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#3306: Itsuki Tempura Soba – Japan

#3306: Itsuki Tempura Soba - Japan

Here’s one from an Umai Crate – a subscription box from Japan. Use coupon code THERAMENRATER for a discount if you’d like to get one! Here’s what they have to say about it – ‘There’s a saying in Japan that long noodles are good luck for a long life! These soba (buckwheat) noodles are extra long for that reason! They also come with tasty crispy tempura balls, seaweed and crunchy shrimp.’

This one is interesting since in a previous Umai Crate, there was one that looks almost identical, but only had the powder sachet where this one has the topping as well – a nice addition! Let’s check it out.

Itsuki Tempura Soba – Japan

#3306: Itsuki Tempura Soba - Japan

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, boil noodle in 300ml water for 1 minute. Add in soup base and stir. Finally, top with garnish and enjoy!

The fresh soba noodles.

A dry soup base sachet.

The garnish sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added kamaboko, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and sesame seeds. The noodles are very good – soft and a good texture. The broth is my favorite tempura broth; not too sweet, not too fishy – just right on all fronts. The included garnish was particularly enjoyable with tempura at the forefront. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901726014127.

Itsuki – Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen for 1 Servning

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Umai Crate Japanese Ramen Subscription Box October 2019

This month, we have an exceptionally rad Umai Crate! Head over to www.japancrate.com and use the coupon code THERAMENRATER – you’ll get a coupon and help us out – thanks!

Umai Crate Japanese Ramen Subscription Box October 2019

#3287: Itsuki Neapolitan Spaghetti – Japan

#3287: Itsuki Neapolitan Spaghetti - Japan

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.

Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Stir up the heat this winter and enjoy Japan’s take on Neapolitan spaghetti for lunch or dinner! This pack contains a tomato sauce that is full of yummy flavor. Even when it’s cold, it’s equally as delicious and Kumamon thinks so, too!’

Kumamon is the character on the package – he’s the spokesanimal-thing for Kumamoto prefecture in Japan. Let’s get started!

Itsuki Neapolitan Spaghetti – Japan

#3287: Itsuki Neapolitan Spaghetti - Japan

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, heat 1 tablespoon butter or oil in a pan. Add in any meat or vegetables you wish. Add in noodles and cook funtil done. Add in sachet contents and stir fry until combines. Finally, enjoy!

A pouch of fresh noodles.

The dry seasoning base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork and spring onion, fried garlic, and chili flake. All in all, things end up very tasty. The only problem is that everything is extremely dry, which isn’t how I usually find spaghetti to be. Just seemed a little on the off side. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901726005040.

#3287: Itsuki Neapolitan Spaghetti - Japan

176gX10 pieces Kumamoto ramen of Itsuki food Kumamon

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#3277: Marutai Kyushu Hakata Vegetarian Tonkotsu – Japan

#3277: Marutai Kyushu Hakata Vegetarian Tonkotsu - Japan

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.

While being tonkotsu flavored (pork bone broth), it is meat free. Let’s give it a try!

Marutai Kyushu Hakata Vegetarian Tonkotsu – Japan

#3277: Marutai Kyushu Hakata Vegetarian Tonkotsu - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil one bundle of noodles in 4707ml water  for 2 minutes. Add in one each of the sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Two servings of noodle.

Two dry sachets of soup base powder (watch these get used on the episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time below).

A pair of wet sachets.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, habanero togarashi, soft egg, and spring onion. The noodles are extraordinary in their niceness; they just shake hands with the broth which is rich, luxuriant and giving. This is a big sloppy bowl of hot lovin’. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902702003111.

MARUTAI Hakata Nagahama Tonkotsu Instant Noodle Soup Ramen Non-fried For 2 servings (2pcs)

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Umai Crate – Japanese Ramen Noodles Subscription Box – September 2019 Unboxing

Hey look – another Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater! This one came today and we brought it inside set up the lights, shot the video, edited it and boom here it is! Lots of neat stuff in this box! Check it out! Get yours here: http://bit.ly/umaicrate
Use coupon code THERAMENRATER for extra discount!

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen - Japan

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 – “Healthy Ramen? Enjoy the best of soy sauce ramen by Kenko Foods who are known for making health conscious foods. These instant noodles in particular are made from natural water using 100% domestic flour and natural salt.”

I can get with that – let’s give it a go!

Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, boil noodle block in 500ml water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dry sachet of soup base.

#3272: Kenko Foods Health Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, sesame seeds, chili flake, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, pork, egg, and sansyo. The noodles in this one I’ve found quite relaxing. They’re a soft and mellow instant style. The broth was a slightly less salty and sharp shoyu hit which was kind of nice too. The kind of bowl to down and fall asleep to. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4973044020012.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

Forms of Japan: Michael Kenna

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Unboxing Time: Umai Crate Japanese Ramen Box – August 2019

Hey look – another Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater! This one came today and we brought it inside set up the lights, shot the video, edited it and boom here it is! Lots of neat stuff in this box! Check it out! Get yours here: http://bit.ly/umaicrate
Use coupon code THERAMENRATER for extra discount!

Umai Crate Japanese Instant Noodles August 2019 Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater

#3242: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba – Japan

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

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 -“Yakisoba is a Japanese noodle stir-fry dish enjoyed all over Japan and is the perfect dish for the summer without a hot soup base. This type of yakisoba is flavored with a salt seasoning rather than the traditional soy sauce dressing.”

Let’s hit it!

Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba – Japan

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

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

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Note the drain spout.

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Shio yakisoba sauce.

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

A dry garnish sachet.

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Looks like sesame seeds, seaweed and possibly tempura bits.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken (seasoned with black pepper, garlic powder, and Nutek Salt for Life). Noodles were pretty good – hydrated well and not at all spongy. The flavor was good – a little sweet and a nice shio hit. Sesame notes as well. Topping garnish (not pictured) featured sesame seeds and bits of tempura which had a satisfying crunch.  3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901071207540.

#3150: Acecook Fujikko Shio Yakisoba - Japan

Acecook JANJAN yakisoba Kokusosu 104g ~ 12 pieces

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#3238: Itsuki Soba – Japan

#3238: Itsuki Soba - Japan

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 a hot bowl of this soba in its soup base, rich with flavors of bonito, soy sauce and spice.”

Yeah okay this sounds pretty good – fresh soba… Let’s do it!

Itsuki Soba – Japan

#3238: Itsuki Soba - Japan

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, boil noodles in 300ml water for 1 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3238: Itsuki Soba - Japan

A fresh soba pouch.

#3238: Itsuki Soba - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3238: Itsuki Soba - Japan

A light powder with a sweet scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kamaboko, mentaiko furikake and spring onion. Noodles are definitely buckwheat soba. First time I think I’ve had fresh buckwheat in this form factor and it’s pretty decent. The broth was a pretty typical soy and bonito hit, however the balance of flavors worked better than any I’ve had before.. All in all alright. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901726014134.

#3238: Itsuki Soba - Japan

Itsuki food 2 co-yaki soba 340gX6 pieces

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Umai Crate Japanese Instant Noodles July 2019 Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater

Hey look – another Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater! This one came today and we brought it inside set up the lights, shot the video, edited it and boom here it is! Lots of neat stuff in this box! Check it out! Get yours here: http://bit.ly/umaicrate
Use coupon code THERAMENRATER for extra discount!

Umai Crate Japanese Instant Noodles July 2019 Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater

#3218: Nakaki Foods Tomato Ramen – Japan

#3218: Nakaki Foods Tomato Ramen - Japan

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 -“The typical broth base for ramen in Japan are shio (salt), shoyu (soy sauce), miso (soybean paste), and tonkotsu (pork bone). Known for their konjac noodles, Nakaki Foods’ version adds an unusual twist of tomato flavoring this winter season for a new refreshing taste on the classic ramen dish.’

Tomato ramen! Let’s give it a try!

Nakaki Foods Tomato Ramen – Japan

#3218: Nakaki Foods Tomato Ramen - Japan

Detail of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add 150ml to a pot and bring to a boil. Add sachet contents and stir. Add in large pouch contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3218: Nakaki Foods Tomato Ramen - Japan

The noodle pouch – these are different from what I’m used to seeing. Should be interesting!

#3218: Nakaki Foods Tomato Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3218: Nakaki Foods Tomato Ramen - Japan

Soup base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, Velveeta cheese, and baked chicken with  NuTek Salt For Life. The noodles are so weird I can’t handle it. They’re like chewing crumbly gel wrist rests I think – I dunno. Tubes of overcooked Jell-O gelatin? But they’re fascinating all the same. Tomato broth has a very good taste to it which I enjoyed. A very unique combo here which also is only 84 calories for the whole pack, but still so weird. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4976166014426.

#3218: Nakaki Foods Tomato Ramen - Japan

Nakaki MAGIC NOODLES (2 bags)

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#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba – Japan

#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba - Japan

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 -“Savor a bowl of soba this winter with bits of dried shrimp! Hot soba like this one is usually served as a noodle soup in a bowl of hot tsuyu (dashi soup stock and a mixture of soy sauce, mirin and sugar) as a sou p base. It’s a thinner version than the dipping sauce used for cold soba. For a busy day, take this one to go for a quick lunch at work.”

Alright, let’s go!

Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba – Japan

#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba - Japan

Loose seasoning from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added 31-44ct shrimp, spring onion, and tempura. The noodles are very thin and hydrated well. Not soggy. The flavor is a salty shrimp tasty – pretty strong too. Not bad – especially with included kamaboko and tempura, however included shrimp was full of shell. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734035961.

#3216: Sapporo Ichiban Small Fried Shrimp Soba - Japan

Sapporo Yakisoba Chow Mein Noodles, 3.60 Ounce (Pack of 24)

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