June 2, 2018

#2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Hey look at this! This came by way of Hobby Link Japan, a great site that has all sorts of amazing Japanese things including instant noodles! Thank you very much! Here’s what they had to say about this unique variety on their website –

‘This easy-to-prepare pack of Kyuushuu-style cup noodles has a delicious tonkotsu (pork) and herb taste, and comes with dried pork, wood ear mushrooms, sesame seeds and green onions!’

Sounds great – let’s hit it!

Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles – Japan

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork., To prepare, add 320ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

The noodle block.

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

A lot of powder and garnish from inside the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, hard boiled egg, chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and shichimi togarashi. The noodles were thin and  had the character of a straight noodle in a thin one which was interesting. The broth was excellent – a hearty tonkotsu I liked. The included bits were good – especially the chunks of pork which were prevalent and tasty. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734016496.

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Sapporo Ichiban Cupstar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

This is from 1988 – 30 years ago… Oh man 1988 was 30 years ago? I’m getting old….