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 –
“Ise-ebi soup is a type of miso soup which contains ise-eni, Japanese spiny lobster. You can now enjoy the ramen version of this local dish from Mie prefecture. The rich flavor of ise-ebi provides the backdrop for the deep flavor of miso”
Sounds interesting! Let’s get started.
Sapporo Ichiban Ise Ebi Soup Noodles – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added 31-44ct shrimp, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and shichimi togarashi. The noodles came out well enough in the 3 minutes allotted. Broth was of good oiliness, however the flavor was very deep sea. Musty. Stronger than I care for. Vegetable and what I believe to be bits of spiny lobster were pretty good. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901734032007.
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!
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.
Here’s the second of the two ARCHE versions that Sakurai sent samples of. Not sure if this is going to be a lot different, but we’ll check it out just the same.
The back of the package (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block. This and compact.
Only one packet – liquid base.
A dark colored liquid soup base.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced beef, onion, green onion, hard boiled egg, Krazy Mixed Up Salt and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles cook for six minutes – and come out nicely. The broth has a strong, deep flavor. Exactly the same as #954. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4020943124300