January 19, 2015

4th Annual Momofuku Ando Day: #1567: Nissin Emergency Cup Noodle

Having an emergency? Well then, hunker down in your shelter and boil some water! This is a fine dinner for two of Nissin Cup Noodle in a neat metal can, sealed for long life.

Here’s a special video review, specially made for Momofuku Ando Day! The regular style review continues below.

Here’s the back of the can (click image to enlarge).

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The first thing you see when you open the can are two of these Cup Noodle cups. They are foam with a cardboard insert on the bottom.

Detail from the side of the cup (click image to enlarge). Contains egg, pork and shrimp. To prepare Cup Noodle, add noodle block and seasoning sachet to cup and add 330ml boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes, stir and enjoy!

Next we find two seasoning sachets – very large and full.

Scrabled egg, pork pieces and shrimp along with seasoning and green onion in the mix.

Next, we find two wrapped noodle blocks.

Between them, we find a packet of dessicant/oxygen absorber/silica gel. This is not edible and not a seasoning. Do not eat!

Here’s what the unwrapped noodle block looks like. They both look to be in extremely good condition, considering their trip from Japan in the mail and being in a metal can.

Finally, a pair of folding forks at the bottom of the can.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles are thin and perfectly hydrated. The have a flatness to them in shape. Not a lot of chewiness but they’re nice nonetheless. The broth is a salty and soy flavored affair which is alright, but not amazing. The highlight of this cup is the added garnish; the scrambled egg pieces are of decent size, the shrimp hydrated perfect and have a nice texture and flavor, and the pork pieces are very good. Bits of green onion were present here and there as well. I would definitely eat this during a chaotic event or when just hungry. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4902105215722.


Nissin Cup Noodle 77g × 20 – While these aren’t in a can, these are the same thing.

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

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