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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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#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen – Japan

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso 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 – ‘This mixes two kinds of miso – red miso and white miso – to make the soup savory. It also uses 2 typed of noodles which have different widths to reproduce the texture of chopped noodles of the ramen shop, Kurenai. There, you can choose the spiciness; Miso, Kurenai or Onikurenai. Kurenai is the middle spice level, so if you are not satisfied with tits spiciness, you should visit Kurenai in Tokyo to try Onikurenai.’

Spicy miso sounds good – let’s check it out!

Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen – Japan

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 5 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

Loose seasoning from the cup.

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

A spicy oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, sansyo, black sesame seeds, and chashu. The noodles are in two different gauges – one thicker and one thinner. This combo works pretty well. The broth is thick and rich with a nice spiciness and good miso flavor. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734035787.

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

Kurenai 3.3inch Small Bowl with the Cover Red porcelain Made in Japan

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#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko 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 – ‘Mellow tonkotsu soup meets with piquant mentaiko (spicy cod roe)! The dish uses Kanefuku’s mntaiko, one of the main mentaiko manufacturers in Fukuoka. The smell of sesame oil and roasted sesame will definitely make your stomach anticipate this bowl.’

Let’s cook it up and give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork, chicken and salmon. To preparem Add dry sachet contents and boiling water to fill line for 2 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Soup base powder.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A garnish sachet.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A varied mixture.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A light colored liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, spring onion and red pepper. The noodles were very thin and quite nice. Two minutes was good to get them hydrated adequately. The broth is a creamy tomkotsu with more fishy notes in there which were welcome. Included garnish worked well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734036029.

#3162: Sapporo Ichiban Mentaiko Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Sapporo Ichiban Pokemon Noodle Soy Sauce 38g from Japan

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Sapporo Ichiban’s New ‘Momosan’ Iron Chef Morimoto Ramen – United States

I was contacted recently by Sapporo Ichiban regarding a new range of products. In collaboration with Iron Chef Masaharu Miromoto and his Momosan Ramen restaurants, here’s the new varieties for the USA! Let’s check them out!

Sapporo Ichiban’s New ‘Momosan’ Iron Chef Morimoto Ramen – Unboxing Time

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba – Japan

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - 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 – ‘Ripe jalapeno peppers are used to make the Yakisoba addictively spicy. Adding mayonnaise brings out the sour and savory taste of the okonomiyaki sauce. Even in this hot weather, the smell of the yakisoba will always intensify your appetite.’

I should note that although they reference mayonnaise in this one, this one doesn’t include it. Anyways, let’s check it out!

Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba – Japan

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Detail from the bottom of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Note tab C pulls off to reveal a drain spout.

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Loose bits from the tray.

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

A dark sauce!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chashu pork, and sriracha mayonnaise. The noodle came out fine – no problem there. Unfortunately, the japaneo flavor was a bit bitter and just kind of overrode the deliciousness of the wsy the original version was. Kind of bummed out. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.   JAN bar code 4901734034612.

#3075: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Sapporo 1ban Fried Noodles Otahuku Okonomi Sauce Taste 4.6oz 4pcs Japanese Instant Noodle Yakisoba Ninjapo

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#3018: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Champon – Japan

#3018: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Champon - 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 –

‘Champon features creamy pork based soup and savory vegetable flavor, and this bowl includes additional umami of seafood like squid, shrimp, and scallop. Chili pepper also adds an accent to the soup. Tasty and satisfying!’

Let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Champon – Japan

#3018: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Champon - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood and pork. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3018: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Champon - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3018: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Champon - Japan

The noodle block.

#3018: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Champon - Japan

The soup base sachet.

#3018: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Champon - Japan

A light powder.

#3018: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Champon - Japan

Vegetables?

#3018: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Champon - Japan

Yep – and other bits as well.

#3018: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Champon - Japan

A liquid base sachet.

#3018: Sapporo Ichiban Spicy Champon - Japan

A spicy oil!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shrimp, fishball and squid flowers along with nanami togarashi. Noodles have a nice tension – came out well in 5 minutes. The broth has a great creamy seafood hit and the spicy flavor is really quite nice. Included garnish was of great quality. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734034575.

#2770: Sapporo Ichiban Barbeque Yakisoba zenpop zenpop.jp japan japanese

Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein , 3.60 Ounce (Pack of 24)

Watch me cook this one up!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

The Ramen Rater's Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

In the past few years, I’ve noticed some shifts in the domestic instant noodle world. Shifting towards a little more healthy being the main thing, but also playing with more exotic flavors and ideas. Here are my favorite varieties out of the reviews up to #2,943 that are made in the United States. What you should also know is that if you live in the United States, these aren’t too hard to come by. If you’re a manufacturer or just a reader who has a variety you’d like to see reviewed, please contact me using the CONTACT form. With that, here’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition!

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten American Instant Noodles Of All Time 2018 Edition

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#10: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Soup

Noodles came out quite nicely – good chew and gauge. The broth was kind of a vegetable and Western hot and sour affair with tart notes, sweet ones and a generally kind, giving disposition. The amount of vegetables was admirable and it all came together in a very good way. Original review

#9: Maruchan Creamy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Maruchan Creamy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodles for this particular variety are just out of this world perfect. They have a decent and very standard gauge and suck up just enough broth. The broth has a very easy going creamy chicken taste, creaminess thanks to non-dairy creamer. Definitely my all-time favorite of the US Maruchan pillow pack range. Original review

#8: Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Pot-Au-Feu Flavor

Nongshim Shin Black Spicy Pot-Au-Feu Flavor

Made in Rancho Cucamonga, California, this is the extra special version of their flagship Shin Ramyun product. Extra broth sachet and great vegetables. Original review

#7: Nongshim Kimchi Flavor Noodle Soup

Nongshim Kimchi Flavor Noodle Soup

First off, this is a Vegan product. What’s awesome is that it’s just got this bright and tangy broth going on that really impresses me. Lots of pickled cabbage in there and great noodles to boot. Original review

#6: Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup

Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen Beef Pho Flavor Rice Noodle Soup

The rice noodles are awesome. They smelled great as they cooked. The broth ended up a happy, thick mess of wonderfulness. I’ve had my share of bad instant pho. Happy to say this isn’t one of them.  Original review

#5: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Chow Mein

Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Chow Mein

I’ve loved this one for years and it’s actually been on the annual top ten once or twice at the beginning. A broth free noodle with a very tasty seasoning. Garnish includes seaweed. Original review

#4: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodles are your standard Cup Noodle fare. They are flat and thin gauged. Soft tooth and decent quantity. The nice thing about this one is the inclusions and the broth. The broth is a tasty and milky seafood one – salty and full of nice seafood flavor without being fishy. Clam and other seafood are abundant in decent size as well as scrambled egg as well as cabbage. Original review

#3: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen Artificially Flavored Tonkotsu White Chicken Broth

Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen Artificially Flavored Tonkotsu White Chicken Broth

A creamy broth with very hearty noodles. This is one of the first new things from this company in a long time – was worth the wait. Original review

#2 – Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Tom Yum Ramen Noodle Soup

Maruchan Bowl Taste Of Asia Tom Yum Ramen Noodle Soup

To be honest, I’m about as surprised by this one as you might be! But make no mistake – this US domestic variety is truly amazing. The tom yum flavor is just superb along with a huge quantity of noodles. You’ll fill up and be extremely happy as you do so. Original review

#1: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodles are thin and have a soft tooth. The flavor is a chicken with a lot of cumin and a bit of spiciness – not too much to fend off anyone I know, but enough to say ‘hi – I’m a little spicy.’ Just like the other three varieties in this range (chicken, beef and soy sauce), this one gets a lot of added flavor in the broth from the myriad vegetables included. Corn, bell pepper, and onion are omnipresent and just so welcome here. Of the quartet, this is my favorite, but each one deserves this spot – something newn innovative and delicious. Original review

#2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Hey look at this! This came by way of Hobby Link Japan, a great site that has all sorts of amazing Japanese things including instant noodles! Thank you very much! Here’s what they had to say about this unique variety on their website –

‘This easy-to-prepare pack of Kyuushuu-style cup noodles has a delicious tonkotsu (pork) and herb taste, and comes with dried pork, wood ear mushrooms, sesame seeds and green onions!’

Sounds great – let’s hit it!

Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles – Japan

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork., To prepare, add 320ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

The noodle block.

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

A lot of powder and garnish from inside the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, hard boiled egg, chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and shichimi togarashi. The noodles were thin and  had the character of a straight noodle in a thin one which was interesting. The broth was excellent – a hearty tonkotsu I liked. The included bits were good – especially the chunks of pork which were prevalent and tasty. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734016496.

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Sapporo Ichiban Cupstar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

This is from 1988 – 30 years ago… Oh man 1988 was 30 years ago? I’m getting old….

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

Today we finish this MNeet The Manufacturer with the newest variety to be born of this range, the white chicken broth tonkotsu. It’s been quite a week of reviewing here! I did two on Monday, four on Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, four on Thursday and one on Friday. I’ve found that running through a series with a lot of varieties goes better when I do them in a shorter period of time as I don’t get any kind of burn out on doing the same brand, although I don’t think I could have this time. This was a very nice stroll through memory lane as I’ve reviewed all of these before. So today, we bid a fond farewell to Sanyo Foods and their wonderful Sapporo Ichiban range! Let’s give this one a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

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. Remove from heat and add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

The noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

A lot of fine powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken baked with pepper and Salt For Life, shichimi togarashi, spring onion, and hard boiled egg. Noodles came out just perfectly as per usual. The broth has a milkiness to it, lent by coconut milk powder in the soup base sachet. That, augmented with a nice chicken flavor makes this a really great bowl of noodles. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186000110.

I thought I’d see how using this bowl which is the same one from 2014 would look. Then I checked out the original – which is in the oldest bowl I have. Finally, the Shio which is what’s in the 2014 logo bowl. Haven’t changed the logo whatsoever in a while. Don’t know if I will but kind of neat to experiment.

Meet The Manufacturer: Re-Review: Sapporo Ichiban Tonkotsu Ramen White Chicken Broth

S A P P O R O   I C H I B A N  INSTANT RAMEN (TONKOTSU) 100g X 5

A classic commercial. What’s interesting is that the packaging still looks very much the same and you can still get it at Safeway.

 

 

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.