Japan might be a long haul flight away from the UK, but if you love Japanese food and their unique culture, ZenPop is definitely a website that you need to know about!
ZenPop has a range of different subscription boxes available such as:-
- Ramen Pack – 7 bowls of authentic and delicious Japanese noodles
- Stationery Pack – 10 cute and high-quality items, including 3 writing tools
- Sweets Pack – 15 kinds of weird and wonderful Japanese sweets and snacks
- Ramen & Sweets Mix Pack – 2 or more bowls of ramen and at least 6 sweets and snacks
All subscription boxes are shipped to the UK from Osaka and there are no customs charges to pay, so why not subscribe to ZenPop today?
Here’s February’s Ramen & Sweets Mix Pack to give you an idea of what you can expect and this month’s box is themed Midnight Snacks:-
Charumera Shio Ramen
Charumera has been popular in Japan since 1966 and this newly renewed vertical cup version of the popular bag noodles has been enhanced with a secret spice oil. Supple and savoury, these noodles are seasoned well and come in a salty soup which is flavoured with pork, chicken, scallops, basil, pepper, garlic and of course, that secret spice oil! Ready in just 3 minutes for you to tuck into and enjoy.
Wasabi Kaki No Tane
Commonly found throughout Japan as a classic bar snack, Kaki No Tane are crescent-shaped ‘senbei’ which look like persimmon seeds. These ones are flavoured with wasabi for a savoury spicy kick!
This Shio Yakisoba has got everything that you want and love when it comes to delicious Japanese stir-fried noodles. These are supple, yet chewy noodles which are coated in a unami-rich beef and vegetable flavoured sauce, finished off with a sprinkling of crispy furikake.
Jagabee Salt and Sesame Oil
Fans of savoury snacks will love this newly released snack from Calbee which perfectly pairs fragrant sesame oil and a moderate shio flavour. Jagabee is a very popular snack in Japan as the moreish french-fry shaped potato sticks have a super crunchy texture.
Milk Chocolate Shimi Choco
These are crispy corn puffs which have been soaked in chocolate milk – simple and delicious! They’re fortified with calcium and dietary fibre, plus the corn used to make them is not genetically modified which is great to see.
Umaibo Salami Flavour
Returning back to something savoury, Umaibo means ‘delicious stick’ in Japanese and it’s one of the country’s favourite puffed corn snacks. Available many different flavours, here you can try the meaty Salami one.
DonDon Yaki Sauce Flavour
Dondon-yaki is a popular Japanese soul food and whilst the recipe varies from region to region, it’s essentially a savoury pancake with ingredients such as green onion, seaweed and bonito flakes. Enjoy the crispy texture and welcome to this unique Japanese snack addiction!
Puchi Margherita Pizza Chips
Using natural classic pizza ingredients such as tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, the Petit Potato series has produced this exciting new flavour called Margherita Pizza. Yum!
Takenoko no Sato
The last product in this particular ZenPop box is called Takenoko no Sato and is made by the famous Japanese company Meiji. This popular snack is essentially mini chocolate covered biscuits with a combination of cocoa cookies, hazelnuts and pistachios, and they’re really good!