When you think of freeze-dried foods, you might imagine things like astronaut ice cream, fruit snacks or maybe, if you’re a camper or a survivalist, meals in big pouches to which you add hot water and stir. And if you enjoy Japanese food, you also may think of instant noodles.
However, freeze-dried dining in Japan isn’t limited to noodles. One company in particular, has perfected the art of making freeze-dried meals that taste surprisingly good, and that’s アマノフーズ Amano Foods, operated by Asahi Group Foods, Ltd.
They not only make things like miso soup with vegetables, curry dishes, and things like hearty stews and rice porridges, but they also make dishes that you wouldn’t normally think possible in a freeze-dried format as part of their フリーズドライの匠 (furīzu dorai no takumi | freeze-dried master chef) series.
One of these is tonkatsu. Although it wasn’t available at the time, they’re currently selling a delicious-looking miso katsu, featuring big slices of breaded and fried pork tenderloin and a sweet and tangy miso sauce.
However, we were able to order another meal: shrimp tempura with scrambled eggs!
Topping for Shrimp Tempura with Scrambled Eggs on Rice
We ordered two packs of フリーズドライの匠 海老天とじ丼の素 furīzu dorai no takumi ebi-ten toji-don no moto from their online store and this is what it looked like when it arrived:
The rest of the article and see how the grape Japan staff tested the shrimp tempura and thought of the flavor on our partner’s website, grape Japan at “Not just instant noodles: We sampled one of the amazing freeze-dried meals you can buy in Japan”
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Author: grape Japan