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#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - 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 ramen was first released by New Touch in 1985: It has stuck around so long because it is a delicious twist on the classic shoyu ramen. With extra negi (green onion) and just a touch of spicy (“pirikara in Japanese) this is a simple yet satisfying bowl of noodles.’

I like green onion and spicy things – let’s see how it fares!

New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add in dry sachet content and fill to line with boiling water. Cover 3 minutes. Add in wet sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Smells good, that’s fr sure.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Full of green onion!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, chashu, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, black sesame seeds and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles came out very well – not spongy at all. Broth had a very nice shoyu taste to it – no bitterness here. Definitely a lot of included green onion and they augmented the flavor well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4903088000619.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Apex Imports Flying Spaghetti Monster FSM Car Window Vinyl Decal Sticker 5″

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2998: Acecook Goma Negi Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#2998: Acecook Goma Negi Tonkotsu Ramen - 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 –

“The milky tonkotsu soup has the umami of grilled vegetables and contains flavored noodles, pieces of green onion and sesame seeds which add pleasant flavors to the soup. Typical tonkotsu ramen is heavy, but this one is lighter and can be a good option for a late night snack.”

Sounds good to me – let’s hit it!

Acecook Goma Negi Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#2998: Acecook Goma Negi Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. Toi preparem add boiling water to fill line and cover for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2998: Acecook Goma Negi Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2998: Acecook Goma Negi Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#2998: Acecook Goma Negi Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Loose seasoning and bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft boiled egg, chashu pork, and shichimi togarashi. The noodles were alright – gauge was thin and flat and soft on the chew. The broth was interesting – had a thinner character as advised but was very strong insofar as saltiness. Sesame seed and wood ear mushroom was everywhere. Excellent, however less salt would have been optimal. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901071226138.

#2998: Acecook Goma Negi Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Acecook whole purport miso ramen 60g ~ 12 pieces

Watch me prepare this variety in my kitchen!

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“This is another ramen from the Umakaro series! This one is a classic green onion ramen with a distinct shrimp flavor.”

It’s nice – they have recommendations for garnishes and this one mentions adding bacon. I have an idea for a bit of a spin on bacon I’m hoping might work well. Let’s delve into this bowl!

Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen – Japan

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

Here’s the bottom and sides (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add in sachet contents and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

The noodle block.

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

The soup base sachet/.

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

A dark powder base.

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

A second dry sachet.

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

Looks like spring onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a slice of chashu pork I slowly fried as I was devoid of bacon, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and nanami togarashi. Noodles were pretty good – not colossal but decent. The broth had this kind of vegetable taste to it I liked – a bit of spring onion taste in there but not overpowering. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4979397770130.

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

Yamamoto milling Ponpoko ramen soy sauce 6 meals pack

Meanwhile, back in 1966 Tokyo…

#2070: Tokushima Seifun Negi Ramen

Here’s the last of the Tokushim Seifun varieties sent to me by Wesley, a reader from Japan at school in Canada – thanks again! This last one is negi – green onion! Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side and bottom of the bowl (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare add in contents of onion sachet and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Looks oily and has a sweet soy scent.

The onion sachet.

A lot of spring onion!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and chashu pork. The noodles ended up a little on the spongy side which was a disappointment. They were thick which was nice, but just didn’t have the smoothness I’m accustomed to. The broth has a nice soy taste which went well with the supplied negi which was plentiful as well as little pieces of pork in squares. However, the pork didn’t hydrate altogether that well which was a downside. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904760010421.

Mino octopus arabesque ramen bowl + large spoon

A Tokushima Seifun TV commercial.

#1855: Daraz Negi Man Ramen

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s a superhero which is a leek. Leeks, negi and Welsh onion – they’re all the same thing. I got this one from my friend Shinichi – he’s working with Mr. Yamato of Yakantei, a purveyor of very unique instant noodles to bring the harder to find tastes of Japan to your door! Very excited to try these hard to find varieties! Thanks, Shinichi for bringing noodles over to my apartment! Everybody – go and check out Ramen Mania!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 800ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, add liquid sachet to 250~300ml boiling water in a bowl. Drain noodles and add to broth and add in final sachet. Stir and enjoy!

A package of noodles.

A liquid sachet.

Dark but transparent.

Caramelized leek perhaps?

Wow – smells leek-y!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are of a round shape with a slightly thicker than your average instant kind of gauge. The had that nice kind of ‘floury’ taste when chewed. The broth was just plain leek. Super strong too. I should say it was a shio-leek/negi extravaganza of sorts. A little salty for my preference though. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4573217010019.

Harmony House Foods, Dried Leeks, Green and White, 3 Ounce Quart Size Jar

Negi Man makes an appearance!

#1768: New Touch Negi Miso no Ippin Ramen

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! From what I’m reading, it sounds like this one has a lot of garlic, green onion and leek influence on it. Sounds really good – let’s check it out!

Here’s detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Not sure if it contains meat. to prepare, add in contents of sachet and 430ml boiling water. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of both side of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a nice miso scent.

A smaller sachet.

A garlic scented addition.

The vegetables sachet.

Pretty amazing – these blocks are freeze-dried vegetables and when added to water, they spring to life!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added egg, mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles hydrated extremely well and have a very good premium texture and chewiness. Top shelf stuff. The broth has a very rich miso flavor and a good thickness to it. The block of freeze dried green onion and leek gave everything a very enjoyable finish. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4903088004679.

12 pieces of New touch Sugomen Negimiso

Japanese kid rockin’ out back in 1983 with her boom box in this New Touch TV commercial!