In 1971, Nissin Japan released the first Cup Noodle product. Cup Noodle in Japan has always been a lot different from the one here; lots of garnish. I mean a lot. This one is a version of the original cup you’ll find in Japan today with I’m guessing some slight tweaking. They recently released their Curry and Seafood Cup Noodle version here as well. Let’s check it out!
Nissin Cup Noodle Original Ramen Noodle Soup – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.
Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles hydrated well using the steeping method. I really liked this one – the broth imparts a sesame shoyu kind of thing. Tasty shrimp and other bits are ubiquitous and of good quality. It is easy to see why this variety has stood the test of time, and the US arm of Nissin decided to make it available here. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 07066240203.