In looking all over the box to find the shop name, this instant ramen is simply called Hakata Ramen Tonkotsu. Hmmm…it says tonkotsu on one side and ninniku (garlic) on the other. I’m a bit confused on why two boxes are stuck together. Oh wait. It says 替玉付 (kaedama tsuki). Wow, I’ve never heard of instant ramen including kaedama. Looks like I’m in for a big meal.
The contents include two packs of thin Hakata-style noodles (obviously), fresh ginger, sesame seeds, dried green onions, garlic chips, and a pouch of フクチャンスープ. Fukuchan soup? Okay so that must be the shop that makes this ramen.
What a beautiful-looking instant ramen. It’s not only good-looking, it’s an instant culinary delight. If this was served at most ramen-ya’s in LA, people would never know the difference. This smooth, creamy tonkotsu soup is loaded with flavors that will leave you speechless. The mind-numbing combination of garlic chips and ginger just blows you away. I take pride in my instant ramen cooking, but all the credit goes to the creators for this one. I don’t think I could’ve messed this up if I tried.
Noodles (メン): Flour, egg white, salt, sake, kansui, shell calcium, くちなし…