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#3113: Itsuki Ebi Tempura Udon – Japan

#3113: Itsuki Ebi Tempura 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 -“A fan of seafood? This hot udon soup is for your with its shrimp tempura and notes of seaweed and bonito (tuna) infused in the broth.”

Actually, I’m a big fan of seafood! Let’s see what’s inside.

Itsuki Ebi Tempura Udon – Japan

#3113: Itsuki Ebi Tempura Udon - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodle pouch and boiling water to bowl for 1-2 minutes. Separate noodles. Drain. Add boiling water and sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3113: Itsuki Ebi Tempura Udon - Japan

The two sides of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3113: Itsuki Ebi Tempura Udon - Japan

The udon pouch.

#3113: Itsuki Ebi Tempura Udon - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3113: Itsuki Ebi Tempura Udon - Japan

A powder flecked with dark bits.

#3113: Itsuki Ebi Tempura Udon - Japan

A disc of tempura.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sansyo pepper, and spring onion. The udon is the standard pouch udon – thick and chewy. The broth really hits me more as a bonito broth than a shrimp one, however the tempura disc has a nice shrimp taste to it which when sopped up with the broth lends itself nicely. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901726010549.

#3113: Itsuki Ebi Tempura Udon - Japan

ITSUKI Ramen Spicy Curry Tonkotsu 115g×5 pieces

Watch me put this together on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1994: Nissin Gyoretsu-no-Dekiru-Mise-no- Ramen (Shrimp Tantanmen)

When I pulled this bowl out of one of the boxes Nissin Japan sent, I was immediately curious. I mean, this looks really thick. This is a shrimp tantanmen. What is tantanmen you ask? Wikipedia, if you please…

Dandan noodles or dandanmian (traditional Chinese: 擔擔麵, simplified Chinese: 担担面) is a noodle dish originating from Chinese Sichuan cuisine. It consists of a spicy sauce containing preserved vegetables (often including zha cai (榨菜), lower enlarged mustard stems, or ya cai (芽菜), upper mustard stems), chili oil, Sichuan pepper, minced pork, and scallions served over noodles.

Sesame paste and/or peanut butter is sometimes added, and occasionally replaces the spicy sauce, usually in the Taiwanese and American Chinese style of the dish.[1] In this case, dandanmian is considered as a variation of ma jiang mian (麻醬麵), sesame sauce noodles. In American Chinese cuisine, dandanmian is often sweeter, less spicy, and less soupy than its Sichuan counterpart.

The name refers to a type of carrying pole (dan dan) that was used by walking street vendors who sold the dish to passers-by. The pole was carried over the shoulder, with two baskets containing noodles and sauce attached at either end. The noodles cost almost nothing, and gradually local people came to call them dandan noodles. Literally, the name translates as “noodles carried on a pole”, but may be better translated as “peddler’s noodles”.

The corresponding Japanese dish is tantan-men, a form of ramen (formally 担担麺, as in Chinese, but often written with , or with 坦 instead of 担).

Alright – let’s have a look!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). To prepare, Add in contents of large blue sachet and boiling water to fill line. Let steep covered for 4 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachets and stir well. Add garnish on top and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The large soup base sachet.

Has a nice shrimp scent to it.

A large dry sachet.

Bits of pork and spring onion and cabbage.

Another liquid sachet.

A sesame sauce.

Finally, the garnish sachet.

Fried crunchy tofu to sprinkle on top.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles have a very nice thickness and chew – a little lighter than their other premium variants and fittingly so. The broth is more akin to a sauce in it’s thickness. The shrimp and sesame notes coalesce in a colorful symphony. The pork and vegetables hydrated very well and were tasty. The crunchy tofu on top was very good. This was absolutely splendid stuff; beautiful and delicious. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105233115.

Nissin noodles craftsman Tantanmen 102g ~ 12 pieces

A great Nissin Cup Noodle TV commercial featuring what looks to be ‘Space Ram,’ the instant ramen that can be enjoyed in outer space!