Nissin has factories all over the world – even one in Germany! This is one of the varieties manufactured there. Soba is a type of noodles. Yakisoba is that noodle being fried (there’s yakiudon as well). These cups are really neat – let’s pop it open and look inside!
Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). Not sure about meat in this one so check for yourself. To make it, you add hot water, put the lid on for 3 minutes. Then use the lid as a strainer. Add the packet of liquid and stir and you’re done.
Here’s a shot of the plastic lid which doubles as a drain tool.
Detail of the foil lid (click image to enlarge).
The noodle block.
The sauce sachet.
Has a curious scent.
Vegetable pieces are in the cup and not inside a sachet.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed pork, kiazmi shoga (pickled ginger), green onion and sweet onion. The noodles were thinner in gauge than traditional soba, but they had the same kind of texture which was very nice. The flavor was alright, but it seemed a lot less sweet than teriyaki sauces I’ve had in the past. Then again, it’s yakisoba sauce, but didn’t really detect the Worcestershire flavor that’s usually very present. The flavor was different; not bad, just different. The vegetables hydrated well. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5997523313159.
This is a great documentary about the advent of the instant noodle.