Myojo Yokohama Iekei Yoshimuraya Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen
Yoshimuraya (吉村家) (Google Map) is a ramen restaurant in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, well known as the birthplace of Iekei Ramen (家系ラーメン).
Born in 1974 in Yokohama City, the noodle soup’s main characteristics are umami-packed Tonkotsu Shoyu broth and thick straight noodles.
The word 家系 (Iekei) has another reading Kakei (家系), which means family tree in Japanese.
As that indicates, each ramen shop offering Yokohama Iekei Ramen belongs to the family tree, and Yoshimuraya is at its origin.
Myojo Yokohama Yoshimuraya Instant Cup Ramen
In December of last year (2019), Myojo introduced an instant ramen bowl that beautifully recreates Yoshimuraya’s signature dish Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen (豚骨醤油ラーメン).
This cup ramen is a creation through a collaboration of Myojo and Yoshimuraya and is only available in Lawson convenience stores, priced at 278 yen (tax included).
This bowl comes with these four packets.
- The orange one contains sheets of Nori seaweed
- The green has dehydrated garnishes consisting of Charsiu roast pork, green onions, and spinach
- The purple contains a powdered soup base
- The blue has a liquid soup base
I cooked this ramen following the directions on the side of the bowl. And here, I share the process with photos.
|1||First, peel the paper lid about halfway and take all the packets out of the bowl|
|2||Then, put the dehydrated garnishes into the container|
|3||Pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup|
|4||Close the lid and let the noodles steep for 5 minutes|
|5||Then, remove the paper lid and put the soup base powder|
|6||At the same time, pour in the soup base liquid|
|7||Give it all a good stir with chopsticks, and as a finishing touch, garnish the ramen with the Nori sheets|
|8||Now, it’s ready to eat. Enjoy the ramen!|
The broth uses dark soy sauce, which deepens the taste. The soup is very flavorful with umami from pork and burnt chicken oil.
The medium-thick yellow noodles are non-fried and slightly soft. But overall, this ramen tastes pretty good.
Lastly, for your information, here are the ingredients used in the soup base.
|Soy sauce, Flavorful seasoning, Pork extract, Chicken extract, Lard, Salt, Sugars, Protein hydrolysate, Chicken oil, Flavoring oil, Powdered fat, Spice, Roasted onion powder, Vegetable oil|