Recipe Test: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry using Tomato Juice

When we Japanese think of the brand of instant ramen, many will bring to mind “Nissin Cup Noodle”. 

In fact, Nissin’s Cup Noodle line has the top share in the market, and the regular flavors “Shoyu (soy sauce)” and “Seafood” have been long-time favorites in Japan.

Some people like to create a new flavor by adding something to the Cup Noodles, so if you search for such recipes on the internet offered in Japanese, you can find a lot.

As I shared a unique recipe using Nissin Cup Noodle Soy Sauce the other day, I actually like to try those recipes.

And today, I wanted to test another with Nissin Cup Noodle Curry that was on the official website of Nissin before.

Nissin Cup Noodle Curry using Tomato Juice

What I prepared for that recipe are only 3 ingredients, Nissin Cup Noodle Curry, 100 percent tomato juice (no salt added), and water.

According to the instructions, first, put water and 100 percent tomato juice into a pot at a ratio of 1 to 1, and bring the liquid to a boil.

Then, pour the diluted tomato juice into the cup of Cup Noodle Curry and wait for 3 minutes.

3 minutes later, remove the paper lid, and it’s ready to eat. These noodles look kind of like Spaghetti Naporitan, a popular Japanese pasta dish.


As you can see in the video above, this tomato curry ramen has a thick consistency and a strong flavor from both curry and tomato juice. 

As I expected, it tastes good like a Spaghetti Naporitan. But if I had to say, I prefer the usual Nissin Cup Noodle Curry over this tomato juice version.


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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