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#2573: Ikeda Shokuhin Nabeyaki Kitsune Udon

#2573: Ikeda Shokuhin Nabeyaki Kitsune Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Exotic Noods -

Here’s one that came by way of the guys over at Exotic Noods. Thanks! You can subscribe and get great boxes of different noodles every month – they also have The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Box! Definitely take a look. So today it’s udon from Japan. Kitsune udon comes with some fried tofu – which is really good stuff. Udon is a very thick noodle, but what is a nabeyaki? Here’s a little from Wikipedia –

Nabeyaki udon: A sort of udon hot-pot, with seafood and vegetables cooked in a nabe, or metal pot. The most common ingredients are tempura shrimp with mushrooms and an egg cracked on top.

Nabemono (鍋物, なべ物, nabe “cooking pot” + mono “thing or things, object, matter”) or simply nabe, is a variety of Japanese hot pot dishes, also known as one pot dishes[1] and “things in a pot.”[2]

Okay so this is a kind of hot pot style cooked udon. What gets me is that the container for this one is metal; almost looks like a Jiffy Pop noodle cooking affair. Let’s check it out!

Ikeda Shokuhin Nabeyaki Kitsune Udon – Japan

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Here’s the distributor/import sticker (click to enlarge).

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Detail of the cardboard lid (click to enlarge).  Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add 300ml boiling water and cook for 2 minutes? Very hard to tell on this one so that’s what I’m going to go with. This should be long enough for the noodles to loosen and the tofu to become ‘happy.’ Stir and enjoy!

#2573: Ikeda Shokuhin Nabeyaki Kitsune Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Exotic Noods -

The fresh udon pouch.

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The liquid base (called ‘the dry base’ on the sticker I gues).

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Has a soy scent.

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The fried tofu.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, 31-44ct shrimp, and shichimi togarashi. The udon came out very well – thick and chewy. The broth has a sweet and soy kind of flavor – I’m not entirely convinced that there isn’t some bonito in there. The tofu is great – very sweet and tasty. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4970083061587.

#2573: Ikeda Shokuhin Nabeyaki Kitsune Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Exotic Noods -

Gosu Ikeda 6.1inch Ramen-Bowl with cover White porcelain Made in Japan

Cooking With Dog!

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s one sent by the guys over at ExoticNoods.com. Thanks! They have a monthly subscription box you can get! So this is nabeyaki udon – let’s see what Wikipedia has to say –

Nabeyaki udon: A sort of udon hot-pot, with seafood and vegetables cooked in a nabe, or metal pot. The most common ingredients are tempura shrimp with mushrooms and an egg cracked on top.

Sounds good – let’s check it out!

Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon – Japan

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The import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in contents and 300ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Finally, top with tempura – stir and enjoy!

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The udon pouch.

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The liquid base.

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Has a sweet scent.

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

The tempura disc.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The udon is interesting – not a round gauge but thick, and a little wider. The broth has a nice sweetness to it I enjoyed. The tempura is great when it soaks up the broth – very tasty. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4970083061594.

#2517: Ikeda Shoku Nabeyaki Tempura Udon - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

SPJ: DONABE Japanese Style Earthen Casserole Hot Pot Serves 1-2 persons

Cooking With Dog shows you how to make some at home!

#874: Fuji Mengyo Nabeyaki Udon

Got this one at Uweajimaya in Beaverton, OR on our summer vacation. Kind of looks like Jiffy Pop, doesn’t it? So you’re supposed to dump in stuff and cook it on the stove in this foil container. I’m going to use a pot. Thought I should check out Wikipedia about this variety:

Nabeyaki udon: A sort of udon hot-pot, with seafood and vegetables cooked in a nabe, or metal pot. The most common ingredients are tempura shrimp with mushrooms and an egg cracked on top.

Okay, so a metal pot will work just fine here.

Not a lot on the package to read but here’s what I found (click to enlarge).

Fresh udon block.

Soup base.

Very dark with a strong soy flavor.

The tempura disk! Awesome stuff this is!

Not exactly sure what this is.

Green onions?

Here they are – green onions are good!

Red pepper flake?

Sure is!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added veggies, a hard boiled egg, baked chicken, and some Ajishima Salmon Furikake. The noodles are great – your standard fresh udon – nice. The broth had a soy sauce flavor with a slightly sweet back and a little seafood taste. The green onions were nice and the tempura was crunchy and tasty. The funky little star shape looking thing I didn’t know was above? It’s not bad – still not exactly sure if its supposed to be kamaboko or narutomaki or either. Has a nice little taste to it though. This is an interesting one for sure. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars – worth a look.UPC bar code 4960099310007 .

Cooking With Dog makes Nabeyaki Udon!

Found this video on YouTube when looking up Nabeyaki. The funny piece in there that I wasn’t sure was looks a lot like these flowers…