The contents include:
- a pouch of their famous soup (x2)
- noodles (x2)
- sesame oil (x2)
- menma & chashu (x2)
- negi/green onion (x2)
It's hard to believe that this is considered "instant" when all the ingredients are so fresh. Just like Aoba's instant ramen, there's no need to add any water to the soup. Just soak the entire pouch in boiling water for 5 minutes and pour it into a bowl. This ensures that you get exactly what the shop intended...impressive. As for its flavor, the strong shoyu taste accompanied a distinct inclination of mackerel. It was very delicious and right away I could understand why they say it's more like nihon-soba.
The noodles were very thin like a curly soumen noodle and where normally you would boil noodles for 3~4 minutes, these noodles only needed 30~40 seconds. And believe me, 10 seconds too long can be disastrous.
The vacuum-sealed chashu and menma (soaked in shoyu, mirin, and sugar) were succulent and amazingly fresh.
Overall, this ramen didn't really have the ramen feel, but it was still better than most ramen-ya's. The deep shoyu flavor still resonates my taste buds...in a positive way of course!