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#3315: Sapporo Ichiban Cup Star Potato Butter Shio Ramen 44th Anniversary Limited Edition – Japan

#3315: Sapporo Ichiban Cup Star Potato Butter Shio Ramen 44th Anniversary Limited Edition - Japan

This one comes from Zenpop.jp – a subscription box service. If you want to check out their boxes and get one, use coupon code RAMENRATER for a discount. Here’s what they have to say about this one – “The Cup Star came out on January 18th in 1973. This limited flavor is made to celebrate the Cup Star’s 44th anniversary. Some members from the idol group Nogizaka48 are printed on the label to give a special touch to the product, and you might see some of their printed autographs when you open the lid. Enjoy the combination of chicken and butter and this shio (salt) based ramen and contains slightly chunky potatoes along with cabbage, corn, and carrots. If you are a Nogizaka48 fan you should save the container after using it!”

I’m a little confused; if it came out in 1973, wouldn’t it be 46? I came out in 1975 and I’m 44! Well, regardless lets give it a try – it sounds good.

Sapporo Ichiban Cup Star Potato Butter Shio Ramen 44th Anniversary Limited Edition – Japan

#3315: Sapporo Ichiban Cup Star Potato Butter Shio Ramen 44th Anniversary Limited Edition - Japan

Detail of the side panels. Contains chicken. To prepare, add boiling water to line and cover 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Seasoning and solid bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added egg, spring onion, and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. Noodles came out nicely. Broth had a very buttery hit to it and the potatoes were perfect. Tasty stuff. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734036463.

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

Sapporo Ichiban Cupstar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

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#3225: Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa – Japan

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘Laksa, a spicy noodle soup dish of Singapore, joins Zenpop Ramen this month to try and win the Zenpop Ramen Cup. The creamy coconut flavor is spiced up with chili and coriander. How do you like this iconic Asian taste?’

Yeah I’m a huge fan of Laksa. Been curious about this one – I’ve reviewed another Nissin Cup Noodle Laksa from Japan before but this looks entirely different. Let’s give it a try.

Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa – Japan

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. TO prepare, fill to line with boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

The noodle block.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Loose seasoning and bits from the cup.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

A wet sachet is affixed to the lid.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Laksa paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander. Noodles are your standard Cup Noodle fare – Japanese cup noodle that it. The broth is very rich – lots of coconut going on. The included laksa paste adds a nice lime taste (although I lost much on my shirt – watch the video below). 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105242988.

#3225L Nissin Cup Noodles Singapore Laksa - Japan

Cup noodle Singapore Spicy club 78 g × 12 pieces ramen Japan

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#3211: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle – Malaysia

#3211: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

Well look here  something brand new from MyKuali! I think the last new thing they introduced was their fried noodle – their mee goreng. This one though – I’ve never heard of this before. Let’s look at Wikipedia and see what we can find –

Kaeng som or gaeng som[1] (Thaiแกงส้มpronounced [kɛ̄ːŋ sôm]) or Thai sour curry[2] is a sour and spicy fish curry or soup with vegetables popular in central Thailand.[3] The curry is characteristic for its sour taste, which comes from tamarind (makham). The recipe uses palm sugar (Thaiน้ำตาลปี๊บnamtan pip) to sweeten the curry.

Following the popularization of the dish, currently the favored vegetables include cauliflower, white radishcabbagechinese cabbagecarrotlong beans and asparagus, as well as cha om omelet.

The versions using shrimp instead of fish are more popular; kaeng som with shrimp and cha-om omelet is now a standard dish in Thailand. Other types may include pineapple or seafood. The common point, however, is that coconut milk is not used in this sour curry.[7]

Wow this sounds very interesting – a sweet and sour kind of curry – I’m definitely interested. Let’s check out this new cup from MyKuali!

MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle – Malaysia

#3211: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and shrimp. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to line. Cover for 4~5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3211: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3211: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

An included fork!

#3211: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

The noodle block.

#3211: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

A wet sachet.

#3211: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

A thick paste.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, shrimp, tofu puff. Noodles are thin and have a nice crumble. Broth is kind of like a tom yum, but then again not like a tom yum. Doesn’t seem to be sweet either as mentioned in the Wikipedia entry I read – all that being said, I really like it! I didn’t know exactly what to expect, but this works quite well. Sour, spicy and tasty. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555655005807.

#3211: MyKuali Penang Gaeng Som Noodle - Malaysia

MyKuali/Malaysia Best Brand/Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle/Piping Hot Flavor/Strong Thick Broth With Lemongrass, Shrimp Notes & A Nice Bit Of Sweetness from Food Heaven, Penang Malaysia (4 x 105g)

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#3073: Trader Joe’s Miso Ramen Soup – United States

#3073: Trader Joe's Miso Ramen Soup - United States

A lot of people enjoy visiting Trader Joe’s and trying their products. Actually, there aren’t many products if any that I think are actually ‘their’ products – they get companies who make a good product to do a ‘private label,’ often the same product or some with a couple tweaks and then packaged with Trader Joe’s graphics. I believe this one to be actually a cup of Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen. Anyways, let’s check this new cup out!

Trader Joe’s Miso Ramen Soup – United States

#3073: Trader Joe's Miso Ramen Soup - United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and add boiling water to fill line. Stir. Cover for 6 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3073: Trader Joe's Miso Ramen Soup - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3073: Trader Joe's Miso Ramen Soup - United States

The blobby shaped noodle block.

#3073: Trader Joe's Miso Ramen Soup - United States

A dry sachet.

#3073: Trader Joe's Miso Ramen Soup - United States

A granular mixture.

#3073: Trader Joe's Miso Ramen Soup - United States

A wet sachet.

#3073: Trader Joe's Miso Ramen Soup - United States

Oil.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added soft egg, spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts , chashu and togarashi. The noodles are fascinating – kind of collapse instead of chew. They’re not mushy, but become so quickly in the mouth. The broth is definitely a red miso, and nori is rather prevalent. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 00604116.

#3073: Trader Joe's Miso Ramen Soup - United States

Trader Joe’s – RAMEN SOUP Net Wt. 1.5 Oz (43g) VEGAN – 4-PACK

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#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor – United States

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

Another one sent by way by Robert over at www.dadbert.com – thanks again, man! So like their Cup Noodles Very Veggie range,Nissin USA has gone with a cup that instead of a large amount of vegetables has gone with more meat and seafood. To be honest, I like this new direction Nissin is moving towards. However, I think marrying the two concepts – why not lots of meat and lots of vegetables? Call it something like Cup Noodles Gold Label or Cup Noodles Supreme or Cup Noodles Real Loaded or Cup Noodles Fully Loaded… I dunno – just seems like it would be pretty rad. Let’s check this one out!

Nissin Cup Noodles Soup’D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor – United States

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp and chicken. To prepare, fill to line with rom temperature water and microwave @ 1000W for 2 1/2 minutes. Let stand in microwave for an additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

The noodle block.

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

Loose bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fried onion, sesame seeds and scallions. The noodles are indeed wider and have a little extra chewiness. The broth has a nice richness to it and is most definitely thicker than the other varieties’. Nit of vegetable and reasonably sized shrimp were commonplace – found 8 shrimp in this cup. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662403020. UPC bar code

#3056: Nissin Cup Noodles Soup'D Up Savory Shrimp Flavor - United States

Nissin Cup Ramen Noodle Soup, Very Veggie Spicy Chicken Flavor, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 6)

Watch me cook and garnish this one on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) – Japan

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

Today we have a Zenpop.JP variety – so what’s Zenpop? They’re a subscription service for all things Japanese! Definitely, check them out. By the way, use coupon code RAMENRATER to get $2 off! Here’s what they had to say about this one – ‘This is as nice as the name indicates! While the soup is thick and rich, this is also a bit better for you with fewer  calories than the original Nissin Cup Noodles. Is that even possible? You’ll know it once you try this.’

When I opened the Zenpop box, I saw this and was excited – I’ve had it before and really liked it! Wait – that’s not entirely accurate – I had last year’s version. It’s been changed as of this April! I’m guessing it will be a little different. Here’s what I found on the Nissin Japan website –

1. Noodle

Non-fried noodles exclusively for “cup noodle nice” which kneaded plenty of dietary fiber equivalent to about 4 lettuce. I pushed the taste and taste of the noodles further to the cup noodle.

2. Soup

A thick soup which is deeply finished with pork extract added to soy sauce soup which made the peppers unique to cup noodles.

3. Materials

Cabbage, seasoned minced pork, egg, leek, red pepper.

Cool – let’s give it a try!

Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) – Japan

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, asdd boiling water to line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

The noodle block.

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

Loose seasoning and bits of noodle.

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

Some of the solid ingredients from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, shichimi togarashi, and chashu pork. The noodles have an excellent texture which I think is leaps and bounds over the standard Cup Noodle noodle. The broth has a nice shoyu taste and carries a rich and thick character which I find extraordinarily pleasing despite its healthy restrictions. Included seasoned minced pork, egg, and vegetables bounce to life – the pork tastes good as do the vegetables – which have a nice crunch. Really impressed yet again! 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4902105246603.

#3024: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Pork Shoyu (New Version) - Japan

Nissin Japanese Cup Noodle Ramen Standard Soy Sauce 10p set

Watch me cook this one up on an episode of Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

Well this is very nice to see. This is a popular variety in Japan. Cup Noodle Seafood has been around for some time. Well, Nissin USA has brought it here to the United States in a microwave form with no added MSG and no artificial flavors. Here’s a little tidbit from Wikipedia about Cup Noodle –

Instant noodles were invented in 1958 by Momofuku Ando, the Taiwanese-born founder of the Japanese food company Nissin. He used Chicken Ramen as the first instant ramen noodles.

In 1970, Nissin formed the subsidiary Nissin Foods (USA) Co. Inc, to sell instant noodles in the United States. Nissin recognized that the bowls traditionally used to package instant noodles in Asia were not common in the U.S, so they used the paper cup designed by Ron R. Matteson. In 1971, they introduced instant ramen packaged in a foam cup. The three original Cup O’ Noodles flavors in the US were beef, chicken and shrimp. Pork flavor was added in 1976. In 1978, Nissin Foods offered more new varieties of Top Ramen and Cup O’ Noodles. The product was known as Cup O’ Noodles in the United States until 1993.

Alright – let’s crack open the top of this one and see what’s inside!

Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork and seafood. To prepare, remove lid and add room temperature water to line. Microwave at 1000W for 2 1/2 minutes. Let stand in microwave and additional minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

Loose seasoning and seafood from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are your standard Cup Noodle fare. They are flat and thin gauged. Soft tooth and decent quantity. The nice thing about this one is the inclusions and the broth. The broth is a tasty and milky seafood one – salty and full of nice seafood flavor without being fishy. Clam and other seafood are abundant in decent size as well as scrambled egg as well as cabbage. A really tasty one. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662402016.

#2875: Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup Ramen Noodle Soup, Seafood, 2.68 Ounce (Pack of 6)

I really like how the domestic United States Nissin TV ads are getting weird – like the ones in Japan.

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

Well, this was something that upon hearing about, made me extremely happy. Curry. From Nissin Foods America. I mean wow – this is something now made and available in the United States! How awesome is that? Not only this one, but the Seafood Cup Noodle is available too. They’ve changed the recipe a little and now have no artifical flavors and no MSG. Plus, you CAN MICROWAVE IT! Wow – pretty awesome! The lid says these are the #1 curry cup noodles in Japan. I’m going to go out on a limb and say these are the same for the United States as I do believe they’re the ONLY curry cup variety in the United States. So let’s see if these are good – I really, really hope they’re going to stick around for a while!

Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup – United States

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains beef and pork. To prepare, remove lid. Tip cup to the side and tap until you see the noodles. Add room temperature water to fill line. Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes (1000W). Let site in the microwave and additional minute. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

The noodle block.

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

Ample seasoning from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are thin and flat with a very light tooth. The broth is a salty curry and strong enough. However, there is no spiciness. The included bits of potato hydrated perfectly. An apt translation of the Japanese original 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662402023.

#2832: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry Ramen Noodle Soup

Nissin Cup Ramen Noodle Soup, Curry, 2.82 Ounce (Pack of 6)

So it looks like Nissin Foods here in the United States is finally moving towards the model from Japan. More varieties and weird commercials – very happy to see it!

#2824: Nissin Cup Noodle Chili Chili Chili Tomato

#2824: Nissin Cup Noolde Chili Chili Chili Tomato

Hey look at this! This came by way of Hobby Link Japan, a great site that has all sorts of amazing Japanese things including instant noodles! Thank you very much! Three chillis! Here’s what they had to say about this unique variety on their website

‘Is that enough chili for you? — Made with spicy chili chili paste, this special Cup Noodles flavor was created to commemorate 35 years of tasty Nissin instant noodles! Mild tomato soup is made to blend perfectly with the chili paste kick for a tasty meal! ‘

Alright – let’s dig in!

#2824: Nissin Cup Noolde Chili Chili Chili Tomato – Japan

#2824: Nissin Cup Noolde Chili Chili Chili Tomato

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains chicken and pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Add in contents of sachet. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2824: Nissin Cup Noolde Chili Chili Chili Tomato

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2824: Nissin Cup Noolde Chili Chili Chili Tomato

The noodle block.

#2824: Nissin Cup Noolde Chili Chili Chili Tomato

Loose ingredients and seasoning from the cup.

#2824: Nissin Cup Noolde Chili Chili Chili Tomato

A liquid base sachet.

#2824: Nissin Cup Noolde Chili Chili Chili Tomato

Thick and smells like tomato.

Finished (click to enlarge). Noodles are thin and flat as per usual. The broth’s flavor is definitely a very spicy tomato one. Very rich and flavorful. The inclusion of cabbage, chunks of pork and other niceties round everything out and make it a hard one to put down. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. .  JAN bar code 4902105242735.

#2824: Nissin Cup Noolde Chili Chili Chili Tomato

Cup Noodles C h i l i – C h i l i   C h i l i  Tomato Noodle: 1 Cup (78g)

A vintage TFV spot for Chili Tomato

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

Hey look at this! This came by way of Hobby Link Japan, a great site that has all sorts of amazing Japanese things including instant noodles! Thank you very much! This is a very large cup variety containing udon and green curry flavor. To be honest, I’ve not seen much if any green curry coming out of Japanese instant noodle companies in the past. Did I mention I freaking love green curry? Alright – let’s hit it!

Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles – Japan

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Sure it contains chicken, probably pork and possibly fish. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line. Cover for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

The noodle block.

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

Some loose seasonings and bits from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tofu puff and coriander. The udon is thick and soft. I really enjoyed it with this green curry broth – I’ve had these udon with other broths and not found them as much to my liking, but here they shine. The broth is thick and giving great salty green curry flavor. Bits of broccoli in there among other bits. Really a nice green curry – spicy, but not strong overpowering spiciness. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105241301.

#2818: Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

Nissin Donbei Green Curry Udon Cup Noodles

Unboxing a shipment of samples from Hobby Link Japan.

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

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[1][2] 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.

It is an integral ingredient (along with sudachidaidai, and other similar fruits) in the citrus-based sauce ponzu, and yuzu vinegar is also produced.

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).[6]

It is also used to make liquor (such as yuzukomachi, 柚子小町) and wine.[7][8]

Yuzu can also be used to make various sweets including marmalade and cake.

Yuzu kosho (also yuzukosho, literally “yuzu and pepper”), is a spicy Japanese sauce made from green or yellow yuzu zest, green or red chili peppers, and salt.

Slivered yuzu rind is also used to garnish a savoury, salty egg-pudding dish called chawanmushi, as well as miso soup.[9]

It is often used along with sudachi and kabosu.

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

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

Detail of the import/distributor sticker (click to enlarge).

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

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!

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

The noodle block. Looks like their light variety in this one.

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

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.

#2774: Nissin Cup Noodles Yuzu Flavor

Nissin Cup Noodle 3 taste / soy sauce / seafood / curry / 9 assorted (Japan imports)

Harvesting yuzu in Japan

#2600: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Rich Pork Shoyu

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

#2600: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Rich Pork Shoyu - カップヌードルナイス - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

I couldn’t help myself. I thought that for my 2,600th review, maybe an homage to the first video game console I’d ever played was in order. I thought the pixelated graphics could do a nice job and so here we are. So this is a new range for Nissin Cup Noodle Nice. The Cup Noodle Nice look to me a distant cousin of the Cup Noodle Light+ series – they contain non-fried noodles for starters. They have the same fiber as a ton of lettuce, lower calories, etc. If this comes out as good as the Light+ varieties did, then this should be something special. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about Nissin Japan –

Established in Japan on September 4, 1948, by Momofuku Ando[2] as Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. of Japan (日清食品株式会社 Nisshin Shokuhin Kabushiki-gaisha) and ten years later introduced the first instant ramen noodle product, Chikin Ramen (Chicken Ramen). They established a US subsidiary Nissin Foods in 1970 and sold instant ramen noodle products under the name Top Ramen. Instant noodles (1958) and cup noodles(1971) were both invented by Momofuku Ando.[3][4] Nissin Foods has its headquarters in Yodogawa-kuOsaka.[5][6]

Nissin Foods has established offices and factories in various countries, such as Hungary (since 1993), Brazil (since 1981),[9] Hong Kong (since 1985),[10] India (since 1987),[11] Germany (since 1993),[12] Thailand (since 1994),[13] China (since 1995),[14] and Mexico (since 2000).[15] Their products are also sold in the PhilippinesTaiwanHungarySingaporeCanadaSwedenIndonesiaMalaysiaAustralia, the United KingdomItaly, Argentina and the United States.

Alright – let’s get to checking out review #2600 – Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Rich Pork Shoyu!

Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Rich Pork Shoyu – Japan

#2600: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Rich Pork Shoyu - カップヌードルナイス - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

Here’s the import/distributor’s sticker (click to enlarge) – I got this one on a July 2017 trip up to Richmond BC up in Canada.

#2600: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Rich Pork Shoyu - カップヌードルナイス - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork. To prepare, add boiling water to the fill line (330ml) and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2600: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Rich Pork Shoyu - カップヌードルナイス - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2600: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Rich Pork Shoyu - カップヌードルナイス - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

The noodle block.

#2600: Nissin Cup Noodle Nice Rich Pork Shoyu - カップヌードルナイス - Japan - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles ramen

Loose garnish and seasoning from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). The noodles are excellent; I don’t know why they just don’t replace these in all Cup Noodle Japanese varieties; they’re just the right way to go I think! The broth has a bit of thickness to it which was unexpected but very nice. The included vegetable, egg and pork just all worked together so well. Really an amazing and excellent cup of noodles. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902105237847.

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