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#1549: Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein Japanese Style Noodles Yakisoba

Here’s another one my wife got me during my annual birthday trip to Canada this year – thank, Kit! So this is the Canadian version of Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein. There are a couple differences between this and the version for sale in the United States packaging wise, but does it taste different? I’m guessing it’s going to be about the same but it could be different. Let’s find out as I tear into the Canadian version of Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein!

Here’ the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil 250ml water in skillet or frying pan. Add the noodle block and stir until noodles loosen and absorb all of the water. Add some meat or veggies – or both – and sautee for a bit. Add in seasoning sachet contents and combine. Add green laver sachet as garnish. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning base sachet.

Has a yakisoba scent.

The green lavel sachet!

Bright green seaweed!


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added thinly sliced beef sauteed with Worcestershire sauce. The noodles have a good gauge and chew, and like to suck up liquid! They cooked very quickly and once I tossed in the seasoning, they were perfect. The seasoning is very good with a rick yakisoba flavor. The green laver adds a subtle touch. This is one of my all time favorites. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186070083.

Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein, 3.6-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24) – So the difference between the USA version and the Canadian version is also the size – the Canadian version is 100g vs. ours are 102g.

An older Japanese Sapporo Ichiban Chow Mein TV advert