Yes – these are brain noodles! So this company also makes some other strange things like Pink Army Girls (see at bottom). Why the brains though? Well, aside from brains being tasty, these contain a good amount of Vitamin B1 which is supposed to facilitate brain functionality.
Pink ramen. Village Vanguard seems to be kind of weird. Must investigate. Need brains…
Village Vanguard No Men – Japan
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles in a pot of water for 2~3 minutes. Add liquid sachet to 270ml boiling water and combine. Add noodles to bowl, and soup to bowl. Finally, enjoy your brains!
A pink noodle block!
The soup base sachet.
A miso soup base.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, chashu pork and corn. The noodles have a nice bit of spring to them and are pretty good. The broth is light with a nice amount of oiliness. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4967448173214.