Mokkosu Ramen : Popular Kumamoto Ramen Instant Noodles in Japan
Today, there are various kinds of Japanese instant ramen available on overseas online shopping sites like Amazon.com. Actually, many of those are long-sellers or popular in Japan.
Speaking of the popularity of the Japanese instant ramen being sold overseas, many are popular both in Japan and in overseas countries, but some instant ramen that are popular in Japan haven’t become popular outside of Japan yet.
Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen : One of the most popular Kumamoto Ramen instant noodles in Japan
For example, “Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen (熊本もっこすラーメン)” is one of those, which is available on Amazon.com. This is a relatively new product but became a topic of conversation on Japanese internet sites a few years ago, when it was unavailable because of its tremendous popularity.
The reason why this instant ramen is popular is simply because it is as delicious as authentic Kumamoto ramen, as this review on a popular Japanese website says.
By the way, Kumamoto ramen (熊本ラーメン) is a Japanese local ramen that originated in Kumamoto Prefecture, which is a Tonkotsu ramen (豚骨ラーメン : pork bone broth ramen) featuring its mild yet rich soup, medium-sized straight noodles, and unique ingredients, such as chip-like fried garlic and black garlic oil called “Ma-Yu (マー油)”.
How to make Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen instant noodles
The instant ramen, Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen is really easy to make. In fact, the product only contains instant noodles and a flavor packet in the package.
In addition, what you need to prepare is 500 ml of water in a pot.
Heat the pot and bring water to the boil, then put instant noodles into the pot.
Boil the noodles for about 2 and a half minutes.
2 and a half minutes later, turn off the heat and add liquid seasoning (from the flavor packet) to the pot.
Then, stir well.
Serve the ramen in a bowl and enjoy! As you like, add toppings like boiled egg and sliced grilled beaf.
The taste of Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen
The ramen looks delicious, doesn’t it? Indeed, the broth tastes good with plenty of umami. It has a really mild tonkotsu flavor and as an aftertaste the faint smell of its black garlic oil comes. The noodles are also great with a pleasantly nice chewy texture. If you like Japanese instant ramen, I think this one is worth a try.
The ingredients of Kumamoto Mokkosu Ramen
According to the description on the back of the package, the ingredient of this product mainly includes wheat flour, salt, pork and chicken extracts, soy sauce, animal and plant fat, vegetable extract, sugar, seafood extract, and spices.