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#2267: Shirakiku Karami Ramen Spicy Chili Flavor Japanese Style Noodle With Soup Base

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.

Shirakiku Japanese Style Instant Ramen Soy Noodle Sauce, 14.63 Ounce

A mom and her son go to an Asian grocery. I really like seeing things like this.

#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.

#340: Shirakiku Tokusen Shoyu Ramen Japanese Style Noodle

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.

One packet.

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.

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#125: Shirakiku Japanese Style Noodle Tokusen Karami Ramen

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.