Monday, April 2, 2018

Nissin Raoh Tantanmen, Miso & Tonkotsu Ramen, and Matcha Products from TOKYO DIRECT REVIEW


Today I will be reviewing products I got from "Tokyo Direct," a London-based online store that introduces delicious and trendy Japanese food and products to the world! If you live in Europe and would like a quick taste of Japan, I highly recommend their products!

I am especially impressed by Nissin Raoh's instant ramen that I got this time! Even though I live in San Francisco Bay Area in California, (where there are already many types of Asian products widely available at my local supermarkets) the variety of Japanese products available here just can't compete with the real Japan. I still have a habit of getting most Japanese snacks from online stores. Let's check out my instant ramen and Matcha snacks from Tokyo Direct!

FIRST IMPRESSION

What I like about their package is that it's very easy to open. Simply find the "OPEN" tab and pull across the package.

SNACKS

日清ラ王 担々麺  Nissin Raoh Tantanmen

The instant tantanmen is completely different from the Tantanmen I had in Tokyo. I was pretty confused because it lacked nutty and sesame aroma. I was disappointed and this is the weakest out of the 3 ramen.

Nissin Raoh Tonkotsu Ramen 日清ラ王 豚骨 

The Tonkotsu (pork bone) flavored broth is quite milky and delicious. I love the skinny straight ramen noodle (which is similar to Hakata ramen) it picks up the soup very well when you slurp! :)

Nissin Raoh Miso ramen 日清ラ王  味噌 

Out of the 3 flavors, I love their miso ramen the most! It has a light miso aroma and soup tastes like dashi + miso base. I am glad it goes with straight ramen noodle instead of the curly ones!


Quick Intro of 日清 Nissin Brand Instant Food Products

In the US, we are extremely familiar with Nissin's ramen products including "Top Ramen" and "CUPNOODLE."

But seriously, they have a lot more local favorites like "Curry Meshi" (curry rice). "Nissin Donbei" Brand has other common Japanese noodle type like: Duck Dashi Soba, Kitsune Udon, Kakiage tempura udon, Niku Udon, Yaki Udon, Tempura Soba, Curry Udon, etc... Too many mouth-watering noodle that I had to stop listing them.

The "Nissin Raoh" brand has more interesting variety like Tsukemen (Dipping Ramen), Hiyashi Chuka (Chilled Ramen) and Champon (Nagasaki Ramen). And finally, not only shoyu, shio, tonkotsu, and miso, there are extremely attractive ramen flavors like "Supreme Chicken Shoyu," "Tonkotsu Shoyu," "Pork Fat Shoyu," "Miso Vegan," "Chicken Shio Yuzu," etc...

TSUJIRI Kyo Latte Matcha & Milk 辻利京ラテ 抹茶&ミルク 

辻利Tsujiri is a very well known tea brand from Kyoto since 1860. In a box, it contains 10 packets of Matcha latte powder mix. For each cup, add one packet and hot water. It's a nice quick fix for your Matcha craving.

Matcha Granola 抹茶グラノーラ

This is the first time I see there's Matcha flavored granola! It also mixed with mini dried strawberry and red beans! Add milk and enjoy!


Kitkat, Matcha (Less Sweet) キットカット, 抹茶 (オトナの甘さ)

I really love these mini sized Kitkat, great portion for a quick snack. Surprisingly they are actually pretty creamy and milky. The creaminess overpowers the flavor of matcha here. Personally I am not a fan of white chocolate, so I don't think I should be judging this Matcha Kitkat either > 0< . If you love white chocolate and matcha, you should really go for it and give it a try!

CONCLUSION

I was pretty satisfy with trying out three types of Nissin Raoh's instant ramen. The quality for their Miso and Tonkotsu flavored ramen actually exceeded my expectation for instant ramen! For Matcha products, I am quite happy with trying out different types of products flavored with Matcha. Once again, it's proven that Matcha has unlimited possibility for delicious food and products: not limited to instant drink, sweets, or granola.

GETTING HUNGRY?

Check out Tokyo Direct when you are ready to get the products I just tried! They also have tons of other popular Japanese products at their online shop!







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