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#3152: Maruchan QTTA Curry Ramen – Japan

#3152: Maruchan QTTA Curry Ramen - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘QTTA (kuu-ta) gives your stomach a satisying feeling because it means ‘I ate enough.’ The curry soup with wavy noodles coming in the golden packaging is nice and spicy. Contains meat, potato, onion and green onion, too, which will make you shout ‘QTTA!’ when you finish the meal.’

Sounds like a plan – let’s attack!

Maruchan QTTA Curry Ramen – Japan

#3152: Maruchan QTTA Curry Ramen - Japan

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

#3152: Maruchan QTTA Curry Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3152: Maruchan QTTA Curry Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3152: Maruchan QTTA Curry Ramen - Japan

Loose seasoning.

#3152: Maruchan QTTA Curry Ramen - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg with habanero togarashi, baked chicken (garlic pwder, pepper, NuTek Salt For Life), Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, pepper flakes, crispy onionm and sesame seeds. Noodles came out superbly – nice gauge and mouthfeel. They picked up the broth which was a hearty and lightly spicy affair. Pieces of potato in there seemed a little weird at first but worked. Onion and mince pork was really good. A full and well rounded cup. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990360098.

Maruchan QTTA 2.8oz 2Type × 4pcs Fried Chicken And Hamburger Japaneese Instant Noodle Cup Ramen Toyosuisan Ninjapo

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2985: Myojo Charumera Shio Ramen – Japan

#2885: Myojo Charumera Shio Ramen - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one –

“Charumera is a musical instrument that used to be used by street ramen vendors. The savory soup is given an extra umami of…can you tell? It’s scallop. Though ojisan means ‘an old man,’ the ‘orisan naruto look really cute.’

I’m not sure who the girl is – possibly someone from AKB48? Anyways, let’s check out this neat looking cup!

#2885: Myojo Charumera Shio Ramen – Japan

#2885: Myojo Charumera Shio Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, pork, chicken and fish. To prepare, open lid halfway and add boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2885: Myojo Charumera Shio Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2885: Myojo Charumera Shio Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#2885: Myojo Charumera Shio Ramen - Japan

Loose powder from the cup.

#2885: Myojo Charumera Shio Ramen - Japan

Loose solid ingredients from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft boiled egg, spring onion, chashu pork, sesame seeds, shichimi togarashi and Salad Cosmo organic mung bean sprouts. The noodles were good – nice gauge and chew and hydrated well. The broth had a very good shio flavor and a nice bit of scallop and seafood taste as well. Included garnish was comprised of wonderful cabbage and little fishcakes with character images on them which was nice. Very good! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902881400893.

#2885: Myojo Charumera Shio Ramen - Japan

myojo charumela ramen tonkotsu shoyu (3.52ozx5packs), 17.64oz

Watch me cook this up!

Zenpop August 2018 – Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater – Japan

Zenpop August 2018 - Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater - Japan

Here’s the latest and greatest box from www.zenpop.jp! Use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount! Let’s have a look.

Zenpop August 2018 – Unboxing Time With The Ramen Rater – Japan

Here’s the full unboxing! Enjoy!

August Box From Zenpop – Unboxing Time

August Box From Zenpop - Unboxing Time

So another month, another great box from Zenpop.jp, purveyors of Japanese neat things. They have ramen boxes, they have candy boxes, they have ramen and candy boxes, they have stationery boxes too! Lots of neat stuff to check out over there. Check ’em out and use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount! Let’s crack this box open and see what’s inside!

August Box From Zenpop – Japan

I did this video while I’ve got a cold. Pretty gnarly one too – and now my wife and two children have it too! Not fun. But this box was fun to open up and check out – thanks again!

Zenpop June 2018 Instant Ramen Box – Shio Sampler! – Unboxing Time

Zenpop June 2018 Instant Ramen Box - Shio Sampler! - Unboxing Time

So another month, another great box from Zenpop.jp, purveyors of Japanese neat things. They have ramen boxes, they have candy boxes, they have ramen and candy boxes, they have stationery boxes too! Lots of neat stuff to check out over there. Check ’em out and use coupon code RAMENRATER at checkout for a discount! Let’s crack this box open and see what’s inside!

Zenpop Japan Shio Sampler Pack – June 2018 – Japan

Awesome – lots of great things in here to check out! Thank you very much for sending this along!

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

Here’s one I got from ZenPop, a company that’s producing ramen boxes in Japan. They have a new box just about every month with 9 different varieties – a pretty impressive amount!

Here’s what they had to say about this one – “The oyster sauce added to the soy sauce based soup is the secret of the appetizing flavor. The thick soup matches well with the noodles and veggies. The chunks of vegetables include cabbage, corn, green onion, qing-geng-cai and red pepper.’ Sounds interesting – let’s get to this one from TableMark.

TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen – Japan

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork, chicken and fish. To prepare, add 350ml boiling water and sachet contents (except liquid sachet) and cover for 4 minutes. Add in liquid sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

The noodle block.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

The dry base sachet.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

A light powder.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

The liquid base sachet.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

A dark liquid.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

A large vegetable sachet.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

The aforementioned vegetables – good size and quantity.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and a little slippery but quite good on the gauge and chew. The broth is very greasy – and it works well. It definitely leans more towards the oyster sauce than the shoyu side of things. The vegetables are all over – something I like a lot. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901520400577.

#2595: TableMark Cantonese Shouyu Ramen - Japan - The Ramen Rater - Zenpop

T a b l e M a r k   Station cafeteria salt ramen ~ 12 pieces

An older Japanese TV commercial

The Noodle World Sampler From Zenpop Japan

The Noodle World Sampler From Zenpop Japan - The Ramen Rater ramen instant noodles

Was contacted a few weeks ago by Zenpop, a company thjat specializes in neat boxes of products from Japan! They informed me they wanted me to check out their ramen box and I was alright with that of course! They also have other kinds of boxes available – check them out here! Let’s crack this one open and see what’s inside – this month it’s the ‘Noodle World Pack!’

The Noodle World Sampler From Zenpop – Japan

The Noodle World Sampler From Zenpop Japan - The Ramen Rater ramen instant noodles

Here’s the freshly opened box. We are greeted with a thank you note with some offers on the back.

The Noodle World Sampler From Zenpop Japan - The Ramen Rater ramen instant noodles

This I really like – detailed description and cooking instructions (click to enlarge) for the 9 varieties within.

The Noodle World Sampler From Zenpop Japan - The Ramen Rater ramen instant noodles

Four different noodle cup varieties (click to enlarge) – the Chilli Tomato and Tom Yum I’ve tried and loved while I’ve never tried the other two!

The Noodle World Sampler From Zenpop Japan - The Ramen Rater ramen instant noodles

Wow these look like excellent varieties (click to enlarge) – definitely ones dificult to source outside Japan.

The Noodle World Sampler From Zenpop Japan - The Ramen Rater ramen instant noodles

Finally, we have a yakisoba tray (click to enlarge) – definitely impressed with this set – $29.50 with shipping included is quite a deal for 9 of them. Check Zenpop out today!