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DownEaster
04-27-2017, 12:20
Do these exist? At home I like to add Birds Eye frozen wasabi peas to the water when I heat it up for ramen noodles; it makes for a much more interesting meal. I've found plenty of sources for the hard dry wasabi pea snacks, but I don't want crunchy stuff in ramen. Is there a solution that will let me spice up my ramen on the hiking trail?

Gambit McCrae
04-27-2017, 12:33
They sell these at Kroger and I'm sure most groceries carry it. I find them in the oriental section

https://jet.com/product/detail/0d3497ec00734f928a5533045e831988?jcmp=pla:ggl:JD_c ons_Gen_Grocery_a3:Grocery_Snack_Foods_Nuts__Seeds __Trail_Mix_a3:na:PLA_786070974_46630711608_pla-291751986689:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15

Feral Bill
04-27-2017, 12:36
You can find them at Trader Joe's. probably other places too.

Francis Sawyer
04-27-2017, 12:45
Wasabi peas ! Yummmmmmmm.

Francis Sawyer
04-27-2017, 12:45
Wally World has em

Venchka
04-27-2017, 12:46
Do these exist? At home I like to add Birds Eye frozen wasabi peas to the water when I heat it up for ramen noodles; it makes for a much more interesting meal. I've found plenty of sources for the hard dry wasabi pea snacks, but I don't want crunchy stuff in ramen. Is there a solution that will let me spice up my ramen on the hiking trail?

Experimentation.
The hard dry wasabi peas. How long does it take soaking in water to become not hard and dry? If you add the peas to cold water and begin cooking your ramen what condition are the peas in when the ramen is done?
Do you buy take out or delivered pizza? The last time I picked up a pizza I got a handful of red pepper flakes and an equal handful of Parmesan cheese.
Spices are easy and can be repackaged in small portions.
Wayne


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Dogwood
04-27-2017, 12:59
Add some wasabi powder. You'll find it in Asian grocery stores. Look for real Wasabi powder instead of the horseradish based artificially died stuff which is much more common. It

I usually carry a small packet or two of Edwards&Sons Miso Soup Powder to replace the "spice packets"(salt packets) if stuck buying the cheapest Nissan and Maruchuan brands Ramen. Traditional, Seaweed, or Low Sodium versions. Add whatever else to it. I like dried/fresh shiitakes, chives/fresh green onions, sprouts, and large dose of sesame seed/sesame oil. Sesame seed I get at bakeries usually for free when asking nicely. Pickled ginger found in sushi houses, I've always asked nicely and been given some free, or bought in grocery store sushi debts has a nice bite to it. Add some fish, shrimp, chicken, pork etc to it if you want meat.
http://www.edwardandsons.com/es_shop_miso.itml

DownEaster
04-27-2017, 13:03
They sell these at Kroger and I'm sure most groceries carry it. I find them in the oriental section

https://jet.com/product/detail/0d3497ec00734f928a5533045e831988?jcmp=pla:ggl:JD_c ons_Gen_Grocery_a3:Grocery_Snack_Foods_Nuts__Seeds __Trail_Mix_a3:na:PLA_786070974_46630711608_pla-291751986689:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15
These (Hapi Wasabi Peas, Hot, 4.23 Oz) are the hard snacking peas. I can find these anywhere. "Trader Joe`s Wasabi Peas" are the hard snacks as well.

I'm looking for freeze-dried wasabi peas that reconstitute to a soft form, not dried wasabi pea snacks.

Dogwood
04-27-2017, 13:23
Freeze dried Wasabi Edamame(soy beans) are very similar in taste and texture and can be crushed in the hand before adding to ramen. It sounds like you're mainly after the wasabi flavor though which can be had with the powder. Buy some fresh snow pea pods and Sugar Snap pea pods and add that to your ramen. Remove the peas OR buy a small 4 oz can of peas adding those to your Ramen with the powder if it's the peas and wasabi flavor you desire.

Harvest Snap Wasabi Ranch might work for you too. These may be best added right before eating as they likely will return to their mashed/mush form much like Pringles.

Dogwood
04-27-2017, 13:23
http://www.harvestsnaps.com/products/flavor/snapea-crisps-wasabi-ranch

Venchka
04-27-2017, 13:43
These (Hapi Wasabi Peas, Hot, 4.23 Oz) are the hard snacking peas. I can find these anywhere. "Trader Joe`s Wasabi Peas" are the hard snacks as well.

I'm looking for freeze-dried wasabi peas that reconstitute to a soft form, not dried wasabi pea snacks.

Good luck. Mountain House has discontinued freeze dried green peas.
A few choices:
Try dehydrating/rehydrating the frozen variety you mentioned in your first post.
Try my suggestion for softening the hard variety that seems to be readily available.
Add wasabi to generic ramen.
Search for a suitable upscale ramen in places like 99 Ranch Market.
http://www.theramenrater.com/top-ten-lists/all-time-spiciest/
Wayne


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Venchka
04-27-2017, 14:00
Bingo! Dutch to the rescue!
Season to taste.
https://dutchwaregear.com/freeze-dried-green-peas.html
Wayne


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rocketsocks
04-27-2017, 15:19
Do these exist? At home I like to add Birds Eye frozen wasabi peas to the water when I heat it up for ramen noodles; it makes for a much more interesting meal. I've found plenty of sources for the hard dry wasabi pea snacks, but I don't want crunchy stuff in ramen. Is there a solution that will let me spice up my ramen on the hiking trail?dry hot mustard powder

rocketsocks
04-27-2017, 15:21
dry hot mustard powderI get it from the Asian food market...the stuff'll hurt ya!

rocketsocks
04-27-2017, 15:28
Triple dip!

fun fact #231
adding water to hot mustard powder starts a reaction, the firery heat of the mustard climbs until an acid is introduced (i.e. Vinegar) causing the climbing heat level to stop and maintain what ever spicyness you want.

DownEaster
04-27-2017, 18:16
Bingo! Dutch to the rescue!
Season to taste.
https://dutchwaregear.com/freeze-dried-green-peas.html

Thanks, Wayne! Not as convenient as having the wasabi already added to the peas, but it's a big step in the right direction. I'll probably just use chili powder instead because it's easy to find, even at gas station mini-mart resupply stops.

Venchka
04-27-2017, 19:30
Glad I could help. I've been hunting for veggies too. Glad I found Dutch.
Packit Gourmet also has veggies, spices and condiments.
Wayne


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shelb
04-27-2017, 23:00
They sell these at Kroger and I'm sure most groceries carry it. I find them in the oriental section

https://jet.com/product/detail/0d3497ec00734f928a5533045e831988?jcmp=pla:ggl:JD_c ons_Gen_Grocery_a3:Grocery_Snack_Foods_Nuts__Seeds __Trail_Mix_a3:na:PLA_786070974_46630711608_pla-291751986689:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15

They are awesome and add a lot of flavor... you just need to like that flavor! (meaning, try them 1st before bringing on a trip!)

QiWiz
04-28-2017, 09:37
These (Hapi Wasabi Peas, Hot, 4.23 Oz) are the hard snacking peas. I can find these anywhere. "Trader Joe`s Wasabi Peas" are the hard snacks as well.

I'm looking for freeze-dried wasabi peas that reconstitute to a soft form, not dried wasabi pea snacks.

I always thought that the "dried wasabi pea snacks" that you find in many places are actually freeze dried. To me they taste just like the freeze dried Mountain House peas I get in #10 cans to add to backpacking meals, only with the wasabi coating. Why not try these in your ramen and see how well they work. Maybe put them in first as water is heating.

Venchka
04-28-2017, 14:19
I always thought that the "dried wasabi pea snacks" that you find in many places are actually freeze dried. To me they taste just like the freeze dried Mountain House peas I get in #10 cans to add to backpacking meals, only with the wasabi coating. Why not try these in your ramen and see how well they work. Maybe put them in first as water is heating.

That's what I'm thinking and said so way back in Post #2 or 3. Put the hard peas in the water. Lite fire. Water boils. Add ramen. Let sit as required. Are the peas soft or hard?
As for the stuff that Dogwood linked to....Yuck! They are green Cheetos. No resemblance to veggies and would dissolve in a nano second in Hot water.
Wayne


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rocketsocks
04-28-2017, 18:35
I tried...

kestral
04-29-2017, 12:07
They sell wasabi powder at Publix grocery store in Florida, in the oriental foods section. You could try your local Asian market for same.

Venchka
04-29-2017, 12:17
Wasabi is everywhere.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/S-B-Selected-Wasabi-Powder-1.06-oz/16004719
I take it that a little goes a long way?
Wayne


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rocketsocks
04-29-2017, 14:26
They sell wasabi powder at Publix grocery store in Florida, in the oriental foods section. You could try your local Asian market for same.which mostly mustard and horse radish powers

Venchka
07-20-2017, 07:59
I saw these at Walmart this week.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170720/c19ebfeedeb19cf041d6a94d7b56ed41.jpg
I'm going to buy them the next time I'm there.
Wayne


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Venchka
07-20-2017, 08:02
These (Hapi Wasabi Peas, Hot, 4.23 Oz) are the hard snacking peas. I can find these anywhere. "Trader Joe`s Wasabi Peas" are the hard snacks as well.

I'm looking for freeze-dried wasabi peas that reconstitute to a soft form, not dried wasabi pea snacks.

Have you tried putting the Hapi Peas in Hot water?
Wayne


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Riocielo
07-22-2017, 12:16
I saw these at Walmart this week.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170720/c19ebfeedeb19cf041d6a94d7b56ed41.jpg
I'm going to buy them the next time I'm there.
Wayne


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Be careful, they are addictive! :)


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Venchka
07-22-2017, 12:41
I'm just hoping that they will improve bland easy cook stuff like mashed potatoes or couscous. Maybe In some Shin Ramyun. Easy veggies.
Wayne


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Venchka
04-05-2018, 18:08
I found Karenís Naturals Veggies and fruits in Tyler today. I bought their freeze dried peas. Adding wasabi should be easy.
https://www.shopkarensnaturals.com/collections/dried-veggies
Wayne