Is Ichiran Instant Ramen worth P1,299?

My sister gifted us with a box of Ichiran Instant Ramen from her Japan trip. This is something I’ve always wanted to try so I got around to cooking it right away. A box containing 5 servings sells for 2,400 yen at Don Quijote… that’s a little over ₱1,100. Here in the Philippines, you can get this from S&R Membership Shopping for P1,299… around P220+ per serving. It typically sells on Lazada at around ₱1,500+ per box of 5 packs.

Ichiran Instant NoodlesSo this is Ichiran Ramen Hakata-style with Thin Straight Noodles. It includes the Ichiran Red Dry Sauce.

Ichiran Instant NoodlesThis is how everything is laid out inside the box.

Ichiran Instant NoodlesThere’s 5 of everything of course.

Ichiran Instant NoodlesTo cook one serving, boil 450ml of water. When the water is boiling, put in one bunch of noodles. The noodles break very easily so I suggest taking off the paper tie while holding it on top of the pot.

Ichiran Instant NoodlesBoil for about 2 minutes.

Ichiran Instant NoodlesAdd the paste for the broth. You can easily tear the top off the sachet so no need for scissors. Mix well. Serve in a bowl. Don’t boil the noodles for over the prescribed time so you can enjoy the perfect al dente texture.

Ichiran Instant NoodlesYou can choose to sprinkle some of the Ichiran Red Dry Sauce on top of your noodles for an added kick. If you don’t like your ramen spicy, you can skip it altogether. As per the photo on the package, you can add chopped green onions and slices of chasyu on top for a more filling meal. I just wanted to taste this ASAP so I didn’t add any extra ingredients.

So… how did it taste? Very good for instant noodles… although of course we can’t really expect it to be exactly the same as what they serve in stores. The broth is a bit on the salty side, but you can add water to adjust the taste. Will I buy Ichiran Instant Ramen again? Yes, if I go to Japan. I’m not willing to buy this at 2x the price lol.

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  • Reply Micamyx|Senyorita January 24, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Timely post. My cousin bought one for us and I haven’t cooked it yet. Will eat it na this weekend 😀

  • Reply Guia January 24, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Parang ang mahal haha Pero parang masarap rin!

  • Reply Rachel Diano January 24, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Fan of Japanese (and Chinese cuisine) so will definitely try this one of these days

  • Reply Ana Liza Benetua January 25, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I want to try this ramen. Hopefully will be going to Japan in the future. Fingers crossed for me.

  • Reply Janet January 28, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Yay will buy this soon, sa salty taste talaga ako worried and korek dapat mag aadjust sa water talaga 😛

  • Reply germie January 30, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Got to taste this 3x when my achi’s bf gave us pasalubong when he visited Japan last year. This is really good. I ate it with onion chives and egg! Love the taste of soup and didn’t find it salty because I put a lot of water hehehe kasi gusto ko puno ng soup ang isang big bowl and the chili powder is really spicy so you should sprinkle a bit for a little chili taste 🙂 Price is really high so I won’t buy and rather order authentic ramen 🙂

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