Bonus Ramen Bowls for Premium Crates!

This month we tracked down some really detailed bonus ramen bowls!

The Mini Ramen Bowls which were sent in all February Premium crates were really cool! There were so many different types and they were so detailed, that we knew we had to share them with you!

As ramen is an intricate dish, we wanted to go touch on a few of the different ingredients used~!

japan-crate-ramenOf course you couldn’t have Ramen without the noodles. The noodles used in this delicious dish are traditionally hand pulled and made of only a few ingredients – flour, salt, water, mineral water and sometimes egg.

In addition to noodles, you’ll always have broth. There are a few different types of broth which are very traditional. Shio (salt), Tonkotsu (pork bone), Shoyu (soy sauce), and Miso broths are all fairly common. We suspect that the broth in these bowls is Shio.

Toppings can be wide and varied as demonstrated by each little mini bowl of ramen we sent out! Some of the toppings included in our bowls are beef, broccoli, egg, fish cake, fukujinzuke pickles, leeks, oysters, pork belly, scallions, shiitake, shrimp tempura, squid, tofu, & young bamboo chute.

We were able to identify 8 distinct bowls sporting a variety of different toppings!

japan-crate-ramen-bonusWhich one did you get in your crate? Did you get one that isn’t in our photo!?  Let us know!!!

  1. I got the one with broccoli and I think corn and rolls? I’m not sure, but it’s super cute!!!

  2. The one I received isn’t pictured. It’s toppings are three slices of surimi and a sprinkle of scallions. Super cute!

  3. I got the beef and broccoli one, and love it! I hope you send more little mini food items like this in the future! :3

  4. I got the shrimp/oyster combo one, and this is probably one of the coolest things I’ve ever gotten! I really wanna get the beef one, though to be honest I wanna buy the other 7, they’re just too cool! Is there a website that we can buy them from?

  5. I got the one with only a large egg (and some scallions) on top. I was a bit disappointed because it doesn’t have as much of the cute detail as the other bowls – it’s kind of boring just to see a giant egg covering everything.