My friend Marie on FB (used to run a fabulous blog called Nails&Noms) posted a photo of some kick butt looking ramen and I had to know where it came from... ended up being a subscription box called the Umai Crate, run by the Japan Crate crew. I placed my order on February 28th and I got this April box the first week of May. It does take a bit to kick in and then get the order since it does ship from Japan. I got worried at week 5 after getting the shipping notice but it came the next day. And it was pretty darn big. It is $25 per month and includes 7-8 noodle meals plus an extra surprise gift.
I got 7 various noodle meals, many of which were large enough to share with another person (that other person being Savanna as she is my Asian food lover). This month featured a few vegetarian ramen meals, a super cute bowl featuring Japan's unofficial mascot, , an S&B white pepper packet and a pink stretchy lid man who keeps the ramen lid down for you so your soup doesn't get cold.
I have had a great time embellishing my ramen meals with homemade momofuku eggs (recipe here), nori, enoki mushrooms, seasame seeds and oil and more. I have consumed 3 of the noodle packages so far and loved them all. I do have next month's crate coming but I canceled after that because I wanted to try the Japan Crate Premium that sends candies and snacks. But I would not hesitate to sign up for this crate again. It give me a nice variety for my lunches and quick dinners.
Do you have a subscription box you are loving? Do you enjoy Japanese goodies?