Found this at Yaohan Centre’s Osaka Market up in Richmond, BC Canada a few months ago. Sometimes they have a section featuring fancy import instant noodles and this was with that. I’m not really sure about this one as far as the title goes, but it’s shio – that I’m pretty sure of. But the bowl it’s being served in in the image makes me think it may be nabeyaki or some other kind. Either way, I’m fascinated. From the TV spot below, I’m thinking this is a special endorsement from this sumo wrestler, however I’ve no information about who he is. He certainly looks happy to be on the box! Let’s give this one a try.
Nagatanien Shio Ramen – Japan
Detail of the import/distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge).
Detail of the box (click to enlarge). Contains scallops. To prepare, add one noodle block and meat/veggies to 700ml boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add in sachet contents and cook 3 more minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy! I found this recipe from the QR Code.
One of the two sealed noodle blocks.
Looks like as premium noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A rich liquid.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, narutomaki, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and shichimi togarashi. The noodles are awesome – great chew and mouthfeel – very yellow noodle with a lighter gauge. The broth is very strong and rich even with the 700ml water called for. Definitely a winner. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902388014593.
A TV spot for this product. Also, here’s a video featuring the sumo wrestler.