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#3231: Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba – Japan

#3231: Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba - Japan

This one was in a Ramen Trunk subscription box.These boxes are full of extremely high end varieties that you’ll never find in the United States or anywhere outside Japan! Check out this link and use coupon code RAMENRATER20OFF for 20% off any single box or subscription!

Okay so yeah this is a pretty standard variety from Japan, but what’s a little different is how I’ll be preparing it. I’ll be using my new Ultimate TKG – Tamago Kakae Gohan machine! It’s pretty fascinating and you can see it in action in the video below. Let’s get to it!

Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba – Japan

#3231: Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover 3 minutes. Drain. Add in everything else. Stir and enjoy!

#3231: Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3231: Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba - Japan

Yakisoba sauce.

#3231: Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba - Japan

A spice mixture.

#3231: Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba - Japan

Mayonnaise garnish (which is completely forgot to use.

#3231: Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Ultimate TKG machined egg, barbeque pork, spring onion. Noodles are great – good gauge and chew. Works well with the sauce which is enough to coat everything. Spice mix is a tasty extra. As for the mayo I forgot I saw it soon as I got back to the kitchen – typical Japanese mayo which does wonders for yakisoba. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901881404570.

#3231: Myojo Ippeichan Yakisoba - Japan


Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba – Japan

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - 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 – ‘There are mainly two kinds of yakisoba in Japan: sauce and salt flavors. This one is sauce yakisoba with a great mixture of browned garlic and Tamari shoyu, which is said to have a much thicker and milder taste than regular shoyu. Add the mayonnaise and stir them well to make the perfect yakisoba – universally loved in Japan.’

Sounds awesome as I love yakisoba – let’s give it a try!

Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba – Japan

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill love and cover 5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, top with mayo, stir, and enjoy!

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

Loose bits from the bottom of the tray.

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

The yakisoba sauce.

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

Contents of a dry sachet (oops – not pictured).

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

A sachet of mayonnaise.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, soft egg, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, kizami shoga, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and sesame seeds. The noodles came out pretty well – a little tougher than I expect in a yakisoba but good nonetheless. The flavor was a strong garlicky hit with a soy sauce taste. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902881436915.

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

Assorted Japanese Instant Cup Noodles 9 Cups of Yakisoba NT6000013

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#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

#1103: Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise No Yakisoba Teriyaki Mayo Flavor

So today’s noodles were sent to me by Ichiro Yamato, proprietor of Yakantei over in Japan! He specializes in interesting and hard to find instant noodles – thank you very much. Today is a special day around here for a couple of reasons.

Today’s my wife and I’s third wedding anniversary! We went up to Anacortes, Washington (my hometown) on the Fourth of July and took this pic at a beach right next to where I grew up. Happy Anniversary, Kitten! I love you!

Some of you may have noticed there haven’t been any posts in the past few days, and the people who follow The Ramen Rater on facebook will know why. Alas, my computer decided to stop living – the power supply and video card both went out at about the same time. I decided to ask people on the facebook page if someone could help.

Not two minutes after I posted the call for help, a fellow by the name of Kam Desai offered to help! Before I knew it, he’d sent the parts and they arrived yesterday! Wow! Thank you so much, Kam! I have a box all ready for you – he’s a fan of hot and spicy and this box is jam packed full of spicy goodness!

Now my computer is back to life thanks to Kam. Kam runs an IT company in North Carolina – it’s called Silicon Solutions, Inc – check out his site!

Details from the cellophane outer covering (click image to enlarge).

The lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some of the veggies that were hiding under the noodle block.

The bigger seasoning powder packet.

Not sure exactly what kind of seasoning this one was, but it looked like a dry herb mix.

The front and back of the wondrous mayonnaise packet!

We decided to go to the Japanese Garden in Seattle today – kind of fits the noodles eh?

Even Andy liked it!

You can get little cups of food to toss to the massive Koi swimming around – pretty nice place on a beautiful summer day. Back to the review!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added kamaboko, green onion and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are thin and light with a soft chew to them and slight crumble to the texture. The flavor is semi-light with a bit of a teriyaki flavor. The mayonnaise somehow mystically binds everything together and gives it that ‘greasy noodle’ niceness which I find delectable. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. 4902881404549.

A nice assortment of older Japanese instant noodle commercials from various brands.

The Ramen Rater Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2013 Edition

It’s been over a year since the last Top Ten List came out and it’s time for a new one. You’ll see some from the old list and some new ones! With that, Welcome to the new Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time – 2013 Edition!

#10 MAMA Shrimp Creamy Tom Yum Flavour Oriental Style Instant Noodles – Thailand

I had tried this ages back and wasn’t very fond of it. At the request of readers, I gave it another try and found it to be the best Thai variety I’ve had thus far. The strong bite of the heat and the crisp citrus flavors are of authentic Tom Yum. The noodles are thin and almost crumble when chewed – the texture is different from any others on the list. The creaminess is not of dairy but a cream-like color from boiling shrimp. Full review

 #9: Paldo Kokomen Spicy Chicken Flavor – South Korea

It all started with a South Korean comedian in a TV show cooking contest – the resit is history. Kokomen Is a South Korean ‘white broth’ instant ramyun. It has a great jalapeno chicken kind of flavor which took South Korea by storm. Full review

#8: Nongshim Shin Ramyun Black Premium Noodle Soup – United States

Everyone’s had Nongshim’s Shin Ramyun once. It’s spicy and full of noodles. Shin Ramyun Black is Nongshim’s premium version of Shin Ramyun – containing nice big pieces of mushroom and freeze-dried beef that springs to life. Truly excellent ramyun. Made in the United States.  Full review

#7: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein – United States

This has always held a spot on my Top Ten Instant Noodles lists. Why? First off, it’s got some great noodles. They suck up all the water as they cook and once you open the seasoning packet and stir in the flavor, the smell is tantalizing. The best bonus here is the little packet of seaweed powder. It’s just right. Made in the United States.  Full review

#6: Myojo Ippei-chan Yakisoba Japanese Style Noodles – Japan

Yakisoba, delivered wonderfully. The tray is filled with boiling water and also acts as a strainer! Great noodles, top-notch veggies – and a bonus: mayonnaise! Makes for a meal of pure deliciousness. Full review

#5: Indomie Curly Noodle With Grilled Chicken Flavour Special Quality Instant Noodles – Indonesia

They got it right when they said these noodles are special. They’re broad and thin with such an enjoyable texture. The flavor is sweet, spicy and perfect. Full review

#4: Nongshim Jinjja Jinjja Flamin’ Hot & Nutty Noodle Soup – United States

I ate a lot of instant noodles in my time. Within the last year or so, I’ve enjoyed this one multiple times. Jinjja Jinjja’s quality noodles, strong heat and unique pork, peanut and black sesame notes make this a real stand-out in the South Korean ramyun market and now here in the United States. Full review

#3: Indomie Mi Instan Mi Goreng Rendang – Indonesia

A deep and rich curry flavor with just the right amount of spiciness. These noodles have a great texture and consistency and taste so good. This ‘stir noodle’ variety is superb. Full review

#2: Prima Taste Simgapore Curry La Mian – Singapore

Curry is one of my favorite all time flavors. Here you’ll find the same high quality lamian noodles and a pair of packets – one of coconut powder and one of curry paste. So simple and so perfect. Truly exceptional. Full review

#1: Prima Taste Singapore Laksa La Mian – Singapore

Pair steamed lamian noodles with a packet of coconut powder and a packet of paste and you’ve got a real game changer here. The noodles are high quality and the broth is luxuriant; light in color with beads of chili oil float in a ballet of splendor. Full review

NOTE: I add a lot of different things to instant noodles as you can see in the photos above. The ratings I give them however are given before any additions are introduced.


Re-Review: Myojo Ippei-chan Yakisoba Japanese Style Noodles

I’ve been going through the reviews I’ve done over the years with a fine-toothed comb lately and thought this one was most definitely due to a re-review. I know a lot of people enjoy this one, so let’s give it an in-depth look!

Here’s a close-up of the side panels (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The main seasoning packet – liquid.

Has a very nice smell – I definitely notice a tuna scent.

A nice sized sachet of veggies.

Lots of leafy greens in here!

A little packet of spices.

Interesting – not sure what all it is.

The finishing touch – this stuff gets drizzled all over everything at the end.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added stir fry vegetables, sweet onions, kizami shoga (pickled ginger, narutomaki (fish cake – the ones with the spirals), kamaboko (anoth kind of fish cake – the pink half circles), and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. This is amazing stuff. The noodles come out so nicely (and authentically). The flavoring is great. Tastes just like yakisoba sauce (which I’m sure it is), which has a Worcestshire taste with other flavors mixed in like tuna. The veggies? Crunchy cabbage works very well. The finishing touch of the mayonnaise mustard is epic – gives it a nice moistness that has a crisp spicy bite. This stuff is excellent – definitely something I would consider gourmet or premium. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 011152012469.


A Myojo commercial

Funky Soba Bento!!!

#904: Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Oriental Style With Mayonnaise 一平ちゃん

Here’s a new one we got at Uwajimaya. This looks really good! Nothing says tasty like a little bit of Japanese mayonnaise! Let’s check it out!

Here are close-ups of the text on top, the side and the bottom (click to enlarge).

Here’s the lid (click to enlarge). Notice the top left has a pour spout!

The noodle block – big and rectangular.

Here’s the front and back of the yakisoba sauce packet.

A good sized veggie packet.

Looks like some niceties like cabbage and other tasty bits.

Spice packet?

Interesting; I expected chili powder but I taste seaweed and sesame seed.

Here we go! A mayonnaise packet! You can get all artsy with this one – use scissors and cut off a corner to get a thin stream.

Finished (click to enlarge).  Added stir-fry vegetables, some baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Spice, kizami shoga (pickled ginger) and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles were really nice – floffy and almost buttery. The yakisoba sauce really makes it all quite tasty and the mayonnaise is really a nice addition – adds a bit of interesting comfort food notion. The vegetables were good – primarily cabbage, but it was crunchy! Good stuff – 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 011152219875 .

What an awesome commercial – squeezing the mayonnaise packets!

A nice little sampling of Japanese commercials from the mid 90’s.

#560: Myojo Soy Sauce Flavor Ippei-Chan Japanese Style Soup Noodles

Had a hell of a day today. Tried my bus card but it didn’t beep (figured the reader was at fault) so hopped the bus. Well, the fare cops had me get off the bus and checked out my card and it was screwed up. The fare cop said don’t worry just hop back on and get a new one at the bus station. Thinking ‘hey that went well ,” a different fare cop pulls me off the bus further down the line! Ugh. Long story short, I eventually got to the bus sttion and got a new card that won’t work for 24-48 hours… But I got to and from work and now I’m home – and hungry. This sounded especially good.

It’s so strange that the soybean paste flavor bowl looks exactly the same… How do they know which is which?

Clockwise from top left – liquid base, powder base and veggies.

Here’s the outside of the bowl – click to enlarge.

I used a toothpick to start opening the covering of this one – wanted it intact for my album. Well, I accidentally poked a hole in the bowl so instead of having a wet desk, I decided to just transplant it.

Click image to enlarge. Hey look! I added two eggs! The noodles were a tad spongy but let me tell you, this was a really good bowl of noodles. The broth was amazing – soy and spicy and veggies everywhere. By spicy also I mean I got a piece of some kind of painful pepper here and there – was like Christmas! Fun stuff. I recommend it! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. Find it here.

Cool Myojo commercial…

The man who has everything he could ever want – including your attention. The hell with time. This guy is kind of like Kenny Powers.