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Unboxing The September 2019 Zenpop Spicy & Savory Pack – Japan

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Unboxing The September 2019 Zenpop Spicy & Savory Pack – Japan

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon – Japan

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon - 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 – ‘Pirikara means little bit spicym and Kenchin refers to a soup dish containing sauteed carrots, burdock root, and various vegetables, The soup is shoyu based kelp, bonito and shiitake mushroom broth, Yawataya Isogoro’s shichimi (7 spice) is one of the most popular shichimi seasonings in Japan, and it has a history of over 270 years in production. This udon introduces you to the special shichimi from Yawataya Isogoro and Kenchin soup. Especially, burdock and shiitake mushrooms in the cup taste delicious, we hope you enjoy this one of a kind udon.’

Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon – Japan

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon - Japan

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

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon - Japan

The udon block.

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon - Japan

A dry sachet (a rush day – no contents shown – watch video)

#3249: Sapporo Ichiban Pirikara Kenchin Udon - Japan

A second dry sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added bbq pork, soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, and black sesame seeds. Noodles came out pretty decently – broad, flat udon. The broth was odd – a little sweet, a little spicy, but very earthy. Fascinating. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901734036739.

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#3245: Myojo Umakara Spicy Miso Yakisoba – Japan

#3245: Myojo Umakara Spicy Miso 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 – ‘This yakisoba just debuted from Myojo as their first umakara miso flavor. Umakara is a word mixture of umai (delicious) and karai (spicy). Kogashi ninniku means roasted garlic, so this yakisoba offers you irresistible tastes of kogashi  ninniku with umakara miso flavor to fill your appetite! The kara miso paste (orange packet) add it as you like, you can maybe start adding little by little to see your preference of spiciness.”

Oh you know me I’ll use it all. Let’s check it out!

Myojo Umakara Spicy Miso Yakisoba – Japan

#3245: Myojo Umakara Spicy Miso Yakisoba - Japan

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

#3245: Myojo Umakara Spicy Miso Yakisoba - Japan

Here is the lid (click to enlarge). Note the drain spout.

#3245: Myojo Umakara Spicy Miso Yakisoba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3245: Myojo Umakara Spicy Miso Yakisoba - Japan

Loose bits from the tray.

#3245: Myojo Umakara Spicy Miso Yakisoba - Japan

A wet sachet – yakisoba sauce.

#3245: Myojo Umakara Spicy Miso Yakisoba - Japan

The spicy sauce.

#3245: Myojo Umakara Spicy Miso Yakisoba - Japan

A dry garnish sachet.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, TKG egg, kizami shoga, and black sesame seeds. The noodles are just right for the sauce. Sauce has a good miso taste – a nice tang to it and a good heat level. Included togarashi worked well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902881436939.

#3245: Myojo Umakara Spicy Miso Yakisoba - Japan

Ippeichan Fried Noodles Sauce Taste 4.8oz 4pcs Japanese Instant Noodle Myojo Yakisoba Ninjapo

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#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen – Japan

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige 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 – ‘Kimchi chige flavor soup is made up with savory seafood, veggies, and bonito broth. Plus added garlic so that you can feel some umami in the spicy soup. Sourness and spiciness of kimchi goes well with the soup and soft texture of tofu toppings to whet your appetite.”

O’m unsure about the pickles reference; I think it has to do with the kimchi aspect as I found Pickles Corporation and it looks to be about things ‘pickled’ perhaps. Let’s check it out!

Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen – Japan

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

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

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

Loose seasoning and solid ingredients.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chashu pork, black sesame seeds, habanero togarashi. Noodles hydrated great in 3 minutes. Broth has a great kimchi flavor to it and is augmented with a plethora of tofu and kimchi floating around. A hard one to not devour. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734035756.

#3243: Sapporo Ichiban Pickles Kimchi Chige Ramen - Japan

Sapporo most cup Stars curry Nanban 84g ~ 12 pieces

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#3241: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba – Japan

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - 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 super cup contains 1.5 times the normal amount of noodles! Okinawa has a few famous dishes but this one is the most unmistakable for anyone visiting the islands. Yummy chewy noodles in a slightly sweet and spicy dash is perfect for summer.”

Sounds good – let’s check it out!Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba – Japan

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

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

The noodle block.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

A fluffy powder.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

Smells like rice wine.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

A dry garnish sachet.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

Interesting mixture.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added barbecue pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, crispy fried garlic, and habanero togarashi. Noodles are sadly very spongy. They support a broth which has a very odd flavored broth – well, it’s not bad but the aftertaste is just not very good. Lots of fish cake and bits of vegetable throughout aren’t enough to put this one in my good graces. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901071231552.

#3149: Acecook Super Cup Okinawa Island Soba - Japan

Acecook Super Cup mini vegetables Chanpon 42g ~ 12 pieces

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#3235: Myojo Scrambled Egg Udon – Japan

Myojo Scrambled Egg Udon - 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 -“Thick and soft udon noodles topped with soft scrambled egg and deep-fried tofu. The simple dashi soup has a flavor of fish. You might want the mild sweetness to complete the ramen touring around Japan.’

Alright let’s give this a try.

Myojo Scrambled Egg Udon – Japan

Myojo Scrambled Egg Udon - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line as well as sachet contents. Cover for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Myojo Scrambled Egg Udon - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

Myojo Scrambled Egg Udon - Japan

The noodle block.

Myojo Scrambled Egg Udon - Japan

A dry sachet.

Myojo Scrambled Egg Udon - Japan

A light powder.

Myojo Scrambled Egg Udon - Japan

Loose bits of egg and tofu from the bowl.

Finished (click to enlarge).  Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, chashu pork, spring onion, and tempura bits.Noodles are broad and fat and soft – fried udon tends to match those stats a lot of the time. Broth is full of scrambled egg bits and has a sweet and bonito hit. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902881426480.

Myojo Scrambled Egg Udon - Japan

Assorted Japanese Instant Cup Noodles 9 Cups of Yakisoba NT6000013

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#3225: Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa – Japan

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - 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 – ‘Laksa, a spicy noodle soup dish of Singapore, joins Zenpop Ramen this month to try and win the Zenpop Ramen Cup. The creamy coconut flavor is spiced up with chili and coriander. How do you like this iconic Asian taste?’

Yeah I’m a huge fan of Laksa. Been curious about this one – I’ve reviewed another Nissin Cup Noodle Laksa from Japan before but this looks entirely different. Let’s give it a try.

Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa – Japan

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

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

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

The noodle block.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Loose seasoning and bits from the cup.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

A wet sachet is affixed to the lid.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Laksa paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander. Noodles are your standard Cup Noodle fare – Japanese cup noodle that it. The broth is very rich – lots of coconut going on. The included laksa paste adds a nice lime taste (although I lost much on my shirt – watch the video below). 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105242988.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Cup noodle Singapore Spicy club 78 g × 12 pieces ramen Japan

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#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu 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 ramen was first released by New Touch in 1985: It has stuck around so long because it is a delicious twist on the classic shoyu ramen. With extra negi (green onion) and just a touch of spicy (“pirikara in Japanese) this is a simple yet satisfying bowl of noodles.’

I like green onion and spicy things – let’s see how it fares!

New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen – Japan

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

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

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

The noodle block.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A wet sachet.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Smells good, that’s fr sure.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

A dry sachet.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Full of green onion!

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, chashu, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, black sesame seeds and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles came out very well – not spongy at all. Broth had a very nice shoyu taste to it – no bitterness here. Definitely a lot of included green onion and they augmented the flavor well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4903088000619.

#3220: New Touch Negi Shoyu Ramen - Japan

Apex Imports Flying Spaghetti Monster FSM Car Window Vinyl Decal Sticker 5″

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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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