Popin’ Cookin’ – Ramen & Gyoza (Meccha Oishii Japanese Candy Adventures: Part 1)

Welcome to Part 1 one of ‘Meccha Oishii Japanese Candy Adventures’ めっちゃ美味しい日本のお菓子冒険者
Japanese candy has always been a mysterious and intriguing thing to me having seen many of them on the interwebs over the years as ordering them abroad is fairly cost prohibitive.
Alas now that I have arrived in the orient former barriers to deliciousness have been lifted so I intend to spend the next few months sampling and reviewing the plethora of candy mini meal sets on offer.
So what is Popin’ Cookin’? Basically fun interactive candy kits that let you make your own mini gummy that look like food!!

Alas I present to you the first of many: Popin’ Cookin’ – Ramen & Gyoza
(ポッピンクッキン ラーメンセットの作り方)

This array of packets makes up the contents of the kit, which will be used to make a mini bowl of ramen and 2 candy gyoza.


So first step is to whack the brown packet in the ramen bowl and add some water, if you like you can cut out the plastic containers like I did (it’s more kawaii that way)



Alright next up the yellow sachet with one measure of water will be used to make you ramen noodles, so mix that up until it’s a thick paste.

Take the plastic bag provided and use the toothpick to make a tiny hole in the corner. Load the corner with the whole up with you noodle paste.

Finally like you icing a cake squeeze that yellow paste through the toothpick hole straight into the broth…… And your done with your first dish ^_^



Next were onto the gyoza so take your candy dough, cut it in half then roll each piece out into as flat a circle as you can manage!



Once their flat as pancakes, take the 100’s n’ 1000’s type filling and place it in the centre of both you gyoza skins
allowing enough room round the edges to seal it up.

Once you got your filing sorted close up the edges, shaping them to look like real gyoza with your nails.



Andddddd that’s pretty much it, display them however you like, just make sure to get your nom on caz they are fair tasty.
The most surprising thing about this kit for me personally would have to the fact that the ramen was not candy, but instead emulated real ramen in terms of taste and texture.

All in all for my first time dabbling in the world of Japanese candy I found the whole experience to be quite fun and ingenious, of there all this good I’ll be wasting a lot of money on this stuff in the future.

Popin’ Cookin’ – Ramen & Gyoza
Funness (楽しい) – 4.5/5
Tastiness (美味しい) – 3.5/5
Authenticness (正真正銘) – 3/5
Overall impression (全体の印象) – 4/5


6 thoughts on “Popin’ Cookin’ – Ramen & Gyoza (Meccha Oishii Japanese Candy Adventures: Part 1)

    • Nawwww thanks Allanah!!!
      Yeah they can be quite tedious at times, in fact I’v already purchased another 8 different ones but have yet to make them yet, as every time I see one don’t own at a supermarket I have to buy it XD

      Your departure is so soon ne!! Itsu??

      • Haha wow! I look forward to a few more then.
        This Sunday at 5pm Japan time I arrive! Just changed some dollars into yennies and got an international licence so getting toward crunch time now.

      • Eeeeeep damn babe, looking back to the times I made you endure my irrational fears of rejection day after day seem like a lifetime ago!!

        幸運!!!! It’s all happening!!!
        ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

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