Umai Crate is a monthly subscription box that brings you exclusive Japanese-style noodles every month. The subscription costs $25 per month, and you’ll get 7-8 noodles, plus bonus items like gachapons, collectible chopsticks, and more.
Umai Crate is from the same makers that bring you Japan Crate, Doki Doki Crate, and Kira Kira Crate!
The box is almost the size of a windowsill planter, and it’s packed with yummy noodles!
DEAL: Take $3 off your first crate. Use coupon code HELLO.
This is the February edition of Umai Crate. This booklet contains articles about ramen and noodles!
There are also some fun recipes – this one dresses up the Pokemon Noodle Mini Soy Sauce Flavor. Have you tried putting butter on your ramen? Also, how cute are those Pikachu?!
The booklet also has a list of everything in the box, including the bonus item. I like the way each noodle pack description has little IKEA-style pictograms showing the preferred preparation method. It helps us pick which ones to cook at home and which to take with!
Everything in the February 2017 Umai Crate.
Bonus! Heart-Shaped Egg Molder: Perfect for February! We used this to make eggs for our add-ons, but you can also use it to make pancakes and other kinds of things that you’d want to eat, whether on or off your ramen. So versatile!
Pokemon Noodle Mini Soy Sauce Flavor: These are so cute (and expensive on Amazon!). They soy sauce noodles come with little fish cakes to decorate your meal!
Who wouldn’t be happy with this fun Pokemon snack?!
Wakame Ramen Yukari Finish: These noodles are in a salt base finished off with bonito (seaweed) and shellfish and scallop. Although this one is good for work, I skipped it because of the layered seafood flavors (love noodles, don’t love seafood). However, pretty much the rest of the box was to my taste!
Ajiwaimenkooubou Flavory Miso: I don’t know what’s up with the transliteration on this one – it’s Acecook brand. Also it may be savory instead of flavory, but I am kinda digging the idea of “flavory” ramen! This one was perfect for saving some extra veggies and plopping them on top. Plus, it wasn’t a giant bowl, which I prefer for a quick lunch.
Daikokuken Shio Ramen: This one’s salted chicken, with thinner, firm noodles! Probably my favorite base is tonkotsu, but I love shio, too.
As we do with most of the Umai Crate boxes, we had a ramen party with our kids and added toppings to the rest!
Daikokuken Miso Ramen: This ramen boasts a tasty, traditional flavor along with pretty standard noodles. It was well-liked and warming.
My husband added ham rolls and carrot garnish!
Hyoubanya Chuka Ramen Soba Soy: This one the broth was nice and rich, which balanced out the thicker noodles made with soba.
We added a heart egg, peppers, and carrots. The chopsticks we grabbed were from last month’s box!
Nara Tenri Ramen: Spicy time! This ramen was a tad sweet with some basic red pepper spice.
I ate as much as I could from this one then begrudgingly let my husband have the rest, even though I was full! I love spice in my noodles!
A weekend ramen party is a great way to use up your weekly leftovers and still have a beautiful, elegant, and inexpensive meal.
I love ramen. Seriously. It just makes me happy. It’s totally a comfort food, and I love exploring one of my favorite dishes with new flavors and toppings – it can be different every time! I don’t recall any super milky or heavy flavors this month, so maybe next month there will be more variety in that respect. The egg mold was a fantastic bonus item for February – and useful all year round for so many different things!