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#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!

#2239: Nissin Cup Noodles Chicken Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup (New Recipe)

After a few decades, Nissin decided they wanted to make some changes to one of their flagship products here in the United States, Cup Noodles. They’ve lowered sodium and now there is no added MSG and no artificial flavors. I thought this was kind of interesting as last year they came out with these new cups, but it looks like they’re not available anymore. Let’s have a look at this iconic domestic instant noodle in a cup.

Detail of the cardboard outer (click to enlarge).

Detail of the ingredients panel (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. If you’re curious, here’s the nutrition facts from both the new recipe and old recipe so you can compare .

The foam cup in all of it’s glory.

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge). Contains chicken. To prepare, DO NOT MICROWAVE THE CUP. DON’T DO IT. IF YOU DO, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE IRE OF THE RAMEN RATER. Open lid halfway and add boiling water to inside fill line. Cover. Let steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy! AGAIN, DON’T MICROWAVE THE CUP!

The noodle block.

Some of the loose seasoning and vegetables.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, kizami shoga, spring onion, hard boiled egg, shichimi togarashi and chicken cooked sous vide style at 147°F for 135 minutes with Johnny’s Chicken & Pork seasoning. The noodles hydrated well and there were a lot of them. The broth was salty and chicken flavored – pretty good. The included vegetable bits hydrated perfectly and were of good quality. I tried these and the old version back to back recently. I found the new recipe’s noodle had a little less chewiness to them compared to the old recipe. I also noticed the flavor of the broth seemed to concentrate more on a mushroom base rather than chicken. When I sampled the noodles today without something to compare them to, I didn’t feel any of these things; they just tasted like a regular chicken Cup Noodles. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 070662030035.

Nissin Chicken Cup Noodles, 24 Count

Nissin Foods hasn’t changed the recipe for Cup Noodles since their unveiling in 1971.