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#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men – Japan

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one –

‘This may be the first soy milk noodles in a ZenPop ramen pack. Plus this one’s name is fun to say. Sesame and soy milk make the soup a bit more mild than normal tan tan noodles. Moreover, a little bit of ginger gives a nice accent to the soup. Enjoy your (probably) first mild spicy wantan noodles!’

Will do! Let’s give it a go!

Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men – Japan

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add boiling water and dry sachet to bowl. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

The noodle block.

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

A light powder.

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

This looks really cool!

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

Wantan from the bowl!

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, chashu pork, spring onion and sesame seeds. Noodles were pretty good but standard gauge. The broth had a nice color and separation to it. A lot of sesame flavor and a hint of spiciness. Definitely soy milk in there. Wantan fell short though. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990361392.

#3111: Maruchan Soy Milk Tan-Tan Wantan Men - Japan

Maruchan Wonton Soup Chicken Flavor, 1.6 Pound (Pack of 12)

Here’s one you can watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#1515: Nongshim Neoguri Udon Seafood & Mild

It’s a really cold day today and I think a big bowl of seafood noodles sound good. This is a Nongshim Neoguri I got up in Canada. It’s made in South Korea and it’s the milder version of Neoguri. Raccoons I say raccoons! Why do I say raccoons? Well, check out the video at the end of the post – it’ll all become clear I think. Let’s dig in to some Nongshim Neoguri!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add all package contents to 550ml boiling water and cook 4-5 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a nice seafoody scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Bits of seafood and vegetable.

A nice big piece of seaweed. Some people have mentioned that this is not to be eaten, but just as a seasoning. I grew up on an island and miss it a lot, so I tend to eat it. Call me crazy (many do) but it makes me feel like a kid again.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, kamaboko, narutomaki, shrimp, sliced squid, sliced green onion and egg. The noodles are indeed very broad and have a nice chewiness to them. The broth is indeed on the mild side compared to a lot of South Korean noodle soups. It does has a nice and rich seafood flavor, just not all the spice. The vegetable bits hydrated nicely. The seaweed? Soft and quite tasty. A nice well rounded bowl of South Korean seafood udon! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 031146150205.

This is pretty neat – you can get 5 each of Shin Ramyun, Neoguri, Ansungtangmyun and Chapagetti – pretty awesome if you’d like to immerse yourself in South Korean ramyun for a while!

This is a song that they made about raccoons. Why raccoons? Well, Neoguri means raccoon. Why? I’m not exactly sure – but you can find out more Neoguri info here.

#951: Vifon Pomidorowa Zupa Błyskawiczna Zmakaronem (Tomato Instant Noodle Soup Mild)

Here’s another great one sent by Joe & Gill from the UK! Thank you again! So this is a product geared towards the Polish market and made in Vietnam! Fascinating… Pomidorowa though; what’s that all about? I asked Wikipedia and got this:

Tomato soupsoup prepared on the basis of soup or broth with vegetables. The main ingredient, giving the flavor of the fresh tomatoes or tomato paste . Soup served with noodles or rice , and sometimes even the so-called. zacierką and cast cake . Often used to improve the taste of the herbs, such as basil or parsley parsley and whitewashes cream . It is good for the end to add a bit of sugar and a pinch of cinnamon . Tomato soup consists of a traditional dinner of Polish cuisine [1]

Yep – zupa pomidorowa translates to tomato soup. I expected something a little more fascinating! Well, let’s check it out.

Here’s the back of the packaging.

The noodle block.

Powdered seasoning.

Has an interesting color to the powder I’ve not seen previously.  Has a very strong tomato flavor.

Here’s the veggie packet – good size to it too.

Lots of small bits of veggies.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, ham, and a fried egg with a little Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt. The noodles are nice – plentiful and thin. The broth has a nice and rich tomato flavor that is very good. The veggies really shined in this one – lots of them and they add to the broth in creating a nice and fresh atmosphere. This is great! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5901882110175.

Polish Vifon commercial.

They have contests too!

#936: Yamachan Tonkotsu Ramen Mild Pork Flavor Soup Base

I did a Meet The Manufacturer on Yamachan a little while back and found their products to be quite good! Here’s a new one they’ve come out with – a mild Tonkotsu! Sounds excellent! Thanks to the folks at Yamachan in San Jose, California for sending this! Now, to the review!

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

The noodle blocks, although they’re not very blocky! Fresh and nice looking!

Here’s the soup base.

They also sent bamboo shoots, aka ‘menma.’ Click image to enlarge.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onions, thinly sliced ham, minced garlic, hard boiled egg, kizami shoga (pickled ginger, menma, and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles are very nice – a little chewy and firm of backbone but gentle and giving as well. The broth is extremely good. Strong notes of pork and a very comforting flavor makes the noodle and broth pair exquisite., This is wonderful stuff – go find it (I’ve seen Yamachan products it in the cold case at 99 Ranch Market as well as Uwajimaya in the Seattle area)! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars! UPC bar code 767921019305 .

How to make and share Yamachan ramen!

Drumming at a Japanese festival in San Jose, California – lot of stamina to do this stuff!

#839: CJ CheilJedang Mild Bean Curd Stew

Saw this at H Mart a while back and it piqued my curiosity. Was kind of pricy for a little cup – close to $3… Wonder what’s in there.

Here’s the export label.

Side panels (click image to enlarge).

A potato noodle block – yep it’s made of potatoes and pea starch! Looks more like a bird’s nest.

The veggie packet.

Lots of interesting pieces here – very large!

The liquid packet.

Thick liquid.

Finished. (click image to enlarge)  These noodles aren’t my cup of tea. They’re so slippery and hard to eat for me. Really thin and odd. Kind of like bean thread but even harder to break with your lips. The broth is interesting; has an odd heat and flavor. The bits and pieces of veggies and tofu are wonderful – unfortunately not enough for me to say I really like this stuff though. Would love to try a kimchi red broth version of this – could be good! 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801007189192 .

Neat CJ video

Another CJ spot

#809: Nongshim Neoguri Mild (Korea)

Here’s another one that Moo Hee-Wi from Korea sent me. she was the one who wrote the JoongAng Ilbo article about The Ramen Rater last month! Thanks again! So this is what you would find in the Korean superkarket if you wanted to get some Mild Neoguri. A while back I reviewed the US version. Let’s give this one a try!

Something I found interesting is the little raccoon character. As we have seen before in Maruchan’s Midori no Tanuki and the Yamamoto Ponpoko bowls, raccoons have a ‘lucky’ thematic reference. Neoguri translates to raccoon in Korean. Click image to enlarge.

The nice round noodle block.

Seasoning powder.

Lots of it.

The veggie packet.

I found this interesting – compare the contents in the US version to these. Looks like kamaboko here but none in the other one.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some vegetables, an egg, a slice of processed cheese, some fish cakes, kimchi, pepper and gochujang. Good stuff – noodles are nice and thick but not super chewy. Easily broken with pursed lips. The broth is nice too – like it purports to be, the broth is mild and has a rich seafood taste. The veggie packet was mostly seaweed and some kamaboko – I liked the prevalence of the seaweed. The kamaboko was alright but usually I find these to be more for show. A nice bowl of noodles. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801043014946 .

Can someone over in Korea email me the link or an *.apk for this? Would love to have this app!

This guy’s got it made – would love to be able to go for a walk and get some of this stuff on the street!

#780: Ottogi Jin Ramen (Mild) (Korean Version)

Here’s one that was sent to me by Moon Hee Wi, the journalist who wrote the article in the JoongAng Ilbo a couple weeks ago! Thanks! Let’s give it a try!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

This is a pretty big rectangular noodle block!

Seasoning powder?

Nice reddish color.

The vegetable packet.

Looks like an okay amount.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added an egg, a slice of processed cheese, some onions and some kimchi. The noodles are great – not too chewy and loads of them. The broth is a typical fiery hot Korean style ramyun broth – without the fire. The veggies hydrated decently and were a little different than others – a little chewier. Good stuff! Definitely a must for someone who’s scared of the heat of Korean ramyun. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8801045520117 – get the US version here.

Here’s a commercial for Jin Ramen.

I definitely want to review this – looks awesome!

#592: Batchelors Super Noodles Mild Curry Flavour

Hey awesome – curry’s one of my favorites!  I’m thinking since my wife made the finest turkey yesterday that I’ve ever had the fortune of eating, I’d try to fuse that with this and toss an egg in. Here we go!

Click image to enlarge. Here’s the back of the package – looks like some good stuff’ll be cookin in a minute!

Here’s the packet…

…and its contents.

Finished (click image to enlarge). I added one fried eggs with a dash of Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning and a little of the turkey my wife Kit made – those little vegetable looking bits? Rosemary. So the noodles were about par with Top Ramen. The flavoring wasn’t bad, but when they said mild curry they weren’t kidding – very mild. Anyways, not bad. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.

Batchelors peas ad.

It dumped rain tonight.

#395: Ottogi Jin Ramen (Mild) Asian Style Instant Noodle Cup

I thought this looked interesting. I don’t usually see any kind of ‘mild’ flavors coming out of Korea, but here you see one. Here we go!

One single packet.

Nice looking veggies and seasoning…

Click image to enlarge. Nice and tasty – not really any heat (mild I said mild), which is kind of a bummer but not unexpected here. The noodles were decent, the veggies got big and the broth was tasty. Nice cup of noodles. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Get it here.