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#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - 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 – ‘Hard, thin, straight noodle fits excellently with thick and rich tonkotsu soup. In Japanese ramen shops, we can choose the hardness of the ramen noodles! Cook this for only one minute to experience the ‘barikata’ noodles!’

Bring it on, cat lady!

Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, chicken, beef, pork and fish. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover for 1 minute. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

Note the thin noodle.

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Loose bits and seasoning from the cup.

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Looks like a seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, spring onion, kizami shoga, and shichimi togarashi. Noodles are very thin and a good stir after a minute of steeping was all they needed. Nice chew to them – reminds me of that Hakata floury taste. The broth was a pleasant tonkotsu – not making me bolt upright but nice enough. Included garnish was sufficiently good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902881422901.

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Myojo Charumera Tonkotsu Ramen, 1.10 Pound

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#955: Meet The Manufacturer: Sakurai Foods Miso Ramen

Here’s another one from Sakurai Foods, this time a bowl of miso ramen! I read that the bowl is made of recycle sugar cane stalk – pretty cool!

Here’s the info from the side and bottom (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block. Potato starch noodles, made of flour from Hokkaido.

Powder seasoning.

Has a nice deep and rich miso flavor.

The vegetable packet.

Looks like a smorgasbord of bits and pieces – nice selection!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt, narutomaki, onion and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are soft and light with a night gauge. The broth has a nice miso flavor to it – rich flavor. The vegetables are nice with a good variety. All in all, a very satisfying bowl of noodles! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4960813332650.

The Miso factory in Nagano, Japan.

#943: Amino Kuchnia Polska Żurek

Here’s another new one from Joe & Gill of the UK! Wow! This is something brand new to me – instant noodles from Poland?! Yup they sure are. But what the heck is ‘Żurek?’ Well, Wikipedia has this to say:

The sour rye soup is a soup made of souredryeflour (akin to sourdough) and meat (usually boiled pork sausage or pieces of smoked sausage, bacon or ham). It is specific to Poland, where it is known as żur or żurek, and a variant is known as barszcz biały (“white barszcz“) which is made with wheat flour instead of rye. The soup is also found in the cuisines of other western Slavic nations such as Slovakia (kyslóvka). A variation of this soup is found in Czech Republic (kyselo – with mushrooms and without meat) and Lithuania.

Okay that’s cool – I have some ham I could add… Wikipedia continues:

In Poland it is sometimes served in an edible bowl made of bread or with boiled potatoes. The recipe varies from region to region.

In Silesia, a type of sour rye soup known as żur śląski is served in a bowl, poured over mashed potatoes. In the Podlaskie region, it is common to eat żurek with halved hard-boiled eggs.

In Poland żurek is traditionally eaten at Easter, but is also popular during other parts of the year. It is usually served with bread or buns, and sometimes flavored with bits of sausage, often in the plate made of bread.

I’ve got eggs too, so I think I’ll add some ham and hard boil an egg (of course after I have sampled the broth and noodles first for the review).

The import sticker (imported into England, that is).

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

A big chunk of the noodle block.

The seasoning packet. A good sized one with a lot inside.

The powdered seasoning. Has a smoky scent and a definite sausage flavor – interesting!

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added thin sliced ham, sweet onion, some hard boiled egg and a bit of black pepper. The noodles aren’t bad – nothing amazing though. A nice texture that one would expect from instant noodles. The broth is very interesting. A light, smoked meat flavor – like smoked sausage. Interesting stuff. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5900300587728 .

Here’s a recipe for Żurek.

Cool sounding track..

#357: Payless Xtra Big Kalamansi Pancit Canton

So I have found that I really like this pancit canton – the Payless Xtra Big chilimansi and regular are awesome – so let’s see if the lime one is rockin’!

So a powder packets and some soy sauce and flavored oil…

Here they are in the bowl waiting for the drained noodles.

Click image to enlarge. Added two hard boiled eggs, a little pickled ginger and a pinch of fried shallots. During my first bite I realized the shells hadn’t all been removed from the eggs – the hard way! So I opted to just remove the eggs. So this was some really enjoyable and tasty stuff. I would be happy to eat this every day! Much like Mi Goreng Satay my Indomie. I loved it. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

This is a game played with a kalamansi – the lime on the ground. However I do not know what you call the mallet…

The Banana Splits Show – I remember this when I was a kid…

#352: Maruchan Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

So my friend Todd hooked me up with this stuff – thanks man! Haven’t seen this one before, so let’s give it a try.

What a standard single packet of domestic made ramen noodle soup seasoning! This should be interesting enough I think; usually I see hot flavored packets of flavoring out of Korea and Thailand but really not so much out of the USA.

Dark red and angry! Wasn’t expecting that… Was very nice to look at the packet ingredients and see chili as the second one! Impressive…

Click image to enlarge. The finished product. Added a couple hard boiled eggs, some Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning and a little Amanfopong chili powder. Was reasonably ‘hot & spicy’ flavored for a domestic product. It kind of ended there though – would’ve been nice if it had maybe more of a veg flavor too. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

#351: Nissin Top Ramen Picante Beef Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup


So today I opted for something different from Nissin – Top Ramen Picante Beef. Kind of funny; why don’t they make a teriyaki beef or a stir fry flavor over here? Anyways, here we go…

A single packet of flavor – rather non descript too.

Dark and slightly chunky powder.

Click image to enlarge. Added one hard boiled egg (sliced) and some kizami shoga (pickled ginger).  The noodles are your standard Top Ramen noodles. Tasty, industrial strength and relaxingly expected. The flavor was a little spicy actually and I enjoyed that. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here. UPC bar code 070662010129.

For those keen on regurgitation, here’s some soup.