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#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle – Japan

#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle - Japan

Here’s the last of the Sakurai Foods varieties I was recently sent. The other two were really great – especially the spicy one! Let’s see how a Vegan friendly tonkotsu tastes!

Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle – Japan

#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle - Japan

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Has a Vegan logo on the pack. To prepare, boil noodle block in 500ml water for 2~3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle - Japan

The noodle block.

#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle - Japan

Powder base.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu, soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, habanero togarashi and black sesame seeds. Noodles came out nice – good softness and gauge. The broth was a buttery tonkotsu, almost like a cross between a tonkotsu and a shio and it was absolutely warm and comfort foody and tasty. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4960813312942.

#3197: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Tonkotsu Noodle - Japan

Sakurai food Goma-ramen 100gX20 bags

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3185: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Stir Fried Noodles (Worcestershire Sauce Flavor) – Japan

#3185: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Stir Fried Noodles (Worcestershire Sauce Flavor) - Japan

I reviewed this one on February 10th, 2019. This has been a crazy week – we’ve got layers of snow here and haven’t been able to even move the car since Friday. It’s Tuesday and probably we won’t be going anywhere today, either.

The weather folks say this has been a storm series that I’ll be able to tell mygrandkids about. Yesterday was the best day of it – after days of not making it about freezing and waking up to take the dog out in 13 degrees (-10.5C) cold, it finally warmed up a bit. To the point that it started dumping snow yet again. Huge fluffy wet flakes.

#3185: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Stir Fried Noodles (Worcestershire Sauce Flavor) - Japan

It was great – it had been so slick and icy everywhere and now you could run in the stuff. We threw snowballs at eachother, Kit built a snowman with Miri which on first attempt Miles ran over to and kicked over. I rolled a pretty big snowball. It was a lot of fun. In the sky we saw flashes from time to time – snow undoubtedly weighing down branches of big Douglas fir trees to the point of snapping and busting power lines which in turn cause transformers to explode.

It’s funny because I know this will end up published about 3 months from now as we’re knee-deep not in snow but in springtime. Let’s check it out!

Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Stir Fried Noodles (Worcestershire Sauce Flavor) – Japan

#3185: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Stir Fried Noodles (Worcestershire Sauce Flavor) - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Mentions being vegetarian. To prepare, add to 200ml boiling water and cook until water is absorbed. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3185: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Stir Fried Noodles (Worcestershire Sauce Flavor) - Japan

The noodle block.

#3185: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Stir Fried Noodles (Worcestershire Sauce Flavor) - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3185: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Stir Fried Noodles (Worcestershire Sauce Flavor) - Japan

A thick and dark liquid.

#3185: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Stir Fried Noodles (Worcestershire Sauce Flavor) - Japan

A small dry sachet.

#3185: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Stir Fried Noodles (Worcestershire Sauce Flavor) - Japan

Powdered seaweed.

#3185: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Stir Fried Noodles (Worcestershire Sauce Flavor) - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles come out very nice – I like them. The flavor did have a Worcestershire component, but there was a strong sweetness that just wasn’t my cup of tea. I like a bit more Worcestershire bite to yakisoba. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4960813312775.

#3185: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Stir Fried Noodles (Worcestershire Sauce Flavor) - Japan

Sakurai food Goma-ramen 100gX20 bags

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3161: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Soymilk Spicy Noodle – Japan

#3161: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Soymilk Spicy Noodle - Japan

I was contacted in January 2019 by the nice folks at Sakurai Foods in Japan. They’ve sent samples before and participated in Meet The Manufacturer as well. They’ve released a series of three varieties of Vegan friendly products – thought this sounded good and would make for a good mukbang as well! Let’s give it a try!

Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Soymilk Spicy Noodle – Japan

#3161: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Soymilk Spicy Noodle - Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Vegan friendly. To prepare, add noodles to 500ml boiling water and cook 2~3 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3161: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Soymilk Spicy Noodle - Japan

The noodle block.

#3161: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Soymilk Spicy Noodle - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3161: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Soymilk Spicy Noodle - Japan

A clousy, reddish concoction.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, soft egg, chashu pork, pepper powder and black sesame seeds. The noodle arrives soft and with a light bounce and soft chewiness. Very good. The broth is not only very tasty but also nice to look at from the soy milk influence. It’s spiciness is there but balanced very well. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4960813312973.

#3161: Sakurai Foods Vegetarian Soymilk Spicy Noodle - Japan

Sakurai food Goma-ramen 100gX20 bags

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour – Bangladesh

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour - Bangladesh

I think this is the last of the Canton varieties I found at the Real Canadian Superstore up in Canada a few months back. That’s a neat place – in Richmond, BC – they’ve got all sorts of neat things there! Haven’t been to Canada in a little while. Need to visit again! Let’s check this one out!

Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour – Bangladesh

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour - Bangladesh

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block (broken into 4 parts) to 250~300ml boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes and add seasoning sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour - Bangladesh

The noodle block.

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour - Bangladesh

A dry sachet.

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour - Bangladesh

A light speckled powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, coriander, and fried tofu puff. The noodles were about what you’d expect in an instant with a slight fluffier texture. The flavor – and it just kills me – movie theater butter flavored microwave popcorn. I’m serious. It’s not bad actually and I found it enjoyable, but that’s definitely what I get out of this one. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 846656017784.

#3112: Canton Instant Noodles Vegetable Flavour - Bangladesh

Curry 101: 100+ delicious curries from kitchens around the world

Watch me slap this together on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2950: Nissin Top Ramen Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

#2950: Nissin Top Ramen Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

It kind of confuses me on this one – I mean, yeah, it says ‘the original’ and doesn’t really say that there’s been a recipe change. But there has – now there’s no MSG and no artificial flavors., plus a reduction in sodium. These aren’t bad things at all of course, but I’m just kind of left wondering – so shouldn’t it say new and improved instead of ‘the original?’ Anyways, let’s see what’s in this, one of the Vegetarian varieties in the Top Ramen range.

Nissin Top Ramen Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe) – United States

#2950: Nissin Top Ramen Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge).  Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2950: Nissin Top Ramen Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

The noodle block.

#2950: Nissin Top Ramen Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

The soup base sachet.

#2950: Nissin Top Ramen Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

A kind of reddish powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Chinese sausage, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, scallions, hard boiled egg and shichimi togarashi. The noodles hydrated well and have a middle of the road kind of tooth – not too soft yet not too strong. The broth has a kind of just plain spicy taste to it. Not enough to kick you out of bed but enough to make the timid back off in the spicy department. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662010174.

#2950: Nissin Top Ramen Chili Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

Nissin Top Ramen, Chili, 3 Ounce (Pack of 24)

Watch me make something a little different with this one!

#2910: Nissin Top Ramen Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

#2910: Nissin Top Ramen Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Well would you look at that! Top Ramen. An American original. You might be thinking ‘aww that’s Japanese,’ but this stuff is as American as it gets. The flavor is made to appeal to the local market. What bums me out is when I say ‘an American original’ all I can think about is my favorite political show which is no more. My dad used to watch The McLaughlin Group for years and I finally hit an age after he was gone that I checked it out and got hooked on it. I’d torture poor Andy and make him watch it all the time. But Dr. McLaughlin died a couple years ago, and they ended the series long run. I would be curious how it would have been if he would have stayed alive longer – how the show would be these days. Anyways, I’ve gone way off track. So soy sauce is known as Shoyu in Japan. This is a kind of Shoyu ramen. Let’s check i tout!

Nissin Top Ramen Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

#2910: Nissin Top Ramen Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Says vegetarian on the front and looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2910: Nissin Top Ramen Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

#2910: Nissin Top Ramen Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

The soup base sachet.

#2910: Nissin Top Ramen Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, spring onion, narutomaki, chashu pork and nanami togarashi. The noodles hydrate as expected. They have a very standard baseline kind of chew – slight plumpness works but just seems a hint less chew than should be. The broth seems much changed from the original Oriental’ flavor. This new recipe definitely has strong notes of mushroom, undoubtedly from replacement of artificial flavors. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662010013.

#2910: Nissin Top Ramen Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Top Ramen – Soy Sauce Flavor (pack of 24) Formerly Oriental Flavor, Same Great Flavor

The ones I’m reviewing today were in a box the company sent

#2909: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

#2995: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

When the Very Veggie line came out, my first thought was that it would just be varieties for Vegans and Vegetarians. Surprisingly, there was no option for this crowd. Well, it seems that that has changed! This one was sent to me by Robert Z. from Kentucky – thanks man – go check out his cooking blog www.dadbert.com! He found this at a local grocery store – nothing about this and the other new Cup Noodles he found and sent on their site or mentioned on Instagram. This has led me to think that perhaps he’s in what’s called a ‘test market.’ In some areas, a product will be introduced to meter how it’s received by the public – if it sells really well, it’ll go nationwide. If not, it might be pulled. Let’s pop the lid and look under the hood.

Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Does not contain meat but check for yourself. To prepare, remove lid and add room temperature water to fill line and microwave for 2 1/2 minutes (1000W). Let sit in the microwave for an additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2995: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2995: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

The noodle block.

#2995: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

Loose seasoning and vegetables from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chashu pork, soft boiled egg, spring onion, sesame seed and shichimi togarashi. The noodle is pretty much identical to the other Very Veggie variants – thin with a nice chew and taste. The broth was indeed a vegetable shoyu – worked well with the ubiquitous vegetables, which were in absolutely every bite. Edamame and carrot among other vegetables played well with noodle and broth. Excellent. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662401040.

#2995: Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie Soy Sauce Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup - United States

Nissin Cup Ramen Noodle Soup, Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 6)

Watch me prepare this one in my own kitchen!

 

#2896: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Soy Sauce

I haven’t seen my friend Matthew Bellah in quite a while and he’s stopping by today to hang out. So he’s a writer (you can read some of his stuff at www.matthewbellah.com) and also an odd sort as far as food goes. He’s a vegetarian, however I’ve known him to enjoy bacon and Jack In The Box tacos regularly. Anyways, I thought this myramen would be a good one to let him try.

myramen is a range of Japanese instant ramen that are Vegan, HALAL, animal free, dairy free, shellfish free, fish free, alcohol free, and dairy free. Matt’s also an accomplished guitar player and is bringing an acoustic over to play for the kids – Miles in particular is really into music so I’m curious to see what he thinks of it. That’s a lot of bases covered. Let’s take a look at this one.

myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Soy Sauce – Japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Vegan and HALAL. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 3~4 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A soup base sachet.

A lot of powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, sesame seeds, and nanami togarashi. The noodles are broad and flat with a nice tooth. The broth has an alright soy sauce flavor however I found it to be overly salty and slightly less so would have been preferable. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4589468000013.

#2846: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Salt

M y R a m e n   9 Pack Multi Pack – Highest Quality Vegan Traditional Japanese Ramen Noodle

An Unboxing Time showing off these noodles

Restaurant: #2848: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya – Shio Ramen – Bellevue Square

Restaurant: #2848: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya - Shio Ramen - Bellevue Square

Thanks as always to Aunt Cindy for watching our rugrats and giving us an fternoon out ! It’s been awhile – last time we had an outing just us was around review #2761 – another ramen restaurant – in December! Further back we went to Hokkaido Santouka in Bellevue, WA and people there as well as at the mall mentioned this Kizuki place. So this time we thought we’d give it a try.

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya – Shio Ramen – Bellevue Square – United States

575 Bellevue Way NE Space 252, Bellevue, WA. 98004
Phone: 425-454-0885
Email: [email protected]
Monday – Saturday : 9:30am – 9:00pm
Sunday : 9:30am – 7:00pm
Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: 11am – 6:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Menu

Restaurant: #2848: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya - Shio Ramen - Bellevue Square

We noticed a lot of people outside the place as we walked by to look at some other things at the mall before going to lunch. Well, when we decided to go over there, there were a couple people still waiting inside the doorway that are pictured here – about a half hour later. Our wait time was around 45 minutes. Kind of lame – but then again what do you do. What kind of sucked too was that on the sheet you sign your name on, there’s a box you can check as to whether you want to sit at the bar or iat a table. So they call our name and say that there are two spots at the bar we could sit at – well, my wife checked the box saying we wanted to sit at a table. So we goty to wait a little longer. I mean, I get it – some people might be like ‘screw it we’ll sit at the bar,’ but we wanted a table.

Restaurant: #2848: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya - Shio Ramen - Bellevue Square

Here’s where the magic happens (click to enlarge).

Restaurant: #2848: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya - Shio Ramen - Bellevue Square

Here’s another view. The artwork and look of the place was very nice. I will say that I find it kind of funny how every one we’ve been to so far is more like a bar atmosphere – very subdued lighting Eat your soup in the dark, haha! But actually it’s kind of nice.

Restaurant: #2848: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya - Shio Ramen - Bellevue Square

To start, we tried the agedashi tofu (click to enlarge). I had this at another place a long time ago and I liked it better. However, this was really nice. Tofu with just the lightest crunch to the outside and a nice dashi  sauce around it – very tasty.

Restaurant: #2848: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya - Shio Ramen - Bellevue Square

This caught my eye when I looked at the menu online – prawn cutlet (click to enlarge). Basically these were breaded and fried and had very nice and moist prawn innards with a bit of sauce on the outisde. Definitely worth trying.

Restaurant: #2848: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya - Shio Ramen - Bellevue Square

Finally, the chashu pork bun (click to enlarge). I was really excited about this however it seemed a bit of a letdown. The thing didn’t stay together very well for one. I felt like it was one of those things just made for Westerners. I mean it was alright but just expected something a little different even though it looks exactly as it did in the menu image. Mayonnaise tonkatsu sauce and hot mustard on there.

Restaurant: #2848: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya - Shio Ramen - Bellevue Square

Kit got the pork chashu don (click to enlarge). with an egg. She liked it except for the seaweed which I took on for her.

Restaurant: #2848: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya - Shio Ramen - Bellevue Square

I went for the Shio ramen (click to enlarge). I got an egg and extra fishcake as well. I liked it – the chashu was nice although wish it were just a little thicker. Lot sof vegetable on this one – a lot of cabbage which was kind of a surprise. Menma was good with a nice crunch to it. Noodles wre alright – definitely had better since I started this journey into trying restaurants around here. The broth was quite nice – not overly anything – just right.

Restaurant: #2848: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya - Shio Ramen - Bellevue Square

Oil dancing at the top.

Restaurant: #2848: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya - Shio Ramen - Bellevue Square

The egg was very good – as far as being marinated, it could have used a little more time. In conclusion, I was very happy with our experience. The ramen was just right and exactly what I was in the mood for, and the izakaya was for the most part very good. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Time lapse of a Kisuki Ramen being built somewhere.

#2845: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

Found this one up at Hen Long Market up in Canada recently. It was kind of spendy, actually and I remember seeing they had a miso variety too. These are made in Taiwan by Chering Chang- I had a little trouble figuring out what the brand was/what they’re called, but on a bar code search I found them on a Vegan website, so I’m guessing they may be Vegan friendly. Anyways, let’s take a look and give these a try!

LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles – Taiwan

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

An import/distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 500ml boiling water and cover for 6~7 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

A non-fried noodle block.

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

A liquid base sachet.

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

A strong black vinegar scent.

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

A dehydrated bits sachet.

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

Vegetables and bits of tofu./

Finished (click to enlarge). Added dehydrated chives, Chinese sausage, and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. Noodles came out nicely – nice gauge and chew. They kind of had their own flavor and didn’t take up much during the steeping process; almost buttery which I found fascinating. The broth had a nice hot and sour flavor which was adequately strong. I really like black vinegar and so a little stronger would have been nice. Heat level was there but not deadly. The included veg and tofu did well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4710589440604.

#2748: LeeZen Hot & Sour Instant Noodles

Farm to Table Asian Secrets: Vegan & Vegetarian Full-Flavored Recipes for Every Season

One person’s experience being Vegan in Southeast Asia

#2835: Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot – Vegetable Version

#2835: Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot - Vegetable Version

Alright – now if this isn’t something that doesn’t make you wanna check your head… So we went up to Canada yesterday. What was up there? This, the second one I’ve reviewed that has a little sachet that actually heats the bowl of noodles and cooks it. Where did I find it? I’m sure you’re thinking ‘oh some neat Asian grocery store.’ No. Hold onto your butts. My wife saw this one. At Walmart. Yeah. Walmart. The Walmart locations both in Richmond, BC and Vancouver, BC have decent noodle aisles with varieties from all over. It should be noted though that there’s a huge Asian population in this area – and so kind of makes sense in a demographic way. I mean, you certainly won’t see this near Walmart HQ in Bentonville, Arkansas…I thought it would be really cool if my son Andy got a chance to try and cook one of these. It should be fun! Glad we found it at Walmart – it was our last stop before heading back home. We go to Walmart every time we go to Canada. It’s really nice up there. Let’s cook this sucker up!

Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot – Vegetable Version – China

#2835: Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot - Vegetable Version

Detail of the stickers from the outer wraps (click to enlarge). The barcode on this sticker is different from the barcode on the cardboard. Remember to avoid the burning hurt at all costs.

#2835: Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot - Vegetable Version

Detail of the underneath of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge). Says it’s vegetable. To prepare, take off lid and take out inner bowl. Add sachet contents and noodles. Add hot water to cover. Underneath in the lower bowl add the cooking sachet. Add cold water to cover the sachet. Put top bowl back on top and put lid back on. Let cook for 8 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Two ‘arms’ wrap themselves around the sides of the bowl (click to enlarge) – here they are side-by-side.

#2835: Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot - Vegetable Version

The little hole in the character’s mouth is a steam vent! These things get extremely hot

#2835: Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot - Vegetable Version

An included pair of chopsticks!

#2835: Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot - Vegetable Version

The noodles.

#2835: Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot - Vegetable Version

The first of three sachets.

#2835: Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot - Vegetable Version

This one is exceptionally large.

#2835: Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot - Vegetable Version

A smaller liquid base sachet.

#2835: Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot - Vegetable Version

Yeah – don’t eat this. This is the heating pack. It’s pretty amazing – a little sachet with a lot of power. This is what makes the bowl bubble and steam and get extremely hot.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles came out nicely – good thickness and chew. The vegetables – especially the lotus bean pod – were crisp and fresh. The broth was thick and very oily with a strong Sichuan pepper and chili pepper hit to it. I would say t his was the best one so far and many more to come. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6970164115060.

#2835: Da Long Yi Self Heating Hot Pot - Vegetable Version

Aroma Housewares ASP-137 3-Quart/10-inch 3-in-1 Super Pot with Grill Plate, White/Black

If you haven’t seen any of the Ms. Yeah videos, you’ve been missing out. Check out the New Year’s Hotpot!

#2829: myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

Here’s one that’s new to me – my ramen. my ramen is a range of Japanese instant ramen that are Vegan, HALAL, animal free, dairy free, shellfish free, fish free, alcohol free, and dairy free. That’s a lot of bases covered. But of course the question is: is it good? Well, let’s find out!

myramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso – Japan

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Says that it is Vegan. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups boiling water and cook for 3~4 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

The noodle block (this one got a little squished).

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

The soup base sachet.

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

A granular mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, corn, spring onion and shichimi togarashi. The noodles were interesting – much wider than I expected – almost an udon gauge but just not quite. The broth at first made me think red miso, but the more I tasted it the more I liked it. This was honestly a hard one to put down and I’m really impressed. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4589468000020.

#2829: my ramen Japanese Vegan Noodle & Soup Miso shichisai japan

M y R a m e n   9 Pack Multi Pack – Highest Quality Vegan Traditional Japanese Ramen Noodle Soup

Brian over at Ramen Adventures checks out Shichisai – producers of myramen.