Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita Tonkotsu Gyokai Mazesoba Noodles
These days, I’m enjoying listening to Perfume’s newest Album “Future Pop”, and actually the album tour is just around the corner! It starts on September 21 in Nagano which I’m going to see. I’m really looking forward to the live concert.
Before going there, in this February I went to Makuhari Messe in Chiba City to take part in their fan club concert. The next day, with a friend of mine living in Saitama, I went out to the city Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture to eat a Tsukemen noodle dish offered by Chuka Soba Tomita.
Chuka Soba Tomita (中華蕎麦とみ田)
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“Chuka Soba Tomita (中華蕎麦とみ田)” (Google Map) is a ramen shop in Matsudo famous for their Tsukemen noodles. Once we arrived there, we bought ramen tickets from a vending machine installed in the shop and made a reservation for the specific time period we have the Tsukemen noodles. After that, we went shopping in the city center to kill some time.
Actually, Chuka Soba Tomita, especially its main restaurant is so popular that it offers noodle dishes by advance reservation. As for us, it took about 2 hours until we could eat the Tsukemen noodles.
However, it was worth the wait. The thick dipping broth was really delicious with lots of umami ingredients extracted from seafood, pork bones, and chicken, while the homemade noodles were also delightfully chewy and made us satisfied.
Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita Tonkotsu Gyokai Instant Mazesoba Noodles
By the way, the other day I came across the instant noodle “Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita Tonkotsu Gyokai Mazesoba” shown above in a 7 Eleven near my house, which, as the name indicates, the leading Japanese instant ramen manufacturer, Myojo created with the help of the ramen shop Chuka Soba Tomita.
For the unfamiliar, “Mazesoba (まぜそば)”, literally meaning “Mixing Noodles” in Japanese, is a kind of soup-less ramen whose noodles, before eating, need to be mixed with liquid seasonings, such as sesame oil and a soy-sauce-based sauce, placed at the bottom of the bowl. Mazesoba is also called “Abura Soba (油そば)“, by the way.
Contents and Cooking Instructions
In the container, there were the dried wheat noodle block and these 3 packets.
As you can see in the video, the cooking method of this instant Mazesoba is actually almost the same as that of instant yakisoba noodles.
As “Tonkotsu (豚骨)” means pork bones and “Gyokai (魚介)” means seafood in Japanese, the Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita Tonkotsu Gyokai Mazesoba was full of umami taste from pork bones and seafood, and tasted like the actual Tsukemen by Chuka Soba Tomita. Yes, it satisfied me very well.