February 19, 2016

#1946: Nissin Raoh Shio Ramen

Here’s another one I got from Casey in Hong Kong – thanks! Nissin’s Raoh is a premium line of fancy Japanese ramen. Shio translates to salt – here’s a little about shio from wikipedia:

Shio (“salt”) ramen is probably the oldest of the four and is a pale, clear, yellowish broth made with plenty of salt and any combination of chicken, vegetables, fish, and seaweed. Occasionally pork bones are also used, but they are not boiled as long as they are for tonkotsu ramen, so the soup remains light and clear. Chāshū is sometimes swapped for lean chicken meatballs, and pickled plums and kamaboko (a slice of processed fish roll sometimes served as a frilly white circle with a pink or red spiral called narutomaki) are popular toppings as well. Noodle texture and thickness varies among shio ramen, but they are usually straight rather than curly.

Let’s give it a go!

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat. To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The liquid soup base.

Has a pleasing scent.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, spring onion and barbecue pork. The noodles are very nice – excellent chewiness and gauge. The shio broth is quite nice as well – a rich flavor with a full body. Definitely a high quality product with a lot of thought put into it. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105900031.

Nissin – Raoh, Japanese Instant Ramen Noodles, Salty Taste, 16.9oz (for 5 Servings)[Japan Import]

A Nissin Raoh TV commercial.