Finally, after decades of sticking with the same recipe, Nissin has decided to go with something new. On Cup Noodles’ 45th anniversary here in the USA, they’ve changed it to make it healthier. Some changes are no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Furthermore they’ve lowered the amount of sodium in these cups from the previous versions using potassium chloride. So, let’s give this Spicy Chile Chicken a try!
#2298: Nissin Cup Noodles Spicy Chile Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)
Detail from the cardboard outer packaging (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, open lid halfway and add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!
The iconic cup in all of its glory! Maybe the same old cup, but it works well.
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The seasoned noodle block.
Seasoning and loose vegetables from the cup. Seems like some bell pepper, corn and chicken bits here.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, sous vide chicken, spring onion and nanami togarashi. The noodles hydrated well and had a better than expected chewiness. In addition, broth has a very good taste – a light spiciness with a kind of cumin hit – maybe chile de arbol pepper? As a result, I think spicy chile chicken is a fitting title. Finally, the vegetables hydrated well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662030110.
A Nissin Foods USA promo video about the new version Cup Noodles line this Spicy Chile Chicken variant is part of.