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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.

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#2905: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Hokkaido Potato Miso 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 – ‘thanks to its fertile land, Hokkaido produces a wide variety of foods, and this ramen includes potato that grew in the rich land. The soup is seasoned with Red Miso, which has a strong taste and dark red color. You’ll be surprised to find how potato tastes in a great miso soup.’

Alright! Let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Hokkaido Potato Miso Ramen – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover three minutes. finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose ingredient from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles hydrated well enough and weren’t soggy or spongy. The broth had a definite miso taste to it which was pretty good. Lots of garnish here which of course is really welcome, but potato isn’t exactly what I found to be a great pairing. Interesting but kind of meh. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734033608.

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#2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Hey look at this! This came by way of Hobby Link Japan, a great site that has all sorts of amazing Japanese things including instant noodles! Thank you very much! Here’s what they had to say about this unique variety on their website –

‘This easy-to-prepare pack of Kyuushuu-style cup noodles has a delicious tonkotsu (pork) and herb taste, and comes with dried pork, wood ear mushrooms, sesame seeds and green onions!’

Sounds great – let’s hit it!

Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles – Japan

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork., To prepare, add 320ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

The noodle block.

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

A lot of powder and garnish from inside the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, hard boiled egg, chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and shichimi togarashi. The noodles were thin and  had the character of a straight noodle in a thin one which was interesting. The broth was excellent – a hearty tonkotsu I liked. The included bits were good – especially the chunks of pork which were prevalent and tasty. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734016496.

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Sapporo Ichiban Cupstar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

This is from 1988 – 30 years ago… Oh man 1988 was 30 years ago? I’m getting old….