The Tapartio guy is flanked by flames this time! But wait – who is he? How did they end up with this guy on this ramen and of course the zillion bottles of hot sauce bearing the name Tapatio?
The guy who started Tapatio’s name is Jose-Luis Saavedra Sr. He had this to say about the portrayal –
‘I’m not the dapper, mustachioed, sombrero-wearing man on the label. The sketch is an artist’s depiction of a true Tapatío. The label is a way to “dignify the appearance of the charro,” a traditional Mexican horseman and gentleman, which had been sullied by inaccurate stereotypes. The lighter skin and blue eyes also depict the common features of people who live in the highlands of Jalisco.’
So there you go, but what does Tapatio mean?
Tapatío is a Mexican Spanish colloquial term for someone from downtown Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco, Mexico’s second largest city. It is also used as an adjective for anything associated with Guadalajara or the highlands of Jalisco.
Alright – this one should be spicy! I’m looking forward to a new challenge. Let’s bring on the fire!
Tapatio Ramen Noodle Soup Extra Spicy Flavor – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet contents and room temp water to fill line. Microwave for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy! You can also just add boiling water to the fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A dry sachet of soup base.
Loose bits from the bottom of the bowl.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, green chilis, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, beef sauteed in Tapation hot sauce, Tapatio hot sauce, tortilla chips, pepper flake, and spring onion. The noodles are great – excellent backbone to them. The broth is spicy with a nice vegetable flavor that punches a good freshness. The spicy level is strong in this one. All in all enjoyable. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 780707102633.
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