Here’s an interesting 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 – ‘This new cup of noodle is a yakisoba (焼そば) that expresses the popular taste with roasted garlic. The cup in your box is the soy sauce version of the dish, which has a savory garlic flavor that is addictive and matches the outstandingly thick noodles. The chewy and elastic medium-thick noodles, which are a bit different from the usual Ippei-chan (一平ちゃん), go well with the rich and fragrant sauce and the creamy mayonnaise, a traditional addition to yakisoba. Yaten (夜店), or overnight store, are food stalls that appeared during summer festivals. In recent years, night stalls include cabarets, bars, and other establishments that operate at night. But historically, they are known as a summer tradition and have become a summer seasonal word.’
It’s funny how many people consider this to be a ‘cup.’ Really kind of silly; this is a tray. Bowls get referred to as cups often. I just don’t understand. What I do understand is that this is a garlic soy sauce version yakisoba and that doesn’t sound bad! Let’s check it out!
Myojo Ippei-chan Yaten no Yakisoba Ninniku Shoyu Aji – Japan
Detail of the packaging (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 5 minutes. Drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The lid under the outer wraps (click to enlarge).
Looks like thicker noodles.
Loose bits from the tray.
A sachet of liquid base.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, chashu, spring onion, shichimi, and sesame seed. A thick and chewier noodle here – kind of like abura soba, just a tad lighter gauge. The flavor is a garlic soy combo – not bad, however the mayonnaise here just kind of makes it a little too much on the salty side in my opinion. Still, it’s pretty good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902881454209.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!