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Black Friday for Subscribers!

We wanted to celebrate Black Friday with all our current active subscribers. As a special treat, we are giving away Mt. Fuji Hoppe Chans, Amuse tote bags, Amuse plushies, Holiday Neko Atsume Plushie and a Festive Rilakkuma plushie. These goodies are ONLY for active subscribers that have been with the family before the Black Friday promotion. Which Crates are eligible for this giveaway? All crates in the Japan Crate family are eligible to be part of this giveaway! So no matter if you're part of Japan Crate, Doki Doki Crate, Umai Crate or Kira Kira Crate you could win one...

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September’s “Chef Umai” Contest Results

Are you ready, chef? Each month, we challenge our Umai Crate subscribers to create new dishes with the noodles that come in their crates. We love see how well our subscribers plate their dishes and explain what ingredients they used. We’ll definitely be trying some of this in our own kitchen! Let’s take a look at this month’s best entries! FIRST PLACE WINNER Instagram user tnhillbillygal made great use of the Shirataki noodles from September’s Umai Crate. She captioned her photo: “This was my delicious (oishii) dish I made with the shirataki noodles in this month’s Umai Crate! The broth...

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Weird Ramen Flavors

Would You Eat It? Weird Ramen Flavors! It’s no secret that Japan loves weird flavors, even if they’re almost inedible! It’s always exciting to try something new and weird and live to tell the tale. Ramen is a huge staple in Japanese cuisine so there’s no doubt that there are some very strange variations of ramen on the market. 1. Ice Cream Ramen [caption id="attachment_1264" align="aligncenter" width="402"] Source: http://www.ramenadventures.com[/caption]   We thought that this flavor would be ramen that was made out of ice cream but upon looking up a picture, we were shocked! A bowl of your regular soy...

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Umai Crate is Now Available!

Welcome Japan Crate’s Newest Line: Umai Crate! From our Founder, Hank Rao: We’d love to introduce the newest crate in the Japan Crate family - Umai Crate!  Umai Crate is your monthly subscription to the most delicious and exclusive Japanese instant noodles including ramen, soba, yakisoba and others! Umai crate was launched based on a survey we sent to our subscribers on what crate they would love to see next.  After carefully analyzing the data, one of the most popular choices was a noodle/ramen style crate.  The feedback was overwhelming, and we already have strong relationships with unique Japanese suppliers,...

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