Here’s one that came in a Zenpop.jp box – use coupon code THERAMENRATER for a groovy discount!
Here’s what they had to say about this one ‘Let’s take a trip to southern Italy and discover the beauty of modern fusion food in an instant ramen format. We deliver Nissin’s Napolitan style instant ramen! The dish comes in a tomato-based, ketchup-inspired (for the Italians among you, stop reading please), sweet and sour sauce with some added bacon flavoring. It’s reproducing the nostalgic taste of Spaghetti Napolitan (スパゲッティーナポリタン), a Japanese take on Italy’s classic dish, that has and still is popular in Japan’s retro café restaurants (喫茶 店, Kissaten) from the 1950s The noodles are fragrant chicken ramen, seasoned with soy sauce based chicken soup and paired with some soybean-derived chashu and bok choy! If you’re the experimental type, this dish is for you!’
Nissin Chikin Ramen was the first mass-produced instant noodle on the market in 1958 and was basically what got me started reviewing. I’ve had a few different versions of it but not one like this. Let’s give it a try!
Nissin Chicken Ramen Shirunashi Donburi Junkissa no Napolitan – Japan
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Drain. Add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The sauce sachet.
Loose bits in the bowl.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added baked chicken, sesame seed, and spring onion. The noolde is what I grew up loving – thin, light, and just great. The flavor however was absolutely foul. Like barbecue sauce with soggy cigarette butts. Really bummed me out as I was truly expecting something quite wonderful, but got a possible new entry in the bottom ten. 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105273715.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!