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#2607: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

NL5: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

I thought it a no-brainer to pick Hakata Ramen to try with the miso. The other I’ll try with it will be the Tokyo Ramen. Anyways: Hakata Ramen. What is it, Wikipedia?

Hakata ramen originates from Hakata district of Fukuoka city in Kyushu. It has a rich, milky, pork-bone tonkotsu broth and rather thin, non-curly and resilient noodles. Often, distinctive toppings such as crushed garlicbeni shoga(pickled ginger), sesame seeds, and spicy pickled mustard greens (karashi takana) are left on tables for customers to serve themselves. Ramen stalls in Hakata and Tenjin are well-known within Japan. Recent trends have made Hakata ramen one of the most popular types in Japan, and several chain restaurants specializing in Hakata ramen can be found all over the country.

Okay, so this might make more sense paired with a Tonkotsu, but hey – I think it sounds good! Let’s give it a try!

Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth – United States

NL5: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodles to a large pot of boiling water. Bil for 1~2 minutes. Drain. Run under cold water. Finally, enjoy with a Nona Lim broth!

NL5: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

One of the two included pouches of noodles.

NL5: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

Herre’s the large package of Miso Ramen broth.

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Vegan! To prepare, add broth to a pot and heat on the stove, Finally, enjoy with some Nona Lim noodles!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kamaboko, spring onion, butter, sweet corn and shichimi togarashi. These noodles are awesome – great gauge and chew. They definitely have a fresh and authentic character. The miso broth has a good richness to it – definitely red miso. As these are two separate products, they each get their own score. The noodles get 5.0 out of 5.0 stars and the miso ramen broth gets 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code for noodles 859792002354. UPC bar code for broth 859792002279.

NL5: Meet The Manufacturer: Nona Lim Hakata Ramen + Miso Ramen Broth

Lonely Planet Japan (Country Travel Guide)

Nona Lim on a Bay Area TV show