#1219: Tokyo Noodle Mini Instant Noodle Spicy Flavor

I asked my wife Kit if she’d pick which instant I’d review today. Well, this is what she picked! We got it at Uwajimaya in Seattle in July at some point (the reason I know that is because the first review I did of this brand was July 20th). I used to end up with a big haul of new stuff every time I’d hit Uwajimaya, but these days they’re a little farther and fewer between. What’s great about these is that they’re much like the first instant noodle I ever got at Uwajimaya a long time ago, just smaller. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains wheat, soybean and fish. To make it, you can drop it in a mug and add 200ml boiling water per block, or to cook it add a block to a cup of boiling water for 2 minutes.

Four blocks!

Individually wrapped.

These have the flavoring in the noodles – no seasoning packets. These are just like the original instant noodle invented by Momofuku Ando in 1958.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a little chicken lunch meat, an egg and Frank’s Red Hot. The noodles are exactly like the original instant from 1958. They’re thin and very springy. The flavor is salty and spicy. It’s a kind of odd spicy but it works. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 011152220093.


  1. I like the taste, but find it VERY salty, almost a third of salt daily requirement per 1 mini package.
    I love to eat it as snack but it is way too salty to eat dry. This type of noodles was originally made by Nissin Foods, in Japan (I think). Uwajimaya used to carry Nissin brand. However, they no longer do so, which is too bad.
    I would love to hear your thoughts.

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