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#2929: Daikoku My Friend Big Tanuki Soba

#2929: Daikoku My Friend Big Tanuki Soba

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 soba made of buckwheat noodles is accompanied by tenkatsu, fried tempura batter, to make a great pairing and a filling meal.

Alright – let’s give this one a try!

Daikoku My Friend Big Tanuki Soba – Japan

#2929: Daikoku My Friend Big Tanuki Soba

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Probably contains fish. To prepare, add in sachets and boiling water to fill line. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2929: Daikoku My Friend Big Tanuki Soba

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2929: Daikoku My Friend Big Tanuki Soba

The noodle block.

#2929: Daikoku My Friend Big Tanuki Soba

The soup base sachet.

#2929: Daikoku My Friend Big Tanuki Soba

A light monotone powder.

#2929: Daikoku My Friend Big Tanuki Soba

The solid ingredients sachet.

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Lots of tempura!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chashu pork and egg. The noodles were pretty good and of an ample quantity. The broth while usually not my favorite had a nice sweetness and wasn’t overly salty. Tempura was decent. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4904511001654.

#2929: Daikoku My Friend Big Tanuki Soba

Daikoku My Friends Big Gomamiso ramen 105g ~ 12 pieces

This is a prime example of how instant noodles are viewed in the United States – a very confused view. I’m going to see what happens when I share this inn my favorite instant ramen group from Japan – should be interesting

#2805: Maruchan Umaitsuyu Tempura Soba

#2705: Maruchan Umaitsuyu Tempura Soba - zenpop zenpop.jp japan ramen

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 variety:

Buckwheat noodles with shoyu soup flavored with bonito and kombu (kelp) broth, and it’s also low-sodium. Age-tama (fried wheat flour) and tiny shrimp make the soup even more savory. Add the bag of flavor magic after the noodles cook for 3 min.

Here’s a little about tempura soba from Wikipedia –

Tempura soba 天麩羅蕎麦: Topped with tempura, a large shrimp frequently is used, but vegetables are also popular. Some of soba venders use kakiage for this dish and this often is called Tensoba.

Alrighty then! Let’s check out this tempura soba and see how it goes.

Maruchan Umaitsuyu Tempura Soba – Japan

#2705: Maruchan Umaitsuyu Tempura Soba - zenpop zenpop.jp japan ramen

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp and crustacean. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2705: Maruchan Umaitsuyu Tempura Soba - zenpop zenpop.jp japan ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2705: Maruchan Umaitsuyu Tempura Soba - zenpop zenpop.jp japan ramen

The noodle block.

#2705: Maruchan Umaitsuyu Tempura Soba - zenpop zenpop.jp japan ramen

Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

#2705: Maruchan Umaitsuyu Tempura Soba - zenpop zenpop.jp japan ramen

A liquid base sachet affixed to the top of the cup on the lid.

#2705: Maruchan Umaitsuyu Tempura Soba - zenpop zenpop.jp japan ramen

Has a slightly sweet scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added nanami togarashi and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles are thin and a little on the soft side. The broth is salty and full of bonito taste for sure. Included garnish of kamaboko, spring onion and tempura was pretty good. I liked how the broth had a good level of thickness to it. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990336338.

#2705: Maruchan Umaitsuyu Tempura Soba - zenpop zenpop.jp japan ramen

Maruchan Midori Tanuki Soba, 3.49-Ounce Units (Pack of 12)

I’m unusre but I think this guy does a periodic run-down of the new instant ramen in Japan