#904: Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Oriental Style With Mayonnaise 一平ちゃん

Here’s a new one we got at Uwajimaya. This looks really good! Nothing says tasty like a little bit of Japanese mayonnaise! Let’s check it out!

Here are close-ups of the text on top, the side and the bottom (click to enlarge).

Here’s the lid (click to enlarge). Notice the top left has a pour spout!

The noodle block – big and rectangular.

Here’s the front and back of the yakisoba sauce packet.

A good sized veggie packet.

Looks like some niceties like cabbage and other tasty bits.

Spice packet?

Interesting; I expected chili powder but I taste seaweed and sesame seed.

Here we go! A mayonnaise packet! You can get all artsy with this one – use scissors and cut off a corner to get a thin stream.

Finished (click to enlarge).  Added stir-fry vegetables, some baked chicken with Lindberg-Snider Red Baron BBQ Spice, kizami shoga (pickled ginger) and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. The noodles were really nice – floffy and almost buttery. The yakisoba sauce really makes it all quite tasty and the mayonnaise is really a nice addition – adds a bit of interesting comfort food notion. The vegetables were good – primarily cabbage, but it was crunchy! Good stuff – 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 011152219875 .

What an awesome commercial – squeezing the mayonnaise packets!

A nice little sampling of Japanese commercials from the mid 90’s.


  1. I saw these next to the old flavor at my Asian grocery and bought one to try. This is a massive improvement over the original yakisoba flavor, which I found delicious the first few times, but got sick of it fast. Hopefully that won’t happen with this flavor. The new yomise flavor is milder, less overpoweringly salty, a little sweet and with a hint of something tangy I can’t quite pin down – almost like a hint of lime but not exactly lime. The Japanese mayo gives the noodles a good consistency, although I’m not sure what Japanese mayo couldn’t improve, and I’m always tempted to add in extra Kewpie brand.

    Unsure why the English on the packaging calls it “Oriental flavor”, that’s kind of vague. Pretty much any instant noodle dish from Japan could be described as “Oriental”. The Romaji on the package says “yomise-no yakisoba”. “Yomise” refers to a food stall or street food vendor that is only open at night. So maybe the flavor is supposed to imitate what you would find at yomise, or maybe it’s just supposed to sound appealing.

  2. I love these Myojo mayonnaise noodles, along with the mustard-mayo flavored box. The way the drain spout works along with mayo and cabbage really drives home how far ahead Japanese instant noodle technology is.

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