[Non-halal] Have frozen ramen, will cook at home!
We decided to purchase Ippudo’s new Frozen Meal Kits when we were still under the state lockdown last month.
The Ippudo Frozen Meal Kits were really easy to prepare and tasted almost as good at the freshly-prepped ones in the restaurants. We cooked these Hakata-style ramen and gyozas in less than an hour.
Here’s what we got
1. Shiromaru Motoaji (RM20) – This is Ippudo’s OG creamy tonkotsu broth served with noodles, chasu, and black fungus. This is the classic taste with its rich and fatty broth, so we could really taste the pork essence and tare.
Colour is milky (as it should be), and the bits of pork fat made this bowl absolutely satisfying.
The only component missing here is spring onions (incidentally, we ran out of them in our pantry) – but a sprinkle of sesame seeds and seven-spice powder helped to round out the dish.
2. Akamaru shimaji (RM24) – This is basically Ippudo’s OG tonkotsu broth with added miso paste and fragrant garlic oil. We enjoyed the spicy and garlicky notes, which added depth and richness to the ramen.
Noodles were also al-dente; but we needed to really toss it to remove clumps. Chasu (for both ramen) was superbly flavourful and tender, with no frozen aftertaste at all.
3. Hakata-styler gyozas (RM19 for 12 pieces) – The dumpling skin was soft and succulent with juicy meat fillings. They were really easy to prepare with clear instructions from Ippudo.
How to cook?
It took us less than 20 minutes to prepare a bowl of Akamaru Shimaji! All we had to do was:
1. Defrost the frozen soup, chasu slices, and kikurage by soaking ’em in hot water for 3 minutes.
2. Boil the defrosted soup for 3 minutes.
3. Cook noodles.
4. Assemble and enjoy!
The instructions for the gyoza was equally simple with only 5 steps (see the link here).
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