#2126: Nissin Mennippon Oumi Chanpon

A lot of Meet The Manufacturers lately! Nice to get back to going through my hampers and picking something different every day! This one hails from Japan and was sent to me by Javier of www.BoxFromJapan.com. You can go there and subscribe to a monthly box of instant ramen – really a great deal! I’ve never gotten a repeat or one that I’ve reviewed before – pretty awesome! Here’s what Javier has to say about this one:

“Omi Champon” is the soul food of Shiga Prefecture, and has been a beloved dish for more than 50 years. Soup: This soup is rich in flavor, made from Japanese-style dashi stock with a base of bonito and kombu, together with pork and vegetables which increase its taste and sweetness. Noodles: These noodles have a deep body which goes together perfectly with the soup. Ingredients: Cabbage, spring onions, carrots, cloud ear mushrooms and bean sprouts.

Awesome – let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in dry sachets and fill to line with boiling water. Cover and place liquid sachet on top for 4 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!

Detail of the top and underside of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The liquid sachet.

Has a nice scent.

One of the two solid ingredients sachets.

A lot going on here.

The second solid ingredients sachet.

Cabbage I think.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles were chewy and premium – much like the Raoh noodles if not the same ones. The broth has a mild thickness to it and a nice kind of pork flavor – almost sesame style. The included bits hydrated especially well – the cabbage was crunchy and abundant, the bits of pork were everywhere too. A very premium bowl from Japan. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105226964.

Did you know that Nissin Japan also makes snack? Nissin Milk Wheat Snacks, Crisp Chocolate

A great little trio of Nissin Japan TV commercials for this product.

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