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 – ‘Yakisoba noodles seasoned with Aurora (French for sunrise) sauce. The pinkish sauce with the fancy name is basically a mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise, which are both favorite for the Japanese. It’s unique but addictive!’ Sounds interesting – let’s crack it open and have a look!
Myojo Ippei-chan Yomise-No Yakisoba Aurora Sauce Flavor – Japan
Detail of the outer wraps (click to enlarge). Contains chickwen. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Use drain spout to drain. Add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
The noodle block.
Loose bits from the tray.
A liquid sachet.
A tomato scented sauce.
A dry base sachet.
Looks like some form of togarashi or other.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion and white onion. The noodles were great – just what I expect from the Ippei-chan series. The flavor… Well, it’s definitely smacking of mayonnaise and ketchup, what we call here in the United States as fry sauce. Just doesn’t seem right. I could see it with yakitori perhaps, sure – but with noodles it just seems wrong to me somehow. I will give it this – it’s unique. Maybe I’m just too much of an adherent to the classic yakisoba. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. JAN bar code 4902881436557.
A TV commercial for Ippei-chan yakisoba.