Well folks, this is it. The last one for this Meet The Manufacturer. I really have enjoyed reviewing all of these fresh noodle varieties quite a bit, and I think it’s finally gotten me to look at the possibility of a The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Fresh Noodles Of All Time list. They don’t exactly fit into the Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time lists as they’re usually on a different playing field; they’re not fried blocks, but fresh pouches. So that might be something coming up in the near future. I’d like to thank Yuji for the help in making these reviews happen – I’ve messaged him plenty of times with questions throughout as there’s no English on any of the packaging, let alone the title sometimes. Let’s have a look at this interesting variety from Takamori Kosan of Japan as we bid them a fond farewell for now. Yuji has mentioned that there will be new varieties coming, so it’s not goodbye, but til next time.
Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Not sure if meat is present. To prepare, sautee some meat and veggies about halfway and set aside. Add a spoonful of water to a skillet and heat. Drop in the noodles and cook a little and then drop in the dry sachet content. Mix thoroughly and then add in your meat and veggies. Cook until done. Enjoy!
The fresh noodle pouch.
The seasoning sachet.
Definitely a garlic scent present!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added pork, chopped Fresno pepper and sweet onion. The noodles come out nice – good chewiness and gauge. The flavor is nice and harlicky with a little zing of pepperiness. I liked it – 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4901959100314.
Growing up, I watched a lot of cartoons. The best of them all was Star Blazers, known in Japan as Space Battleship Yamato. Well, I thought I would let those of you who also enjoyed this cartoon know that they made a live action film based on it! Here it is – enjoy!
Here’s one from Nissin Japan. Not a lot of English on this package so I had to do some research. What I found is that this is part of a series of spaghetti instant noodles. You add boiling water to the noodles and veg and let steep for one minute, then drain and add the oil and dry powder packet contents. Let’s give it a try!
Here’s the distributor’s sticker.
The side panels (click image to enlarge).
The noodles seen here are made or durum wheat and fresh.
Has a nice flavor with some herbs and maybe a little cheese?
Little bits and pieces.
The liquid oil packet.
Has a buttery garlic scent.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, green bell pepper, rib eye steak sauteed with minced garlic and Worcestershire sauce and a sprinkle of Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake.Excellent noodles – definitely spaghetti. Nice texture and chew. The flavor is interesting. First, it’s light – don’t look for a strong flavor in this one. It’s subtle and works extremely well. I really liked it – 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. Added UPC bar code 4902105216170.