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#3260: Kikusui Keyaki Miso Ramen – 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 – “Welcome to Hokkaido! No visit to Hokkaido is complete without a bowl of their famous miso ramen.

This month we have a unique combo pack. The first set is a famous miso ramen from Sapporo based Keyaki Ramen.

The Keyaki ramen is distinct due to its recipe combining three different types of Hokkaido miso with their secret broth recipe which includes smooth pork back fat, a concction of aromatic oils, flavorful vegetable paste, and finally a hint of ground dried sardine powder. This secret recipe not only creates a one of a kind rich and savory taste but also has made Keyaki ramen immensely popular up north in Japan and across the entire country.’

As they mention, it’s a combo pack and includes two packages of two differen varieties. Let’s take a closer look.

Kikusui Keyaki Miso Ramen – Japan

#3260: Kiku Keyaki Miso Ramen - Japan

One of the two packs of Keyaki miso ramen.

#3260: Kiku Keyaki Miso Ramen - Japan

Here’s the back f the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, boil noodles 4 minutes. Add soup base sachet contents to 300ml hot water and combine. Drain noodles and add to a bowl and add broth. Finally, enjoy!

#3260: Kiku Keyaki Miso Ramen - Japan

The noodles.

#3260: Kiku Keyaki Miso Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3260: Kiku Keyaki Miso Ramen - Japan

Thick stuff!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, barbecue pork, sesame seeds, and shichimi togarachi. The noodles in these are just awesome – superb gauge and chew to them. The broth is a luxuriant miso – really rich and tasty. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901468910633.

#3260: Kiku Keyaki Miso Ramen - Japan

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#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen – Japan

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - 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 – ‘The rich and deep flavor of the soup is created with beef, onion, garlic, miso and other spices and seasonings which all keep a perfect balance together. topped with four kinds of ingredients including diced potatoes which are the hidden stars of this dish,’

Cool – curry! Let’s do this.

Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen – Japan

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beeff, chicken and pork. To prepare, To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

A dry soup base sachet.

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

The garnish sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, habanero togarashi, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and sesame seeds. Noodle were pretty good – not spongy. The broth was a nice one two punch of curry and sweetness which I liked quite a bit. The only down thing was the potatoes which were slow to hydrate. 4.0 out of 5,0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734024545.

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

Sapporo most curry ramen 5 meals P

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Happy Birthday, Singapore! New Products From Prima Taste

Some new stuff just arrived! Perfect timing too, as it’s Singapore’s 54th birthday!Let’s check it out!

Happy Birthday, Singapore! New Products From Prima Taste

#3244: Yamachan Ramen Z Miso Flavor Ramen – United States

#3244: Yamachan Ramen Z Miso Flavor Ramen - United States

So when Yamachan contacted me about a gluten free ramen, I was interested. Really? How does that work? Well, only one way to find out! One thing is these are konyak noodles. I’ve had thick gauge konyak and really disliked it. I have to admit though seeing the gauge of these I’ve got hope. Let’s check it out!

Yamachan Ramen Z Miso Flavor Ramen – United States

#3244: Yamachan Ramen Z Miso Flavor Ramen - United States

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, rinse noodles. Add noodles and miso paste to 6oz of water and microwave 3 minutes. Finally, sir and enjoy!

#3244: Yamachan Ramen Z Miso Flavor Ramen - United States

One of two servings of noodles.

#3244: Yamachan Ramen Z Miso Flavor Ramen - United States

One of two wet sachets.

#3244: Yamachan Ramen Z Miso Flavor Ramen - United States

Miso soup base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, black sesame seeds, and habanero togarashi. The noodles are indeed unique. The gauge definitely works for this style though; while they have a gummy kind of texture, it works with the broth. The miso broth is strong and tasty which I enjoyed. Couple that with a 136 calorie per reasonably sized serving size too. I was surprised how much I liked this. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 767921033608.

#3244: Yamachan Ramen Z Miso Flavor Ramen - United States

Gluten Free Ramen Z Sapporo style Miso soup flavor (shirataki, ramen noodles, pasta, chowmein), 7 oz -3 pags (2 servings in each bag)

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#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen – Japan

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - 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 – ‘Kimchi chige flavor soup is made up with savory seafood, veggies, and bonito broth. Plus added garlic so that you can feel some umami in the spicy soup. Sourness and spiciness of kimchi goes well with the soup and soft texture of tofu toppings to whet your appetite.”

O’m unsure about the pickles reference; I think it has to do with the kimchi aspect as I found Pickles Corporation and it looks to be about things ‘pickled’ perhaps. Let’s check it out!

Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen – Japan

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, squid. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

Loose seasoning and solid ingredients.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chashu pork, black sesame seeds, habanero togarashi. Noodles hydrated great in 3 minutes. Broth has a great kimchi flavor to it and is augmented with a plethora of tofu and kimchi floating around. A hard one to not devour. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734035756.

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

Sapporo most cup Stars curry Nanban 84g ~ 12 pieces

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#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen – South Korea

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

I’ve mentioned a few times recently how much I’ve really been into Samyang Ramen in the last year or so. It’s really quite good – has a ham flavor, nice level of spiciness. It’s just got a good all around comfort food thing going on. Well, here’s the same thing – but now it’s got a cheese component. I’ll admit it – I like cheese. There. That feels better. Load off my mind. I usually add cheese to South Korean ramen, so let’s see how this one with a cheese component included goes.

Samyang Cheese Ramen – South Korea

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

The noodle block.

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

A dry sachet.

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

A lot of powder. Notice the little light specks in there.

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

Another dry sachet.

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

A light cheese powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, uncured ham, and pepper flake. The noodles are thick and have a typical Samyang tooth to them which I thoroughly enjoy. They’re meaty. The broth was not as I expected initially but is quite good. A standard spicy Korean style ramen hit to it – and being Samyang Ramen it’s got a ham flavor. But the cheese is a combo of cheddar, camembert and goude, so it has a smoky element which although unexpected was quite welcoming. Small fishcake were strewn about. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073114111.

#3237: Samyang Cheese Ramen - South Korea

Samyang Ramen, 4.23-Ounce Units (Pack of 20)

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#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen – 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 – ‘Chicken based shoyu ramen – the kind that makes you cherish your memory eating your first shoyu ramen. (natsukoshi roughly means nostalgic). This is like the ramen you see being waten at yatai food stalls set up on streets by characters in some anime. Chopped chashu (roast pork) goes well with this simple, most enjoyed ramen.’

As of late, I’ve really been into chicken. Baked chicken with some seasonings in particular. Let’s give this one a try…

New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A coarse powder.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A dry garnish sachet.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Lots of different bits in here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sliced chashu, soft egg, spring onion, sansyo, sesame seeds. Noodles come out very well – nice hydration and chew. The broth had a good shoyu character to it with chicken notes. Bits of vegetable and the odd shrimp floating about. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4903088009537.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

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#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen – South Korea

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

Got an email from a reader named Donald J about this one and he wanted to send a sample – well, here it is! Thanks! Always very interested in Korean varieties – especially ones I’ve not seen before!

Something special tonight – I have retired the last set of cups I use to show powders, pastes, and vegetables/garnish. This is the first review using the new set. Black is for powder, white is for paste and oils, and blue is for garnish/vegetables.

Let’s take a look at this potato vegetable variety!

Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen – South Korea

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Unsur whether it’s meat free, so check for yourself. To prepare, add everything to 550ml boiling water and cook 4 1/2 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

The noodle block.

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

A dry sachet.

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

A light powder.

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

A second dry sachet.

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

Vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, soft egg, and beef. The noodles came out quite nicely – good chew and quality. The broth was a nice and vegetable laden spicy one – good character to it. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8804294022135.

#3213: Atomy Potato Vegetable Ramen - South Korea

Atomy potato instant Noodle Soup Veggie 애터미 감자로 만든 채식 라면 (Pack of 4)

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#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu – Japan

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - 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 – “Kagoshima prefecture is located towards the souther part of Kyushu Island and is defined by it’s proximity to the sea.

Kyushu island, which also contains Hakata and Fukuoka, is the birthplace of tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen. Thus, Kagoshima ramen is predominantly tonkotsu based as well. This pack of Kagoshima Black Pork Ramen contains noodles from a non-fried and non-steamed recipe to maintain as much of the original flavor and texture as possible and the noodles are straight and slightly thicker picking up more of the broth.

The tonkotsu broth contains broth made from Black Pigs from Kagoshima and has a distinct vegetable taste which is slightly sweet. There is also a distinct “burnt onion” taste unique to Kagoshima ramen.”

Wow this one sounds awesome; let’s give it a try!

Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu – Japan

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). I’m sure it contains pork. To prepare, add one bundle of noodles to 480ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

Two servings of noodles.

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

Two dry sachets.

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

A lot of powder.

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

Two wet sachets.

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

A seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, chashu pork, spring onion and habanero togarashi. The noodles came out quite nice – thickness was good and chew was sturdy. The broth was super thick – very rich and hearty. If you don’t like pork or tonkotsu, you will abhor this luxuriant experience. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902702001346.

#3212: Marutai Kagoshima Black Pork Tonkotsu - Japan

Marutai Kyusyu Speciality Kagoshima Berkshire Black Pork Tonkotsu Ramen 2 package set

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#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian – Singapore

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Today I’m reviewing the third iteration of this variety from Singapore. I really like good prawn flavor and hoping this one blows my mind like Prima Taste’s other varieties. Let’s give it a try!

Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian – Singapore

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Contains prawn. To prepare, boil noodles in 500ml water for 5 minutes. Add in sachet contents and cook an additional 2 minutes. Finally, stir adn enjoy!

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

The noodle block.

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Two identical wet sachets.

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

A liquid stock.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, shrimp, and chicken baked with NuTek Salt for Life. Noodles are thick and chewy – absolute excellence. The broth seems to be about as prawny as can be – a very buttery kind of prawn hit is what I get from it, less so the sweet prawn of the north. Great stuff! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8886350068066.

#3210: Prima Taste Singapore Prawn Soup La Mian - Singapore

Prima Taste Wholegrain Laksa Lamian 185g Pack of 6

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#3209: Itsuki Kuromayu Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3209: Itsuki Kuromayu Tonkotsu Ramen - 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 – “Kuromayu (black sesame oil) has a strong disinctive flavor of garlic and black sesame. Added to a base tonkotsu pork bone base, this is a distinct flavor mix originating from the Kumamoto prefecture on Kyushu Island. Kyushu island is best known as the origina of tonkotsu ramen typically refered to as Hakata-style ramen.”

Awesome – let’s give it a try!

Itsuki Kuromayu Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3209: Itsuki Kuromayu Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Probably contain pork. To prepare, add noodle bundle to 450ml boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3209: Itsuki Kuromayu Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Two servings of straight noodles.

#3209: Itsuki Kuromayu Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Two dry sachets.

#3209: Itsuki Kuromayu Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A light powder.

#3209: Itsuki Kuromayu Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A pair of wet sachets.

#3209: Itsuki Kuromayu Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Black sesame oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, black sesame seeds, spring onion, chashu pork, shichimi togarashi, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are fantastic – they have that flour-y kind of chew to them I love so much. The broth is rich and porky with a new extra bonus of black sesame oil flavor. All around tasty bowl of noodles. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901726012284.

#3209: Itsuki Kuromayu Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Itsuki food Kumamoto black Marr oil pork ramen 172gX10 pieces

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#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - 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 – ‘Hard, thin, straight noodle fits excellently with thick and rich tonkotsu soup. In Japanese ramen shops, we can choose the hardness of the ramen noodles! Cook this for only one minute to experience the ‘barikata’ noodles!’

Bring it on, cat lady!

Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, chicken, beef, pork and fish. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover for 1 minute. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

Note the thin noodle.

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Loose bits and seasoning from the cup.

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Looks like a seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, spring onion, kizami shoga, and shichimi togarashi. Noodles are very thin and a good stir after a minute of steeping was all they needed. Nice chew to them – reminds me of that Hakata floury taste. The broth was a pleasant tonkotsu – not making me bolt upright but nice enough. Included garnish was sufficiently good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902881422901.

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Myojo Charumera Tonkotsu Ramen, 1.10 Pound

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