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#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu – Japan

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - 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!Here’s what they had to say about this particular variety – “Kagoshima prefecture is located towards the souther part of Kyushu Island and is defined by it’s proximity to the sea.

Kyushu island, which also contains Hakata and Fukuoka, is the birthplace of tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen. Thus, Kagoshima ramen is predominantly tonkotsu based as well. This pack of Kagoshima Black Pork Ramen contains noodles from a non-fried and non-steamed recipe to maintain as much of the original flavor and texture as possible and the noodles are straight and slightly thicker picking up more of the broth.

The tonkotsu broth contains broth made from Black Pigs from Kagoshima and has a distinct vegetable taste which is slightly sweet. There is also a distinct “burnt onion” taste unique to Kagoshima ramen.”

Wow this one sounds awesome; let’s give it a try!

Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu – Japan

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). I’m sure it contains pork. To prepare, add one bundle of noodles to 480ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

Two servings of noodles.

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

Two dry sachets.

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

A lot of powder.

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

Two wet sachets.

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

A seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, chashu pork, spring onion and habanero togarashi. The noodles came out quite nice – thickness was good and chew was sturdy. The broth was super thick – very rich and hearty. If you don’t like pork or tonkotsu, you will abhor this luxuriant experience. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902702001346.

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

Marutai Kyusyu Speciality Kagoshima Berkshire Black Pork Tonkotsu Ramen 2 package set

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#1927: Marutai Kogashi Negiiri Tonkotsu Kagoshima Ramen

Here’s another one that was sent to me by Javier over at Box From Japan – thanks! Box From Japan is a subscription service – you can get a box sent to you every month with some great noodles within! From the description, this almost sounds like it might be a vegetable tonkotsu, but I don’t know. Says lots of cabbage – interesting! Let’s hit it up!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether this one contains meat, however tonkotsu broth generally includes pork. To prepare, add in all but the liquid sachet and add boiling water to fill line. cover and let steep for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The dry soup base sachet.

A ton of powder with some vegetables within.

The vegetables sachet.

As mentioned, a lot of cabbage here as well as spring onion and singed onion.

A liquid sachet.

A nice garlic scented oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, spring onion and kizami shoga (pickled ginger). The noodles were okay – didn’t make me jump for joy, but they hydrated nicely enough. The broth is a salty tonkotsu with a rich flavor. The vegetables hydrated well, and the large amount of cabbage went very well with it. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902702004224.

MARUTAI Tasty Japanese Noodle 3 Assort “Sho-yu Tonkotsu” Konjac Ramen Pork, “Soy Sauce”, and “Soy Sauce Tonkotsu” Flavor 4.9oz x 3 packs [Japan Import]

A man preparing a variety of Marutai ramen.