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Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Here’s a retro, traditional fried-rice flavored (チャーハン味) yakisoba (焼そば). That’s quite original, and this dish originated back in 1996. The
noodles are a little glossy after cooking and mixing them with the sauce. They have some strong aromas of fried rice with some tasty chicken, pork and vegetables! Actually, you have 3 ways to prepare them with 2 different outcomes: choose wisely. It comes with powder to make a special soup (中華):
- If you make the soup with the water from strained noodle water,
could be a bit thicker (コクがある感じ)
- If this is made with hot water from your kettle, the soup will taste
more light さっぱり
The dish comes with a selection of spices that will elevate the flavors and make this an even more complete dish, reminiscent of the 1990s in Japan.’
The inclusion of a separate soup isn’t unheard of – especially in Taiwan. Actually, probably the best known Wei Lih Jah Jan Men is a stir noodle accompanied by a soup. Let’s give this a try.
Maruchan Mukashi Nagara no Chahan Aji Yakisoba – Japan
From the bottom of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add clear sachet contents and boiling water to fill line and cover 3 minutes. You have two options now – drain the noodles and save 150ml of the drained water to mix with the sachet with the cup on it, or just drain and use other hot waiter to make the soup. The soup is enjoyed separately. After drained, add sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the inner lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
A sachet of sauce.
The sachet for the soup.
A sachet of solid ingredients.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chashu, spring onion, sesame seed, and shichimi. Noodles are rather unremarkable. Flavor was odd to be honest. The soup just seemed like a sesame forward broth. Just didn’t push my buttons or float my boat. 2.25 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4901990372220.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!