I Tried Nissin Cup Noodle Miso Instant Ramen
“Nissin (日清)” is the largest instant noodles manufacturer in Japan, and its flagship brand, “Nissin Cup Noodles” is not only a favorite of Japanese people, but is widely enjoyed around the world as well.
The flavor of Nissin Cup Noodles is varied according to the preference and the eating habit of each country, and in Japan, when it comes to the regular flavors, many of us Japanese will bring “Shoyu (醤油 : soy sauce)”, “Curry”, and “Seafood” to mind.
Nissin Cup Noodle Miso Flavor
However, “Miso (味噌)” flavor didn’t exist in the series until recently, even though the soybean paste is one of the seasonings that represent Japan, together with soy sauce.
More correctly, actually Nissin introduced Miso flavor of Nissin Cup Noodle into Japan’s market twice in the past, but both the sales periods of the first generation (released in 1992) and the second generation (released in 2006) were short-lived.
The Third Generation of Nissin Cup Noodle Miso
Nevertheless, Nissin developed a Miso flavor for Nissin Cup Noodle series anew and put “Nissin Cup Noodle Miso Mini” on Japan’s market on April 2, 2018, which earned a good reputation.
Hence, the regular size of the Cup Noodle Miso was released in Japan on April 1, 2019, which I tried this time for this blog article.
This is the third generation of Nissin Cup Noodle Miso Flavor.
When I peeled back the paper lid, I saw a lot of ingredients on the dried noodles, which include mystery meat, corn grains, bits of cabbages, carrots and green onions.
The cooking method is the same as that of other regular Nissin Cup Noodles: simply pour boiling water into the cup and let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes.
3 minutes later, I removed the lid and enjoyed the noodle soup.
According to Nissin’s official website, the soup broth is made with 3 types of Miso soybean pastes, “Mugi Miso (麦味噌 : wheat miso)”, “Aka Miso (赤味噌 : red miso)”, and “Shiro Miso (白味噌 : white miso)”, and features a rich flavor of Miso with a little bit of kick coming from ginger and garlic.
As Nissin says, this 3rd generation of Nissin Cup Noodle Miso was full of flavor of Miso and as an aftertaste I got subtle spiciness. It was tasty, but I found Nissin Cup Noodle Miso tastes straight as compared to other Miso ramen instant noodle soups like Nissin Sumire Sapporo Miso Ramen.