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Zenpop December 2018 Instant Ramen Subscription Box

Zenpop December 2018 Instant Ramen Subscription Box

Here’s the latest and greatest box from www.zenpop.jp! Use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount! Let’s have a look.

Zenpop December 2018 – Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater – Japan

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods October Green Box – United States

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods October Green Box - United States

So the folks at Exotic Noods (www.exoticnoods.com) sent another box for you to check out! This is the October box and I’ll also be sharing with you the November and December 2018 boxes! By theway, you can use coupon code BOOM for a great discount! Let’s check it out!

Exotic Noods October Green Box – United States

Thanks again to Exotic Noods (www.exoticnoods.com) for sending this along for me to share with everyone!

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

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 Kenko Foods’s healthy take on Yakisoba! This easy to make stir fry is a quick meal that won’t have you feeling sluggish and heavy.’

Sounds good – bring it on!

Kenko Foods Yakisoba – Japan

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it has meat – check for yourself. To prepare, boil 180ml water in a skillet and cook noodle block. Once water is absorbed (3 minutes), add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

This one got a little beaten up in the hamper.

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

A liquid base sachet.

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

Yakisoba sauce.

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

A garnish sachet.

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

Looks like seaweed and perhaps a little more.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodle ended up a little on the sticky side. Kind of gooey – then again much of it was broken so that may account for part of it. The flavor was alright – a kind of different yakisoba – not as sharp or crisp a hit to it than I’m used to. The sprinkle of garnish was pretty good – like a seaweed mix that works well. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4973044020142.

#2915: Kenko Foods Yakisoba japan umai crate

Japan: The Cookbook

I make yakisoba all the time for my family. Usually I use boneless chicken breast and skip the shiitake

Unboxing Time: Zenpop March Box!

Unboxing Time: Zenpop March Box!

This is a new box from Zenpop.JP –  they do a few different kinds of boxes but this one’s just ramen. Nine varieties – pretty impressive! Use coupon code RAMENRATER to receive a discount at http://www.zenpop.jp ! Let’s have a look inside to see what’s going on!

Zenpop March Box – Japan

What’s inside? Check out the video! Lots of neat stuff – thank you very much!

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods February Green Box

Unboxing Time: Exotic Noods February Green Box

Another month, another box from Exotic Noods! The Feburary Green Box has a multitude of varieties – all hailing this time from South Korea to coincide with the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Let’s crack it open and have a look at what’s inside!

Exotic Noods February Green Box – United States

Want to get one of these boxes? Head over to Exotic Noods – don’t forget to use coupon code BOOM to get a discount. Thank you for sending this one along!

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

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 -“This is another ramen from the Umakaro series! This one is a classic green onion ramen with a distinct shrimp flavor.”

It’s nice – they have recommendations for garnishes and this one mentions adding bacon. I have an idea for a bit of a spin on bacon I’m hoping might work well. Let’s delve into this bowl!

Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen – Japan

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

Here’s the bottom and sides (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add in sachet contents and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

The noodle block.

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

The soup base sachet/.

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

A dark powder base.

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

A second dry sachet.

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

Looks like spring onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added a slice of chashu pork I slowly fried as I was devoid of bacon, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and nanami togarashi. Noodles were pretty good – not colossal but decent. The broth had this kind of vegetable taste to it I liked – a bit of spring onion taste in there but not overpowering. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4979397770130.

#2719: Yamamoto Umakaro Negi Ramen - japan crate umai crate

Yamamoto milling Ponpoko ramen soy sauce 6 meals pack

Meanwhile, back in 1966 Tokyo…

Unboxing Time: Zenpop ‘Toshikoshi’ Box

Unboxing Time: Zen Pop 'Toshikoshi' Box

Happy New Year! This is a new box from Zenpop.JP –  they do a few different kinds of boxes but this one’s just ramen. Nine varieties – pretty impressive! Use coupon code RAMENRATER to receive a discount at http://www.zenpop.jp ! Let’s have a look inside to see what’s going on!

Let’s have unboxing time with The Ramen Rater !!

Unboxing Time: Zen Pop ‘Toshikoshi’ Box – Japan

So yeah a lot of different varieties. I really like how they include the information about each variety in English – that saves me a ton of time on translation and I could see how consumers would really like this.

Unboxing Time: Zenpop Ramen + Sweets Mix Pack

Unboxing Time: Zenpop Ramen + Sweets Mix Pack

Was stoked to find another box in the mail – this time a box from Zenpop.jp, a company that sells Japanese themed boxes with all sorts of different things in them. Haven’t seen a rfancy box like this one from them before – also wasn’t sure how they were going to fit a lot of varieties of instant noodles in here like the others contained. Let’s crack it open and look within!

Zenpop Ramen + Sweets Mix Pack – Japan

Let’s have unboxing time with The Ramen Rater!!

As it turned out, this is a different kind of box than what they had been sending me. This one wasn’t just instant ramen but snacks and candy from Japan as well! Thank you! Very interesting things inside this box – fried egg-shaped chocolate, wasabi and beef flavored things that resemble gigantic Cheetos – really neat. If you want to get one of these, make sure you use the coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount. Thanks!

Unboxing Time: Japan Ramen Box

Unboxing Time: Japan Ramen Box www.japanramenbox.com japanramenbox

What have we here? A new company doing subscription boxes, that’s what!

Japan Ramen Box – Japan

Let’s hans Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater!

So I found Japan Ramen Box on Instagram awhile back I believe and reached out to see if they’d be able to send a box for me to show you. One thing’s for sure – a lot of newcomers to the subscription box game as of late and it’s awesome! This box has a very nice selection – cups, bowls, a tray and a couple of packs. Definitely give these folks a look and thank you for the sample box! Hoping to be able to show you more of their boxes in the future!

Unboxing Time: Japan Crate’s Umai Crate For November 2017

Unboxing Time: Japan Crate's Umai Crate For November 2017

Another day, another box! Today it’s the Umai Crate from Japan Crate.

Unboxing Time: Japan Crate’s Umai Crate For November 2017

Unboxing Time: Japan Crate’s Umai Crate for November 2017

So Japan Crate is a purveyor of all things Japanese. Snacks, treats and of course, instant noodles. The Umai Crate is the one for the instant noodles and today I’m unboxing their offering for November 2017. If you’re interested, check it out here and use the coupon code THERAMENRATER. Thanks go to Japan Crate for sending these over!

Unboxing Time: Gourmet Ramen Club

Unboxing Time: Gourmet Ramen Club

Happy Friday! Today we have a box from the nice folks over at Gourmet Ramen Club, a newcomer to the subscription instant noodle box world.

Unboxing Time: Gourmet Ramen Club

Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater

So my mom actually said a friend of hers thought I should check this out but I couldn’t find it. Sure enough a week later, they actually reached out to me. They have very low prices on their subscription boxes. Definitely, take a look! Also, there’s a coupon code in the video that will get you 30% off your first box! So check it out! Thank you for sharing these with me!

 

Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater: Zenpop Summer Fresh Ramen Box

Unboxing With The Ramen Rater: Zenpop Summer Fresh Ramen Box

So Zenpop.jp has sent me another box and I thought I ought to do a video. They asked about this last time and so I figured I’d go ahead and do it. I think if, at all possible, I’m going to do this whenever I get a box from now on – kind of fun to crack these boxes open and see what’s inside! These will be called ‘Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater.’So let’s check out this box from the noodle box purveyor! I should note that they also do other boxes – stationary for example among other things.

Zenpop Summer Fresh Ramen Box – Japan

Here’s a video of the unboxing – enjoy!