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#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu – United States

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

Here’s a new one from Sapporo Ichiban – a collaboration with Momosan Ramen & Sake restaurant, a venture by ‘Iron Chef’ Masaharu Morimoto. Curious if this is going to be good, but guessing it will be; Sanyo Foods doesn’t come out with a new variety too extremely often here in the United States. Let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu – United States

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

Detail of the pack (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add noodles to 450ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sachet contents to a bowl. Add noodles and liquid to bowl and stir. Finally, enjoy!

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

The noodle block.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

A dry sachet.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

A light powder.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

A wet sachet.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

A think liquid.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, black sesame seeds, chashu, spring onion, and habanero togarashi. Noodles have a great chew and shape. The noodles are not fried which is a departure from the norm for this company and work well. Broth is nice and hearty with a good thickness and rich flavor of shio tonkotsu. Impressed and satisfying. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186550011.

#3173: Sapporo Ichiban Momosan Ramen Tonkotsu - United States

SAPPORO ICHIBAN INSTANT RAMEN (TONKOTSU) 100g X 5

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

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 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.