of it, too.

Click image to enlarge. So I’m going to say first off that this product had the most veggies. Period. That on its own is impressive – after 414 reviews! So the veggies themselves are a little mushy though, so quantity isn’t always going to conquer quality. The noodles were better than I expected too – not spongy or mushy. The broth hads a slight bit of spiciness to it and was beefish and enjoyable. All in all, not a bad bowl of noodle soup. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.

Wow how old school!

Reminds me of staying home from school sick…