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#1890: Kuriki Beef Tongue Shio Mayo Ramen

Okay so you might be wondering – beef tongue shio mayo ramen – that couldn’t possibly mean… Yes. Where did I get it though?

This is Shinichi. In the intro to the Bottom Ten List video, he was kind enough to do the narration. I thought he resided in Osaka, Japan, but he’s currently in the Seattle area going to college! We decided we should meet up at The Ramen Rater WHQ and talk about noodles. He’s working with Mr., Yamato of Yakantei in an attempt to educate people about instant noodles from very localized regions of Japan – I’ll let you know a lot more about it soon. He brought me some really different varieties of instant noodles over, one of them was this one.  To answer the question, yes – it’s mayonnaise flavor! Let’s check this one out!

The back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. to prepare, boil 550ml water and cook noodle block for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents and stir – cook another 1.5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The first of two sachets.

Has an interesting scent – going to guess that this is the beef tongue flavor.

The second sachet.

Wow – it smells like mayonnaise – very strange!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, kizami shoga (pickled ginger), hard boiled egg and barbecue pork. The noodles have a nice gauge and tooth to them – like a light upgrade to your standard instant noodles. But that’s where the term ‘standard’ ends it applicability. The broth has a strong mayonnaise flavor with a kind of beefiness which is very ‘organ like’ – guessing it is ‘tongue-like.’ It’s a little weird eating something that’s supposed to taste like a tongue of a cow, but honestly, it’s quite good. The broth has a nice flavor and isn’t super thin, either. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  EAN bar code 4543185002002.

If you’re in the mood for something Japanese and want to try it with mayo style, look no further! Kewpie Mayonnaise (Japanese Mayo) – 500g Net 17.64 FL. OZ.

Eating beef tongue in Japan.

#1855: Daraz Negi Man Ramen

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s a superhero which is a leek. Leeks, negi and Welsh onion – they’re all the same thing. I got this one from my friend Shinichi – he’s working with Mr. Yamato of Yakantei, a purveyor of very unique instant noodles to bring the harder to find tastes of Japan to your door! Very excited to try these hard to find varieties! Thanks, Shinichi for bringing noodles over to my apartment! Everybody – go and check out Ramen Mania!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, cook noodles in 800ml boiling water for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, add liquid sachet to 250~300ml boiling water in a bowl. Drain noodles and add to broth and add in final sachet. Stir and enjoy!

A package of noodles.

A liquid sachet.

Dark but transparent.

Caramelized leek perhaps?

Wow – smells leek-y!

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are of a round shape with a slightly thicker than your average instant kind of gauge. The had that nice kind of ‘floury’ taste when chewed. The broth was just plain leek. Super strong too. I should say it was a shio-leek/negi extravaganza of sorts. A little salty for my preference though. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4573217010019.

Harmony House Foods, Dried Leeks, Green and White, 3 Ounce Quart Size Jar

Negi Man makes an appearance!

#1831: Kuriki Plum Mayo Ramen

Okay so you might be wondering – plum mayo ramen – that couldn’t possibly mean… Yes – plum and mayonnaise flavor. Where did I get it?

This is Shinichi. In the intro to the Bottom Ten List video, he was kind enough to do the narration. I thought he resided in Osaka, Japan, but he’s currently in the Seattle area going to college! We decided we should meet up at The Ramen Rater WHQ and talk about noodles. He’s working with Mr., Yamato of Yakantei in an attempt to educate people about instant noodles from very localized regions of Japan – and they have a special subscription box to check out. He brought me some really different varieties of instant noodles over, one of them was this one.  To answer the question, yes – it’s mayonnaise flavor! Let’s check this one out!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish. to prepare, boil 550ml water and cook noodle block for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents and stir – cook another 1.5 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The first of two powder sachets.

Has a definite plum scent – something I’ve never found when sniffing instant noodle seasonings!

The second seasoning sachet.

This one does indeed smell like mayonnaise!

Finished. Added spring onion. The noodles are perfect instant noodles – gauge and chew are as standard and right as the sky is blue. The broth is something that will make anyone stop for a second and then emit a resounding ‘hmm.’ It’s definitely got a plum scent as well as a mayonnaise scent. I would never think of dipping a plum in mayonnaise, but perhaps people in Japan have and maybe some even do. Well, it works – there’s a nice balance of flavor and little bits of plum and a hint of spiciness.  My wife said it tasted like Christmas! This works though – worth trying if you can find it. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4543185002170.

If you’re in the mood for something Japanese and want to try it with mayo style, look no further! Kewpie Mayonnaise (Japanese Mayo) – 500g Net 17.64 FL. OZ.

This guys really likes mayonnaise!

Donation From Japan

So Monday I received a package from Mr. Ichiro Yamoto. He was also on God Of Patena, the show I was on too! He sells unique instant noodles in Japan and was kind enough to send me some really great varieties! Thank you!

Let’s see what’s in here…

A bag from Yakantei, the store he runs.

Wow check these out! See the one in the top center? Nissin GooTa Demae Hamburg-Men! From what I hear, there’s a hamburger patty in it! Whoa! These all look really interesting – definitely not available here in the states. Thanks again!