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#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles - Japan - The Ramen Rater - rmane - instant noodles

Here’s one I got from ZenPop, a company that’s producing ramen boxes in Japan. They have a new box every month with 9 different varieties for $29.50 – a pretty impressive deal as they include the shipping in the price.

Here’s what Zenpop had to say about this one – “This rich shio (salt) based soup has a mild taste of seafood and is topped with seaweed, egg, cabbage and imitation crab. Travel the seven seas of flavor aboard the decks of this delicious ship!” Here’s a short blurb from Wikipedia about shio –

Shio (“salt”) ramen is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also used, but they are not boiled as long as they are for tonkotsu ramen, so the soup remains light and clear. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for lean chicken meatballs, and pickled plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.

Well, this sounds good to me! Let’s give this Daikoku variety a try.

Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles – Japan

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles - Japan - The Ramen Rater - rmane - instant noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Conjtains seafood. To prepare, add 300ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles - Japan - The Ramen Rater - rmane - instant noodles

Detail of the lid – hue changed for ease of viewing (click to enlarge). I’m legally blind so when colors are hard to see for me, I tend to attempt to make them easier to see for you.

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles - Japan - The Ramen Rater - rmane - instant noodles

The noodle block.

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles - Japan - The Ramen Rater - rmane - instant noodles

Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, fishball, carved squid, 31-44ct shrimp, crabstick and La-Yu chili oil. The noodles came out very nicely – hydrated to a T. The broth has a great buttery and seafoody flavor I very much enjoy. The included crabstick, scrambled egg, seaweed and cabbage hydrated perfectly and everything married together just right. A very well made seafood cup. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904511006055.

#2583: Daikoku Kaisen (Seafood) Shio Noodles - Japan - The Ramen Rater - rmane - instant noodles

Three Gunma chan fried noodles 119g x

Vintage Japanese TV commercials

#1893: Nissin Cup Noodle Sio


Got an email a couple months ago from Casey P. in Hong Kong. He’s been following the blog for years and wanted to send some things for me to review and this is one of them – thanks again! Today, we have Nissin Cup Noodle Sio. Sio is also known as Shio, a classic ramen variety. Let’s have a look and see what’s going on under the lid.

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

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The pre-seasoned noodle block.

Some of the included bits from the cup – this is only a little bit of it.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added nothing. This one was pretty intriguing! The noodles hydrated perfectly in 3 minutes. Flat and thin with a light chew. The broth was a definite shio with chicken and pork notes. What I really found to be the highlight here was the addition of nicely hydrated potato chunks (chucnks, not bits) as well as decently sized pieces of chicken that hydrated extremely well, along with bits of green onion. Pretty spectacular cup! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105222133.

Nissin Cup Noodles Soy Sauce Mug with Lid

Nissin Cup Noodle TV commercials featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Meet The Manufacturer #883: Yamachan Shio Ramen Seafood Clear Soup Base Mild

This is something a little different. This is two servings of fresh ramen in a pack. They’re made in San Jose and this looks to be something gourmet. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).

The noodles are fresh – it looks like you could take them out and take a rolling pin to them and they’d turn back into dough! Pretty neat.

The soup base is a packet of liquid.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Just the noodles and broth this time. The noodles are really quite good; chewy and taste literally like they were just made. Definitely gourmet grade. The broth is interesting too. My only experience with the concept of Shio is a couple Shio flavor packs and one bowl. The broth here is salty, yes (Shio means salt in Japan) but the saltiness is tempered with a depth of flavors. It’s not violently fishy by any means – its quite nice really. I liked this one – 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 767921019503

I know PSY’s gottten big here with the Gangnam Style, but I’m still surprised Kyary Pamyu Pamyu still hasn’t.

#571: Shirakiku Japanese Style Ramen Shirakiku Tokusen Sio Ramen

Was digging in the noodle hamper and found this little gem so thought I’d have it for breakfast today with a couple eggs boiled in with the noodles.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

Yup – just one packet.

A neat little pile of soup base. Had a light, fishy odor.

Click image to enlarge. Here we are with the finished product. I boiled a couple eggs with the noodles. Well, it’s nice – has a full, rich flavor of fish and salt. The noodles were nice and a little fluffy. Good breakfast. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.


This is just plain strange for a Thanksgiving video.