Here’s a classic one from Japan found in a Zenpop box – check out zenpop.jp and use the coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount!
Here’s what they had to say about this one – “This cup has been released frequently and repeatedly by Toyo Suisan. Why? Everyone loves it. Yakisoba (焼きそば) are not made from buckwheat like their homonym, but from wheat flour. These kuroi buta (黒い豚, black pork) come with a curry (カレー) flavor and are a treat! The noodles have a smooth texture and the sauce goes perfectly well with the dish. It has a lovely balance of sweetness and spice. Turmeric, cumin and basil were used to create the taste of the sauce. The final touch comes with a hint of soy sauce to adjust the flavor, and the dish is topped with seasoned pork and carrots. For many, these yakisoba have a retro and rustic feel, making them nostalgic. It’s delightful in the summer, but great any time of the year. Enjoy each of the noodles while you have some left!”
Curry yakisoba with pork, eh? Let’s do this!!
Maruchan Kuroi Buta Curry Yakisoba – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add in clear sachet and boiling water to line for 3 minutes. Drain. Add in remaining sachets. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Note the pour spout in the top left.
The noodle block.
A dry sachet.
A sauce sachet.
A sachet of vegetables and pork.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added homemade sliced chashu, spring onion, and sesame seed. Noodles hydrated well during steeping. Gauge is nice and effective. The flavor is awesome – a nice and rich Japanese curry, augmented by flat pieces of meat which were quite tasty. A very good curry yakisoba. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990363457.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!