Nissin Cup Noodle Miso Flavor Instant Ramen

Nissin is the largest instant noodle manufacturer in Japan, and its flagship cup ramen, “Cup Noodle” 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 eating habits of each country, and in Japan, when people think of the regular flavors, many will be reminded of “Shoyu (醤油: soy sauce)”, “Curry”, or “Seafood”.

Nissin Cup Noodle Miso Flavor

However, “Miso (味噌)” flavor didn’t exist in the series until recently, even though the fermented soybean paste is one of the essential parts of Japanese cuisine, together with soy sauce.

Correctly, Nissin actually introduced Miso flavor from its Cup Noodle line twice in the past, but both the sales periods of the first generation (released in 1992) and second-generation (released in 2006) were short-lived.

The Third Generation

Nonetheless, Nissin developed Miso flavor for its Cup Noodle series anew and put “Nissin Cup Noodle Miso Mini” on the market on April 2, 2018, which earned a good reputation.

Probably as the result, Nissin rereleased the regular size of the Cup Noodle Miso on April 1, 2019, which I actually tried for the blog article today.

Nissin Cup Noodle Miso Flavor

This is the third generation of Nissin Cup Noodle Miso Flavor.

When you peel back the paper lid, you see soup base powder and dried garnishes mixed in with the dried noodle block. The garnish consists of mystery meat, corn grains, bits of cabbages, carrots, and green onions.

The cooking method of this cup ramen is the same as that of other regular flavors; simply pour boiling water into the cup, close the lid, and let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes.

3 minutes later, remove the top lid and you can enjoy the noodle soup.


Nissin Cup Noodle Miso Flavor Instant Ramen

According to the official website of Nissin Foods, by using ginger, garlic, and 3 different varieties of Miso paste, “Mugi Miso (麦味噌: wheat miso)”, “Aka Miso (赤味噌: red miso)”, and “Shiro Miso (白味噌: white miso)”, the broth gets a rich, savory flavor and a little bit of kick.

Indeed, it was pretty good, but I found the Miso flavor of Nissin Cup Noodle tastes straight as compared to other instant miso ramens such as Nissin Sumire Sapporo Miso Ramen.


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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