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#2833: Myojo Kurume 80 Year Anniversary Tonkotsu Ramen

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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 –

First created in 1937 in Kurume, in the Fukuoka prefecture of Japan, this delicious tonkotsu ramen has been a favorite for 80 years and counting!   The rich, thick soup made from pork bone, chrysanthemum, green onions and seaweed is paired with the medium-thin noodles that are a Kurume specialty. 

Tonkotsu! Fukuoka! Let’s do this!

Myojo Kurume 80 Year Anniversary Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

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Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add 410ml of boiling water, cover, and let steep for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

hobby link japan hlj.com #2833: Myojo Kurume 80 Year Anniversary Tonkotsu Ramen

The noodle block.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2833: Myojo Kurume 80 Year Anniversary Tonkotsu Ramen

The dry base sachet.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2833: Myojo Kurume 80 Year Anniversary Tonkotsu Ramen

A light and fluffy powder.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2833: Myojo Kurume 80 Year Anniversary Tonkotsu Ramen

A liquid base sachet.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2833: Myojo Kurume 80 Year Anniversary Tonkotsu Ramen

Thick and creamy look to it.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2833: Myojo Kurume 80 Year Anniversary Tonkotsu Ramen

A solid ingredients sachet.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2833: Myojo Kurume 80 Year Anniversary Tonkotsu Ramen

A slice of pork and some vegetables.

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A piece of seaweed garnish.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and hard boiled egg. The noodles were of a thinner gauge. They were good – gauge-wise and chewiness, I enjoyed them thoroughly. The broth was a salty tonkotsu with some nice richness. The included vegetables were okay and the slice of pork was just a little too thin. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902881421775.

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Kurume 80 Year Anniversary Tonkotsu Ramen

A video showcasing Kurume, which is in Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan.

#2705: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】

#2805: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】

So a couple months ago I read an article mentioning this high end fancy instant ramen. Having never seen nor heard of it, I thought I’d better investigate. I mean, how can I be The Ramen Rater if I’m not going to hop on board for something like this? I got some eBay gift cards for Christmas and thought I’d seek this one out.

Alright so I ordered this on eBay a few weeks ago and it arrived a couple weeks later. I’ve seen this around for $8 a pack. Yeah – $8… I got it off of eBay for $14.98 with ‘free shipping.’ I’ve baked shipping into the price before on eBay when I used to do eBay – everybody does. All I can say is this stuff better be good! I love tonkotsu and so hopefully this is an excellent one. Let’s dive in.

Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】 – Japan

#2805: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, I was lucky to get some help from a friend to the site for years – a fellow named Marvin – thanks! I mean, who wants to cook a practically $15 pack of instant noodles incorrectly?

Here are the instructions for the Ramen. The time regulates the firmness of the noodles :
Cooking Instructions
ICHIRAN Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】
Necessary Items
ICHIRAN Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】
Pot
Large Bowl
Favorite Toppings (green onions, pork slices, etc.)
#2805: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】
1 Boil 500ml (about 2 cups) of water in pot.
firmness
(Estimated Boiling Time)
Extra Firm (as desired)
Firm (2min.30sec.)
Medium (3分)
Soft (3分30秒)
Extra Soft (as desired)
#2805: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】
2
When the noodles start to separate, turn off the heat and add the “① soup powder” and the “② special oil”. Stir well.
※Refer to the chart below for the level of richness, and adjust to your liking.
Level of Richness

None (None)
Light Taste (as desired)
Medium (Half packet)
Richness (Whole packet)
#2805: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】
3
Put soup/noodles into large bowl. Add “Spicy Red Powder”.
!) The powder is very spicy, so adjust amount to your preference.
Spiciness

None (None)
Half (A little)
Medium (Half packet)
Double (Whole packet)
Add your favorite toppings like pork slices, green onions, kikurage mushrooms,
!) Contents are hot after heating, so please handle with care.
!) Please eat in a timely manner after opening the package. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2805: Ichiran Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce【Only in Fukuoka】

The noodle block.

A powder sachet.

Lots of powder.

A liquid base sachet.

Thick and milky.

The red dry sauce.

Looks kind of like chilli powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sesame seeds, Salad Cosmo Mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, spring onion, narutomaki and chashu pork. I cooked the noodles for 3 minutes. They retained a good backbone and were of good quality. The broth was milky but not thick and to be honest I would have like a little more thickness to it. It had a pork and spicy hit to it plus an very good oiliness. Impressed. Worth paying $15USD per pack on eBay? I wouldn’t go that far, but it was pretty darn tasty stuff. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4562214820899.

Japanese populer Ramen “ICHIRAN” instant noodles tonkotsu 5 meals(Japan Import)

Unboxing Time: A $15 Single Pack Of Ichiran Fukuoka Ramen

Unboxing Time: A $15 Single Pack Of Ichiran Fukuoka Ramen

I read an article posing the question ‘is $8 ramen worth it?’ and decided I’d better find out. Well, I went to eBay and found no $8 ramen because it was $14.98. Let’s take a look.

Unboxing Time: A $15 Single Pack Of Ramen – Japan

Let’s have Unboxing Time with The Ramen Rater ! !

Alright so it was supposed to take a lot longer to reach me than it did, but it arrived! Here are a couple bits of info for you:

tem name: ICHIRAN-Tonkotsu-Ramen-Fukuoka-Shinsaibashi-Miojo

Get it here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/273010014333

Article – https://thetakeout.com/just-how-good-…