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#3179: Nagatanien Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli – Japan

#3179: Nagatani Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli - 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 the two worlds of hot and sour with tom yum this season. With notes of pakuchi (coriander) and lemongrass, this Japanese take on Thai fried noodles will leave your stomach full and taste buds satisfied.”

Alright – so they recommend bacon with this. I’m going to take the leap and go with chashu. Let’s give it a try!

Nagatanien Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli – Japan

#3179: Nagatani Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure but probably contains shrimp. To prepare, add vermicelli to a skillet with 200ml boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in liquid base. Stir and enjoy!

#3179: Nagatani Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli - Japan

The vermicelli.

#3179: Nagatani Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli - Japan

A wet sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added scallions, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, black sesame seeds and habanero togarashi. The vermicelli came out pretty well – very thin and a nice chew. I liked also the fact that they were in semi-short lengths, making them easier to manage with a fork from the outset. The flavor was definitely a Japanese take on a Thai tom yum as it definitely was different. A lot of sweetness here and some lemongrass. It just didn’t rub me the right way. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902388014890.

#3179: Nagatani Tom Yum Kung Rice Vermicelli - Japan

Tokyo Cult Recipes

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen – Japan

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio 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 -“Enjoy the taste of shio (salt) ramen without the guilt with this healthy version from Kenko Foods. Add your favorite vegetables and meats to make it more tasty.’

Guilt free over here – let’s check it out!

Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen – Japan

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in 500ml water for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, baked chicken (black pepper, NuTek Salt for Life), spring onion. Noodles came out nicely and broth was a salty chicken flavor. It held it’s own and is a decent one, although seemingly more akin to your basic chicken instant. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4973044020036.

#3164: Kenko Foods Health Shio Ramen - Japan

Forms of Japan: Michael Kenna

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon – Japan

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - 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 -“We have featured many udon in the past but this one is a bit different! The noodles are splashed with a sauce after being cooked instead of served in a warm broth. Get a jump-start to spring with this udon and enjoy its unique soup base infused with a strong taste of bonito (tuna) and kelp (seaweed).”

Alright – let’s give it a try!

Kinchan Bukkake Udon – Japan

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

Detail from the bottom and side (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add 400ml boiling water to bowl with noodle and cover for 2 minutes. Drain. Add sauce and stir. Finally, garnish with dry sachet contents and enjoy!

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

The fresh udon pouch.

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

A sauce.

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

A dry sachet of garnish.

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

Looks like tempura among other things.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added shrimp, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The udon worked very well with the sauce which has a sweet and fish kind of hit to it. The garnish was a combo of tempura, sesame seed and bonito. Not bad. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4904760919007.

#3065: Kinchan Bukkake Udon - Japan

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

Watch me cook this on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3043: San-Iku 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 -“Ramen can be found all over Japan from convenience stores to sit down restaurants. Enjoy this pack of shoyu in the convenience of your own home and dress it up anyway you’d like.”

Despite the neither here, or there kind of feel I’m getting from their description, the products they’ve shared from this company are indeed quite good – time to cook!

San-Iku Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure if it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 500cc boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A soup base sachet.

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chashu pork and soft egg. The noodles are nice and plump just like I like them. Broth was a nice rich shoyu flavor. Simple, yet satisfying. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4974434902727.

#3043: San-Iku Shoyu Ramen - Japan

SanIku Foods (San’iku) brown rice noodles 100gX40 pieces

Watch me cook and garnish on an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3001: Itsuki Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen – Japan

#3001: Itsuki Kumamoto Mokkosu 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 -“Ku mamoto ramen is said to have been invented in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan which is the birthplace of tonkotsu (pork pone) ramen. DIY your own this summer by pairing the nooldes with marr oil (from fried garlic) and fried garlic for a delicious summer meal”

The train keeps a rolling along after #3000! Let’s check iot out!

Itsuki Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen – Japan

#3001: Itsuki Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add noodles to 500cc boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3001: Itsuki Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen - Japan

A few of the noodles.

#3001: Itsuki Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen - Japan

Thr soup bsae sachet.

#3001: Itsuki Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen - Japan

Lots of light powder.

#3001: Itsuki Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen - Japan

A liquid base sachet.

#3001: Itsuki Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen - Japan

Thick and blackish.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shichimi togarashi, spring onion and shichimi togarashi. Noodle had a sturdy chew and nice gauge – came out superbly. Broth had a very good thickness to it and a balanced creaminess and a little spiciness to compliment the pork bone flavor. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901726014370.

#3001: Itsuki Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen - Japan

Itsuki food Kurume green onion pork ramen 172gX10 pieces

Watch how I prepared this in my kitchen

Umai Crate: Japanese Instant Ramen Box – August 2018 – Unboxing Time

Umai Crate: Japanese Instant Ramen Box - August 2018 - Unboxing Time

Another month, another box! We have a new Umai Crate to unbox!  Japan Crate curates these and there’s always something interesting going on in these boxes – usually quite a few somethings! Coupon code below – check it out!

Umai Crate: Japanese Instant Ramen Box – August 2018 – Unboxing Time

Thank you – looking forward to reviewing these! So we have a coupon code and a link here for you –

Get yours here: http://japancrate.com?tap_a=12827-4134c1&tap_s=185180-a588e7
Coupon code: THERAMENRATER

Umai Crate: Japanese Instant Ramen Box – July 2018 – Unboxing Time

Umai Crate: Japanese Instant Ramen Box - July 2018 - Unboxing Time

Another month, another box! We have a new Umai Crate to unbox!  Japan Crate curates these and there’s always something interesting going on in these boxes – usually quite a few somethings! Coupon code below – check it out!

Umai Crate: Japanese Instant Ramen Box – July 2018 – Unboxing Time

Thank you – looking forward to reviewing these! So we have a coupon code and a link here for you –

Get yours here: http://japancrate.com?tap_a=12827-4134c1&tap_s=185180-a588e7
Coupon code: THERAMENRATER

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

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 udon gets its name from ‘tanuki.’ Tanuki refers to ‘raccoon dogs,’ which are figures in Japanese mythology that bring good luck. Tanuki udon is typicality served with tempura bits called tenkasu. Serve this udon cold as a main dish at a spring dinner and perhaps pair it with a plate of gyoza or karage on the side.”

Interesting to see this in a tray form. Let’s take a look!

Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon – Japan

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Unsure whether or not it contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water and solid ingredients sachet and cover for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in cold water and stir. Drain. add in liquid base sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

The noodle block.

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

The liquid base sachet.

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

Solid ingredients.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added cucumber, hard boiled egg and grape tomato. The noodles hydrated pretty well however were rubbery. The flavor was good – a kind of sweet and sesame affair with a dash of head from the powder. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4904511003429.

#2953: Daikoku Hiyashi Tanuki Udon

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

#2952: Sunaoshi Udon Dappe

#2952: Sunaoshi Udon Dappe umaiu crate japan crate

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 -“Yuzu is a citrus fruit that looks similar to a lemon. Popular as a flavor in many Asian cuisines, the yuzu soup is partnered with white soy sauce to help the yuzu become more fragrant for your taste buds to enjoy.

Let’s have a look!

Sunaoshi Udon Dappe – Japan

#2952: Sunaoshi Udon Dappe umaiu crate japan crate

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat but it probably contains fish and pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2952: Sunaoshi Udon Dappe umaiu crate japan crate

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2952: Sunaoshi Udon Dappe umaiu crate japan crate

The noodle block.

#2952: Sunaoshi Udon Dappe umaiu crate japan crate

The soup base sachet.

#2952: Sunaoshi Udon Dappe umaiu crate japan crate

A light powder.

#2952: Sunaoshi Udon Dappe umaiu crate japan crate

Solid ingredients.

#2952: Sunaoshi Udon Dappe umaiu crate japan crate

An interesting mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, shrimp, narutomaki and shichimi togarashi. The udon is very soft with a light chew. Very standard gauge. The broth has more of a bonito sweet taste than yuzu although it is detectable. Bits of tofu in there. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4973288734737.

#2952: Sunaoshi Udon Dappe umaiu crate japan crate

Sunaoshi Sapporo source yaki soba 82gX20 bags

The Sunaoshi song that invades my dreams

Unboxing Time: Umai Crate – May 2018 By Japan Crate

Unboxing Time: Umai Crate - May 2018 By Japan Crate

Another month, another box! We have a new Umai Crate to unbox!  Japan Crate curates these and there’s always something interesting going on in these boxes – usually quite a few somethings! Coupon code below – check it out!

Unboxing Time: Umai Crate – May 2018 By Japan Crate – Japan

Thank you – looking forward to reviewing these! So we have a coupon code and a link here for you –

Get yours here: http://japancrate.com?tap_a=12827-4134c1&tap_s=185180-a588e7
Coupon code: THERAMENRATER

Unboxing Time: Japan Crate’s Umai Crate For November 2017

Unboxing Time: Japan Crate's Umai Crate For November 2017

Another day, another box! Today it’s the Umai Crate from Japan Crate.

Unboxing Time: Japan Crate’s Umai Crate For November 2017

Unboxing Time: Japan Crate’s Umai Crate for November 2017

So Japan Crate is a purveyor of all things Japanese. Snacks, treats and of course, instant noodles. The Umai Crate is the one for the instant noodles and today I’m unboxing their offering for November 2017. If you’re interested, check it out here and use the coupon code THERAMENRATER. Thanks go to Japan Crate for sending these over!