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#3325: Tabate Yuzu Dashi Shio Ramen – Japan

#3325: Tabate Yuzu Dashi Shio Ramen - Japan

This one was in a Ramen Trunk subscription box.These boxes are full of extremely high end varieties that you’ll never find in the United States or anywhere outside Japan! Check out this link and use coupon code RAMENRATER20OFF for 20% off any single box or subscription!

Here’s what they have to say about this one – “This package of noodles is a very special one indeed and feels great during the wet season in Japan. First, the broth seasoning in this pack is a great mix of salt (shio) flavoring combined with Japan’s traditional dashi flavor and topped off perfectly with a hint of  citrus from the yuzu fruit (kind of like a lemon/lime). It’s a truly unique combination of  well balanced flavors.”

I’ll be honst, I’ve yet to have a yuzu variety that really has been all that great in my opinion, so fingers crossed for this one – let’s get started.

Tabate Yuzu Dashi Shio Ramen – Japan

#3325: Tabate Yuzu Dashi Shio Ramen - Japan

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish, unsure of other meat – check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 500ml water for 4 1/2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A wet sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sesame seeds, Spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken, and soft egg. Noodles were on the thin side, but chewy as hell and very good. Broth was strong with shio and dsahi, thin but giving. The yuzu element while not smack in your face danced around in a balance; a triumvirate of balance. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901592913401.

Ramen at Home: The Easy Japanese Cookbook for Classic Ramen and Bold New Flavors

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#3318: Zombear Livingdead Zomramen Shio – Japan

#3399: Zombear Livingdead Zomramen Shio - Japan

I’ve known about this one for a while, but I was finally able to score some – and what better time to roll it out than for Halloween! I’m hpoing it’s good – I mean, when you look at this, your first thought (at least mine) is gimmick – but then again what we find inside looks fascinating – blue noodles! Let’s take a look and see how it tastes!

Zombear Livingdead Zomramen Shio – Japan

#3399: Zombear Livingdead Zomramen Shio - Japan

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains meat. To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water and cook 2~3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

A little card (click to enlarge) showing a couple links – looks like this is a comic.

The blue noodle block.

A single liquid sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, habanero togarashi, chashu, spring onion, chili oil, soft egg, and black sesame seeds. To be honest, this was really quite good. The noodles had a sturdy chew and were of very good quality. The broth was a savory shio – rich with a great flavor. The noodles tinger the broth blue which was a nice touch. Oh – the eyeball? Not edible. Find a victim if you want something along those lines. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4560298292991.

Zombie Bear Living Dead, Stuffed Animal Plush Toy Unique Teddy Bear 12″ (Yellow)

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#3315: Sapporo Ichiban Cup Star Potato Butter Shio Ramen 44th Anniversary Limited Edition – Japan

#3315: Sapporo Ichiban Cup Star Potato Butter Shio Ramen 44th Anniversary Limited Edition - Japan

This one comes from Zenpop.jp – a subscription box service. If you want to check out their boxes and get one, use coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount. Here’s what they have to say about this one – “The Cup Star came out on January 18th in 1973. This limited flavor is made to celebrate the Cup Star’s 44th anniversary. Some members from the idol group Nogizaka48 are printed on the label to give a special touch to the product, and you might see some of their printed autographs when you open the lid. Enjoy the combination of chicken and butter and this shio (salt) based ramen and contains slightly chunky potatoes along with cabbage, corn, and carrots. If you are a Nogizaka48 fan you should save the container after using it!”

I’m a little confused; if it came out in 1973, wouldn’t it be 46? I came out in 1975 and I’m 44! Well, regardless lets give it a try – it sounds good.

Sapporo Ichiban Cup Star Potato Butter Shio Ramen 44th Anniversary Limited Edition – Japan

#3315: Sapporo Ichiban Cup Star Potato Butter Shio Ramen 44th Anniversary Limited Edition - Japan

Detail of the side panels. Contains chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Seasoning and solid bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, spring onion, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles came out nicely. Broth had a very buttery hit to it and the potatoes were perfect. Tasty stuff. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734036463.

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

Sapporo Ichiban Cupstar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

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#3269: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio Instant Noodle Soup – United States

#3269: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio Instant Noodle Soup - United States

The third of the Vite Ramen offerings. The first time around when I sampled the prototypes, this was my favorite – curious how I’ll like it this time around as full fledged version 1.0! I should mention that I hear that there will be an updated version coming soon – 1.1? 2.0? Not sure but definitely will be giving the three another go when they update them. Let’s get started.

Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio Instant Noodle Soup – United States

#3269: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio Instant Noodle Soup - United States

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Says it is Vegan on the packaging. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 1/2 cups water and cook 2 1/2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block – has a nutty scent to it.

A large dry soup base sachet (for more view of these sachets and their contents, watch the Instant Noodle Recipe Time episode below).

The ‘Noodtrients’ sachet – this contains all the protein and vitamins.

You guessed it – a wet sachet of canola oil.

A clear sachet of vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried tofu, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, cilantro, and spring onion – oh and a dash of shichimi togarashi. Noodles are very hearty which I like a lot. Broth is as well – a kind of rustic tone to it which is like a lentil soup kind of hint to it. Really enjoy this one a lot. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  No bar code.

Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio Instant Noodle Soup

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#3242: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba – Japan

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“Yakisoba is a Japanese noodle stir-fry dish enjoyed all over Japan and is the perfect dish for the summer without a hot soup base. This type of yakisoba is flavored with a salt seasoning rather than the traditional soy sauce dressing.”

Let’s hit it!

Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba – Japan

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to line for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Note the drain spout.

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Shio yakisoba sauce.

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

A dry garnish sachet.

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Looks like sesame seeds, seaweed and possibly tempura bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken (seasoned with black pepper, garlic powder, and Nutek Salt for Life). Noodles were pretty good – hydrated well and not at all spongy. The flavor was good – a little sweet and a nice shio hit. Sesame notes as well. Topping garnish (not pictured) featured sesame seeds and bits of tempura which had a satisfying crunch.  3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901071207540.

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Acecook JANJAN yakisoba Kokusosu 104g ~ 12 pieces

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#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen – Japan

#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio 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 Daikichi series cup noodle is common in Hokkaido. Daikichi means “excellent luck” in Japanese. Why don’t you wish for some good luck in the new year by eating Daikichi cup noodle? Chicken based salty soup with kelp broth and other ingredients such as flower-shaped toasted gluten cakes and fluffy eggs will bring you luck!’

Lucky gluten flowers! I’m on it.

Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen – Japan

#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen - Japan

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

#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen - Japan

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, green onion, black sesame seeds, and habanero togarashi. Noodles hydrated nicely. Thin and soft. Broth was alright but nothing that blew my mind in any way, shape, or form. A salty and slightly kelpy broth which was tasty. It just wasn’t a wow. The little gluten flowers were like soft bread. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901071246037.

#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen - Japan

[3 Cups Set] Acecook MEGA Miso Extra Seasoned Cup Noodle

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#3176: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba – Japan

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Here’s one from Japan Ramen Box – a subscription service out of Japan. Here’s what they have to say about this Maruchan variety –

‘A classic yakisoba dish featuring 130 grams of salted and
fried noodles! Cut with a round blade, these smooth, delicious
noodles are sure to delight your taste buds and fill your
stomach! In just three minutes you can enjoy rich yakisoba
noodles with a chicken base, salty sauces, and tasty spices.
The whole dish is brought together by the use of basil, onions,
garlic, spicy ground chili, and cabbages. ‘

Alright then – let’s delve into this neat box!

Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba – Japan

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the bottom of the tray (click to enlarge). Probably contains pork and fish but check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water and garnish sachet content to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

A grainy powder.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

A dry garnish sachet.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Cabbage.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Shio yakisoba sauce.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken (seasoned with black pepper, garlic powder, and Nutek Salt for Life), spring onion, barbeque pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and habanero togarashi. The noodles came out quite nicely with a good quality and large quantity. The flavor was on pint – tasty as can be and logical. Crunchy pieces of cabbage. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990335126.

#3151: Maruchan Gotsumori Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Maruchan Midori no Tanuki Tenpura Soba Japan Cup Noodles

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#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen – Japan

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“Enjoy the taste of shio (salt) ramen without the guilt with this healthy version from Kenko Foods. Add your favorite vegetables and meats to make it more tasty.’

Guilt free over here – let’s check it out!

Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen – Japan

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

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

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken (black pepper, NuTek Salt for Life), spring onion. Noodles came out nicely and broth was a salty chicken flavor. It held it’s own and is a decent one, although seemingly more akin to your basic chicken instant. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4973044020036.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

Forms of Japan: Michael Kenna

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#3029: Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio – Japan

#3029: Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio - 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 – ‘Pork-and-chicken-based savory flavor is spiced up with black peppers and garlic. Who could resist the tempting smell?! ZSavory yakisoba that will have you coming back for more.’

Alright – let’s crack it open and have a look inside.

Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio – Japan

#3029: Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio - Japan

Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add in vegetables sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Close and let steep for 3 minutes. Use drain spout to drain. Add in remaining sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3029: Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3029: Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio - Japan

The noodle block.

#3029: Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio - Japan

The vegetables sachet.

#3029: Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio - Japan

Interesting bits and pieces.

#3029: Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio - Japan

A dry base sachet.

#3029: Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio - Japan

Definitely detecting the black pepper scent.

#3029: Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio - Japan

A liquid base sachet.

#3029: Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio - Japan

Looks oily.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Kewpie mayonnaise, nanami togarahi, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried onion, soft egg, bbq pork, and spring onion. Noodles were on the spongy side. Definitely detected the pepper and garlic – mostly the garlic. The shio element just seemed like salty. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990322843.

#3029: Maruchan Yakisoba Meijin Shio - Japan

Maruchan Yakisoba Bento (Instant Noodles) Salty Taste ×12packs

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#3027: Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Donburi – 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 – ‘When the theme of the pack is all about salty noodle dishes, we can never leave out Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen. The soup has an authentic umami taste of chicken, pork, and vegetable. The aromatic flavor of sesame makes it complete and exceptional.’

One thing you may not know is that the logo I made way back for The Ramen Rater is actually the pack version of this! So, now you know. Let’s give this one a try!

Sapporo Ichiban Shio Ramen Donburi – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add both sachets’ contents to bowl and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A dry base sachet.

A light powder.

A solid sachet.

A freeze-dried block of seasonings and garnish!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, sesame seeds, nanami togarashi, and bbq pork.  Noodles hydrated well. broth was a little saltier than I expected. Vegetables and bits were excellent. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734030867.

Sapporo Ichiban Instant Bag S h i o Ramen Noodles, 3.6 Ounce, (Pack of 5)

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Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

Today we kick things off on this interesting Meet The Manufacturer series with Vite Ramen’s Vegan option. If you didn’t know, there are three varieties from Vite Ramen – at least initially. Also, just so you know at the outset of this and the following reviews, these are prototypes. From what I’ve been told, this is what you’ll be getting, however the sachets in the final iteration will look different. So let’s give this first one a try!

Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio – United States

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

Here’s the information panel (click to enlarge). Note this was furnished by the company and not on the obverse side of the package shown above. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles to 2 1/2 cups boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add vegetables, seasonings and oil sachets and stir. Let soup cool to 160ºF (71ºC) then add the ‘Noodtrient packet’ for optimal nutrition. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

The non-fried noodle block.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

The soup base sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

A fluffy powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

The ‘Noodtrient’ sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

A light powder.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

The vegetables sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

A nice quantity.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

A liquid sachet.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

Canola oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tofu puff, kizami shoga, scallions, fried onion and nanami togarashi. The noodles are very soft, however they have this curious homemade kind of          tooth to them I found pleasant. They have a kind of hearty flavor as well – but not gritty in the least. The broth isn’t extremely salty, and had a kind of chicken mushroom stew feel to it. Bits of cabbage and other vegetables were here and there and of good quality. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. No bar code.

Meet The Manufacturer: #3015: Vite Ramen Vegan Mushroom Shio - United States

Becoming Vegan: The Complete Reference to Plant-Based Nutrition (Comprehensive Edition)

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#3011: San-Iku Shio Ramen – Japan

#3011: San-Iku Shio Ramen - Japan

Today, we have one that was part of Japan Crate’s Umai Crate. So Japan Crate is a subscription service which has all sorts of different options for you. pretty neat stuff from Japan! There’s a coupon code for you too – just use THERAMENRATER to get a special discount at check out.

So here’s what the folks at Japan Crate had to say about this variety -“Shio (salt) ramen is one of the most popular kinds of ramen served in Japan. Enjoy the taste of it right in the comfort of your own home with this noodle pack.”

These San-Iku varieties haven’t disappointed as of yet – let’s give this shio a try!

San-Iku Shio Ramen – Japan

#3011: San-Iku Shio Ramen - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – 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!

#3011: San-Iku Shio Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3011: San-Iku Shio Ramen - Japan

The soup base sachet.

#3011: San-Iku Shio Ramen - Japan

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fried onion, nanami togarashi, spring onion and chashu pork. Noodles were fantastic – just perfection in a standard gauge instant here. Worked very well with the broth which was too salty – just right with a nice seasoned taste. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4974434902536.

#3011: San-Iku Shio Ramen - Japan

SanIku Foods (San’iku) brown rice noodles 100gX40 pieces

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