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#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!

Meet The Manufacturer #885: Yamachan Miso Ramen Rich Sapporo Miso

So yesterday I tried the mild miso and today I’m hitting up the rich. This one says it’s ‘Sapporo miso’ – curious to see what its like.

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

The noodle portions come individually wrapped on a tray.

The miso packets.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some onions, a hard boiled egg with some Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some baked chicken with Soul Seasoning and Ajishima Kimchi Furikake. The noodles are reaslly good – chewy and fresh. The broth was a surprise. I expected a really really strong miso flavor that would bowl me over. It’s exactly as mentioned on the package – rich. Broth is of a brown and almost milky color. The broth has an extremely nice depth to it and is really good. I was expecting a really salty and almost funky bitter taste which I did not get at all and I am happy about that. Serious depth of flavor – I like it. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars – this is excellence.  UPC bar code 767921011200 .

How to do product demos of Yamachan products. Basically, this guy’s a pro at makingh this stuff and so have a look to make sure you’re doing it right!

This is a Japanese cooking show called Dotch. They’re having a challeng: Onion Miso Ramen vs Salt Butter Ramen! I had no idea onion miso ramen was somewhat normal – I just like onions a lot and it sounded good.

Meet The Manufacturer #884: Yamachan Miso Ramen – Mild

Here’s another one of the fresh ramen samples from Yamachan. I’ve not been a big fan of miso in the past, but I’m open to this – looks fancy.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Note the dual-pot method.

Here are the fresh noodles.

Here is the soup base.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added onion, green bell pepper and broccoli. Also some turkey lunch meat with some Ajishima Kimchi furikake on top. The noodles are impeccable – fresh and tasty! Now I mentioned earlier that I didn’t like the flavor of miso. Well, I’m not going to say that I do now, but this was interesting. It was very salty and had an earthy flavor. I know it’s fermented and it definitely tasted like it. All in all not bad! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 767921019206 .

Here’s a nivdeo of the Yamachan factory!

Here’s a video on what miso is and how its made.