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#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon – Japan

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake 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 -“We have featured many udon in the past but this one is a bit different! The noodles are splashed with a sauce after being cooked instead of served in a warm broth. Get a jump-start to spring with this udon and enjoy its unique soup base infused with a strong taste of bonito (tuna) and kelp (seaweed).”

Alright – let’s give it a try!

Kinchan Bukkake Udon – Japan

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

Detail from the bottom and side (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add 400ml boiling water to bowl with noodle and cover for 2 minutes. Drain. Add sauce and stir. Finally, garnish with dry sachet contents and enjoy!

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

The fresh udon pouch.

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

A sauce.

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

A dry sachet of garnish.

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

Looks like tempura among other things.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The udon worked very well with the sauce which has a sweet and fish kind of hit to it. The garnish was a combo of tempura, sesame seed and bonito. Not bad. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4904760919007.

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

Sendan Bowl Poppy Red 7.75″dia.x 2.75″h

Watch me cook this on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen - 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 -“Ramen can be found all over Japan from convenience stores to sit down restaurants. Enjoy this pack of shoyu in the convenience of your own home and dress it up anyway you’d like.”

Despite the neither here, or there kind of feel I’m getting from their description, the products they’ve shared from this company are indeed quite good – time to cook!

San-Iku Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 500cc boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A soup base sachet.

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chashu pork and soft egg. The noodles are nice and plump just like I like them. Broth was a nice rich shoyu flavor. Simple, yet satisfying. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4974434902727.

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen - Japan

SanIku Foods (San’iku) brown rice noodles 100gX40 pieces

Watch me cook and garnish on an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Umai Crate: Japanese Instant Ramen Box – August 2018 – Unboxing Time

Umai Crate: Japanese Instant Ramen Box - August 2018 - Unboxing Time

Another month, another box! We have a new Umai Crate to unbox!  Japan Crate curates these and there’s always something interesting going on in these boxes – usually quite a few somethings! Coupon code below – check it out!

Umai Crate: Japanese Instant Ramen Box – August 2018 – Unboxing Time

Thank you – looking forward to reviewing these! So we have a coupon code and a link here for you –

Get yours here: http://japancrate.com?tap_a=12827-4134c1&tap_s=185180-a588e7
Coupon code: THERAMENRATER

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

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 -“This udon gets its name from ‘tanuki.’ Tanuki refers to ‘raccoon dogs,’ which are figures in Japanese mythology that bring good luck. Tanuki udon is typicality served with tempura bits called tenkasu. Serve this udon cold as a main dish at a spring dinner and perhaps pair it with a plate of gyoza or karage on the side.”

Interesting to see this in a tray form. Let’s take a look!

Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon – Japan

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Unsure whether or not it contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water and solid ingredients sachet and cover for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in cold water and stir. Drain. add in liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

The noodle block.

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

The liquid base sachet.

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

Solid ingredients.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cucumber, hard boiled egg and grape tomato. The noodles hydrated pretty well however were rubbery. The flavor was good – a kind of sweet and sesame affair with a dash of head from the powder. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4904511003429.

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

Daikoku My Friends Big Gomamiso ramen 105g ~ 12 pieces

This is a prime example of how instant noodles are viewed in the United States – a very confused view. I’m going to see what happens when I share this inn my favorite instant ramen group from Japan – should be interesting

Zenpop June 2018 Instant Ramen Box – Shio Sampler! – Unboxing Time

Zenpop June 2018 Instant Ramen Box - Shio Sampler! - Unboxing Time

So another month, another great box from Zenpop.jp, purveyors of Japanese neat things. They have ramen boxes, they have candy boxes, they have ramen and candy boxes, they have stationery boxes too! Lots of neat stuff to check out over there. Check ’em out and use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount! Let’s crack this box open and see what’s inside!

Zenpop Japan Shio Sampler Pack – June 2018 – Japan

Awesome – lots of great things in here to check out! Thank you very much for sending this along!

Unboxing Time: Zenpop Japan Ramen Tour Pack – May 2018

Zenpop Japan Ramen Tour Pack - May 2018 - Japan

So another month, another great box from Zenpop.jp, purveyors of Japanese neat things. They have ramen boxes, they have candy boxes, they have ramen and candy boxes, they have stationery boxes too! Lots of neat stuff to check out over there. Check ’em out and use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount! Let’s crack this box open and see what’s inside!

Zenpop Japan Ramen Tour Pack – May 2018 – Japan

Thanks to Zenpop for sending this along!