Here’s another one sent by a reader named Colin from the east coast – thanks again! I’m giving this one not a re-review but a full new review. I tried it in the past – it was review #125. Why a new review and not a re-review? Well, I don’t see anything on the old one mentioning non-fried noodles and think that maybe this has changed. The packaging has changed, but unsure if that’s denoting a difference. The brand Shirakiku is one of Nishimoto. Basically, kind of think of Trader Joe’s – they source foreign/domestic brands and re-brand them for sale in the USA under their name. That’s the case usually with Shirakiku. Let’s have a look!
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish, shellfish and crustacean. To prepare, add noodle block to 1 3/4 cups boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!
The non-fried noodle block.
The soup base sachet (I forgot to take the picture before I put the contents into the little cup but used a little Photoshop to reconstruct the cut top left corner).
The soup base has a seafood scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, narutomaki and ito togarashi. The noodles came out alright although they seemed a little foreign to the broth; they just didn’t seem like they wanted to be friends. The broth was a kind of spicy shoyu/miso-ish WTF which just screamed of something not being correct. I don’t know what’s going on here but it’s just kind of a wrongsalaught. I think I may go ahead and try other varieties in this range in hopes of a winner though. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.
Finished (click to enlarge). UPC bar code 074410415167.
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.
Always nice to see a bag of noodles that I’ve only seen previously in five packs. I don’t like buying five packs period. Doesn’t matter if they are super cheap – I only want to eat one, review it and then move on. So let’s see how this goes.
The powder set the stage for the next phase: 2 eggs that have been boiled with the noodles, some kizami shoga and some fried shallot.
Click image to enlarge. I like how this one came out – like food porn. Anyways, Yes I give this one a thumbs up – the noodles are nice and the broth tasty. Once all this other stuff was added, it was a festival of tastiness. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.
So here’s a new one… Never tried Shirakiku ramen before! So here goes..
One solitary packet of powder.
A pretty good amount of powder. I looked at the ingredients – some scallop, bonito and more fish stuff. This should be interesting…
Click image to enlarge. The noodles are nothing special and I expected something a little better. The broth though was very flavorful. Salty, a slight bit thicker than others – very slight. A nice full bodied flavor. flavor, although I can’t blame it on one particular ingredient. I think it could be the doubang jang which is red pepper and broad gurd. I like it. I’m giving it a 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. Pretty good but really nothing extraordinary.