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#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

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles - Japan - The Ramen Rater - rmane - instant noodles

Here’s one I got from ZenPop, a company that’s producing ramen boxes in Japan. They have a new box every month with 9 different varieties for $29.50 – a pretty impressive deal as they include the shipping in the price.

Here’s what Zenpop had to say about this one – “This rich shio (salt) based soup has a mild taste of seafood and is topped with seaweed, egg, cabbage and imitation crab. Travel the seven seas of flavor aboard the decks of this delicious ship!” Here’s a short blurb from Wikipedia about shio –

Shio (“salt”) ramen is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also used, but they are not boiled as long as they are for tonkotsu ramen, so the soup remains light and clear. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for lean chicken meatballs, and pickled plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.

Well, this sounds good to me! Let’s give this Daikoku variety a try.

Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles – Japan

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles - Japan - The Ramen Rater - rmane - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Conjtains seafood. To prepare, add 300ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles - Japan - The Ramen Rater - rmane - instant noodles

Detail of the lid – hue changed for ease of viewing (click to enlarge). I’m legally blind so when colors are hard to see for me, I tend to attempt to make them easier to see for you.

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles - Japan - The Ramen Rater - rmane - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles - Japan - The Ramen Rater - rmane - instant noodles

Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fishball, carved squid, 31-44ct shrimp, crabstick and La-Yu chili oil. The noodles came out very nicely – hydrated to a T. The broth has a great buttery and seafoody flavor I very much enjoy. The included crabstick, scrambled egg, seaweed and cabbage hydrated perfectly and everything married together just right. A very well made seafood cup. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904511006055.

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles - Japan - The Ramen Rater - rmane - instant noodles

Three Gunma chan fried noodles 119g x

Vintage Japanese TV commercials