#2514: Ogasawara Kirin Giraffe Shoyu Ramen

Here’s one I got at the Carrefour store in Taipei at the bottom of the Miramar Entertainment Park mall. It was on sale and definitely something I didn’t expect to see. There was a bunch of articles that came out about this variety a while back – it was popular many years ago and discontinued and then brought back to the delight of consumers. Noodles with a picture of a giraffe in a bow tie on the front? Yeah; this sounds neat. Let’s check out this revisited classic from Japan!

Ogasawara Kirin Giraffe Shoyu Ramen – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Unsure as to meat contents. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water for 2 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

A light powder.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, egg and chashu pork. The noodles are great! I don’t know what they do to them, but they come out to nice and happy. The shoyu broth is very tasty. I expected much less from a single powder sachet, but this is really top notch. Impressed! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4982504862307.

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A short video showing the product at a food expo from 2014.

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