Beef flavor isn’t usually something I think of when I think about ramen. I generally think of pork, chicken, fish, seaweed, etc. Beef leads me more towards ramyun to be honest. But these are varieties catering to the taste of the United States – and beef is definitely a western kind of flavor as well. Let’s see how a beef noodle goes in this variety. Looks like I did a re-review ion 2017 and the first time I reviewed it was #205 in 2010! Okay – let’s get to it!
Sapporo Ichiban Japanese Style Noodles & Beef Flavored Soup – United States
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, add noodle block to 500ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Take off heat and add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added thin sliced roast Angus beef, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, cilantro, and hard boiled egg. Noodles have a nice thickness to them as always – it’s like they get engorged on the broth but maintain their character. The beef flavor is simply superb – I’m going to say as far as just being a beef instant noodle, these are definitely among my favorites. 4.25 out of 5,.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186000035.
Vintage Sapporo Ichiban TV spots from Japan