I tried Nissin Cup Noodle Rich Sea Urchin Cream Instant Ramen

Nissin is the top instant noodles manufacturer with the largest share in the Japan’s market. As you know, the Japanese company’s flagship instant cup ramen brand is Nissin Cup Noodle whose instant noodle soups are widely enjoyed around the world.

The Cup Noodle line is known for having 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 over the past few years, such as “Matcha” and “Pizza Potato Tomato”.

In fact, the other day when I went shopping at a supermarket near my house and headed to its instant noodles section, I came across a new instant ramen cup of that kind from Nissin that drew my interest, so I picked it up.

Nissin Cup Noodle Rich Uni Cream Flavor

Nissin Cup Noodle Rich Uni Cream Flavor

The name of the Nissin Cup Noodle that I purchased this time is “Nissin Cup Noodle Luxurious Rich Uni Cream”. As you can guess from the name, the flavor and main ingredient of the cup ramen are “Uni (うに)”, or sea urchin that is popular as a sushi topping.

In fact, when I peeled back the paper lid about halfway, yellow things that look kind of like sea urchin roe instantly came into sight. According to the description on the package, the yellow stuff actually contains 6.9% real sea urchin roe, and the other toppings include bits of broccoli. The orange packet pasted on the lid contains a special flavor paste, by the way.

After I poured boiling water into the cup, close the lid, and waited for about 3 minutes, I removed the paper lid and added in the flavoring paste as a finishing touch. Rehydrated with the hot water, the yellow stuff became slightly puffy like real sea urchin roe.

Nissin Cup Noodles Instant Uni Ramen

Stirring all the ingredients together well, I enjoyed the cup ramen. The yellow Uni-like food on top was soft and fluffy, and tasted kind of like sea urchin with a subtle fragrance of it, while the soup broth had a nice smell and rich flavors of seafood, including a slight taste of Uni.


Nissin Cup Noodles Rich Sea Urchin Cream

This instant cup ramen was a little pricy compared to usual flavors of Nissin Cup Noodle, because it is RICH and LUXURIOUS! Yes, indeed it was delicious. The Uni-like topping was quite unique and tasty, while the seafood broth had a satisfying flavor that comes from various umami ingredients including sea urchin.

I’d like to highly recommend this Nissin Cup Noodle Rich Sea Urchin Cream instant ramen, but unfortunately it is probably a limited-time offer.


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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