Meet The Manufacturer: #2004: Nissin Donbei Dashi Shoyu Yakiudon

Well, here we are with the last of this Meet The Manufacturer. It’s been a lot of fun and I hope it;s been a neat one for everyone to see! I want to personally thank Mr. Okabayashi for all of his help throughout this process! Many were hard for me to figure out the names on and he was very quick to help. Not only that, he made sure there was a great variety to choose from for Meet The Manufacturer. So again, thank you very much! Today’s review will be this large bowl – the same shape as the Nissin UFO bowls. This is part of their Donbei line. You might wonder – so what’s yakiudon? Well, simply put yaki means fried. So, these are thicker noodles than what you would find in yakisoba. Let’s check this out!

Detail from the bottom of the bowl (click to enlarge). Contains meat. To prepare, open lid halfway. Add in vegetable sachet and boiling water to fill line. Let steep for 5 minutes. Use drain spout and drain off all water. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Note the drain spout at the top.

A large block of udon noodles.

A liquid sachet.

Definitely a shoyu scent.

A vegetables sachet.

Getting a shrimp scent along with vegetables.

Solid pieces from the bottom of the bowl.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kizami shoga, spring onion, sesame seeds and nanami togarashi. The udon hydrated very nicely. Lots of it too. The flavor is definitely like a sweet shoyu kind of thing which was pretty good. I will admit the Worcestershire flavor inherent to yakiudon’s classic way is more to my liking, but I’ve been surprised at these change-ups – there’s even a shio yakisoba around that I’ve liked. The included vegetables and garnish were very good . 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105231227.

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A Nissin Donbei TV commercial.

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