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#3247: Mitukura Okinawa Soba – Japan

#3247: Mitakura Okinawa Soba - Japan

This one was in a Ramen Trunk subscription box.These boxes are full of extremely high end varieties that you’ll never find in the United States or anywhere outside Japan! Check out this link and use coupon code RAMENRATER20OFF for 20% off any single box or subscription!

Here’s what they had to say about this particular variety – “Okinawa prefecture is a group of islands in the south of Japan. Well known for its tropical weather and beautiful beaches. However, equally well known is the  unique Okinawa Soba produced on these islands.

Okinawa Soba is a noodle soup with thick wheat noodles reminiscent of udon noodles and are slightly flat. Definitely a deviation from typical thin ramen noodles but just as delicious.

The soup is a pork based broth flavored with kombu (seaweed) and bonito (fish flakes) adding to a lighter and more delicate taste.'”

Sounds good – let’s check it out!

Mitakura Okinawa Soba – Japan

#3247: Mitakura Okinawa Soba - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure but most likely contains meat and fish products – check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodle for 4 minutes. Add sachet to 220ml hot water. Finally, combine drained noodle with broth and enjoy!

#3247: Mitakura Okinawa Soba - Japan

One of the two servings of noodles.

#3247: Mitakura Okinawa Soba - Japan

A wet sachet (click here to enlarge).

#3247: Mitakura Okinawa Soba - Japan

Concentrated liquid base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sesame seeds, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chashu pork, kizami shoga, fish cake and spring onion. Noodles are exemplary with a great thickness and chew. Broth is as advertised – a porky bonito. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4900674003450.

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3241: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba – Japan

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - 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 super cup contains 1.5 times the normal amount of noodles! Okinawa has a few famous dishes but this one is the most unmistakable for anyone visiting the islands. Yummy chewy noodles in a slightly sweet and spicy dash is perfect for summer.”

Sounds good – let’s check it out!Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken, pork, and fish. To prepare, add everything but the wet sachet. Fill to line with boiling water and cover for 5 minutes. Add in wet sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

A fluffy powder.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

Smells like rice wine.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

A dry garnish sachet.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

Interesting mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, crispy fried garlic, and habanero togarashi. Noodles are sadly very spongy. They support a broth which has a very odd flavored broth – well, it’s not bad but the aftertaste is just not very good. Lots of fish cake and bits of vegetable throughout aren’t enough to put this one in my good graces. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901071231552.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

Acecook Super Cup mini vegetables Chanpon 42g ~ 12 pieces

Watch me cook this one up on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2667: Nissin Okinawa Soba

#2657: Nissin Okinawa Soba - Zenpop - Japan - The Ramen Rater

This is another one from Zenpop.jp. Zenpop is pretty cool – they have different boxes you can get – Japanese stationery, snacks, ramen… It’s quite a variety. They’re pretty cheap, too. Here’s what they had to say about this variety:

Look at the lovely summer-looking packaging! The thick and wide noodles look and taste like traditional Okinawa soba. This one is also relatively low in calories. The soup is light and flavored with bonito and pork.

Sounds great – let’s look within!

Nissin Okinawa Soba – Japan

#2657: Nissin Okinawa Soba - Zenpop - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add in sachet contents and 410ml boiling water for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2657: Nissin Okinawa Soba - Zenpop - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2657: Nissin Okinawa Soba - Zenpop - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The noodle block.

#2657: Nissin Okinawa Soba - Zenpop - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The soup base powder sachet.

#2657: Nissin Okinawa Soba - Zenpop - Japan - The Ramen Rater

A lot of powder!

#2657: Nissin Okinawa Soba - Zenpop - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The solid ingredients sachet.

#2657: Nissin Okinawa Soba - Zenpop - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Some veg and a slice of pork.

#2657: Nissin Okinawa Soba - Zenpop - Japan - The Ramen Rater

A smaller sachet.

#2657: Nissin Okinawa Soba - Zenpop - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Pickled ginger.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and chilli oil. The noodles came out very strong – chewy and a kind of flat and slightly wider gauge and thickness. The broth has a nice aroma of fish – almost smells like salmon. The bits of tempura here and there were nice, the slice of chashu thin but a nice extra. The pickled ginger was a great addition, however kind of gets lost with the other strong flavors. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105235683.

#2657: Nissin Okinawa Soba - Zenpop - Japan - The Ramen Rater

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