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#2901: Island Foods Tokyo Ramen – Setagaya

#2901: Island Foods Tokyo Ramen - Setagaya

Here’s one sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of lots of different Japanese products. This is definitely a fancy variety from a set of Kanto region varieties based on popular ramen shops. Not a lot of boxes come across my desk so this should be interesting! Here’s what the Ippin website had to say about this variety:

– Description: ・This ramen shop is from the famous ramen battle zone “Kannana-Dori”. The extremely delicious soup was made with the selected ingredients like Rishiri kombu, frigate tuna, Ushiku 2 year aged soy sauce. 

Features: Located in Takanawa exit of the Shinawaga station in Tokyo, this ramen shop brought together the famous ramen chef. Strictly selected the ingredients and famous for the seafood-based soup.

Ingredients: Noodle (flour, reduced starch syrup, salt, wheat protein, processed starch, alcoholic, gardenia dye), Soup & Seasoning (soy sauce, meat extract, animal fat, vegetable oil, seafood extract, kombu extract, bonito extract, sugar, spice, salt, alcoholic, seasoning (amino acid etc.), thickener (xanthan), caramel pigment, acidulant, Also including wheat, soybean, chicken, pork).

Sounds about as fancy as it gets. Let’s have a look!

Island Foods Tokyo Ramen – Setagaya – Japan

#2901: Island Foods Tokyo Ramen - Setagaya

Detail o the sides of the box (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, boil noodles for 3 minutes and drain. Add soup base to 350ml boiling water. Add to noodles. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2901: Island Foods Tokyo Ramen - Setagaya

One of the two noodle packages.

#2901: Island Foods Tokyo Ramen - Setagaya

A liquid base sachet.

#2901: Island Foods Tokyo Ramen - Setagaya

Whoa that looks interesting!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, shichimi togarashi and spring onion. The noodles were great – very good chew to them and seemed quite predisposed to being in this combo of noodle and broth. The broth has a nice kind of shoyu hit to it and a light fish taste it seems. It worked together quite well. Oiliness was on point. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4972874209987.

#2901: Island Foods Tokyo Ramen - Setagaya

Ramen Noodle Set from Kanto Area (Famous Ramen Restaurants 5 Types 10 Servings)

10 Servings)

A video I did of cracking open this fancy box of Kanto varieties.

#2871: Island Foods Chiba · Matsudo Tsukemen (Dipping noodles) – Chuka Soba Tomita

#2871: Island Foods Chiba · Matsudo Tsukemen (Dipping noodles) - Chuka Soba Tomita

Here’s one sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of lots of different Japanese products. This is definitely a fancy variety from a set of Kanto region varieties based on popular ramen shops. Not a lot of boxes come across my desk so this should be interesting! Here’s what the Ippin website had to say about this variety:

– Description: ・【Noodles】 Ultra-thick noodles 【Soup】 Pork bone and seafood dipping soup ・This famous ramen shop won the battle of ‘No.1 Ramen in Japan’ at Ramen Expo 2013. The extremely delicious taste comes from the stewed soup with the umami of fish and seafood. – Contents: ・Noodles: 150g x2 ・Soup & Seasoning Package: 60g x2 – Features: This famous ramen shop is located in Matsudo city of Chiba prefecture. Famous for the delicious pork bone and seafood based dipping soup and ultra-thick noodles.

Never tried tsukemen before – let’s hit it up!

Island Foods Chiba · Matsudo Tsukemen (Dipping noodles) – Chuka Soba Tomita – Japan

#2871: Island Foods Chiba · Matsudo Tsukemen (Dipping noodles) - Chuka Soba Tomita

Detail of the outer packaging (click to enlarge). Contains pork. The directions are a little different, so here’s what their website says: – How to prepare: 1. Place noodles in boiling water and cook for 8½ to 9 minutes. (depends on your preference for noodles’ hardness) 2. Put the dipping soup paste with 100cc of hot water into a small pot and cooks with low heat. When it boiled, pour the dipping soup into a bowl. 3. Pour the cooked noodles into a colander, wash it with cold water or cool down with the ice cubes. 4. Shake out the excess water and put the cooldown noodles into a bowl. Dip the dipping soup to eat. Enjoy!

#2871: Island Foods Chiba · Matsudo Tsukemen (Dipping noodles) - Chuka Soba Tomita

One of the two noodle pouches.

#2871: Island Foods Chiba · Matsudo Tsukemen (Dipping noodles) - Chuka Soba Tomita

A soup base sachet.

#2871: Island Foods Chiba · Matsudo Tsukemen (Dipping noodles) - Chuka Soba Tomita

Thick stuff!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, chashu pork, and spring onion. The noodles have a very nice gauge and the chew was really great. Not too chewy but not overdone at 8 1/2 minutes. They are great cold, dipped into the warm sauce which seemed like a kind of tangy tonkotsu with notes of fish and perhaps vinegar. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4527760168635.

#2871: Island Foods Chiba · Matsudo Tsukemen (Dipping noodles) - Chuka Soba Tomita

Ramen Noodle Set from Kanto Area (Famous Ramen Restaurants 5 Types 10 Servings)

10 Servings)

A video I did of cracking open this fancy box of Kanto varieties.

#2831: Island Foods Banri Sano Ramen

#2831: Island Foods Banri Sano Ramen ippin

Here’s one sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of lots of different Japanese products. This is definitely a fancy variety from a set of Kanto region varieties based on popular ramen shops. Not a lot of boxes come across my desk so this should be interesting! Here’s what the Ippin website had to say about this variety:

Sano Ramen – Banri –

Description: ・【Noodle】 Flat noodles【Soup】 Mild Japanese soy sauce soup ・The noodles are made with traditional Sano ramen techniques! The unique shape noodles mixed with the delicious soup gives you an exquisite mellow soy sauce taste. –

Features: Located in Sano city Tochigi prefecture, this shop becomes one of the most popular ramen shops not only for locals but also for the people from other prefecture. Their mission is to bring joy to all the customers through their soy sauce based simple but delicious soup. –

Ingredients: Noodle (flour, reduced starch syrup, salt, wheat protein, processed starch, alcoholic), Soup & Seasoning (soy sauce, lard, salt, pork extract, chicken extract, flavor oil, sugar, boiled extract, bonito extract, spice, yeast extract, alcoholic, seasoning (amino acid etc.), thickener (processed starch), Also including wheat, soybean, chicken, pork).

Alright this sounds really good – let’s check it out!

Island Foods Banri Sano Ramen – Japan

#2831: Island Foods Banri Sano Ramen ippin

Detail from the box (click to enlarge). Contains chicken, pork and alcohol. To prepare, 1. Place noodles in boiling water and cook for 4½ to 5½ minutes. (depends on your preference for noodles’ hardness) 2. Put the soup paste in a bowl and add 300cc of hot water. 3. Drain the noodles. Put the noodles into the soup bowl, and add toppings. Finally, enjoy!

#2831: Island Foods Banri Sano Ramen ippin

One of the two servings of noodles.

#2831: Island Foods Banri Sano Ramen ippin

One of the two soup base sachets.

#2831: Island Foods Banri Sano Ramen ippin

Looks very rich.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg and chashu pork. The noodles are broad and slightly thick. They have an interesting chew to them. I wouldn’t have expected this style from a Japanese variety. The broth is a strong shoyu – very oily as well. Very good. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4527760168246.

#2831: Island Foods Banri Sano Ramen ippin

Ramen Noodle Set from Kanto Area (Famous Ramen Restaurants 5 Types 10 Servings)

A video I did of cracking open this fancy box of Kanto varieties.

#2799: Maruchan Kitsune Soba

#2799: Maruchan Kitsune Soba

Here’s another neat one from Zenpop.JP. Thank you! So Zenpop has all sorts of monthly boxes including ramen boxes. Nine instant ramen in one box for a good price – check ’em out! Here’s what they had to say about this one –

Kitsune means ‘fox’ in Japanese and Kitsune soba is topped with fried tofu, which according to folklore, fox spirits are fond of. Since this product is made to sell in the Kanto area, where Tokyo in included, the soup has a stronger flavor of shoyu compared to the Kansai one.

sounds good to me – let’s crack it open

Maruchan Kitsune Soba – Japan

#2799: Maruchan Kitsune Soba

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and fish. To prepare, add everything to the bowl and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2799: Maruchan Kitsune Soba

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2799: Maruchan Kitsune Soba

The noodle block.

#2799: Maruchan Kitsune Soba

The kitsune!

#2799: Maruchan Kitsune Soba

Loose bits from the bowl.

#2799: Maruchan Kitsune Soba

The soup base sachet.

#2799: Maruchan Kitsune Soba

Lots of powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and shichimi togarashi. Noodles had a kind of chew that seemed like they would do so much better dry than in soup. The broth was so salty and strong that it was just kind of gross to me. The saving grace of the kitsune was the only thing keeping this from the stripey hole. 0.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990529211.

#2799: Maruchan Kitsune Soba

Maruchan Aka Kitsune Udon Cup, 3.39-Ounce Units (Pack of 12)

An older Maruchan TV spot

Unboxing Time: Kanto Ramen Shop Set From Ippin

Unboxing Time: Kanto Ramen Shop Set From Ippin

Today we have a special set of fancy ramen. I was asked by IIppin to pick five things to check out from their store to show everyone. Ippin is an online retailer of very fancy Japanese things.  Thanks! This set looked like a good bet. The package arrived from Japan yesterday. Busy day yesterday was – this and two other videos to record. Let’s have a look inside!

Unboxing Time: Kanto Ramen Set From Ippin – Japan

In the box are five different varieties of ramen from ramen shpos in the Kanto region of Japan. They’re in little boxes and pretty hefty to be honest. Each box has two servings. Here’s where you can get this set – pretty cool! Thanks again!