Acecook Wakame Ramen Instant Noodle Soup with Seaweed
Acecook is a major Japanese instant noodles manufacturer.
Although, with the top share in Japan’s market, Nissin Foods is especially famous for its “Cup Noodle(s)” line both in and outside Japan, in recent years Acecook has been in the top 5 in terms of the market share. (Acecook has the largest share in Vietnam’s market.)
When it comes to Acecook’s regular products, “Super Cup” and “Wakame Ramen” instant noodles have long been loved by many people.
A wide range of cup noodles have come out one after another in the past few years in Japan and I am fond of trying those newly released instant ramen, but I have a craving for Acecook Wakame Ramen once in a while because the instant noodle soup with wakame seaweed has a good old taste that recent instant ramen bowls don’t have.
Acecook Wakame Ramen
Acecook Wakame Ramen was introduced in 1983. As you may know, wakame is the most commonly eaten seaweed in Japan and is known as a healthy food. In fact, we Japanese often use the seaweed as the main ingredient in Miso soup, salads, and noodle soup dishes such as ramen and udon.
Acecook Wakame Ramen has a simple yet satisfying soy sauce flavor that almost any Japanese never get tired of. Hence, the instant noodle soup with wakame seaweed has been a long-time favorite of Japanese of all generations since it went on the market.
The broth is packed with umami from seafood such as sardine and bonito and is characterized by a soy sauce flavor from the old days. This seaweed ramen also uses lots of aromatic sesame seeds, making a good harmony with a generous amount of healthy wakame seaweed.
In recent years, many high quality Japanese instant ramen bowls can be bought on online shopping sites like Amazon.com, but if you want to experience a nostalgic taste from the good old days of Japan, Acecook Wakame Ramen is undoubtedly a must-try.
For those of you who are interested in the classic Japanese wakame seaweed ramen and want to try it someday, here I will share the cooking instructions with photos.
|1||First, peel back the paper lid about halfway and take the 3 packets out from the bowl. The transparent packet contains dried garnishes such as wakame seaweed, sesame seeds, corn grains, and bits of Menma bamboo shoots, the brown one contains a liquid soup base, and the silver one has spices in it.|
|2||Put the contents of the transparent packet into the bowl, then pour boiling water up to the line indicated inside the container|
|3||Close the lid, place the brown packet on it, and let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes|
|4||3 minutes later, remove the top paper lid and add in the liquid soup base and spices|
|5||Stir all the ingredients lightly with chopsticks and enjoy the wakame ramen!|
Where to Buy
Acecook Wakame Ramen is one of the most beloved instant seaweed ramen in Japan, so the product is available in many supermarkets as well as online.