Category Archives: Myojo

#1428: Myojo Chukazanmai Beijing Style Salt Ramen

This is the first bowl of instant noodles I’m having since our California vacation last week and I must say it’s good to be back to reviewing! This is one I picked up while in Canada a while back. Let’s take a look!

Here’s the import sticker (click image to enlarge). May contain meat.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add noodle block to 600ml boiling water for 4 minutes. Add contents of sachets and stir well. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A fluffy white powder.

The liquid base sachet.

An oily liquid.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thin sliced pork, green onion and narutomaki. The noodles are quite good – they have a nice chew and premium feel. The broth is pretty good, but seems to be missing something. It’s not as rich as I’d hoped. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 4902881052290.

Here’s an older commercial for Myojo Chukazanmai instant noodles.

#1416: Myojo Chukazanmai Szechuan Style Miso

Here’s an interesting one. Myojo does this premium Chukazanmai line and there are quite a few different varieties! This one has me a little worried though. I haven’t really liked Szechuan style much of anything in the past. Hopefully this will turn the tide! Let’s check it out.

The distributor’s sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains chicken and shrimp.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). To prepare, add noodles to 600ml boiling water for 4 minutes. Add contents of sachets and stir. Enjoy!

The premium noodle block.

The powder base sachet.

A light, granular concoction.

The liquid sachet.

Has a Szechuan scent. Hmm.


Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles were quite nice – they had some serious chewiness and a feel of higher quality than many. The flavor however wasn’t the greatest. It had a miso side of things and a funky Szechuan soy and chilli flavor that just felt greasy and funky to me. I could see some people liking it, but just not my kind of thing. 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4902881052313.

A Myojo Chukazanmai TV commercial from Japan!

#1401: Myojo Yomise No Yakisoba Shiodare Flavor With Black Pepper Mayonnaise

I’m pretty excited – we’re moving to a new apartment soon! I’ve been going through everything, boxing stuff up. Actually, I’m currently flanked by a stack of boxes that’s getting really high – and they’re pretty heavy, too. What’s going to be insane is that we will be moving to a place on the top floor – only one flight of stairs, but it’s a decent amount of stairs. Should be quite a workout! What’s nice is that it’ll be close to a nice big Asian grocery – an HMart – so there will be easy access to everything I need to add to my noodles. Anyways, yeah – pretty big thing. I thought I’d have one I found while packing – no idea how it got to where it was as I usually keep everything in a couple big totes. Let’s check out this yakisoba – with black pepper mayonnaise!

Here are pics from the bottom and sides (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the lid, under the plastic wraps (click image to enlarge). To prepare, open lid to dotted line. Take out the three sachets. Fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Using pour spout, drain. Add the large sachet and stir well. Garnish with the two remaining sachets. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The uakisoba sauce sachet.

Smells like a sweet yakisoba sauce.

Here are both side of the black pepper mayonnaise sachet.

Here’s another garnish sachet.

Seems to be a combo of seaweed, pepper flake, green onion, and maybe some sugar and slat. If anyone knows exactly what it is, please let me know.

Here’s a little bit of the veggie mix that was in the bottom of the tray. Looks like there’s also a little beef or TVP going on as well.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed sukiyaki beef and sweet onions. The noodles have the gauge and chew of the rest of Myojo’s yakisoba line – nice and soft with a great chew to them. The flavor was pretty good, although I found it to be missing the normal yakisoba flavor of Worcestershire, it did have a light oil sweetness and saltiness. The mayonnaise and other garnish gave it a nice pepperiness that was nice. The vegetable and meat component hydrated nicely. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4902881403559.

A couple of funny Myojo instant noodle TV advertisements – they look to be a little older.

#1293: Myojo Prawn Noodles

Here’s another one sent by Annie T. of MyKuali! Thanks! This one sounds interesting, and I have something neat to go with it considering my recent fascination with fish balls – prawn flavored fish balls! These noodles are from Singapore, as are the fish balls! Let’s check it out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains fish and crustacean. To prepare, boil noodles in 450ml water for 4 minutes. Take off heat and add all the sachet contents. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

Dry soup base sachet.

Smells prawn-y!

A dual sachet – sweet soy sauce on the left and seasoned oil.

Thick, black and sweet.

Man, that’s orange!


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added prawn flavor fish balls from Singapore, green onion and BonCabe spicy seasoning. The noodles are good quality – thick and full. The broth is not at all what I expected. It’s got a sweet and spicy balance from the sweet soy and spicy oil and a very nice prawn flavor that really tastes great. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8888107001012.

I like that line about these noodles being ‘Prawn-a-licious!’

The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Japanese Instant Noodles Of All Time 2014 Edition

It’s only a few days until Momofuku Ando Day, and what better time to introduce the very first Japanese Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time list? In 1958, Momofuku Ando initially brought these convenient products to the world. At first seen as an overpriced novelty, they’ve grown in popularity; 100 billion instant noodle products were enjoyed in 2012! Here are my favorites, manufactured in the instant noodle’s birthplace of Japan.

#10 – Nissin Chikin Ramen

This is the original instant noodle. Nissin had introduced ‘Roasted Ramen’ in the United States in the 1980s and my mom would cook them al dente and then drain them and fry with scrabled egg. Wonderful stuff! Roasted Ramen was discontinued, but we found out that Chikin Ramen was identical. Thus began my love of the instant noodle. There is no seasoning sachet; all the flavoring is infused into the noodle. Simple and delicious. Original review here

#9 – Acecook Comet Mori Yukino Tan-tan Men

Broad flat premium noodles and a very rich pork flavor broth are the hallmarks of this variety. The striking color and quality ingredients definitely tickled my taste buds. Original review here

#8 – Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise no Yakisoba Teriyaki Mayo Flavor

The noodles are thin and light with a soft chew to them and slight crumble to the texture. The flavor is semi-light with a bit of a teriyaki flavor. The mayonnaise somehow mystically binds everything together and gives it that ‘greasy noodle’ niceness which I find delectable. Original review here

#7 – Nissin Yakisoba

Wowie zowie this is truly great stuff – a great combo of flavor and texture! The noodles have a good consistency – soft with a light chewiness. The flavor is out of this world – everything I would ask for from yakisoba. The seaweed gives it a nice finish. Original review here

#6 – Sakurai Foods Sesame Noodles

The noodles are absolutely perfect – nice chewiness and perfect gauge. The broth is amazing – deep and luxuriant sesame flavor. It isn’t overly sesame flavored; its just the right amount. This is really great stuff. Original review here

#5 – Nissin U.F.O. (Unidentified Flying Object) Yakisoba With Wasabi Mayonnaise

The noodles are plentiful and have a nice texture – they’re rounded and kind of fluffy. The flavor is very nice; you start with a standard Worcestershire yakisoba taste. The wasabi mayonnaise has a good ‘zing’ to it. Of course, this is a very greasy dish, but that’s the point. The little sprinkles added a very nice seaweed/saltiness. Original review here

#4 – Sapporo Ichiban Sesame Ramen

The noodles are very good – the gauge on these is just slightly bigger than your baseline standard instant. Very nice chew. The broth is excellent – has a great sesame taste and doesn’t seem like they went overboard on sesame oil; it’s just right. The sesame seeds are a nice finishing touch. Original review here

#3 – Peyang Yakisoba

The guy who sent me these said these were ‘the soul food of Japan.’ The noodles are very light and bouncy. The yakisoba flavor is excellent – not too oily or overbearing. The vegetables come out clean with a satisfying crunch. The seaweed and white pepper give a final bit of flavor – a great accompaniment. Original review here

#2 – Nissin Raoh Backfat Rich Soy Sauce Flavor

The noodles were very nice – perfect chewiness and consistency. Reminds me of fresh ramen noodle varieties. The broth is strong and has a nice thickness. The broth is definitely rich. Has a deep soy flavor and nicely thicker than normal instant noodle broths. What’s more, it comes with a nice piece of pork which hydrates nicely and tastes really food! Original review here

#1 – Myojo Ippei-chan Yakisoba Japanese Style Noodles

The noodles come out so nicely (and authentically). The flavoring is great. Tastes just like yakisoba sauce, which has a Worcestershire taste with other flavors mixed in like tuna. The veggies? Crunchy cabbage works very well. The finishing touch of the mayonnaise mustard sachet is epic – gives it a nice moistness that has a crisp spicy bite. This stuff is excellent – definitely something I would consider gourmet or premium. Original review here

#1179: Myojo Chukazanmai Guangdong Style Ramen

Here’s one that my friend Scott A. sent me – thanks again! Been a long time since I’ve had any of the Chukazanmai varieties – fancy shmancy stuff – let’s check this one out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

Nice noodles – non fried.

The powder sachet.

Light powder.

The liquid sachet.

Has a very soy scent.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed pork and Walla Walla sweet onion and garnished with Urashima Vegetable Furikake and green onions. The noodles and luxuriant and have a very good feel and chew. They are high quality and reminiscent of fresh ramen noodles. The broth is strong with good soy flavor and a deep rich flavor. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 4902881052276.


A Myojo Chukazanmai TV ad.