Here’s yet another left from the Nissin Hong Kong Meet The Manufacturer – thanks again! Today it’s the cup version of their black garlic oil tonkotsu. Indeed, black garlic is an interesting thing – here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it –
Black garlic is a type of caramelized garlic (a Maillard reaction, not fermentation) first used as a food ingredient in Asian cuisine. It is made by heating whole bulbs of garlic (Allium sativum) over the course of several weeks, a process that results in black cloves. The taste is sweet and syrupy with hints of balsamic vinegar or tamarind. Black garlic’s popularity has spread to the United States as it has become a sought-after ingredient used in high-end cuisine.
Alright – let’s check it out!
Nissin Demae Iccho Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavour Instant Noodle – Hong Kong
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, add in contants of sachet. Stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose seasoning and solid ingredients from the cup.
The oil sachet (attached to the lid).
That’s some dark, black oil!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and chashu pork. To begin with, the noodles are decent – nice chewiness and big quantity for a cup. Next, the broth has a hearty tonkotsu taste. Moreover, the broth has a very nice look to it; creamy but with the oil giving it a unique look as well. Indeed, the garlic oil gives it a little extra tastiness which is nice. Finally, bits of vegetable, egg and pork abound! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 4897878150083.
A Nissin Hong Kong TV spot.