Tag: Ramen

Sugoi Mart Delivers Review #4000

Sugoi Mart Delivers Review #4000

You’ve probably seen me review Umai Crates from Japan Crate. On the back of the informational pamphlets, there’s an ad for Sugoi Mart. Sugoi Mart is an online store that sells individual items from Japan – among them, instant ramen. I asked my contact at Umai Crate if it was possible to get a sample box I could feature and introduce my readers to Sugoi Mart and get one variety in particular – the one that will be review #4000. They were good with the idea and here we are – it arrived yesterday! Let’s take a look at all in the box! ...see full post

Noodie Brings Futuristic Instant Noodles To The Market!

Noodie Brings Futuristic Instant Noodles To The Market!

Got an email a week or two ago from the creator of a neat new healthy instant noodle product called Noodie. They wanted to send me some, and of course I’m always up to trying something new. I didn’t expect to find something so unique though and I’m really stoked to give them a try – the packaging and the product are just as fascinating as can be – let’s check it out! ...see full post

Experiment: The Indomie Bread Recipe

So for a while, I’ve wanted to play with a bread machine. Well, we got one. We could have bought one brand new and had it in a day or two off of Amazon, but my friend Matt is very proud of the machine he got from a Goodwill Thrift store,  and I decided that was the kind I wanted as well. We went to three one day, and then a fourth the second day. In this particular scenarion, fourth time was the charm and we found a Toastmaster 1.5lb loaf bread machine for $12.99 in Redmond, Washington – home of Microsoft and a particularly fancy Goodwill store.

Bread and instant noodles doesn’t sound like an apt combination, but here we are. Here is the recipe we tried and our results. I will say I’m happy with the results – a dense and moist loaf with a nice crust – and very good flavor. It’s exactly as advertised, folks – it’s a loaf of bread made with Indomie – and it tastes like Indomie.

I should mention that the recipe is adapted from the one that came with the bread machine for white bread. We used it as a guideline and made a couple of tweaks. If you’ve got a bread machine, give it a try!

We did a full video on what we did here, but the full recipe is below as well as detailed imagery of the result.

The Indomie Bread Recipe

Ingredients 1 noodle block from Indomie Mi Goreng (cooked and drained) 4 sets of seasoning packets from 4 packs of Indomie - both the dual sachet of dry and triple sachet of wet Lots of shredded coriander (cilantro) 1 cup warm water 2 tbsp sugar 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 1/4 cups all-purpose sifted flour 2 1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast ...see full post

New Congee From Mr. Lee’s!

New Congee From Mr. Lee's!

Mr. Lee’s Noodles started out in the UK. Priding themselves as a healthier option, they use freeze dried ingredients to give a better taste and freshness which is really quite a nice departure from the norm. Their varieties of noodle products are rice noodles, so they made the connection to offer congee varieties as well – let’s check them out! ...see full post

Umai Crate Japanese Instant Ramen Noodle Subscription Box – September 2021

Umai Crate Japanese Instant Ramen Noodle Subscription Box - September 2021

Summer is alas going away soon. However, it’s a great time to chillax and try some new things and subscription boxes are a neat way to do so. These subscription boxes come straight to your door and have some neat stuff inside! Check out www.japancrate.com and use the coupon code THERAMENRATER to score a sweet discount and get some neat noodles! Here’s the latest unboxing of the September 2021 Umai Crate! ...see full post

Umai Crate Japanese Instant Ramen Noodle Subscription Box – August2021

Umai Crate Japanese Instant Ramen Noodle Subscription Box - August2021

Summer is here! It’s a great time to chillax and try some new things and subscription boxes are a neat way to do so. These subscription boxes come straight to your door and have some neat stuff inside! Check out www.japancrate.com and use the coupon code THERAMENRATER to score a sweet discount and get some neat noodles! Here’s the latest unboxing of the August 2021 Umai Crate! ...see full post

Vite Ramen Sends Samples & New Prototypes!

Vite Ramen Sends Samples & New Prototypes!

I first heard about Vite Ramen a few years ago. They started a Kickstarter campaign to make what sounded difficult – a healthy ramen. Well, they made it happen and today here they’ve sent me samples of their version 1.2 of their product as well as porotypes for the next generation! Let’s check them out! ...see full post