Here we have the cup version of the flavor we started this Meet The Manufacturer series with – original flavor. This is soy sauce flavor, aka shoyu. Here’s a little about shoyu ramen from Wikipedia –
Shōyu (醤油, “soy sauce”) ramen is the oldest of the four, it has a clear brown broth, based on a chicken and vegetable (or sometimes fish or beef) stock with plenty of soy sauce added resulting in a soup that is tangy, salty, and savory yet still fairly light on the palate. Shōyu ramen usually has curly noodles rather than straight ones, but this is not always the case. It is often adorned with marinated bamboo shoots or menma, green onions, kamaboko(fish cakes), nori (seaweed), boiled eggs, bean sprouts or black pepper; occasionally the soup will also contain chili oil or Chinese spices, and some shops serve sliced beef instead of the usual chāshū.
Let’s pop the top and dig in!
Sapporo Ichiban Original Flavor Oriental Noodle Soup – United States
Detail of the outer cardboard packaging (click to enlarge). Contains beef and chicken. To prepare, add sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The foam cup.
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose bits from the cup.
The soup base sachet.
A light tan colored powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu pork, hard boiled egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and shichimi togarashi. Noodles did very nicely hydrating in 3 minutes. The broth has a good shoyu flavor, however I like the way it tastes from the bowl version much better;. Vegetables hydrated quite well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 076186700010.
Making ramen at home.