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#3255 Ramen Hero Classic Shoyu Ramen – United States

#3255 Ramen Hero Classic Shoyu Ramen - United States

I usually try to review at least two varieties a day and yesterday I did the last two Ramen Hero varieties and it was a lot of fun. It’s pretty neat to be able to do up all the garnish that came with it – and the printed seaweed was really neat, too!

I got an email asking if I was interested in trying overnight delivery ramen. Hey – why not, right? So, here we are! Ramen Hero is based in the Bay Area and serves a few surrounding states at the time of this post – check their site for current service area. You pick your ramen, pay, and they’ll overnight you a set of ingredients to make a bowl of ramen at home – including garnish! Not bad. Let’s give this one a try – they send four and since they’re perishable, I’m going to do them over the next couple days.

Ramen Hero Classic Shoyu Ramen – United States

#3255 Ramen Hero Classic Shoyu Ramen - United States

Here are the labels from front and back (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, boil the large soup pouch for 10 minutes. when there’s 2 minutes left, boil your noodles in a seperate pot, stirring often. Also at the 1 1/2 minute point, drop the bags with the garnish in with the soup pouch to let them thaw (if needed). Finally, drain your noodles, add them to a bowl, empty the pouch of broth into your bowl, garnish, and enjoy!

#3255 Ramen Hero Classic Shoyu Ramen - United States

The noodles.

#3255 Ramen Hero Classic Shoyu Ramen - United States

A large pouch with the broth.

#3255 Ramen Hero Classic Shoyu Ramen - United States

Pork belly chashu!

#3255 Ramen Hero Classic Shoyu Ramen - United States

Calcium printed seaweed. Okay, I need to find out how they do this or where they get it done.

#3255 Ramen Hero Classic Shoyu Ramen - United States

Narutomaki (fish cake)

#3255 Ramen Hero Classic Shoyu Ramen - United States

Menma (pickled bamboo shoots).

Finished (click to enlarge). Aside from the above ingredients I added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, and sesame seeds. Noodles just keep coming out very nicely. Broth was on point as well and in concert with the supplied garnish was a very nice bowl. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

Meet The Manufacturer: #3151: Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen – United States

#3176: Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen - United States

Got a message from a fellow named Mark recently about a couple new varieties to try. Shortly after, I got a package containing them. Thanks! This is the first of two. Here’s a little about shoyu ramen from Wikibedia –

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, ninjin (carrot), 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.

These packs contain two servings. Let’s check it out!

Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen – United States

#3176: Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen - United States

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add wet sachet to 10oz boiling water. Set aside. Boil noodles in a pot for 2 minutes. Drain. Add to soup. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3176: Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen - United States

A pouch of fresh noodles.

#3176: Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen - United States

A wet sachet.

#3176: Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen - United States

Smells of soy sauce.

#3176: Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen - United States

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chashu pork, and black sesame seeds. Noodle has a very nice chew and quality – definitely a cut above. Broth has a nice rich shoyu taste with a good level of oiliness – rich and fatty which is on point. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 861462000140.

#3176: Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen - United States

Hakubaku Ramen Shoyu Soy Sauce Flavor, 3 Pack, 9.7 ounce (2 servings), Japanese Restaurant-Style Fresh Noodle Soup

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Restaurant #2850: Shibu Ramen – Spicy Garlic Tonkotsu – Kirkland, Washington

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

We were lucky to have my wife’s Aunt com eover and watch the kids – had a little last minute Christmas shopping and were going out to dinner. The next day was the aniiversary of the first time we met each other and We agreed to try Shibu Ramen in Juanita.

Shibu Ramen – Kirkland, Washington

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

The front of the menu (click to enlarge).

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

Back of the menu (click to enlarge). After I looked on yelp, I thought the Shibu Tacos sounded like a winner. My wife picked the fried chicken wings. We ordered Thai Teas and for ramen, I had the Spicy Garlic Tonkotsu, my wife the Shoyu.

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

As big proponents of Thai Tea, we were a little disappointed; it wasn’t very sweet in comparison to most and just was so-so.

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

Here are the Shibu Tacos (click to enlarge). These were quite good – very savory and definitely worth the raves they got on yelp. We both enjoyed these a lot.

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

The fried chicken wings were excellent as well – crisp on the outside and very moist on the inside and not greasy.

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

My wife’s shoyu (click to enlarge).

Restaurant #2761: Shibu Ramen - Kirkland, Washington

My spicy garlic tonkotsu (click to enlarge). Ordered Thai tea, Shibu tacos, chicken wings, spicy garlic tonkotsu for myself and shoyu for my wife. Thai tea was alright, but could have been a little sweeter. The Shibu tacos were really good – street taco with fresh veggies and meat. The fried chicken wings were great – crisp with juicy innards. Then the ramen arrived. The first word that comes to mind is haphazard. The noodles were the right gauge, but didn’t have that floury character to them. The broth was so full of black garlic that it was ultra bitter and the creamy happiness that is tonkotsu was all but masked. The egg was soft boiled, but not marinated and yolks were on the more congealed end of the stick. Chashu was almost definitely Yangtze BBQ pork {the kind you find in American Chinese restaurants with the hot mustard and ketchup). Menma was alright and I was happy with the presence of mung bean sprouts. The bowl altogether just didn’t coalesce into something unique, special, authentic or interesting. My wife’s shoyu was the same way except the broth was on the weak side. We probably won’t be back, however in going to try all the regional places so probably not going to do a return visit to anywhere anytime soon. If I were to return I’d skip the ramen and have the tacos. For the ramen, 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Our receipt.

#825: Meet The Manufacturer: Paldo Shouyu Ramen

This product is one that Paldo makes for sale in Japan. Shoyu (soy sauce) is a very traditional Japanese style of ramen.

Side panels (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block and vegetables.

Seasoning packet.

A nice scent of soy!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Noodles are pretty good for a cup – thin but decent. The broth has a very nice soy taste to it. The vegetables re-hydrated decently. Pretty good stuff! 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4935816888886 .

Old Paldo commercial!

How to make shoyu ramen