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#3219: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba – Japan

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Here’s another one sent by the company – thank you! I’ve had quite a few squid yakisoba varieties. This one though is by a different brand – all the others were by the same brand, so this should be a bit different. Having trouble thinking of what to say here; just had a hellstorm with a WordPress update and it’s fixed so feeling happy right now. Sorry! Anyways, let’s check it out!

Kinchan Squid Yakisoba – Japan

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the bottom and side (click to enlarge). Contains squid. To prepare, add boiling water and dry sachet contents to bowl. Cover for 3 minutes. Drain using spout. Add liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Yakisoba sauce.

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Squid and other bits.

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added squid, soft egg, spring onion, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are just perfect in this one – just made to be enjoyed as an instant yakisoba. The sauce is just smackdown lovely. Great yakisoba flavor with garnish full of cabbage and decent sized squid pieces. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4904760013767.

#3122: Kinchan Squid Yakisoba - Japan

Sendan Bowl Poppy Red 7.75″dia.x 2.75″h

Watch me put this together on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3031: Kinchan Tokufun Shukodo Miso-Aji – Japan

#3031: Kinchan Tokufun Shukodo Miso-Aji - Japan

Here’s another one from Wes, a reader in northeast Canada. Thanks! He’s a big fan of products from Tokushima Seifun – and this is one of them. These Kinchan cups are interesting – they’ve got a neat character to them. Here’s what he wrote about this particular cup – ‘They started a new line of noodles supposed to taste like instant noodles of yesteryear. Says it is rich in aromas from red miso and vegetables.’ Sounds interesting – let’s check it out!

Kinchan Toku-Fun Shukodo Miso-Aji – Japan

#3031: Kinchan Tokufun Shukodo Miso-Aji - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line along with sachet contents. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3031: Kinchan Tokufun Shukodo Miso-Aji - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3031: Kinchan Tokufun Shukodo Miso-Aji - Japan

The noodle block.

#3031: Kinchan Tokufun Shukodo Miso-Aji - Japan

A dry base sachet.

#3031: Kinchan Tokufun Shukodo Miso-Aji - Japan

A granular powder.

#3031: Kinchan Tokufun Shukodo Miso-Aji - Japan

A vegetables sachet.

#3031: Kinchan Tokufun Shukodo Miso-Aji - Japan

A neat little mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, egg, scallions and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles were pretty good. Broth had a tangy red miso taste which I did indeed enjoy – I usually am not a big fan of red miso, so that was a pleasant surprise. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4904760010612.

#3031: Kinchan Tokufun Shukodo Miso-Aji - Japan

A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony

Watch me cook this on Instant Noodle Recipe Time! Note – I klnd of blow my top on this one so just know that.

#2070: Tokushima Seifun Negi Ramen

Here’s the last of the Tokushim Seifun varieties sent to me by Wesley, a reader from Japan at school in Canada – thanks again! This last one is negi – green onion! Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side and bottom of the bowl (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare add in contents of onion sachet and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Looks oily and has a sweet soy scent.

The onion sachet.

A lot of spring onion!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and chashu pork. The noodles ended up a little on the spongy side which was a disappointment. They were thick which was nice, but just didn’t have the smoothness I’m accustomed to. The broth has a nice soy taste which went well with the supplied negi which was plentiful as well as little pieces of pork in squares. However, the pork didn’t hydrate altogether that well which was a downside. 1.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904760010421.

Mino octopus arabesque ramen bowl + large spoon

A Tokushima Seifun TV commercial.

#2039: Tokushima Seifun Yakibuta Ramen

Here’s another one from Wesley N. He sent a box in mid December that arrived mid February from Japan – we’d thought it might have been lost, but it showed up – and in immaculate condition! Thank you again!Tokushima prefecture is on Shikoku island in Japan, and these varieties from Tokushima Seifun aren’t widely known and very localized. Seifun literally means ‘manufactured powder,’ referring to the flour mill. This looks exceptionally good! Let’s have a look!

Detail of the two side panels and the bottom (click to enlarge). Contains meat. To prepare, add the two dry sachets and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes, leaving large sachet on top. Stir. Add contents of large sachet. Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Dry soup base.

Has a nice sweet scent.

A solid ingredients sachet.

Wow – that’s a LOT of narutomaki!

A very large sachet.

Yakibuta pork

Finished (click to enlarge). Added nothing. The noodles have a good gauge; they’re a little thick and have a nice chewiness to them. The broth has a nice saltiness and soy flavor with just a little touch of sweetness. The pork flavor finds it’s way into the broth as well which is spectacular. The pork has a nice sweetness and ‘fall off the bone’ texture to it which is pure delicacy. The army of decent sized slices of narutomaki were amazing, and the spring onion and bamboo shoot were perfect. A bowl of amazing taste and quality. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4904760010155.

Mino octopus arabesque ramen bowl + large spoon

A TV spot for Tokushima Seifun’s Kinchan and Yakibuta ramen varieties.

#1967: Tokushima Seifun Kinchan Ramen

This is the first I’ll be reviewing from Wesley N. He sent a box in mid December that arrived mid February from Japan – we’d thought it might have been lost, but it showed up – and in immaculate condition! Thank you again!Tokushima prefecture is on Shikoku island in Japan, and these varieties from Tokushima Seifun aren’t widely known and very localized. Seifun literally means ‘manufactured powder,’ referring to the flour mill. Wesley let me know that this is Tokushima Seifun’s very first product. Let’s have a look at this exotic regional instant noodle from Japan!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat or not. To prepare, add noodle block to 550ml boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has kind of a sweet soy scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, barbecue pork and spring onion. The noodles have a very nice gauge and are very hearty. Nice chew, good mouthfeel. The broth has a good soy taste to it and a light oiliness. This is primo stuff! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4904760010018.

Mino octopus arabesque ramen bowl + large spoon

A Tokushima Seifun TV advertisement.