Here’s the last of the three different Nissin Raoh varieties Nissin Foods USa sent me – thanks again! These have been availble overseas for a very long time, however they are now being imported and distributed in new packaging and with slightly different ingredients for easy import into the United States. This would be known as shoyu over in Japan (shoyu translates into soy sauce). Shoyu is a very popular variety of ramen – here’s a little on it from wikipedia:
Shōyu (“soy sauce”) ramen typically has a clear brown broth, based on a chicken and vegetable (or sometimes fish or beef) stock with plenty of soy sauce added resulting in a soup that is tangy, salty, and savory yet still fairly light on the palate. Shōyu ramen usually has curly noodles rather than straight ones, but this is not always the case. It is often adorned with marinated bamboo shoots or menma, green onions, kamaboko (fish cakes),nori (seaweed), boiled eggs, bean sprouts and/or black pepper; occasionally the soup will also contain chili oil or Chinese spices, and some shops serve sliced beef instead of the usual chāshū.
Let’s have a look and see how this one fares.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to 2 cups of boiling water and cook for 4 minutes. Add contents of sachet to a bowl. Add water to bowl and mix well. Add in noodles. Enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
Has a soy scent.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added hard boiled egg, spring onion and ito togarashi (pepper strands). The noodles are very good – nice gauge and chew. They are definitely premium – very good. The broth is a very lovely shoyu taste – complex and hearty, with a good oiliness. 4.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 070662500019.
An older Nissin Raoh TV commercial from Japan.