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#2725: New Touch Yokohama Sanma Men

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Here’s another instant ramen bowl from Zenpop. Zenpop offers boxes of ramen among other things from Japan – pretty good stuff and definitely worth checking out! Here’s what they have to say about this variety –

“Moyashi (bean sprouts) are not the most glamorous vegetable, but the crunchiness is essential to complete Sanma Men, a local ramen in Yokohama City. The thick shoyu flavored soup, the thick noodles, and stir-fried vegetables including moyashi form a great harmony. Add dried veg first but both the seasoning packets AFTER cooking.”

Let me say something right here – I do think the mung bean sprout is the most glamorous vegetable in the kingdom of vegetables, penultimate to onions of course. Anyways, let’s check out this bowl from New Touch!

New Touch Yokohama Sanma Men – Japan

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Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add the vegetable sachet and boiling water to the fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Add in powder and liquid base sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2725: New Touch Yokohama Sanma Men - Japan - zenpop.jp

The noodle block.

#2725: New Touch Yokohama Sanma Men - Japan - zenpop.jp

The dry base sachet.

#2725: New Touch Yokohama Sanma Men - Japan - zenpop.jp

A very light powder.

#2725: New Touch Yokohama Sanma Men - Japan - zenpop.jp

The liquid base sachet.

#2725: New Touch Yokohama Sanma Men - Japan - zenpop.jp

Looks interesting!

#2725: New Touch Yokohama Sanma Men - Japan - zenpop.jp

The vegetables sachet.

#2725: New Touch Yokohama Sanma Men - Japan - zenpop.jp

Lots of bean sprouts as mentioned above.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion. The noodles were too spongy for my taste. A standard gauge as well. The broth had a kind of sesame-nutty taste to it and the introduction of the only slightly crunchy bean sprouts wasn’t a big seller for me. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4903088001913.

#2725: New Touch Yokohama Sanma Men - Japan - zenpop.jp

New touch Sugomen Yokohama originated Sanma twelve noodles 93g ~

An old NewTouch TV commercial

Unboxing Time: Kanto Ramen Shop Set From Ippin

Unboxing Time: Kanto Ramen Shop Set From Ippin

Today we have a special set of fancy ramen. I was asked by IIppin to pick five things to check out from their store to show everyone. Ippin is an online retailer of very fancy Japanese things.  Thanks! This set looked like a good bet. The package arrived from Japan yesterday. Busy day yesterday was – this and two other videos to record. Let’s have a look inside!

Unboxing Time: Kanto Ramen Set From Ippin – Japan

In the box are five different varieties of ramen from ramen shpos in the Kanto region of Japan. They’re in little boxes and pretty hefty to be honest. Each box has two servings. Here’s where you can get this set – pretty cool! Thanks again!

#2569: Yamachan Yokohama Tonkotsu Shoyu

#2569: Yamachan Yokohama Tonkotsu Shoyu - Japan - The Ramen Rater

So this is the last of the three fresh varieties sent to me by Yamachan – thank you again! First off, Yamachan is pretty easily found in the United States – I’ve not only seen their products in Japanese/Asian supermarkets but at higher-end domestic grocery stores. Here’s a little from Wikipedia on Tonkotsu and Shoyu Ramen –

Shōyu (醤油, “soy sauce”) ramen is the oldest of the five, it has a clear brown broth, based on a chicken and vegetable (or sometimes fish or beef) stock with plenty of soy sauce added resulting in a soup that is tangy, salty, and savory yet still fairly light on the palate. Shōyu ramen usually has curly noodles rather than straight ones, but this is not always the case. It is often adorned with marinated bamboo shoots or menma, green onions, kamaboko(fish cakes), nori (seaweed), boiled eggs, bean sprouts or black pepper; occasionally the soup will also contain chili oil or Chinese spices, and some shops serve sliced beef instead of the usual chāshū.

Tonkotsu ramen is a ramen dish that originated in FukuokaFukuoka Prefecture on the Kyushu island of Japan, and it is a specialty dish in Fukuoka and Kyushu. It was originally prepared as an affordable fast food for laborers at fish markets. Today, it is renowned for the significant time it can take to properly prepare the dish. The soup broth is based upon pork bones and other ingredients, which is typically boiled for several hours, and the dish is traditionally served with ramen noodles that are hard in the center and topped with sliced pork belly. In Fukuoka, Japan, tonkotsu ramen is referred to as Hakata ramen.

Alrighty – let’s check out this third and final new variety from Yamachan!

Yamachan Yokohama Tonkotsu Shoyu – United States

#2569: Yamachan Yokohama Tonkotsu Shoyu - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, boil noodles in 800ml water for 3 minutes and drain. While boiling, combine sachet with 300ml boiling water and stir in. Finally, add noodles to a bowl and pour broth over them – slurp and enjoy!

#2569: Yamachan Yokohama Tonkotsu Shoyu - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The noodles – two servings in this pack.

#2569: Yamachan Yokohama Tonkotsu Shoyu - Japan - The Ramen Rater

The soup base.

#2569: Yamachan Yokohama Tonkotsu Shoyu - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Definitely looks like a mashup of shoyu and tonkotsu.

#2569: Yamachan Yokohama Tonkotsu Shoyu - Japan - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg, spring onion and chashu pork. The noodles are thicker than the other varieties it seems and very good. They have a nice gauge and chewiness to them. The broth is salty with a strong tonkotsu flavor. It’s complemented by the shoyu taste as well – and very rich. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 767921011316.

Yokohama Yankee: My Family’s Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan

A short video about Yokohama, Japan

#1987: Nissin Yokohama Walker Iekei Ramen

Here’s another interesting bowl sent by Javier over at www.BoxFromJapan.com, a great subscription service! You get 4 bowls a month from Japan – they also do candy! Definitely check ’em out! This one says it’s a tonkotsu with chicken fat? Interesting. Let’s give it a go!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains meat. To prepare, add in garnish sachet and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir, and finally add on nori (seaweed). Enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Here’s the underside of the lid (click to enlarge). Looks like if you visit the link, you can get 100 JPY off the admission price to the Cup Noodle Museum! I’d gladly pay full cost to go see it…

The noodle block.

The liquid base sachet.

Has a rich scent; reminiscent of miso actually.

The vegetables sachet.

Meat and vegetables!

A sachet of nori.

Delightful!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and S&B nanami togarashi. The noodles are very nice – high quality and fresh feel. The broth has a milky kind of miso and tonkotsu feel to it, and then that chicken fat that gives it extra body and character with a rich taste and good oiliness. The garnish definitely satisfies – good sized vegetable and the meat was a very nice bonus, as was the nori which added a good taste to the broth. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. 4902105239131.

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Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond

Here you can see and hear what it’s like to eat this.