Myojo Yokohama Ramen Rokkakuya Instant Noodle
The other day, on the way home from work, I stopped by a 7 Eleven convenience store and bought a cup of instant ramen from Myojo’s “Meiten Kiko (銘店紀行)” line, which beautifully recreates the taste of the popular ramen restaurant “Rokkakuya (六角家)” in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Rokkakuya, together with “Yoshimuraya (吉村家)” and “Honmokuya (本牧家)”, is one of Yokohama Iekei Ramen’s 3 major specialty shops, but unfortunately, in October 2017, the main shop of Rokkakuya in Yokohama closed down, and now there only exists the branch restaurant in Totsuka Ward, Yokohama.
Yokohama Iekei Ramen (横浜家系ラーメン)
The originator of Yokohama Iekei Ramen is Yoshimuraya, which is the grandfather of all ramen shops that specialize in Yokohama Iekei Ramen. Yokohama Iekei Ramen uses thick straight noodles and is characterized by its rich Tonkotsu Shoyu (pork bone soy sauce) based broth.
Myojo Rokkakuyya Instant Cup Ramen
Now, let’s get down to the main topic. When you peel back the paper lid of the Myojo Rokkakuya instant ramen, you will see plenty of garnishes mixed in with the dried noodle block, which consists of Chashu roast pork, spinach, and green onion.
As often seen in recent Japanese cup noodles, a special flavor sachet is attached to the top lid. The black sachet contains special flavoring oil, which is added to the cup as a finishing touch just before you eat the ramen.
According to the ingredient list on the side of the cup, the soup base of this instant ramen consists of pork and chicken extract, salt, dextrin, soy sauce, powdered fat and oil, flavoring oil, pork oil, chicken oil, and spices.
As with the actual Yokohama Ramen, this Rokkakuya cup ramen has a rich soy sauce-based Tonkotsu flavor, accompanied by a fragrant aroma from “Chiyu (鶏油)” chicken oil contained in it. It looks greasy, but not really.
The noodles are somewhat thick with a three-layer structure. They are non-fried noodles with a nice chewy bite.
(Reference Page: Wikipedia 家系ラーメン )