Nissin Sumire: One of the Best Miso Ramen Instant Noodles
As you know, ramen, together with udon and soba, is one of the noodle dishes that represent Japan. As for the flavor, Shoyu (Soy Sauce), Miso, Shio (Salt), and Tonkotsu (Pork Bone) are basics.
The Origin of Miso Ramen
As I posted an article on the origin of shoyu ramen before, today first, let me talk about the origin of miso ramen as well briefly.
Miso ramen is said to have its roots in several cities in Japan, among which Sapporo is the city best-known as one of the birthplaces.
Sapporo Miso Ramen originated in a local restaurant located in the city of Sapporo, Hokkaido whose name is “Aji no Sanpei (味の三平)”, and in 1955, the first owner created the original form of Sapporo Miso Ramen.
Even now the restaurant still exists in Sapporo, so if you want to know what the original Miso Ramen tastes like, you can savor the taste there.
Shop Information: Aji no Sanpei (味の三平)
Address: 4F Daimaru-Fujii-Central Building, 3-2 Minami-Ichijo-Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo (MAP)
Open: 11:00 to 15:00, 16:00 to 18:30
Closed: Mondays and Second Tuesday
Nissin Sumire: One of the Best-Selling Instant Miso Ramen in Japan
Other than the originator of Sapporo Miso Ramen, Aji no Sanpei, in Sapporo there are a bunch of ramen shops popular for their miso ramen noodle soups, and if I give a representative example, what comes to my mind right away is “Sumire (すみれ)”.
As proof of that, the largest instant noodles manufacturer in Japan, Nissin developed a bowl of instant ramen with the help of the ramen restaurant and the cup ramen that beautifully recreates the taste of its Sapporo Miso Ramen was released in 2000.
Since the other day I bought the Nissin Sumire instant miso ramen at my go-to 7 Eleven for the blog article, today let me introduce the cup ramen for Japanese instant ramen fans.
How to Cook Nissin Sumire Instant Ramen
Nowadays, the Nissin Sumire instant ramen can be bought on some online shopping sites outside of Japan, so first, I will explain how to cook it.
When you peel back the top paper lid, you will see the 3 packets shown above on the dried noodle block, so take them all out from the bowl.
By the way, the orange packet contains a liquid soup base, the clear transparent one: dried garnishes (seasoned meat, seasoned Menma bamboo shoots, chopped green onions, and fried onions), and the green one: soup base powder.
- First, add the contents of the clear transparent packet to the bowl
- Pour boiling water into the bowl until it reaches the line indicated inside
- Close the lid and place the orange packet on it
- Let the noodles sit and cook for 4 minutes
- 4 minutes later, remove the top paper lid and add in the contents of the orange and green packets
- Stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks and enjoy!
As with the miso ramen served in the actual ramen restaurant, using yellow thick curly noodles, Nissin Sumire Sapporo Miso Ramen is especially characterized by the rich flavorful miso-based broth packed with umami that comes from its special flavoring oil.
The yellow noodles are pleasantly chewy, while the soup broth is so tasty that you can easily drink it up.
Shop Information: Sumire (すみれ)
Address: 4-7-28 Nakanoshima 2-Jo, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo (MAP)
Open: (April to October) 11:00 to 15:00, 17:00 to 21:00 (November to March) 11:00 to 15:00, 17:00 to 20:00