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#3176: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba – Japan

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Here’s one from Japan Ramen Box – a subscription service out of Japan. Here’s what they have to say about this Maruchan variety –

‘A classic yakisoba dish featuring 130 grams of salted and
fried noodles! Cut with a round blade, these smooth, delicious
noodles are sure to delight your taste buds and fill your
stomach! In just three minutes you can enjoy rich yakisoba
noodles with a chicken base, salty sauces, and tasty spices.
The whole dish is brought together by the use of basil, onions,
garlic, spicy ground chili, and cabbages. ‘

Alright then – let’s delve into this neat box!

Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba – Japan

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the bottom of the tray (click to enlarge). Probably contains pork and fish but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water and garnish sachet content to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

A grainy powder.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

A dry garnish sachet.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Cabbage.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Shio yakisoba sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken (seasoned with black pepper, garlic powder, and Nutek Salt for Life), spring onion, barbeque pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and habanero togarashi. The noodles came out quite nicely with a good quality and large quantity. The flavor was on pint – tasty as can be and logical. Crunchy pieces of cabbage. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990335126.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Maruchan Midori no Tanuki Tenpura Soba Japan Cup Noodles

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Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

This is another one from Zenpop.jp. Zenpop is pretty cool – they have different boxes you can get – Japanese stationery, snacks, ramen… It’s quite a variety. They’re pretty cheap, too. Here’s what they had to say about this variety:

A new flavor from Gotsumori (large-sized) series. This pirikara (tingling hot) pork-based soup is zested up with spicy chili oil and garlic. This combo is often called ‘stamina’ flavor in Japan. Satisfy your mouth and stomach with this tasty Gotsumori!

Spicy and tingly pork eh? Let’s hit it and see if I have the stamina required!

Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen – Japan

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

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

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

The noodle block.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

Loose vegetables from the cup.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

A dry sachet.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

A powder soup base.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

A liquid base sachet.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

Chilli oil.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

A vegetables sachet.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

Unsure exactly what we have here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, spring onion, chashu pork and shichimi togarashi. The noodles were alright – lots of them. They have a very soft tooth with a square shape. The broth was exactly as advertised – garlic and spicy. In fact, that’s just about it. A lot of garlic flavored spicy broth with very standard noodles. It just didn’t come across as amazing. But, for what it was, it was exactly as it was saying it would be and it wasn’t bad. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990339735.

#2894: Maruchan Gotsumori Pirikara Garlic Ramen

Black pork curry udon cup 87gx12

Dude what? I want a robot too…

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

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 –

“Tan Tan Ramen can be a great winter dish because it;’s hot. The red soup is flavored with white miso, pork extract, sesame oil and other spices. As you can tell with just a sip, this is another bowl where sesame contributes a lot to the deliciousness.”

Sounds great! Let’s hit it!

Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen – Japan

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to the fill line as well as sachet contents except the liquid one. Let sit covered for 3 minutes. Add in liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

The noodle block.

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

A dry sachet.

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

Fluffy stuff!

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

A large liquid base sachet.

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

Oily and thick.

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

The garnish sachet.

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Sesame seeds and more.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are slightly thinner than your average instant, with a slightly stronger tension. The broth is a thick and tasty one, with a sesame and spicy thing going on. It’s not so spicy that it overwhelms, and it’s very stick to your ribsy stuff. All in all a very enjoyable flavorland. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990325844.

#2856: Maruchan Gotsumori Tantan Ramen zenpop zenpop.jp

Maruchan Instant Won-ton Soup 3 Bowls (For 3 Servings) Made in Japan Won Tong [Japan Import food] (Dandan: Spicy Chinese Soup)

Here’s the unboxing of this one.

#2807: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen

#2807: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton 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 – ‘The soup has a condensed umami of chicken, which matches perfectly with the onion-garlic flavored noodles. Additionally, delicious wontons are included to make your empty stomach happy. Like in many other ramen bowls, sesame works as a hidden hero which brings a balance to the dish.’

Sounds like a good bowl of noodles – let’s find out!

Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen – Japan

#2807: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen

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

#2807: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2807: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen

The noodle block.

#2807: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen

Loose bits including wonton from the cup.

#2807: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen

A dry base sachet.

#2807: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen

A lot of powder.

#2807: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen

A liquid base sachet.

#2807: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen

Smells like sesame.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles were very plentiful and hydrated well. The broth was just out of sight – had a nice heartiness and a good chicken taste./ Top that off with the wontons which. to my chagrin, are plentiful. Just a nice and happy stick to your ribsy kind of taste fest here. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990338318.

#2807: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Wonton Ramen

Maruchan Seimen – Tonkotsu Ramen Gotsumori 1 pack

Maruchan’s Gotsumori Sauce Yakisoba made it on the 2018 Top Ten Japanese list!

#2529: Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen

#2529: Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - www.boxfromjapan.com

Here’s one from Javier over at www.BoxFromJapan.com, a service where you can get a monthly box of interesting ramen from Japan! So this one is a chanpon variety – here’s something from Wikipedia about chanpon –

Champon (ちゃんぽん Chanpon?), also known as Chanpon, is a noodle dish that is a regional cuisine of Nagasaki. There are different versions in Japan, Korea and China. The dish was, inspired from the cuisine of China. Champon is made by frying pork, seafood and vegetables with lard; a soup made with chicken and pig bones is then added. Ramen noodles made especially for champon are added and then boiled. Unlike other ramen dishes, only one pan is needed as the noodles are boiled in the soup. Depending on the season and the situation, the ingredients differ. Hence the taste and style may depend on the location and time of year.[citation needed

Champon was first served by Shikairō (四海楼?), a Chinese restaurant in Nagasaki. According to the restaurant, it was based on a dish in Fujian cuisine, tonniishiimen (湯肉絲麵?).[1] In the middle of the Meiji period, the owner saw a need for a cheap, filling meal that suited the palates of hundreds of Chinese students who came to Japan for school. Nowadays, champon is a popular specialty food (or meibutsu) of Nagasaki.[2]

Let’s have a look at this interesting chanpon variety from Japan!

Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen – Japan

#2529: Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - www.boxfromjapan.com

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood and possibly pork. To prepare, add dry sachets to bowl and fill to line with boiling water. Let steep 5 minutes. Add liquid base. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2529: Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - www.boxfromjapan.com

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2529: Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - www.boxfromjapan.com

The noodle block.

#2529: Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - www.boxfromjapan.com

A dry sachet.

#2529: Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - www.boxfromjapan.com

A speckled and fluffy powder.

#2529: Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - www.boxfromjapan.com

A liquid sachet.

#2529: Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - www.boxfromjapan.com

Oily stuff.

#2529: Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - www.boxfromjapan.com

A vegetable and seafood sachet.

#2529: Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - www.boxfromjapan.com

Lots of different things in there.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and carved squid. The noodles hydrated very well and are better than expected. The broth is like a creamy seafood flavor with little bits throughout – very tasty and nice. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990327718.

#2529: Maruchan Gotsumori Chanpon Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - www.boxfromjapan.com

Maruchan Tonkotsu Ramen Gotsumori 1 pack

A Maruchan advert from Japan

#2236: Maruchan Gotsumori Koku Tonkotsu Ramen

Here’s another one sent to me by Javier from Box From Japan. Box From Japan has subscriptions for all sorts of neat Japanese things. I regret to say that I was informed that they won’t be taking subscriptions for their ramen boxes for now – hopefully that will start again soon. He mentioned that you can purchase instant noodles from them here. Here’s what he had to say about this particular variety:

Noodle: Medium-fine fried noodles. Entangles the soup very well, so it is full of volume and filling. Soup: Thick pork bone based soup that is both smooth and rich. It doesn’t give o the odor of pork bone, but gives the dish enough flavor so you want to enjoy the soup as well. Ingredients: Sesame seed, flavored minced chicken meat, fried garlic, Jew’s ear, green onion.

Let’s check if out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add contents of dry sachets and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let steep with liquid sachet on lid for 3 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Looks like maybe seaweed and meat – loose in the bowl.

The dry base sachet.

Lots of powder.

The liquid base.

Thick and oily.

The garnish sachet.

A lots of sesame seeds and spring onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg, baked chicken, chashu pork belly and nanami togarashi. The noodles were very plentiful and had a nice gauge and chew. They just seemed like your standard instant. The broth, however, was extremely good. Definitely a hit of chicken along with the pork taste and a really good thickness to the broth. It was a good oiliness as well. The included garnish of the sesame seeds, spring onion and meat were excellent and hydrated very well. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990325561.

Maruchan Seimen – Tonkotsu Ramen Gotsumori 1 pack

An older TV commercial from Maruchan.

#1521: Maruchan Gotsumori Sauce Yakisoba

Okay, I’m familiar with yakisoba, but what’s Gotsumori sauce all about? After some scouring of the Internet, I didn’t find a whole lot. I found on the manufacturer’s site that the sauce is spicy and also has a sachet of Kewpie karashimayonnaise (kind of a mayo-mustard thing). Anyways, yeah I’m definitely coming up short on this one! Let’s have a look.

An import/distributor sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains egg.

Details from the side and bottom of the package’s outer wrap (click image to enlarge).

Under the wraps – this is the large lid for this tray (click image to enlarge). To prepare, open the lid using tab A to the line B. Remove all sachets. Empty vegetable sachet into the tray. Add boiling water to fill line and re-cover. Let steep for 3 minutes. Remove tab C and drain. Remove the whole lid and add in large sauce sachet. Stir well and top with mayonnaise sachet. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The sauce sachet.

Has a nice yakisoba scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Cabbage and other bits.

Kewpie mayonnaise!

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed beef, sweet onion and broccoli with a little kizami shoga on top. The noodles are bouncy and tasty – and plentiful; this is a massive amount of food and could easily be split for two people. The yakisoba sauce doesn’t come across as spicy at all, but has a very nice flavor. The vegetables hydrated exceptionally well – the cabbage was crunchy! The Kewpie mayonnaise has a nice hit of spiciness though – and it works extremely well. Great stuff! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars EAN bar code 4901990324595.

You can get these Gotsumori Yakisoba trays here on Amazon!

I think this is awesome – so it looks like they’ve got a ton of different yakisoba and they’re all trying to tell which is which by taste? Whatever’s going on, it’s pretty awesome. Wish I would’ve been there! I mean, I’ve tried one or two tray yakisobas in my time… Maybe next time?