Recipe Test: Nissin Cup Noodle Curry using Tomato Juice

When we Japanese think of the brand of cup ramens, many will probably bring “Nissin Cup Noodle” to mind. 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 widely enjoyed in Japan.

Actually, some Japanese like to create a new flavor by adding something to the Cup Noodles, so if you search for such recipes using Nissin Cup Noodles 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 try another with Nissin Cup Noodle Curry and a recipe that was on Nissin’s official website before.

Nissin Cup Noodle Curry using Tomato Juice

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

According to the instructions, first, pour water and 100 % tomato juice into a pot at a ratio of 1 to 1 and bring the liquid to the boil. Then, pour the diluted tomato juice into the cup of Cup Noodle Curry and wait for 3 minutes.

3 minutes later, remove the top paper lid and you can enjoy the tomato curry ramen noodle soup, which looks kind of like Spaghetti Naporitan, a popular Japanese pasta dish.


As you can see in the video, the tomato curry ramen has a thick consistency and a strong flavor from both curry and tomato juice. As I expected, it tasted like a Spaghetti Naporitan, yes it was pretty good. But as for me, I found I prefer normal 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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