#1509: Nissin Donbei Kitsune Udon Mini

It’s kind of hard to tell the size of this little mini Kitsune Udon, so let’s have a look at this.

I think this kind of brings the idea home a little. It’s quite small. Donbei Kitsune Udon comes with a fried slice of tofu. Also, the noodles are usually much wider than your standard ones. I guess there are lots of Mini sized instant out there – got this one up in Richmond, BC on my birthday this year from a little store called Fujiya. Let’s check out this pint-sized (more like a schooner) bowl!

Here’s the distributor/import sticker (click image to enlarge). Contains fish.

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Looks like you add everything into the bowl and add 200ml boiling water. Re-cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

A slice of fried tofu.

The soup base sachet.

Has a kind of sweet fishy scent.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprouts, sliced green onion and hard boiled egg with a sprinkle of Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Basil Seasoning. The noodles are flat and broad udon. They come across a little soggy unfortunately. The broth has a sweet fish and soy sauce flavor which is quite nice though. The kitsune piece is a trip. Imagine something really floppy but chewy, almost chewy as meat, but not meat. In a way it’s kind of like a fried tofu tongue! I will say it didn’t feel like I was making out with my food. Nevertheless, it was a nice little bowl of noodles – like a dim sum portion, and you can’t beat a little fried tofu. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.EAN bar code 49698510.

You can purchase this cup here on Amazon.

Here’s a Nissin Donbei commercial featuring Gundam Wing!


  1. You can’t say they’re too soggy if you’re the one who soaked them. Did you not do multiple tests? I cooked mine for two minutes and the noodles were perfect for me, not squishy not hard. I think you should try again.

    1. Kanra 0

      Multiple tests?! You must be joking. Anyways, the package clearly notes 3 minutes. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re totally right about them having more firmness with two minutes, but I only go by what it says on the package; to do otherwise would not be fair.

      – TRR

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