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#3287: Itsuki Neapolitan Spaghetti – Japan

#3287: Itsuki Neapolitan Spaghetti - Japan

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Stir up the heat this winter and enjoy Japan’s take on Neapolitan spaghetti for lunch or dinner! This pack contains a tomato sauce that is full of yummy flavor. Even when it’s cold, it’s equally as delicious and Kumamon thinks so, too!’

Kumamon is the character on the package – he’s the spokesanimal-thing for Kumamoto prefecture in Japan. Let’s get started!

Itsuki Neapolitan Spaghetti – Japan

#3287: Itsuki Neapolitan Spaghetti - Japan

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, heat 1 tablespoon butter or oil in a pan. Add in any meat or vegetables you wish. Add in noodles and cook funtil done. Add in sachet contents and stir fry until combines. Finally, enjoy!

A pouch of fresh noodles.

The dry seasoning base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork and spring onion, fried garlic, and chili flake. All in all, things end up very tasty. The only problem is that everything is extremely dry, which isn’t how I usually find spaghetti to be. Just seemed a little on the off side. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901726005040.

#3287: Itsuki Neapolitan Spaghetti - Japan

176gX10 pieces Kumamoto ramen of Itsuki food Kumamon

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3229: Buitoni Yakisoba Gusto Classico – Italy

#3229: Buitoni Yakisoba Gusto Classico - Italy

One of the very last varieties sent by the Butlers from their trip to Italy – thanks again! Yup – Italian yakisoba! Not something you’d expect, eh? Well here it is and I think we’ll just have to crack it open and take a look – let’s do it!

Buitoni Yakisoba Gusto Classico – Italy

#3229: Buitoni Yakisoba Gusto Classico - Italy

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this one contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add sachets and 250ml water to a pan and dissolve for a minute. Add in noodles and cook until water is absorbed or for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3229: Buitoni Yakisoba Gusto Classico - Italy

The noodle block.

#3229: Buitoni Yakisoba Gusto Classico - Italy

A dry sachet.

#3229: Buitoni Yakisoba Gusto Classico - Italy

A coarse powder.

#3229: Buitoni Yakisoba Gusto Classico - Italy

A wet sachet.

#3229: Buitoni Yakisoba Gusto Classico - Italy

Yakisoba sauce.

#3229: Buitoni Yakisoba Gusto Classico - Italy

A dry garnish sachet.

#3229: Buitoni Yakisoba Gusto Classico - Italy

A ton of vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sauteed beef, micro arugala. Noodles were alright but seemed a little funny. The flavor of the yakisoba sauce was definitely different. It was very acrid and acidic; not one that I liked. The sheer cavalcade of included vegetables wasn’t the best either. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 7613035103320.

#3229: Buitoni Yakisoba Gusto Classico - Italy

Buitoni short pasta No.5 farfalle 500gX12 bags

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3046: Buitoni Yakisoba Noodles Gusto Chili – Italy

#3046: Buitoni Yakisoba Noodles Gusto Chili - Italy

These were sent by some nice folks called the Butlers earlier this year – thank you very much! It’s rare (actually their package were the first) that I get to try Italian instant noodles! It’s been interesting sampling them – let’s give this one a try!

Buitoni Yakisoba Noodles Gusto Chili – Italy

#3046: Buitoni Yakisoba Noodles Gusto Chili - Italy

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents to 250ml boiling water and stir for a minute. Add in noodles, bring to a boil and cook for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3046: Buitoni Yakisoba Noodles Gusto Chili - Italy

The noodle block.

#3046: Buitoni Yakisoba Noodles Gusto Chili - Italy

A dry sachet.

#3046: Buitoni Yakisoba Noodles Gusto Chili - Italy

A light powder.

#3046: Buitoni Yakisoba Noodles Gusto Chili - Italy

A liquid base sachet.

#3046: Buitoni Yakisoba Noodles Gusto Chili - Italy

Oil and seasoning.

#3046: Buitoni Yakisoba Noodles Gusto Chili - Italy

A dry sachet.

#3046: Buitoni Yakisoba Noodles Gusto Chili - Italy

Vegetable garnish.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and baked chicken. The noodles were alright – nothing especially fancy; just fried wheat noodle. The flavor was odd – a strong acidity that just didn’t jibe well. Amount of vegetable flakes were admirable and just strange. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 7613035104341.

#3046: Buitoni Yakisoba Noodles Gusto Chili - Italy

Buitoni short pasta No.5 farfalle 500gX12 bags

Watch me cook this up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2938: Buitoni Noodles Gusto Curry

#2938: Buitoni Noodles Gusto Curry

Alrighty so these were sent by the Butlers of Illinois – thank you dso much! Looking at all the references to Maggi on this package, I’m guessing this is going to be about the same as Maggi Curry – a variety popular around the world. Oddly and to the surprise of many, these really isn’t a Maggi Curry you can get in the store here in the USA in regular stores – in fact you really don’t see many Maggi branded products here in the states. Let’s give this one a try!

Buitoni Noodles Gusto Curry – Italy

#2938: Buitoni Noodles Gusto Curry

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet to 200ml boiling water in a skillet  cook for 2 minutes. Add a tablespoon of oil and cook an additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2938: Buitoni Noodles Gusto Curry

The noodle block.

#2938: Buitoni Noodles Gusto Curry

The soup base sachet.

#2938: Buitoni Noodles Gusto Curry

Definitely smells like Maggi curry.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a sprig of coriander. The noodles came out soft but engorged on water. They also had a nice little bit of oiliness from cooking in the oil. The flavor was like a light curry – one that was very tasty. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4820048618281.

#2938: Buitoni Noodles Gusto Curry

B u i t o n i   Long pasta No.72 spaghetti (1.9mm) 500gX25 bags

A short history of Buitoni

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

Here’s one sent by the Butlers of Illinois! Thank you again! They got this and many more for me during a trip they took to Illinois! This is actually made in Italy. Yep – Italian yakisoba! I’ve long known of this brand’s existence, and now it’s time to give it a try – let’s do it!

Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic – Italy

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and dry sachet to 150ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Add in liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

The noodle block.

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

A liquid base sachet.

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

Smells like yakisoba sauce.

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

A dry sachet.

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

Looks like scallion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles came out well. They were interesting too – kind of sloppy. The sauce covered everything and was kind of like a light yakisoba sauce. The vegetable sachet contents were mostly greenery and did well. To be honest, it seemed like a very wet yakisoba with a light flavor and more like it was in a sauce than just flavored yakisoba which is dryer. Interesting! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8000050024140.

#2898: Saikebon Yakisoba Gourmet Orientale Classic

The Delizia!: The Epic History of the Italians and Their Food

A Saikebon TV spot where people turn into anime characters

Unboxing Time: Italian Instant Noodles From Readers

Unboxing Time: Italian Instant Noodles From Readers

I got a text a few weeks back asking if I’d like some Italian instant noodles. A couple from Illinois was on vacation over in Italy and they wanted to get me some. My answer of course was yes – I’m still floored how mice my readers are! Thank you so much! Let’s take a look!

Unboxing Time: Italian Instant Noodles From Readers – Italy

You’ll probably notice that I’m a little worked up in this vide! A combination of being ecxcited about Italian instant noodles – something I’ve never gotten before – and a couple diet Mountain Dews I think are what did it lol. Thanks again!

Meet The Manufacturer: #1375: Takamori Tomato Spaghetti Napolitan

Thought a neat one to start with would be this. It’s kind of like a twist on yakisoba and spaghetti and sounded really neat. Let’s have a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if meat is present. To prepare, sautee some meat and veggies about halfway and set aside. Add a spoonful of water to a skillet and heat. Drop in the noodles and cook a little and then drop in the dry sachet content. Mix thoroughly and then add in your meat and veggies. Cook until done. Enjoy!

The fresh noodle pouch.

The flavoring sachet.

Has a nice tomato scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced pork and sweet onion. The noodles have a nice thick gauge and very nice chewiness. They have a good, fresh character. The flavor is that of tomato with a very nice sweetness and herbed notes. The flavor isn’t overwhelming, nor leaving me wanting for more of it – just right! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4901959100307.

A little tour of Kumamoto’s shopping district.