This was sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of wonderful Japanese items! Thank you again! This is an ultra special one they came out with to commemorate the anniversary of Cup Noodles – the Cup Noodle Rich line.
Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Garlic, Egg Yolk & Oxtail – Japan
I guess this proclaims that it’ll make you feel like you’re eating a Cup Noodle made by Momofuku Ando on [email protected] The power! Let’s give it a try!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef and oxtail. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in liquid from sachet on top of cup. stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles hydrated well and were of the good standard quality of Japanese Cup Noodle – flat, soft, lots of noodles. The broth was a rich creamy one with a beef kind of taste to it. As for the garlic taste, I found it kind of absent and the egg yolk must have been part of the thickener for the broth. The garnish bits were nice – Jew’s ear mushroom, bell pepper and bits of meat were abundant. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105236390.
Thhis was sent to me by Ippin, a purveyor of wonderful Japanese items! Thank you again! I heard about this variety a few months back and was immediately interested. I’ve never had turtle soup although I’ve heard it’s a very fancy dish. This new Cup Noodle Rich line is supposed to be very fancy and quite nice – excited to try it! This one isn’t available as it has been discontinued by the manufacturer and I don’t think anyone is selling it anymore (Ippin mentioned that they weren’t selling it either). There was some concern by animal rights activists over it being turtle flavor. Kind of confused by this since turtle seems to be available most places. But that’s a conversation for a different day – today is about flavor – let’s give it a try!
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains meat. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover. Let steep for 3 minutes. Add in contents of liquid sachet. Stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Since I’ve never tasted anything ‘turtle’ before, whether it be real or artificial, I’m kind of at a disadvantage here. The noodles are the standard Cup Noodle style; flat and thin with a very soft chew. The broth is a kind of salty and almost chicken or duck kind of flavor – wavering between the two familial fowls. The garnish bits are where I notice the interesting things – there’s a little bit of onion and mushroom. Then there are what seem to be meatballs or sausage bits which definitely have a taste I’m not accustomed to. It’s pretty good but also kind of strange. Like I said, if I had a turtle frame of reference I could tell how true to the taste it is. Not my favorite but a fascinating variety. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105232613.