Nissin Cup Noodle Bukkomi Meshi Instant Rice
When it comes to Japanese instant noodles, known as the world’s first instant cup noodle, Nissin Cup Noodle(s) is one of the most popular cup ramens in the world. The manufacturer Nissin introduced the Cup Noodle’s line original product in 1971, and since then, the company has been developing a wide variety of Nissin Cup Noodles to suit local tastes in each country.
Nissin Cup Noodle Bukkomi Meshi
Additionally, in recent years, Nissin introduced instant rice products with the brand name Cup Noodle, and today I have the regular product called “Bukkomi Meshi (ぶっこみ飯)” from the series. Actually, this is the first time I try it, though the cup rice was first released in March 2017.
By the way, the name of the Japanese rice dish, “Bukkomi Meshi (ぶっこみ飯)” literally means putting steamed plain rice into the soup after you finish all the noodles in a bowl of ramen.
Therefore, when you peel back the top paper lid, you see rice grains in the cup, instead of instant wheat noodles. Incidentally, the garnishes and soup base for the cup rice are almost the same as those in the original soy sauce flavor Nissin Cup Noodle, including shrimps, egg bits, and mystery meat.
The cooking of the instant cup rice Nissin Bukkomi Meshi is as simple as its noodle soup versions; First, peel back the top lid to the dotted line, pour boiling water evenly onto the rice until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup. Then, close the lid and let the rice sit and cook for 5 minutes. 5 minutes later, remove the lid, stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks, and ready to eat.
While some Japanese love the rice entirely soaked in miso soup, some others like to put plain rice grains in the ramen soup after they enjoy its noodles. You might think these are crazy ideas, but if you try this cup rice once, that thought will change. In fact, the instant cup rice Nissin Bukkomi Meshi is as delisious as the original soy sauce flavor Nissin Cup Noodle.