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ZenPop RamenSeptember 2021

Pika Pika Pleasures

More Pikachu, more fun, especially with a selection of ramen. The pack contains the twin cup of our mix pack’s Pikachu-themed ramen cup, this time with salt and seafood flavors. Of course, the Pika Pika Pleasures Ramen Pack has plenty more surprises, like yuzu-flavored somen that are the perfect refreshment for a hot summer day, or an Osaka kasu udon, a local specialty from our hometown! Treat yourself to some of this month’s most delicious ramen.

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タテ型ポケモンヌードル しお味 海鮮風

Pokémon Noodle - Salt and Seafood Flavor

Allergies include: Shrimp Wheat Dairy Squid Chicken Pork

Produced in a facility that uses: Egg Shrimp Crab

Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Pokémon Noodle - Salt and Seafood Flavor

The twin cup of noodles from our Ramen & Sweets Mix Pack! This Pokémon-themed ramen from Sapporo Ichiban comes with a salt and seafood flavor.

It’s a perfect match, and great catch! The smooth texture and the aroma and sharpness of the noodles go well with the mellow soup. It’s slightly creamy and has an easy-to-eat seafood flavor. The dish is colorful and comes with lots of cute Pikachu kamaboko (蒲鉾, かまぼこ),a type of cured surimi, and some corn!

It’s a very simple dish designed to please the whole family, and all of you Pokémon fans! If you haven’t seen it already, you might want to check out our Mix pack too. You gotta catch’em all! (It comes with 1 out of 20 collectible stickers.)

野原ひろし 昼メシの流儀 クセになるもやしそば 噌味

Nohara Hiroshi Addictive Bean Sprout Miso Ramen

Allergies include: Wheat Egg Dairy Sesame Soy Chicken Pork Gelatin

Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Nohara Hiroshi Addictive Bean Sprout Miso Ramen

Another twin cup! Themed around the classic Crayon Shin-chan anime, this ramen comes with a cover illustrated by a new artist, Hiroshi Nohara.

The noodles are seasoned appropriately and go well with the soup. Ready in just 3 minutes, it’s perfect if you are in a rush and don’t have time to prepare a full lunch. To make the taste quite unique, the miso soup, based on pork and chicken, uses 3 types of miso on top of the flavor of vegetables. 

It comes with a secret touch: a sprinkle of curry power. It’s what makes these noodles addictive. As for the toppings, some sprouts with a crispy texture, carrots with nice orange color, corn, and green onions are added to wrap up the dish.

Don’t forget to scan the QR code on the cup to watch your free episode of Crayon Shin-chan online!

まる旨 柚子香るそうめん

Yuzu Flavor Maru Uma Somen Noodle

Allergies include: Wheat Egg Dairy Mackerel Soy Yamaimo (Japanese Mountain Yam)

Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Yuzu Flavor Maru Uma Somen Noodle

Summertime sōmen (素麺)! Sōmen are typically chilled on ice right after they’ve been cooked, and you’ll see them seasoned with yuzu, and a katsuobushi-based sauce with some onion, ginger or myoga. It’s one of the best pleasures to enjoy away from the heat!

Katsuobushi (鰹節) is simmered, smoked and fermented skipjack tuna It is also known as bonito flakes. It’s often used with a dashi broth, or as a topping to Okonomiyaki, Osaka’s famous savory pancakes.

In our Ramen Pack we deliver you a tasty portion of yuzu-flavored somen. The noodles are smooth and thin, just as they should be. They come in a refreshing Japanese style soup made from bonito flakes and a hint of yuzu. The dish is finished with eggs, green onions and kamaboko!

Itadakimasu

チャルメラカップ 青森スタミナ源たれ にんにく甘旨醤油ラーメン

Charumera Cup Noodle - Aomori Stamina Sauce with Garlic & Sweet Soy Sauce

Allergies include: Wheat Egg Dairy Shrimp Pork Chicken Soy Sesame Apple

Produced in a facility that uses: Buckwheat (Soba) Crab Peanut

Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Charumera Cup Noodle - Aomori Stamina Sauce with Garlic & Sweet Soy Sauce

Kamikita Agricultural Processing Co., Ltd. (commonly called KNK – Kamikita Nousan Kakou), is a Towada City based company, in Aomori Prefecture. Their popularity comes from the use of their local ingredients to create a unique seasoning representative of the northern Aomori Prefecture. They’ve partnered with Myojo Foods to develop this tasty cup of ramen in their Charmera series.

As the rumor has it, this cup ramen is a stamina-based miso ramen, which comes with a rich flavor and a punch of friend garlic! Both, the onions and garlic are harvested in the Kamikita area of Aomori prefecture, and now freshly served in your cup.

The other ingredients include cabbage, minced meat, sesame, garlic, chilimins, pork and chicken. The noodles are fried and slightly curled, which is a relatively thick texture. They go perfectly with the strong aromas from these noodles, and are a pleasure to eat.

大盛大阪かすうどん

Osaka Kasu Udon Big Cup

Allergies include: Wheat Beef Soy

Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Osaka Kasu Udon Big Cup

We love everything Osaka. And if we can get our hands on some tasty products from our home turf, we’re more than happy to deliver them to you! Osaka gourmet "Kasu Udon" is now available in a cup and prepared under the supervision of the specialty store "KASUYA"!

"Kasu udon" is a local udon that is popular mainly in Osaka. The “Kasu” here, is short for “aburakasu”, which is the name of a type of beef intestines, deep-fried in a local variant of lard and then served atop the udon soup. Wait, don’t run away! It’s more tasty than it sounds, I promise.

The story goes deeper. “Kasu” is also commonly used to talk about “leftovers”. This goes back to decades ago, when the dish was created at a time when Osaka’s poorer classes didn’t have much food available. So they went for “horumon” (ホルモン, innards) based dishes to make sure no part of the limited available livestock was wasted.

"KASUYA" is a chain store centered around Osaka that opened its current main store "KASUYA Fujiidera Main Store" (Fujiidera City, Osaka Prefecture) in April 1995.

This cup serves a large portion of fried udon with a strong taste of wheat. The noodles have a smooth and supple texture and are easy to eat. The soup is characterized by the fragrant scent of this brewed dark soy sauce, and is finished in a rich flavor that combines the gentle taste of kelp and bonito with beef. The dish is finished with some fried balls with dregs, kamaboko, green onions, and tororo kelp.

黒い豚カレー焼そば

Kuroi Buta Curry Yakisoba

Allergies include: Wheat Egg Dairy Soy Pork

Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Kuroi Buta Curry Yakisoba

This cup has been released frequently and repeatedly by Toyo Suisan. Why? Everyone loves it. Yakisoba (焼きそば) are not made from buckwheat like their homonym, but from wheat flour.

These kuroi buta (黒い豚, black pork) come with a curry (カレー) flavor and are a treat! The noodles have a smooth texture and the sauce goes perfectly well with the dish. It has a lovely balance of sweetness and spice. Turmeric, cumin and basil were used to create the taste of the sauce. The final touch comes with a hint of soy sauce to adjust the flavor, and the dish is topped with seasoned pork and carrots.

For many, these yakisoba have a retro and rustic feel, making them nostalgic. It’s delightful in the summer, but great any time of the year. Enjoy each of the noodles while you have some left!

タテ型 飲み干す一杯 横浜 豚骨醤油ラーメン

Yokohama Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen

Allergies include: Wheat Egg Dairy Sesame Soy Chicken Pork

Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Yokohama Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen

Yokohama, famous for its Chinatown, harbor, and being Tokyo’s neighbor. That’s also where they have developed their own tonkotsu-style ramen. Originally from Kyushu, the dish has now a few variations, and we’re all for it! 

Tonkotsu is a pork bone broth based ramen known for having a rich flavor. The Yokohama version is often called iekei ramen (家系ラーメン, home-style ramen) and dates back to 1974, when a former truck driver, Mr Yoshimura wanted to give this classic dish his own twist. The cup ramen consists of thick noodles and a stock that mixes the creamy tonkotsu with soy sauce (shoyu). 

This cup ramen comes with menma, spinach, and green onions. The noodles are crispy with a small soft touch. There is a mellow taste to it and fragrant aroma. For a tonkotsu ramen, it is quite light and easy to eat. The saltiness is just right, and any leftover soup goes perfectly well with a little rice!

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