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#2710: Itsuki Kyushu “Tonkotsu” Pork Flavor Ramen

I think I found this one at 99 Ranch Market in Edmonds, Washington a month or two ago. I go in there an awful lot – they have the mung bean sprouts I like and usually with the longest expiration life in the area. I could go on and on about mung bean sprouts, but here’s a little about tonkotsu ramen from Wikipedia –

Tonkotsu (豚骨, “pork bone”; not to be confused with tonkatsu) soup usually has a cloudy white colored broth.It is similar to the Chinese baitang (白湯) and has a thick broth made from boiling pork bones, fat, and collagen over high heat for many hours, which suffuses the broth with a hearty pork flavor and a creamy consistency that rivals milk, melted butter or gravy (depending on the shop).

But yeah I could really go on and on and on about mung bean sprouts but I won’t today at least. Let’s give this tonkotsu a look.

Itsuki Kyushu “Tonkotsu” Pork Flavor Ramen – Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add a bundle of noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook for 2.5 minutes. Add in one sachet of soup base powder. Finally, stir and enjoy! Also, you can make both servings at once the same way – but use 900ml boiling water – not 1000ml.

One of the two bundles of noodles.

One of the two seasoning base sachets.

Powder soup base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, chashu pork, spring onion and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out very good – straight noodle with a nice gauge and tooth to them – not too chewy and not too soft. Right in the middle. The broth is luxuriant and giving – full of good flavor and very thick. A delight. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901726013748.

Itsuki food Kurume HoTome-out ramen 123g ~ 10 pieces

Thai food is popular in the United States, however, in Thailand Japanese food is hugely popular

Tseng Noodles – Coming To America!

This is a box I’ve been really excited about – and I think a lot of you will be excited as well. People have been asking me about Tseng/Zeng noodles and where to get them since they were #9 on my annual The Ramen Rater’s top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 Edition. They just made #1 on my Taiwan Top Ten list2 days ago. Well, I have it on good authority that they will be available in the United States at 99 Ranch Market in California around Christmas time – that’s all I know for now but if I hear more, I’ll let you all know!

The three varieties (click to enlarge).

Here’s my favorite of the three (click to enlarge)! Hey look – I’m on the pack too now!

Sichuan Pepper Flavor on the left (good for Nine Emporer Gods Festival) and Hu Sesame on the right (click to enlarge). Thanks! Looking forward to seeing these in the Seattle Metro area hopefully soon!


Re-Review: Wu-Mu Beef Flavor Ramen Mi Bo

What’s with all the re-reviews you ask? Well, I’m stalled at review #599 as I’m awaiting the opportunity to review an pack of instant noodles that is pretty generic but has been overlooked. I should have it in my clutches VERY shortly. Decided for this one – beefy and sweet and spicy and I remember…

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

Me expenditure feel very well of taken care. Moving along.

Seasoned oil and dry seasoning.

These noodles are steamed, not fried.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added an egg. Used just under 400cc of water – it didn’t say how much water to use so I thought that would work. Work it did! The noodles are chewy and full of flavor, the broth is spicy and sweet and hearty.l Veggies aren’t too bad either. Awesome! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars!

#448: Ve Wong Kung-Fu Artificial Sesame Chicken Flavor Instant Oriental Noodle Soup

Here we have some noodles from Vietnam. I got these during the trip to California in Pleasanton. I’m figuring these won’t be too bad –  in my time as a noodle reviewer, I must say that chicken flavor is pretty hard to screw up. So let’s see what we have here!

Powdered seasoning on the left, oil on the right. I figure it’s a very large sachet of sesame oil from the color and the fact that its sesame chicken flavor….

My thoughts on the oil were correct – sesame oil for sure. What I didn’t expect was the aroma of ginger from the chicken seasoning packet – that was very nice to experience for sure!

Added one fried egg. The noodles weren’t too bad but a little on the mushy side. The broth was great – a kind of chicken ginger sesame amalgam that was very enjoyable and the ebb was welcomed by all. Excellent! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars!