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Unboxing Time: Favorites From CarJEN Foods Of Malaysia!

Unboxing Time: Favorites From CarJEN Foods Of Malaysia!

Usually when there’s a big list coming up, I’ll ask companies to send samples along for re-review. Well, here are a couple from CarJEN Foods of Malaysia! Both of these have graced Top Ten Lists, both past and present. Let’s get to it!

Favorites From CarJEN Foods – Malaysia

A big thanks to the folks at CarJEN for sending these along!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

Well, hello there! You know, if I’m not mistaken, we’ve met here before. Oh yeah – multiple times on the top ten list back in it’s infancy! To be honest, this has been one I’ve loved for ages – perhaps decades. Boy, that makes me feel old… I think I should just let this variety speak for itself – let’s have a look at the contents and give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 225ml water in a frying pan or skillet. Add in noodle block for cook 1 minute. Flip over and cook an additional minute. Once water has been absorbed, add in sachet contents and stir. Finally, plate and add garnish sachet content and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

The seasoning sachet/.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

A light brown powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

The green laver sachet!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

A crushed seaweed.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added thin sliced Angus roast beef, spring onion, Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts and a little Kewpie mayonnaise. Noodles are great – they suck up all the liquid while cooking and then allow the seasoning to hop on board for the ride. The included green laver sachet just hit it. I love this stuff and always will. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 07618600189.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n  Chow Mein, 3.6-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

A couple of old Sapporo Ichiban commercials from Japan

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Well, today we’ve got the last of the cup versions. I thought ending up with beef sounded like a good way to go. Why? Oh, I don’t know. Actually, it just sounds nice to sample something beef flavored today to be honest. Let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the outer cardboard packaging (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and beef. To prepare, open lid halfway add in sachet contents and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Loose bits from the cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Tan color with a salty, beefy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, spring onion and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles hydrated just as expected – good gauge and chewiness. The broth has a very nice salty beef taste to it.Vegetables hydrated just right and are of great quality. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186700034.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Beef Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n, Beef, 3.5-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

A short film about wagyu beef in Japan.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

Here’s the one that everybody’s got – chicken. Very few instant noodle companies don’t have a chicken noodle soup on the market. I can think of a few, but they’re kind of far and few between. Chicken is kind of a universally accessible flavor and meat (well, except for Vegans). I think this probably will be a pretty good one. I gave it 4.0 out of 5.0 in May of 2015 when I re-reviewed it back then. I kind of remember people asking me to give them another look and so I did. Anyways, Let’s get to it!

Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken with pepper and Salt For Life, spring onion and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles come out just as well as the other pack varieties – nice gauge and chew. The broth has a strong chicken taste and a salty one too. Everything I expected from a chicken instant noodle, although the nicer noodle pushes it up a bit. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 076186000028.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Chicken Flavored Soup

Japanese Instant Noodle Chicken Flavor (S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n) [10 units] by Sapporo Ichiban.

Yakitori – that’s some seriously good chicken – he’s not joking.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

Hey cool! I’ve been really looking forward to reviewing this one. You might not know, but this is the background for The Ramen Rater logo! It was review #652 – posted February 1, 2012. Six years ago! I really liked how the picture came out and thought hey – let’s make a new logo! But only recently have I said what the background was – didn’t think anyone would be interested. Anyways, now you know! Here’s a little about Shio ramen from Wikipedia –

Shio (“salt”) ramen is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also used, but they are not boiled as long as they are for tonkotsu ramen, so the soup remains light and clear. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for lean chicken meatballs, and pickled plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.

Something else you may not know is that my wife absolutely loves this one. There aren’t a lot of varieties that my wife really, really likes – but this is one of them. Let’s open this one up!

Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add in sachet contents. Stir and garnish with sesame seeds – enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

A garnish sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

Sesame seeds!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken with Salt For Life and pepper, spring onion, hard boiled egg and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles worked just right as always – nice tooth and gauge. The broth is a nice shio – kind of a chicken shio – it is very tasty and giving. Really like this stuff! 5.0 out of 5.,0 stars. UPC bar code 076186000080.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Japanese Style Noodles

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n  Shio Ramen Noodles, 3.6 oz., 5 Count (Pack of 6)

An old commercial for this variety.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Here we have the cup version of the flavor we started this Meet The Manufacturer series with – original flavor. This is soy sauce flavor, aka shoyu. Here’s a little about shoyu ramen from Wikipedia –

Shōyu (醤油, “soy sauce”) ramen is the oldest of the four, it has a clear brown broth, based on a chicken and vegetable (or sometimes fish or beef) stock with plenty of soy sauce added resulting in a soup that is tangy, salty, and savory yet still fairly light on the palate. Shōyu ramen usually has curly noodles rather than straight ones, but this is not always the case. It is often adorned with marinated bamboo shoots or menma, green onions, kamaboko(fish cakes), nori (seaweed), boiled eggs, bean sprouts or black pepper; occasionally the soup will also contain chili oil or Chinese spices, and some shops serve sliced beef instead of the usual chāshū.

Let’s pop the top and dig in!

Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the outer cardboard packaging (click to enlarge). Contains beef and chicken. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The foam cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Loose bits from the cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

A light tan colored powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and shichimi togarashi. Noodles did very nicely hydrating in 3 minutes. The broth has a good shoyu flavor, however I like the way it tastes from the bowl version much better;. Vegetables hydrated quite well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 076186700010.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n   Soup Cup, Original Noodle, 2.25-Ounce Cups (Pack of 12)

Making ramen at home.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

Today, we head to the second half of this series with the shrimp pack version. Cups and packs, packs and cups. As you may remember, I was pretty impressed by the cup version. I’ve tasted shrimp flavor instant noodles in a few different ways. Sometimes, it’s kind of like as buttery broth which doesn’t taste like shrimp, but one that shrimp may go well in. – kind of the way that oyster sauce doesn’t taste like oysters. The cup version with this brand has a nice sweetness that you find in shrimp. Let’s see how it translates to the pack version.

Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

Here’s the back of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, spring onion and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles came out really well. The flavor wasn’t as good as the cup version, however it was very good. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 076186000059.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Shrimp Flavored Soup

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n  Japanese Style Noodles and Shrimp Flavored Soup, 3.5-Ounce (Pack of 24)

Do you like shrimp? Do you like big shrimp? The mantis shrimp/mantis prawn is a big one. An interesting thing to know is that they eat clams – they smack them with such force t hat they crack their shells open. Pretty impressive.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

Alright, so I reviewed this one back in October of 2011. This was review #529- well over 2000 reviews ago. Just saying 2000 reviews ago seems crazy. Anyways to be blunt, I really didn’t like this one back then., My wife said it smelled like cooked asparagus. I’m curious whether it’s not going to be something I enjoy; about 7 years later. Hope I do! Let’s take a look.

Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Take off of heat and add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

The soup base has a strong scent or some kind of pepper.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts, spring onion, cilantro and chicken baked with pepper, chilli oil, and Salt For Life. The noodles as usual have that firm and slightly heavier nature I enjoy compared to a standard instant. The broth has a peppery chicken flavor – kind of a ‘south of the border’ kind of taste.  I’m glad I had the chance to give this one a second go. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186000127.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored-Soup

S a p p o r o   I  c h i b a n  Japan Tonkotsu Instant Ramen Bag 5 Pc meals 18.5oz (Pack of 6)

A video about Garden Grove, California – home to Sanyo Foods America.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Time for some chicken! Actually, there are quite a few chicken varieties in this range and they’re about to start showing up in this review series. Today,m we’re going to start off with their chicken instant ramen cup. Sounds like a plan – just so you know, the last time I tried this was way back at review #405! Let’s get to it and give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the cardboard outer packaging (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The foam cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Loose vegetables and looks like chicken pieces from the cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Has a chicken scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken baked with Salt For Life and black pepper, Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg and spring onion. The noodles came out very well with good chewiness and character. The broth was much saltier than I’d anticipated. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 076186700027.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Chicken Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n : Soup Cup, Chicken Noodle, 2.25 OZ

Here’s a Sapporo Ichiban video from Japan – I found this over a year ago and when I first played it, my son Miles was fascinated. I play it for him from timer to time and he starts dancing around!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Beef Flavored Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Beef Flavored Soup

Beef flavor isn’t usually something I think of when I think about ramen. I generally think of pork, chicken, fish, seaweed, etc. Beef leads me more towards ramyun to be honest. But these are varieties catering to the taste of the United States – and beef is definitely a western kind of flavor as well. Let’s see how a beef noodle goes in this variety. Looks like I did a re-review ion 2017 and the first time I reviewed it was #205 in 2010! Okay – let’s get to it!

Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Beef Flavored Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Beef Flavored Soup

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Beef Flavored Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Beef Flavored Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Beef Flavored Soup

Smells beefy!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added thin sliced roast Angus beef, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, cilantro, and hard boiled egg. Noodles have a nice thickness to them as always – it’s like they get engorged on the broth but maintain their character. The beef flavor is simply superb – I’m going to say as far as just being a beef instant noodle, these are definitely among my favorites. 4.25 out of 5,.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186000035.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Beef Flavored Soup

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n, Beef, 3.5-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

Vintage Sapporo Ichiban TV spots from Japan

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

Here’s one of the four fancy varieties from Sapporo Ichiban – their miso ramen variety. Miso is a fermented soybean paste. Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia

Miso ramen is a relative newcomer, having reached national prominence around 1965. This uniquely Japanese ramen, which was developed in Hokkaido, features a broth that combines copious miso and is blended with oily chicken or fish broth – and sometimes with tonkotsu or lard – to create a thick, nutty, slightly sweet and very hearty soup. Miso ramen broth tends to have a robust, tangy flavor, so it stands up to a variety of flavorful toppings: spicy bean paste or tōbanjan (豆瓣醤), butter and corn, leeks, onions, bean sprouts, ground pork, cabbage, sesame seeds, white pepper, and chopped garlic are common. The noodles are typically thick, curly, and slightly chewy.

It’s true – miso is great  with butter and corn! Let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen – Japan

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

A fluffy, tan colored powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

A small sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

Looks like togarashi.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added corn, Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, spring onion and chashu pork. The noodles came out nicely – almost seemed like they were a little different but unsure. The broth had a nice miso flavor. It wasn’t a strong hit you in the face with a baseball bat, but it was strong enough to definitely let you know that it was miso. To be honest, I liked it – it worked quite well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186000073.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Miso Ramen

 S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n   Ramen, Miso, 3.55-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

How miso paste is made.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Sapporo Ichiban offers four standard pillow pack style noodles, four special varieties, and four cup varieties. It makes it easy to do a different one every day during this Meet The Manufacturer series. I have, however, reviewed them all before, but it was a very long, long time ago. I usually don’t like to do re-reviews, but I think in this case I’m very happy to make an exception. I’ve been wanting to do a Meet The Manufacturer with Sanyo Foods America for years and getting the chance to has been a lot of fun!

Today, we’ve got one of the cups – this one has a shrimp flavor to it. Let’s look inside and see what it’s all about.

Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the outer cardboard piece (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and shrimp. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The foam cup.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

Loose bit from inside the cup including  some nice looking shrimp.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

A flecked powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added organic Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, sesame seeds and shichimi togarashi. The noodle came out quite good – a good backbone and sturdy chew. The broth was very nice – it had a sweet taste of shrimp I found very impressive and tasty. The included garnish hydrated well – especially the shrimp which were of a good size. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 076186700041.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Shrimp Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup

S a p p o r o   I c h i b a n  Japanese Style Noodles and Shrimp Flavored Soup, 3.5-Ounce (Pack of 24)

A video about farmed shrimp. Not to say this is how Sapporo Ichiban gets theirs, but thought it might be neat to watch while eating a shrimp noodle cup.