I tried Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Sea Urchin Cream Instant Ramen
Nissin is the top instant cup ramen manufacturer with the largest share in the Japan’s market. The Japanese company’s most famous product series, or product brand, is “Nissin Cup Noodles”, whose instant cup ramen is widely enjoyed around the world.
Nissin Cup Noodles has many variations of instant cup ramen that differ depending on each country, and in Japan, Nissin has created very unique, novel flavors of its series, such as “Matcha” and “Pizza Potato Tomato”, in the past few years.
The other day, when I went shopping at a supermarket near my house and headed to its instant noodles section, I came across Nissin’s new instant cup ramen of that kind that drew my interest, so I picked it up.
Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Uni Cream
The name of the Nissin Cup Noodles that I purchased this time is “Nissin Cup Noodles Luxury and Rich Uni Cream”. As you can guess from the name, the flavor and the main ingredient are “Uni (うに)”, or the sea urchin roe that is popular as a sushi topping.
In fact, when I peeled back the paper lid about halfway, I saw yellow dried ingredients that look like sea urchin roe scattered on the dried noodles. According to the product package, the yellow food is made using 6.9% sea urchin roe and the other topping includes bits of broccoli. As for the orange packet pasted on the lid, it contains a special flavor paste.
After I poured boiling hot water into the cup and waited for about 3 minutes, I removed the paper lid and added the flavor paste, which wasn’t pasty but like liquid. Containing the water, the orange stuff became slightly puffy like real sea urchin roe.
Stirred well and I enjoyed the instant ramen. The yellow Uni-like food was soft and fluffy in texture and tasted kind of like sea urchin roe, while the soup broth had a nice smell and rich flavors of seafood, including a slight flavor of Uni.
This instant cup ramen was a little pricy compared to usual flavors of Nissin Cup Noodles, because it is RICH and LUXURY! Yes, indeed it was delicious. The Uni-like topping was novel and quite unique, and the broth had a satisfying flavor that comes from various umami ingredients including sea urchin roe.
Although I want to highly recommend this Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Sea Urchin Cream instant ramen, it is probably a limited-time item. Therefore, if you are interested and get a chance, just give it a try. It is available now at many supermarkets in Japan.