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#3084: Itomen Yamaimo Soba – Japan

#3084: Itomen Yamaimo Soba - 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.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“Soba is a common food menu item that is served hot or cold in Japan that people regularly eat and is available in all eateries from typical sit down restaurants to tachigui (stand and eat) shops. Enjoy the hot soba on a cooler summer night and enjoy the rich flavors of soy sauce and bonito (tuna) in the broth.”

Let’s check it out!

Itomen Yamaimo Soba – Japan

#3084: Itomen Yamaimo Soba - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, cook noodles and sachet contents in 500ml boiling water for 3 minutes, Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3084: Itomen Yamaimo Soba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3084: Itomen Yamaimo Soba - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3084: Itomen Yamaimo Soba - Japan

A light powder.

#3084: Itomen Yamaimo Soba - Japan

Another dry sachet.

#3084: Itomen Yamaimo Soba - Japan

Looks like almost the same thing.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kamaboko, spring onion and sansyo. Noodles definitely were a little different. They are made with yams partially – I think the ratio is more towards the wheat side. The broth is a smoky bonito and sweet affair. Not bad. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901104132245.

#3084: Itomen Yamaimo Soba - Japan

Itomen yam soba 5 meals pack

Watch this get made on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2984: Itomen Premium Yakisoba – Japan

#2884: Itomen Premium Yakisoba - 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.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“Yakisoba translated to ‘fried buckwheat’ and is a popular dish in Japan along with ramen and udon. This fried noodle dish offers a lesser guilt approach with its salt-free noodles and pairs well with the special scented sauce that has an appetizing fuity flavor.”

Fruity yakisoba? I’m curious now – well, curious-er! Let’s take a look!

Itomen Premium Yakisoba – Japan

#2884: Itomen Premium Yakisoba - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and 200ml water boiling water in a saucepan and cook until water is mostly absorbed. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2884: Itomen Premium Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#2884: Itomen Premium Yakisoba - Japan

The seasoning sachet.

#2884: Itomen Premium Yakisoba - Japan

A tan powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Angus broast bef, spring onion, sesame seeds, Shichimi togarashi and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles had a round gauge and good mouthfeel. The flavor was quite good but could have used a little bit more of that  yakisoba flavor. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.   JAN bar code 4901104132054.

#2884: Itomen Premium Yakisoba - Japan

Itomen cup seafood Gomoku twelve Chinese noodles 85g ~

The first episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2974: Itomen Bansyu Ramen

#2974: Itomen Bansyu Ramen

Here’s another one I got from a box I wasn’t expecting a while back. This is part of that box which was sent by the Itomen distributor in Taiwan – thank you again! Not sure how they got a hold of my address, but they did and sent me noodles so that’s pretty nice of them. This variety is Bansyu Ramen which they explain as, “Soy sauce and Salt from Banyu. Bansyu is famous for its soy sauce and Salt in Japan since 17th century).” Let’s give it a try!

Itomen Bansyu Ramen – Japan

#2974: Itomen Bansyu Ramen

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Probably contains pork but unsure – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2974: Itomen Bansyu Ramen

The noodle block.

#2974: Itomen Bansyu Ramen

The dry base sachet – note the blue color.

#2974: Itomen Bansyu Ramen

Shio base.

#2974: Itomen Bansyu Ramen

A liquid base sachet.

#2974: Itomen Bansyu Ramen

Soy sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, spring onion, nanami togarashi, and soft boiled egg. The noodles were just about as happy as an instant can be – medium soft gauge with a great mouthfeel. The broth was just wonderful – a sweetness in there which just was so good. I didn’t want to stop eating these – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901104131538.

#2974: Itomen Bansyu Ramen

Itomen seafood pork jjambbong 5 meals pack

Watch me mess with Egglettes and cook this one up. These short lived live streams were the precursor to the Instant Noodle Recipe Time series.

#2948: Itomen Kaisen Tonkotsu Ramen

#2948: Itomen Kaisen Tonkotsu Ramen

Here’s one from the surprise package from Taiwan I got a couple months ago. It’s got a bit of history – the box that is. If you look at the end credits in the 2018 Top Ten Bowls video, you can see my kids hanging out in it!

This is a seafood tonkotsu, something that sounds quite nice – it’s a Monday here and seems like a good foot to start the week on. Let’s check it out!

Itomen Kaisen Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#2948: Itomen Kaisen Tonkotsu Ramen

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains seafood and most likely pork. To  prepare, add noodles and clear sachet contents to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in soup base sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2948: Itomen Kaisen Tonkotsu Ramen

The noodle block.

#2948: Itomen Kaisen Tonkotsu Ramen

The dry base sachet.

#2948: Itomen Kaisen Tonkotsu Ramen

A light powder.

#2948: Itomen Kaisen Tonkotsu Ramen

A sachet of solid bits.

#2948: Itomen Kaisen Tonkotsu Ramen

Perhaps some onion and cabbage.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg, fishball, shrimp, and carved squid. The noodles were good – gauge was good and chew was nice. The broth was definitely on the shoyu end of things; it didn’t scream tonkotsu to me so much but had a kind of seafood taste going on. Liked it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901104130333.

#2948: Itomen Kaisen Tonkotsu Ramen

Itomen seafood pork jjambbong 5 meals pack

Loots of Japanese TV spots – especially Itomen

#2914: Itomen Shijimi Clam Shoyu Ramen

#2914: Itomen Shijimi Clam Shoyu Ramen

This is one that was sent by the Itomen distributor in Taiwan – thank you again! Clam shoyu eh? Sounds interesting – let’s give it a try.

Itomen Shijimi Clam Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#2914: Itomen Shijimi Clam Shoyu Ramen

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill like. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2914: Itomen Shijimi Clam Shoyu Ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2914: Itomen Shijimi Clam Shoyu Ramen

The noodle block.

#2914: Itomen Shijimi Clam Shoyu Ramen

The soup base sachet.

#2914: Itomen Shijimi Clam Shoyu Ramen

A light powder.

#2914: Itomen Shijimi Clam Shoyu Ramen

A vegetable sachet.

#2914: Itomen Shijimi Clam Shoyu Ramen

Vegetable and probably some seafood swimming in here.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles in this one are great – very light and a unique gauge. The chew is a more collapsing one which I found enjoyable. But my enjoyment stopped there as the clam flavor is just so strong. Looking forward to trying the other varieties. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901104305403.

#2914: Itomen Shijimi Clam Shoyu Ramen

I t o m e n Shoga Shio Cup Ramen, ginger flavor 2.8oz

Over seven minutes of vintage Itomen TV commercials – definitely an interesting watch!

Unboxing Time: Itomen Product Samples Sent From Taiwan

I got this box the other day and I honestly expected it to be samples for an upcoming Taiwanese Meet The Manufacturer. Well, as it turns out these were samples I didn’t know were coming or what they were! Have a look at this video to see what’s going on here!

Unboxing Time: Itomen Product Samples Sent From Taiwan – Japan

Thank you very much for these – unexpected yes, but very appreciated!

#2106: Itomen Onion Flavor Shoyu Ramen

Here’s an interesting one from Colin – thanks again! This is an onion flavored shoyu. I’ve had a few onion flavor varieties – let’s give this one from Itomen a try!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it has meat or not. To prepare, add noodle block and clear sachet to 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in soup base. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light tan powder.

A sachet of onions.

A decent quantity.

Finished (click to enlarge). Adde Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chashu pork and hard boiled egg. The noodles were excellent – imagine if you had 2 standard instant noodles that were next to eachother. It’s like that; like a double-wide instant noodle and it works quite well. The broth was good – definitely shoyu, however not getting a huge amount of ‘onionniness’ from it. The onions did hydrate well, but they could definitely have been bigger and in the same quantity – would’ve worked better. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901104132269.

Source yakisoba 5 meals pack of Itomen Good

An Itomen TV commercial.

#1174: Itomen Crab Flavor Instant Ramen

Here’s one my lovely wife got me during a birthday trip to Richmond, BC on my birthday! I really like this packaging; very retro! Let’s check it out!

Here’s the import sticker.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be vegetarian friendly but look for yourself.

The noodle block.

The dry seasoning sachet.

Has a nice buttery scent.

The sesame oil sachet.

This has a very strong sesame scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added imitation crab meat. The noodles have a lightness to them that is really great. Very springy and mellow. The broth is rather overwhelmed by the sesame oil, but that’s not a complaint. The crab flavor is light. It’s got a warm stick-to-your-ribs buttery comfort-food appeal I found. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4901104150157.

Here’s an Itomen TV advertisement.

#1038: Itomen Chanponmen

Here’s one that the folks from God Of Patena sent – thanks! Very little English on here – searched and translated via UPC code and kept coming up with ‘chanpon’ over and over so I’m calling it that. Also found it called ‘champon’ too, but more often than not it was ‘chanpon.’ Most things show it as a seafood broth, but as you can see on the package, it looks like ham or smoked pork. I also saw mention that this was a borrowed noodle soup from Chinese culture; like jjamppong perhaps? Let’s check it out!

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

The noodle block. It reminds me of waves lapping a distant shore.

The seasoning packet.

A nice scent with seafood notes.

Solid ingredients.

Looks like cabbage and shrimp and maybe some other things going on.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced chuck sauteed in garlic and Worcestershire sauce, carrot, mushroom, egg and sweet onion. The noodles are wonderful – thin and elastic with a perfect consistency. The broth is light and almost cheery – a nice savory taste. The extra bits hydrated well. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4901104100015

A bunch of Japanese TV commercials from 1987 – there’s an Itomen one at 1m30s.

It’s Done: List of Manufacturers, Ramen Fansites and Places To Buy Noodles Online!!!

After spending a few days on it, here’s the list. If you have anything you think should be added, please let me know – II’d love to make this the most complete list on the Internet of instant noodle information! You can find it in a tab on top of the site as well.

Manufacturers

Annie Chun’s

www.anniechun.com

Assi Brand

www.assisuperla.com

Baijia

www.scbaijia.com

Bestme

lechine.com

Binh Tay

binhtayfood.com

Ching’s Secret

www.chingssecret.com

Doll

www.doll.com.hk

Dragonfly

www.ustrading.com

Fashion Food

www.fashionfoodthailand.com

FoodMon DJ DOC

m.idoit.co.kr

Fortune

www.jslfoods.com

Gefen

www.gefenfoods.com

Goku-Uma

www.nishimototrading.com

Gomex

viethungfood.com

GreeNoodle

www.greenoodles.com

Hsin Tung Yang

www.htyusa.com

Ibumie

www.biz-allianz.com

Indomie

www.indofood.com

Itomen

www.itomen.com

JFC

www.jfc.com

JML

www.hualong.com

Kamfen

en.lechu.com.cn

Knorr

www.unilever.pk

Koka

www.revolution.com.sg

Koyo

www.koyonaturalfoods.com

Lishan Food Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

hawmaw.com

Shandong Liuliushun Food Co Ltd

liuliushun.com

Little Cook

www.namchow.co.th

Long Kow

www.crystalnoodle.com

Loveme

lechine.com

Lucky Me!

www.mondenissin.com

Maggi

www.maggi.in

MAMA

www.MAMAlover.net

Maruchan

USA www.maruchan.com

JP www.maruchan.co.jp

Menraku

www.hikarimiso.com

Mimee

www.may-baker.com

Miracle Noodle

www.miraclenoodle.com

Myojo

www.nissinfoods.com.sg

Namchow

www.namchow.co.th

Nano

www.gfood.com.vn

Nissin

USA www.nissinfoods.com

JP www.nissinfoods.co.jp

Noah Foods

www.noahfoodsinc.com

Nong Shim

eng.nongshim.com

Noodle Time

www.noodle-time.com

Omachi

www.masanfood.com

Ottogi

www.ottogi.co.kr

Paldo

www.paldofood.com

Payless

www2.urc.com.ph

Q Brand

www.uni-president.com

Quickchow

www.zesto.com.ph

Royal Umbrella

www.royalumbrella.com.au

Saigon Ve Wong

www.aone.vn

Sakurai Foods

www.sakuraifoods.com

Samyang

www.samyangfood.co.kr

Sanyo Foods

www.sanyofoods.co.jp

Sapporo Ichiban

www.sanyofoods.co.jp

Sau Tao

www.sunshunfuk.com.hk

Shirakiku

www.nishimototrading.com

Six Fortune

www.sixfortune.ca

Snapdragon

www.snapdragonfood.com

Sunlee

www.sunlee.com

Sunny Maid

www.sunnymaid.com

TableMark

www.tablemark.co.jp

Tayho

www.tayho.com

Tat Hui

www.tathui.com

Thai Kitchen

www.thaikitchen.com

Tiger Brand

www.tigerfood.com.tw

Tradition

www.traditionfoods.com

Unif

www.uni-president.com

Ve Wong

www.vewong.com

Vedan

www.sunnymaid.com

Vifon

www.vifon.com.vn

Vina Acecook

www.acecookvietnam.com

Wai Wai

www.chaudharygroup.com

Wei Lih

www.weilih.com.tw

Westbrae

www.westbrae.com

Wu-Mu

www.sinlinfood.com

Ramen Fansites

Asian Soup Test (Germany)

www.asia-suppen-test.de

Ramen Reviews

ramenreview.wordpress.com

Rameniac

www.rameniac.com

noodlereview

noodlereview.posterous.com

The Ramen Review

theramenreview.blogspot.com

ramenramenramen

www.ramenramenramen.net

Ramen Tokyo

www.ramentokyo.com

Instant Noodle Review

noodles.2ne1.com

The Official Ramen Homepage

www.mattfischer.com/ramen

Instant Noodle Database & Reviews

www.wholla.com

Ramenblog

www.ramenblog.com

Die Happy Souper (Germany)

www.happysouper.de

Go Ramen!

www.goramen.com

NYC Ramen Adventures

nycramenaddict.blogspot.com

Ramen 2.0

www.tastyramen.com

ramen-otaku

ramen-otaku.blogspot.com

Ramen Walker

ramenwalker.blogspot.com

Ramen Adventures

www.ramenadventures.com

Ramenate!

www.ramenate.com

Ramen Road

ramenroad.blogspot.com

Iwate Ramen

iwateramen.blogspot.com

Ramenlicious

www.ramenlicious.com

Jay’s World

ay.typepad.jp/jays_world

Journey Into The World of Ramen

ramenlovers.blogspot.com

flickr Ramen Noodles Group

www.flickr.com

eat.tanspace.com

eat.tanspace.com

SoCal Ramen

www.socalramen.com

Kyoto Foodie

www.kyotofoodie.com

The Noodle Freak

thenoodlefreak.blogspot.com

Anarchic Ramen

anarchicramen.blogspot.com

No Reason!!

noreason-hiroshi.blogspot.com

Noodleholic

noodleholic.blogspot.com

Ramen 4 Pika

ramen4pika.blogspot.com

Online Ramen Stores

Note: I have never used any of these places to order noodles nor do I endorse them in any way. I have no opinion of them, for or against

Ramen Depot

www.ramendepot.com

Very Asia

www.veryasia.com

Marukai E-Store

www.marukaiestore.com

E Food Depot

www.efooddepot.com

Han Yaw

www.hanyaw.com

Ramenbox

www.ramenbox.com

My Korean Diet

www.mykoreandiet.com

The Japanese Kitchen

www.japanesekitchen.co.uk

Wai Yee Hong

shop.waiyeehong.com

Wing Yip Store

www.wingyipstore.co.uk

Amazon Grocery

www.amazon.com/grocery

Koamart

www.koamart.com

Shirataki Noodles Diet

www.shiratakinoodlesdiet.com

Meijer

www.meijer.com

Asian Food Grocer

www.asianfoodgrocer.com

I Shop Indian

www.ishopindian.com

Calibex

www.calibex.com

The Asian Cook Shop

www.theasiancookshop.co.uk

Yelzah Global Marketplace

www.yelzahglobalmarketplace.com

Kim’s Asian Market

www.kimsasianmarket.com

#483: Itomen Yellow Buckwheat Ramen Bowl

This one was a puzzle – the only things in English on the packaging wwas a website called itomen.co.jp. I sent out a call for help in identifying this one and got help from a reader named Eric Z. from Parkland, FL! He scanned the bar code on the image and found it on Google! Not too shabby! Thanks again! Now let’s open this one up and see what’s inside.

On the left is a packet of dry seasoning and veggies, on the right, a bunch of little bits of who knows what. Upon opening the packet on the right, I figured out it was bits of tempura.

Awaiting the boiling water. I set the tempura pearls aside as they’d get real soggy while the noodles cooked.

Click image to enlarge. Added two fried eggs and sprinkled all the tempura on at the end. The broth is very tasty – the tempura was crunchy for a short time and then made the broth stewlike. The noodles were excellent and delicious. The eggs tied everything together. I loved this one – super good! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars!

Not sure if it relates, but here’s how Okinawa soba noodles are made.

I think I need one of these…