March 22, 2018

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

Here’s another one I found up in Canada a few months back. The graphics on this one are pretty awesome I think – but wait – what is yuzu? Help, Wikipedia!

Citrus junos[1][2] or yuzu (from Japanese ユズ) is a citrus fruit and plant in the family Rutaceae. It is called yuja (from Korean 유자) in Korean cuisine context. Both Japanese yuzu and Korean yuja are cognates of Chinese yòuzi(柚子), but the Chinese word means pomelo. Yuzu is called xiāngchéng (香橙) in Chinese.

The yuzu’s flavour is tart, closely resembling that of the grapefruit, with overtones of mandarin orange. It is rarely eaten as a fruit, though in the Japanese cuisine its aromatic zest (outer rind) is used to garnish some dishes, and its juice is commonly used as a seasoning, somewhat as lemon is used in other cuisines.

It is an integral ingredient (along with sudachidaidai, and other similar fruits) in the citrus-based sauce ponzu, and yuzu vinegar is also produced.

Yuzu is often combined with honey to make yuzu hachimitsu (柚子蜂蜜)—a kind of syrup that is used to make yuzu tea (柚子茶) or as an ingredient in alcoholic drinks such as the yuzu sour (柚子サワー).[6]

It is also used to make liquor (such as yuzukomachi, 柚子小町) and wine.[7][8]

Yuzu can also be used to make various sweets including marmalade and cake.

Yuzu kosho (also yuzukosho, literally “yuzu and pepper”), is a spicy Japanese sauce made from green or yellow yuzu zest, green or red chili peppers, and salt.

Slivered yuzu rind is also used to garnish a savoury, salty egg-pudding dish called chawanmushi, as well as miso soup.[9]

It is often used along with sudachi and kabosu.

Yuzu has also been used extensively in the flavoring of many snack products, such as Doritos.

That last bit about it being used as a Doritos flavor – citrus Doritos, eh? That’s interesting. Alright – let’s give this one a try!

Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor – Japan

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

Detail of the import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contaims crustacean, chicken and fish. To prepare, add boi ling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

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Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

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The noodle block. Looks like their light variety in this one.

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

Lots of bits in here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles were extra thin and light – they worked well here. The broth indeed had a citrus taste – a little fish taste as well. It worked well enough, however it was very odd. I wonder how it would be as a cold noodle soup? Lots of fish cake and egg throughout. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105242216.

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

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Harvesting yuzu in Japan