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#2035: Acecook Maru Uma Curry Udon

Another one from Javier over at Box From Japan! Thanks! So if you didn’t already know, BoxFromJapan.com is a subscription service. You can get 4 instant noodles from Japan a month. What’s amazing is that I not yet received a single on that I’d reviewed previously which is truly amazing. You can also get a monthly Japanese candy box! Pretty rad! Today, I’ll be checking out this Acecook curry udon cup. Let’s crack it open!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat or not. To prepare, open lid and add boiling water to fill line. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Stir well and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Some of the little bits and pieces from the bottom of the cup.

Wow this is pretty neat – like a small brick of curry!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kizami shoga, spring onion and chashu pork. The udon come out soft and supple with a nice light chew to it and really comfort-food like. Especially when paired with the curry broth – a nice rich curry with a little hint of spiciness in there. Unfortunately, the big curry block did disintegrate, but it had a kind of gritty broth..  The bits of fried tofu and mincemeat are a nice touch. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901071226206.

Acecook whole purport curry udon 70gX12 pieces

An Acecook TV commercial.

#690: Maruchan Yakisoba Savory Soy Sauce Flavor Homestyle Japanese Noodles

Here’s another one from Ramen Place! Thanks! I think this should be a tasty one – let’s see!

Here’s the bottom of the package (click image to enlarge).

Here’s what you get after you take off the outer plastic (click image to enlarge).

Here’s what the noodle block looks like. Broad noodles.

The powder packet.

It gets stirred in after the cooking goes down.

Veggies! Quite a bit of them too!

Looking good!

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added some Bird’s Eye Stir Fry veggies and a little roast turkey breast lunch meat on the  right. Also tossed in a little kizami shoga (pickled ginger) as well as some Ajishima Kim Chi Furikake. I like the noodles – they did really well for being a microwaved meal component. I added about a sixteenth of a cup of extra water and I think that may have been a good idea to avoid dryness. The sauce is excellent – a very mellow soy sauce kind of flavor. The supplied veggies are good – fresh tasting corn and cabbage going on. I really enjoyed this – 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC barcode 041789007088 – get it here.

Maruchan TV commercial.

Life in a Japanese ramen shop

#352: Maruchan Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

So my friend Todd hooked me up with this stuff – thanks man! Haven’t seen this one before, so let’s give it a try.

What a standard single packet of domestic made ramen noodle soup seasoning! This should be interesting enough I think; usually I see hot flavored packets of flavoring out of Korea and Thailand but really not so much out of the USA.

Dark red and angry! Wasn’t expecting that… Was very nice to look at the packet ingredients and see chili as the second one! Impressive…

Click image to enlarge. The finished product. Added a couple hard boiled eggs, some Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning and a little Amanfopong chili powder. Was reasonably ‘hot & spicy’ flavored for a domestic product. It kind of ended there though – would’ve been nice if it had maybe more of a veg flavor too. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.