5 Best Seasonings for Upgrading Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood

As you may know, it is Nissin Foods that introduced world’s first instant cup ramen, and when Japanese people think of cup noodles, I think many will probably bring the Nissin Cup Noodles to mind.

Since the release of the Cup Noodles, the company Nissin has held the top share in Japan’s instant noodles market, and among others Nissin Cup Noodle Shoyu (Soy Sauce) and Seafood flavors are especially popular in Japan.

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As a matter of fact, Nissin Cup Noodle Soy Sauce is the most famous cup ramen brand in Japan, and the seafood flavor ranks the second.

5 Best Seasonings (Condiments) for Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood

Speaking of Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood, you can find a bunch of tips to make the seafood ramen taste better on the internet offered in Japanese.

Out of such tips, today I will introduce my 5 best seasonings and condiments for upgrading the Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood instant ramen.

The following toppings will deepen the flavor of the seafood ramen and make it more delicious.


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Many Japanese like adding mayonnaise to the cup. They say on the internet that mayo is the best condiment for Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood.

The method is very simple: Once you make the instant cup ramen, add mayo as much as you like.

This topping imparts depth and richness to the taste of the seafood ramen and makes it a milder and richer noodle soup.

Umeboshi Plums

Nissin Cup Noodles Seafood with Umeboshi

Umeboshi plums unexpectedly work well with almost any flavor of the Nissin’s Cup Noodle line available in Japan.

In fact, it is said that a person in charge of the development of Nissin Cup Noodles admired the great combination of Umeboshi plums and Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood.

If you add Umeboshi to the cup, the seafood ramen can get a pleasant refreshing flavor from the salted plums.

Melting Cheese

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Before pouring boiling water into the cup, put some cheese on the dried noodles as much as you like, then make the cup ramen in a routine way.

Melting cheese is well-known as a standard topping for upgrading the seafood ramen among Japanese instant ramen lovers.

With this method, you can fully enjoy the instant ramen with the savoriness of cheese, as melting cheese twines around the noodles.


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Many Japanese like to add vinegar to the seafood ramen, and they say online that vinegar goes well with almost any flavor of Nissin Cup Noodles.

If you add some vinegar to Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood, the noodle dish will become something like Thailand’s Tom Yum Goong.

Gochujang (Korean Red Chili Paste)

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If you like spicy stuff, it is recommended to put some Korean red chili paste “Cochujang” in Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood. The spicy seasoning makes the seafood ramen a tasty Korean-style noodle soup.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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