Here’s another one I found up in Canada a few months back. The graphics on this one are pretty awesome I think – but wait – what is yuzu? Help, Wikipedia!
Citrus junos or yuzu (from Japanese ユズ) is a citrus fruit and plant in the family Rutaceae. It is called yuja (from Korean 유자) in Korean cuisine context. Both Japanese yuzu and Korean yuja are cognates of Chinese yòuzi(柚子), but the Chinese word means pomelo. Yuzu is called xiāngchéng (香橙) in Chinese.
The yuzu’s flavour is tart, closely resembling that of the grapefruit, with overtones of mandarin orange. It is rarely eaten as a fruit, though in the Japanese cuisine its aromatic zest (outer rind) is used to garnish some dishes, and its juice is commonly used as a seasoning, somewhat as lemon is used in other cuisines.
Yuzu is often combined with honey to make yuzu hachimitsu (柚子蜂蜜)—a kind of syrup that is used to make yuzu tea (柚子茶) or as an ingredient in alcoholic drinks such as the yuzu sour (柚子サワー).
Yuzu has also been used extensively in the flavoring of many snack products, such as Doritos.
That last bit about it being used as a Doritos flavor – citrus Doritos, eh? That’s interesting. Alright – let’s give this one a try!
Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor – Japan
Detail of the import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contaims crustacean, chicken and fish. To prepare, add boi ling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block. Looks like their light variety in this one.
Lots of bits in here.
Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles were extra thin and light – they worked well here. The broth indeed had a citrus taste – a little fish taste as well. It worked well enough, however it was very odd. I wonder how it would be as a cold noodle soup? Lots of fish cake and egg throughout. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105242216.