#4019: Marutai Umaoshi Nagasaki Champon – Japan

#4019: Marutai Umaoshi Nagasaki Champon - Japan

Here’s one that came in a Zenpop.jp box – use coupon code THERAMENRATER for a groovy discount!

Here’s what they have to say about this one – ‘

Nagasaki, nested on the west coast of Kyushu island, is famous for many things, including their champon  (ちゃんぽん) noodles. Champon is made by frying pork, seafood and vegetables with lard; a soup made with chicken and pig bones is then added. This cup went straight for the original recipe and put it in a nice shareable cup. You won’t have to travel to Kyushu this summer to try them, but it might make you add the island to your bucket list.

The noodles are fried noodles made from a combination of wheat flour (manufactured in Japan), vegetable oil and fat, starch, salt, pork extract, and soy dietary fiber. It is a light yet rich and tasty champon soup that you will enjoy drinking all the way through. Marutai is very famous for its bowl-shaped cup of champon!’

I must admit, I’m at a loss when they mention this ‘bowl shaped cup.’ Either way, it’s champon and champon is usually great stuff and Marutai makes some wicked awesome straight noodle varieties. Let’s see how this cup goes.

Marutai Umaoshi Nagasaki Champon – Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp, chicken, and pork. To prepare, fill to line and cover for 4 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#4019: Marutai Umaoshi Nagasaki Champon - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Loose seasoning and bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added narutomaki, kamaboko, homemade chashu, marinated egg, sesame seed, spring onion, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles were thick and hydrated surprisingly well and had a chewiness that was quite nice. The broth was like a seafood tonkotsu – very good. All around impressive! 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902702004156.

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

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