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#2853: Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi (Duck) Green Onion Thick Soba

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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 –

‘This delicious hot ramen cup includes tasty duck, thick soba noodles, and sweet green onions with chili oil for a tasty dish that will definitely warm you up on a cold winter night!  Just add 410ml of hot water, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes, then stir and enjoy!’

Yeah – I really like duck. I wish I had some nice duck right now. Alright – let’s give this one a try!

Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi (Duck) Green Onion Thick Soba – Japan

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Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, pork and chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and sachets for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

hobby link japan hlj.com #2853: Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi (Duck) Green Onion Thick Soba

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

hobby link japan hlj.com #2853: Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi (Duck) Green Onion Thick Soba

The noodle block.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2853: Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi (Duck) Green Onion Thick Soba

A liquid base sachet.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2853: Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi (Duck) Green Onion Thick Soba

Dark and oily.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2853: Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi (Duck) Green Onion Thick Soba

A dry sachet.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2853: Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi (Duck) Green Onion Thick Soba

Lots of different things here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Some sturdy noodles – that surprised me! Nice hearty kind of chew; one might say rustic or artisinal. Gauge is a little higher than regular instant. The broth has a salty and oily kind of character with a duck flavor in there. The included spring onion and little meat pieces which I assume are minced duck were welcome. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105241363.

hobby link japan hlj.com #2853: Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi (Duck) Green Onion Thick Soba

Nissin Donbei Aromatic Chili Oil Kamodashi Green Onion Thick Soba

Lasers sell duck noodles. It’s a fact!

#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….

#2833: Myojo Kurume 80 Year Anniversary Tonkotsu Ramen

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

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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

Kurume 80 Year Anniversary Tonkotsu Ramen

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

#2801: Myojo Ippei-Chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Barbeque Sauce Flavor With Mayonnaise

#2801: Myojo Ippei-Chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Barbeque Sauce Flavor With Mayonnaise

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! This variety is a yakisoba with barbeque sauce and mayonnaise! I tell ya, this sounds really quite good to me! Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –

Yakisoba (焼きそば[jakiꜜsoba]), literally “fried buckwheat,” is a Japanese noodle stir-fry dish. Although soba means buckwheat, yakisoba noodles are actually made from wheat flour, and are typically flavored with a condiment similar to oyster sauce. The dish first appeared in food stalls in Japan during the early 20th century.[1]

Yakisoba is most familiarly served on a plate either as a main dish or a side dish. Another popular way to prepare and serve yakisoba in Japan is to pile the noodles into a bun sliced down the middle in the style of a hot dog, and garnish the top with mayonnaise and shreds of pickled ginger. Called yakisoba-pan (pan meaning bread) it is commonly available at local festivals or konbini (convenience stores).

Sometimes, Japanese white Udon is used as a replacement of Chinese style Soba and called Yakiudon. This variation was started in Kitakyushu or Kokura in Fukuoka Prefecture.

In Okinawa, Yakisoba is popular with Okinawans and U.S. service members stationed on the island alike. After the 1945 hostilities ended on Okinawa, the US military command supplied American food products to the malnourished residents. The preferred Okinawan version was prepared from spaghetti, spam, ketchup, any available vegetable (usually canned), and mayonnaise for frying. Mess halls and other on-base eateries often serve yakisoba. Chopped hotdogs are a popular addition to yakisoba made on Okinawa, in addition to other meats such as ham, chicken, and pork.

Alright – I’m excited to give this one a try – let’s go!

Myojo Ippei-Chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Barbeque Sauce Flavor With Mayonnaise – Japan

#2801: Myojo Ippei-Chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Barbeque Sauce Flavor With Mayonnaise

Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). contains pork. To prepare, add boilign water to fill line and cover for four minutes. Use spout to drain. Add in sachet contents and combine. Finally, garnish with mayonnaise and enjoy!

#2801: Myojo Ippei-Chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Barbeque Sauce Flavor With Mayonnaise

The lid under the plastic wraps (click to enlarge).

#2801: Myojo Ippei-Chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Barbeque Sauce Flavor With Mayonnaise

The noodle block.

#2801: Myojo Ippei-Chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Barbeque Sauce Flavor With Mayonnaise

Loose bits from the tray.

#2801: Myojo Ippei-Chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Barbeque Sauce Flavor With Mayonnaise

A sauce sachet.

#2801: Myojo Ippei-Chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Barbeque Sauce Flavor With Mayonnaise

Smells like barbeque sauce.

#2801: Myojo Ippei-Chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Barbeque Sauce Flavor With Mayonnaise

A mayonnaise sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, shichimi togarashi, chashu pork and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are great and there’s enough for a couple people. The flavor is a nice barbeque sauce taste. The mayonnaise gives it a good lick of greasiness which moves things about easier. Supplied garnish of cabbage and meat was spot on. The McRib of yakisoba.5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902881419192.

#2801: Myojo Ippei-Chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Barbeque Sauce Flavor With Mayonnaise

Myojo Ippeichan Yomise no Y a k i s o b a Omori Noodles BBQ Sauce

A TV commercial for this range

Unboxing Time: Instant Ramen From Hobby Link Japan

Unboxing Time: Instant Ramen From Hobby Link Japan

Recently I was contacted by a Japanese company called Hobby Link Japan. They asked if I would be interested in picking some varieties from their instant ramen selection to show everyone and I thought this would be pretty cool. Well, let’s open up this box and see what I picked!

Unboxing Time: Instant Ramen From Hobby Link Japan – Japan

What’s interesting here are that I’ve never seen many of these varieties. They shipped them very quickly – got here in a couple days, plus they were in absolutely pristine condition which is always nice. Kind of like I walked to a local store and bought them and brought them home. If you look in the video’s description, all of the different varieties I show are directly linked so you can check ’em out if you like. They’ve got a lot of other things aside from instant ramen – one that caught my eye was a zombie pencil sharpener where you stick the pencil in it’s eye and twist. There’s a button on the back you can move around and it pushes the shaving out the mouth. Bizarre. I love it. Check out Hobby Link Japan – it’s pretty neat! Thank you for the samples!