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Zenpop November 2019 Northern Japan Pack Japanese Ramen Subscription Box – Unboxing Time

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Zenpop November 2019 Northern Japan Pack Japanese Ramen Subscription Box – Unboxing Time

#3305: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Classic Shoyu – Japan

#3305: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Classic Shoyu - 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 – ‘The original ‘CupStar Shoyu’ was released in 1975 (Showa 50), and is now back in your kitchen as a reprinted edition so you can try the original version. Toppings are scrambled eggs, kamaboko, shrimp, and scallion. The standard version today has minced pork, but the original version did not include it; instead, it has kamaboko (a type of cured fish paste). It is one of the simplest, yet most enjoyable instant ramens out there. Please enjoy the original version and explore a ‘back to the past’ experience!’

Nothing like a good shoyu – let’s give it a try!

Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Classic Shoyu – Japan

#3305: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Classic Shoyu - Japan

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

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning and solid ingredients from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg, narutomaki, chashu,shichimi togarashiand sesame seeds. The noodles are of good quality, however the chewiness was kind of off-putting to be honest. I think they just seemed wrong for the gauge. The broth was nice though, with pleasant inclusions of egg and kamaboko, as well as decently sized shrimp. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734037309.

12 Sapporo most cup star miso 79g ~

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#3300: Maruchan Yellow Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3300: Maruchan Yellow Hakata Tonkotsu 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 – ‘This is a brand new ramen just debuted. It’s an updated version of an original that came out in 1982. The simplicity of this bowl of ramen is just right and irresistible. You can taste the kikurage (wood ear mushroom) as one of the toppings. Kikurage is low in fat and calories but rich in protein and other nutrients and is a particularly good source of the B vitamins, too. The tonkotsu broth is excellent – can you taste the umami from the dried sardine? There are two chashu pork slices on top to satisfy your mouth!’

I definitely enjoy tonkotsu – let’s give this one a try!

Maruchan Yellow Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3300: Maruchan Yellow Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains sardine, chicken, and pork. To prepare, Add powder and garnish sachets and boiling water to line. Cover 3 minutes. Add in wet sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose bits from the bowl.

A dry powder sachet.

A wet sachet.

Chashu!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, sesame seeds, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, narutomaki, and shichimi togarashi. The noodles are nice – not crazy nice but work very well here. Broth is on point tending toward the saltier side but has a very nice character to it. Inclusion of kikurage and chashu really helkp a lot. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901990362696.

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

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#3274: Maruchan Tempura Udon – Japan

#3274: Maruchan Tempura Udon - Japan

This one was in a box from www.zenpop.jp – head over and use coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount!

Here’s what they had to say about this one – “A simple and delicate broth made from bonito and kelp. The broth is so delicious you will finish until the last drop of this soup. Contains rather small shrimp and onion tempura inside this cup, it is an ideal night snack for you! It’s light flavor won’t give you any guilt eating at midnight.”

Sounds interesting – let’s hit it up!

Maruchan Tempura Udon – Japan

#3274: Maruchan Tempura Udon - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood and pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and steep 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet from lid . Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose bits from the cup.

Sachet affixed to lid.

#3274: Maruchan Tempura Udon - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added sesame seeds, shichimi togarashi, spring onion, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are wide and slightly thick but incredibly soft. Broth is light with a bit of a bonito hit to it. The amount of included garnish is quite impressive and of good quality. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990330961.

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#3264: Acecook Seabura Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3264: Acecook Seabura Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Here’s one that was in a box from Zenpop. Their monthly boxes feature a slew of varieties from Japan – use coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount! Here’s what they have to say about this one – “The seabura (pork back fat) broth is so delish and addictive, don’t you agree? Its thin noodle is smooth, so the richness of the soup mixes very well together. Toppings are sesame, wood ear mushrooms, scallion, and pickled ginger.”

Okay let’s give it a shot!

Acecook Seabura Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3264: Acecook Seabura Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and steep 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3264: Acecook Seabura Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3264: Acecook Seabura Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Noodle block.

#3264: Acecook Seabura Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Loose seasonings/garnish from the cup.

#3264: Acecook Seabura Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3264: Acecook Seabura Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, sesame seeds and egg. Noodles indeed are thin and hydrated very well in the 3 minutes allotted. The broth is a salty tonkotsu – rich and flavorful. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901071239831.

#3264: Acecook Seabura Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Acecook 1.5 times Super Cup pork ramen 120g ~ 12 pieces

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#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen – Japan

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese 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 – ‘The rich and deep flavor of the soup is created with beef, onion, garlic, miso and other spices and seasonings which all keep a perfect balance together. topped with four kinds of ingredients including diced potatoes which are the hidden stars of this dish,’

Cool – curry! Let’s do this.

Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen – Japan

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beeff, chicken and pork. To prepare, To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

A dry soup base sachet.

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

The garnish sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, habanero togarashi, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and sesame seeds. Noodle were pretty good – not spongy. The broth was a nice one two punch of curry and sweetness which I liked quite a bit. The only down thing was the potatoes which were slow to hydrate. 4.0 out of 5,0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734024545.

#3258: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Curry Ramen - Japan

Sapporo most curry ramen 5 meals P

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#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu 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 – ‘Hard, thin, straight noodle fits excellently with thick and rich tonkotsu soup. In Japanese ramen shops, we can choose the hardness of the ramen noodles! Cook this for only one minute to experience the ‘barikata’ noodles!’

Bring it on, cat lady!

Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, chicken, beef, pork and fish. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover for 1 minute. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

Note the thin noodle.

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Loose bits and seasoning from the cup.

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Looks like a seasoned oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, spring onion, kizami shoga, and shichimi togarashi. Noodles are very thin and a good stir after a minute of steeping was all they needed. Nice chew to them – reminds me of that Hakata floury taste. The broth was a pleasant tonkotsu – not making me bolt upright but nice enough. Included garnish was sufficiently good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902881422901.

#3208: Myojo Bari-Kata Tonkotsu Ramen - Japan

Myojo Charumera Tonkotsu Ramen, 1.10 Pound

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#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba – Japan

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - 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 – ‘There are mainly two kinds of yakisoba in Japan: sauce and salt flavors. This one is sauce yakisoba with a great mixture of browned garlic and Tamari shoyu, which is said to have a much thicker and milder taste than regular shoyu. Add the mayonnaise and stir them well to make the perfect yakisoba – universally loved in Japan.’

Sounds awesome as I love yakisoba – let’s give it a try!

Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba – Japan

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill love and cover 5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, top with mayo, stir, and enjoy!

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

Loose bits from the bottom of the tray.

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

The yakisoba sauce.

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

Contents of a dry sachet (oops – not pictured).

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

A sachet of mayonnaise.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, soft egg, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, kizami shoga, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and sesame seeds. The noodles came out pretty well – a little tougher than I expect in a yakisoba but good nonetheless. The flavor was a strong garlicky hit with a soy sauce taste. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902881436915.

#3206: Myojo Garlic Tamari Shoyu Yakisoba - Japan

Assorted Japanese Instant Cup Noodles 9 Cups of Yakisoba NT6000013

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#3199: New Touch Sauce Yakisoba – Japan

#3199: New Touch Sauce Yakisoba - 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 – ‘If you want to enjoy festive food stalls of yakisoba, you can go to Asakusa or have Asakusa come to you! The fresh sizzling flavor of worcester sauce will whet your appetite and get your taste buds excited. The furikake seasoning contains nori seaweed and tempura pearls.’

Alright, let’s give it a try!

New Touch Sauce Yakisoba – Japan

#3199: New Touch Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add in cabbage sachet and boiling water to line. Cover for 4 minutes. Drain. Add in liquid and stir. Finally, sprinkle garnish on top and enjoy!

#3199: New Touch Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Detail of the inner lid (click to enlarge).

#3199: New Touch Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3199: New Touch Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3199: New Touch Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Smells like yakisoba sauce.

#3199: New Touch Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3199: New Touch Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Nori and tempura pearls.

#3199: New Touch Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

A final dry sachet.

#3199: New Touch Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

Looks like cabbage.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, barbecue pork. The noodles are quite good here – not spongy or anything and have a thick and round gauge. Yakosoba sauce coats nicely with a strong flavor. Furikake is on point with a nice crunch from tempura and flavor from seaweed. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4903088012186.

#3199: New Touch Sauce Yakisoba - Japan

New touch Sugomen Sendai Karamiso ramen 162g ~ 12 pieces

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#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen – Japan

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso 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 – ‘This mixes two kinds of miso – red miso and white miso – to make the soup savory. It also uses 2 typed of noodles which have different widths to reproduce the texture of chopped noodles of the ramen shop, Kurenai. There, you can choose the spiciness; Miso, Kurenai or Onikurenai. Kurenai is the middle spice level, so if you are not satisfied with tits spiciness, you should visit Kurenai in Tokyo to try Onikurenai.’

Spicy miso sounds good – let’s check it out!

Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen – Japan

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 5 minutes. Add in liquid sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

Loose seasoning from the cup.

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

A spicy oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, sansyo, black sesame seeds, and chashu. The noodles are in two different gauges – one thicker and one thinner. This combo works pretty well. The broth is thick and rich with a nice spiciness and good miso flavor. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734035787.

#3195: Sapporo Ichiban Kurenai Spicy Miso Ramen - Japan

Kurenai 3.3inch Small Bowl with the Cover Red porcelain Made in Japan

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#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen – Japan

#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth 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 – ‘This Daikichi series cup noodle is common in Hokkaido. Daikichi means “excellent luck” in Japanese. Why don’t you wish for some good luck in the new year by eating Daikichi cup noodle? Chicken based salty soup with kelp broth and other ingredients such as flower-shaped toasted gluten cakes and fluffy eggs will bring you luck!’

Lucky gluten flowers! I’m on it.

Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen – Japan

#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen - Japan

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

#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen - Japan

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, green onion, black sesame seeds, and habanero togarashi. Noodles hydrated nicely. Thin and soft. Broth was alright but nothing that blew my mind in any way, shape, or form. A salty and slightly kelpy broth which was tasty. It just wasn’t a wow. The little gluten flowers were like soft bread. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901071246037.

#3178: Acecook Kelp Broth Shio Ramen - Japan

[3 Cups Set] Acecook MEGA Miso Extra Seasoned Cup Noodle

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#3169: Myojo Mapo Men – Japan

#3169: Myojo Mapo Men - 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 – ‘Mapo Tofu is one of the most popular Chinese dishes you can eat in Japan. Chungking Chinese Szechwan Restaurant located in Yokohama’s Chinatown serves authentic Mapo Tofu with Szechwan pepper. Myojo has succeeded in reproducing the taste of that Mapo Tofu with their original techniques. Enjoy the hot and sharp taste of Mapo Tofu Ramen!’

Okay – let’s do that!

Myojo Mapo Men – Japan

#3169: Myojo Mapo Men - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, pork, chicken and beef. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 4 minutes. Finally, add in sachet contents, stir, and enjoy!

#3169: Myojo Mapo Men - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3169: Myojo Mapo Men - Japan

The noodle block.

#3169: Myojo Mapo Men - Japan

Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

#3169: Myojo Mapo Men - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3169: Myojo Mapo Men - Japan

A reddish liquid.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles came out well and have a round shape and light gauge. Broth is like a gravy – thick and full of flavor. Sichuan peppercorn is just there – any less and it would be indistinguishable, and it teases from bite to bite. Included garnish of tofu is quite nice. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902881435420.

#3169: Myojo Mapo Men - Japan

Myojo 7Premium Instant Cup Ramen Famous restaurants”Tomita” Tonkotsu Taste 95g (Set of 4cups) Japan Import

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