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#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu 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 – “Healthy Ramen? Enjoy the best of soy sauce ramen by Kenko Foods who are known for making health conscious foods. These instant noodles in particular are made from natural water using 100% domestic flour and natural salt.”

I can get with that – let’s give it a go!

Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, boil noodle block in 500ml water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet of soup base.

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, sesame seeds, chili flake, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, pork, egg, and sansyo. The noodles in this one I’ve found quite relaxing. They’re a soft and mellow instant style. The broth was a slightly less salty and sharp shoyu hit which was kind of nice too. The kind of bowl to down and fall asleep to. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4973044020012.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

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#3248: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon – South Korea

#3248: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon - South Korea

So mornings can suck sometimes. Waking up 2 hours late for example. With that, I better get a move on!

Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon – South Korea

#3248: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon - South Korea

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 550ml water for 5 minutes. Add in sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3248: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon - South Korea

A large noodle block.

#3248: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon - South Korea

A wet sachet (no open pics today – just no time – watch the video for more)

#3248: Samyang Foods Tsuyu Soy Sauce Udon - South Korea

A dry flake sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added habanero togarashi, bbq pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and spring onion, Noodles came out very tasty and chewy. They really complimented the broth which had a rich flavor of soy and sweet with just a tiny amount of spicy. The included garnish was on point. Very happy with this. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 8801073113916.

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#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu 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 – ‘Chicken based shoyu ramen – the kind that makes you cherish your memory eating your first shoyu ramen. (natsukoshi roughly means nostalgic). This is like the ramen you see being waten at yatai food stalls set up on streets by characters in some anime. Chopped chashu (roast pork) goes well with this simple, most enjoyed ramen.’

As of late, I’ve really been into chicken. Baked chicken with some seasonings in particular. Let’s give this one a try…

New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen – Japan

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

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A coarse powder.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A dry garnish sachet.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Lots of different bits in here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sliced chashu, soft egg, spring onion, sansyo, sesame seeds. Noodles come out very well – nice hydration and chew. The broth had a good shoyu character to it with chicken notes. Bits of vegetable and the odd shrimp floating about. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4903088009537.

#3223: New Touch Natsukashi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

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#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu 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 ramen was first released by New Touch in 1985: It has stuck around so long because it is a delicious twist on the classic shoyu ramen. With extra negi (green onion) and just a touch of spicy (“pirikara in Japanese) this is a simple yet satisfying bowl of noodles.’

I like green onion and spicy things – let’s see how it fares!

New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add in dry sachet content and fill to line with boiling water. Cover 3 minutes. Add in wet sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Smells good, that’s fr sure.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Full of green onion!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, chashu, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, black sesame seeds and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles came out very well – not spongy at all. Broth had a very nice shoyu taste to it – no bitterness here. Definitely a lot of included green onion and they augmented the flavor well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4903088000619.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

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Unboxing Time: Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Ramen

I did a Meet The Manufacturer recently with Hakubaku USA which was a lot of fun and thought hey – it might be fun to do some experimenting with their products and see what I could do with them. Here’s some samples that they were kind enough to send over!

Unboxing Time: Hakubaku Shoyu Soy Sauce Ramen – United States

#3168: New Touch Chashu 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 -“Chashu (roast pork slices) makes ramen special, and this bowl of ramen is super-special because it contains three slices of it! The simple and light shoyu soup has a mingled flavor of pork, chicken and stir-fried vegetables. Add a boiled egg and make it beyond special!”

I do like chashu, however in general, I’ve found pre-packaged chashu to be kind of, well, like pepperoni in texture and too thin to consider awesome. But with an open mind, I go forth to do my work.

New Touch Chashu Ramen – Japan

#3132: New Touch Chashu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add contents of dry sachet and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in wet sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3132: New Touch Chashu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3132: New Touch Chashu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3132: New Touch Chashu Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3132: New Touch Chashu Ramen - Japan

Not to be confused with a demitasse of espresso with crema.

#3132: New Touch Chashu Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3132: New Touch Chashu Ramen - Japan

Your three slices of chashu and some vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sad egg, spring onion, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles were alright – nothing to write home about. Broth is a slightly bitter shoyu with some deep, dark pork fat flavor. The chashu itself was incredibly thin and was more like lunchmeat than chasju. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4903088012162.

#3132: New Touch Chashu Ramen - Japan

New touch Sugomen Niigata Seabura soy sauce ramen 122g ~ 12 pieces

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#3154: Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi Ramen – Japan

#3154: Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi 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 – ‘Spicy but tasty tonkotsu shoyu soup with garlic and red pepper. Add pork kimuchi flavored oil to enjoy delicious smell of kimchi. Ingredients are well seasoned pork, two kinds of kimchi seasoned with special sauce, green onion, and red pepper.’

Spicy pork kimchi tonkotsu? Okay let’s give it a try!

Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi Ramen – Japan

#3154: Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge).Contains pork. To prepare, add all but liquid base sachet into bowl and cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3154: Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3154: Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3154: Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3154: Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi Ramen - Japan

A light powder.

#3154: Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3154: Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi Ramen - Japan

A kimchi scented oil.

#3154: Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi Ramen - Japan

A dry garnish sachet.

#3154: Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi Ramen - Japan

An interesting melange.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, barbecue pork, scallions, sesame seeds, and pepper flake. The noodles came out alright, but I think this one would be better served steeping for 4 minutes instead. A nice kimchi and tonkotsu flavor. Included garnish was alright although the kimchi hydrated and had an almost gelatinous other funk to it. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901071231651.

#3154: Acecook Super Cup Pork Kimchi Ramen - Japan

Acecook Super Cup 1.5 times miso ramen 137g ~ 12 pieces

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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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Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Hakubaku USA (1 of 2)

Product Samples From Hakubaku USA (1 of 2)

First things first – let check out the first of two boxes of samples that Hakubaku USA sent over. This one has the ramen, the next will have other goodies!

Meet The Manufacturer: Product Samples From Hakubaku USA (1 of 2)

#3126: Fukumen Noukou Asahikawa Shoyu – Japan

#3126: Fukumen Noukou Asahikawa Shoyu - Japan

Here’s one from Japan Ramen Box – a subscription service out of Japan. Here’s what they have to say about this variety – ‘If you’re partial to enjoying the raw flavor of noodles, you’ll enjoy these noodles that have been dried over 3 days to achieve the same taste and texture as raw noodles! These addictive noodles will make you thankful that they were so carefully and painstakingly prepared! Coupled with a thick boiled pork and chicken broth, you can be sure your meal will be filling and satisfying! Asahikawa has been working to recreate this ramen shop taste since 1955 – and they succeeded!’

Shoyu – it’s on!

Fukumen Noukou Asahikawa Shoyu – Japan

#3126: Fukumen Noukou Asahikawa Shoyu - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, boil noodle block in 600ml water for 4 minutes. Add in liquid base. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3126: Fukumen Noukou Asahikawa Shoyu - Japan

The noodle block – individually wrapped.

#3126: Fukumen Noukou Asahikawa Shoyu - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3126: Fukumen Noukou Asahikawa Shoyu - Japan

Liquid base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, soft egg, spring onion, chashu, sesame seeds and togarashi. Noodles were spot on – round gauge and hearty chew. The broth was seething with flavor – rich and aromatic. Oiliness was excellent and the whole thing was just spectacular. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4976651082718.

#3126: Fukumen Noukou Asahikawa Shoyu - Japan

Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond

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Hakubaku Restaurant Quality Ramen For The Home – United States

I got a message from a fellow with Hakubaku, a company that produces restaurant quality ramen for the home. Very curious about this as that’s a strong claim! Check out Hakubaku on Amazon – https://amzn.to/2BNaf4n ! Let’s crack open this box and have a look!

Hakubaku Restaurant Quality Ramen For The Home – United States

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu – Japan

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Here’s one from Japan Ramen Box – a subscription service out of Japan. Here’s what they have to say about this Nissin Raoh variety – ‘First released to the public in 1992, Nissin Roa received the title of “Noodle King” for incorporating noodles, soup, and other ingredients together into one amazing dish. As the times have begun to change and technology has allowed
further advancement in the science of ramen, Nissin Rao has also evolved. By creating a dish with deliciousness that cannot be tasted at a ramen shop, this new sensation incorporates the peppery sweet, three-times straightened, and all around delicious fried noodles with their garlic flavored soy sauce. Enjoy pork bone flavors combined with white miso, accented with peppers, and garnished with garlic oil. You’ve never tasted Nissin Rao ramen like this before!’

Wow, that’s a mouthful! Let’s give it a try!

Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu – Japan

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

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

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

The noodle block.

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

A liquid sachet.

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Thick stuff!

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

A nice looking meaty garnish.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, chashu, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shichimi togarashi, and spring onion. Very good noodles – nice chew to them for sure. Broth was nice and rich – bristling with meatiness. Exceptional. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4907105247141.

#3086: Nissin Raoh Kogashi Shoyu - Japan

Nissin – Raoh, Japanese Instant Noodles, Burned soy sauce Soup, 4.1oz X 6bowls

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