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#2236: Maruchan Gotsumori Koku Tonkotsu Ramen

Here’s another one sent to me by Javier from Box From Japan. Box From Japan has subscriptions for all sorts of neat Japanese things. I regret to say that I was informed that they won’t be taking subscriptions for their ramen boxes for now – hopefully that will start again soon. He mentioned that you can purchase instant noodles from them here. Here’s what he had to say about this particular variety:

Noodle: Medium-fine fried noodles. Entangles the soup very well, so it is full of volume and filling. Soup: Thick pork bone based soup that is both smooth and rich. It doesn’t give o the odor of pork bone, but gives the dish enough flavor so you want to enjoy the soup as well. Ingredients: Sesame seed, flavored minced chicken meat, fried garlic, Jew’s ear, green onion.

Let’s check if out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add contents of dry sachets and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let steep with liquid sachet on lid for 3 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Looks like maybe seaweed and meat – loose in the bowl.

The dry base sachet.

Lots of powder.

The liquid base.

Thick and oily.

The garnish sachet.

A lots of sesame seeds and spring onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg, baked chicken, chashu pork belly and nanami togarashi. The noodles were very plentiful and had a nice gauge and chew. They just seemed like your standard instant. The broth, however, was extremely good. Definitely a hit of chicken along with the pork taste and a really good thickness to the broth. It was a good oiliness as well. The included garnish of the sesame seeds, spring onion and meat were excellent and hydrated very well. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990325561.

Maruchan Seimen – Tonkotsu Ramen Gotsumori 1 pack

An older TV commercial from Maruchan.

#1895: Maruchan Seimen Houjyun Koku Shoyu

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! This one looks really fancy – the whole thing is shiny and gold! Let’s have a look inside!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and fish. To prepare, add in vegetable sachet. Add boiling water to fill line and cover for 5 minutes. Add in soup base and stir well. Garnish with nori (seaweed). Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a sweet pork scent to it.

The vegetable and meat sachet.

Wow – pork and nice big pieces of vegetables.

A sachet of nori.

A nice big piece!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg. The noodles are absolutely excellent – nice and chewy but not tough. They’re perfectly hydrated and of a good, thick gauge. The broth is really good too – a soy sauce flavor with a little sweetness and a beautiful oiliness. The piece of seaweed is an excellent plus as well as the garnish pack which included pork, bamboo shoot and spring onion of which all were excellent. A beautiful bowl of instant ramen. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990334112.

Maruchan-seimen 4-taste Variety Packs (8pacs)

A TV commercial for the Maruchan Seimen bowls. Here’s the ‘making of video as well.