October 11, 2011

#529: Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles Hot & Spicy Chicken Flavored Soup

A new find today at a big Korean supermarket nearby. Been a while since I’ve reviewed anything by Sapporo Ichiban. What’s interesting too is that the packaging proclaims that it’s new! Also on the back it says it’s three servings! Boy, this economy sure is hitting everyone hard! Now instant noodle rationing!

Just one packet as usually found in this brand’s packs.

The powdered seasoning had a funny smell to it; not exactly chicken at all. Almost a dirt-like odor – strange.

Click image to enlarge. Added a couple eggs – pan-scrambled. The noodles are great but again the broth and flavor is really strange – it’s a little spicy but the aftertaste is almost earthy. My wife said it reminded her of cooked asparagus.  Was a real disappointment. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars – surprisingly low for the makers of a top ten variety.

Sapporo Ichiban commercials from the 80’s.

Hot dog eating contest