Nissin Cup Noodle Chili Tomato Flavor Instant Ramen

Nissin is a leading Japanese instant noodles manufacturer, and its flagship brand of cup ramen, Cup Noodle is well-known for its rich variety of flavors ranging from exotic to unique and one-of-a-kind.

When it comes to the Cup Noodle line’s regular flavors, Shoyu (Soy Sauce), Curry, and Seafood have an especially large market share in Japan.

But in addition to them, there is one more standard flavor of Nissin Cup Noodle that shouldn’t be forgotten, which I bought today for this blog article.

Nissin Chili Tomato Cup Noodle

Nissin Cup Noodle Chili Tomato Flavor Instant Ramen

Actually, what I introduce here is the “Nissin Cup Noodle Chili Tomato” pictured above.

The chili tomato flavor instant ramen was introduced in 1982 and now has gained deep-rooted popularity among women, probably because tomato is associated with healthy food.

As a matter of fact, according to the survey conducted by Mynavi News, in the ranking, the Chili Tomato Flavor is the 4th most popular of all Japanese Cup Noodle flavors.

Now, let’s see the contents.


In the cup, a generous amount of garnishes are scattered on the dried noodle block, which consist of chunks of seasoned meat (so-called “mystery meat“), bits of cabbage, corn grains, tomato cubes, and kidney beans.


Nissin Chili Tomato Instant Cup Ramen

The cooking is the same as other regular flavors of Nissin Cup Noodles; Peel back the lid about halfway, pour in boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside, close the lid, and let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes.


As for the taste, the broth is a bit spicy with an appetizing, fresh tomato flavor to it, while the noodles are of usual Cup Noodle quality; soft, not bouncy, and the overall taste is quite good. 

Ingredients and Calories

Nissin Cup Noodles Chili Tomato Ingredients

Lastly, let’s see the ingredient list. Based on that, the soup base of this Chili Tomato Flavor Cup Noodle mainly consists of tomato powder, spices, pork extract, seafood extract, lard, vegetable seasoning, salt, onion powder, cheese powder, vegetable extract, and sweeteners.

By the way, the calories per serving (76 grams) are 354 kcal, and the noodle soup contains 4.0 grams of salt equivalents.


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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