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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

Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!

#2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

hobby link japan #2843: Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu 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! Here’s what they had to say about this unique variety on their website –

‘This easy-to-prepare pack of Kyuushuu-style cup noodles has a delicious tonkotsu (pork) and herb taste, and comes with dried pork, wood ear mushrooms, sesame seeds and green onions!’

Sounds great – let’s hit it!

Sapporo Ichiban CupStar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles – Japan

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

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains pork., To prepare, add 320ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

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

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

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

The noodle block.

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

A lot of powder and garnish from inside the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, hard boiled egg, chashu pork, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and shichimi togarashi. The noodles were thin and  had the character of a straight noodle in a thin one which was interesting. The broth was excellent – a hearty tonkotsu I liked. The included bits were good – especially the chunks of pork which were prevalent and tasty. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.  JAN bar code 4901734016496.

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

Sapporo Ichiban Cupstar Tonkotsu Cup Noodles

This is from 1988 – 30 years ago… Oh man 1988 was 30 years ago? I’m getting old….