Myojo Ippeichan Yomise no Yakisoba Instant Noodles
The world’s first cup ramen, Nissin Cup Noodle was created by Japan’s largest instant noodles manufacturer Nissin in 1971, and today, in addition to instant ramen, there are various types of instant noodles available in Japan.
Among those, especially instant udon, instant soba, and instant yakisoba are 3 major types, together with instant ramen.
Speaking of instant yakisoba, the top-selling products in Japan are Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba and Peyang Sauce Yakisoba, but I have one more product to introduce.
The product hasn’t been just a long-time favorite in Japan, but it is also fairly well recognized in some overseas countries.
Myojo Ippei-Chan Yomise no Yakisoba
It is “Ippei-Chan Yomise no Yakisoba (一平ちゃん 夜店の焼そば)” from Myojo that is one of the most beloved instant yakisoba noodles in Japan, together with Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba and Peyang Sauce Yakisoba.
Myojo introduced this instant yakisoba into the market in 1995, and in recent years it can also be bought on online shopping sites outside of Japan.
Judging from the number of reviews, in countries other than Japan, Myojo Ippeichan Yomise no Yakisoba seems to be better-known than both Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba and Peyang Sauce Yakisoba.
Therefore, for those who are interested in this Japanese instant yakisoba noodle, firstly let me share the cooking method with photos, for I actually made the Ippeichan Yakisoba today!
|1||First, remove the outer plastic packaging|
|2||Peel back the paper lid to the No.2 dotted line on its surface|
|3||Take all the flavor packets out from the container. (Black: Yakisoba sauce, Pink: Furikake flakes, Yellow: Mustard mayonnaise)|
|4||Pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside, entirely covers the noodles|
|5||Close the lid and place the yakisoba sauce packet on top of it. Then, let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes|
|6||3 minutes later, peel off the small seal on the corner of the top paper lid|
|7||Pour away the hot water completely from the tiny holes, keeping the lid closed with hands|
|8||Remove the paper lid and add the yakisoba sauce to the noodles|
|9||Stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks|
|10||Dress the noodles with the accompanying mustard mayonnaise|
|11||Sprinkle the accompanying Furikake flakes over the noodles|
|12||Enjoy the Ippeichan Yakisoba noodles!|
Myojo Ippeichan Yomise no Yakisoba is popular especially for its accompanying mustard mayonnaise called “Karashi Mayonnaise”. Actually, the product was the first instant yakisoba that came with mustard mayonnaise when it went on the market.
Since then, I have enjoyed this yakisoba over and over. Unlike normal instant yakisoba noodles, with the addition of the mustard mayonnaise, the Ippeichan Yakisoba gets an appetizing spicy touch. What is more, its yakisoba sauce is also packed with flavor and goes perfectly with the mustard mayo.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Specifically, according to the official website of Myojo Foods, the Ippeichan’s yakisoba sauce consists of sauce, mustard mayonnaise, sugars, flavoring oil, vegetable oil, salt, protein hydrolysate, processed sauce, flavoring, pork extract, spices, and brewed vinegar.
And the Ippei-Chan yakisoba noodle has 602 kcal per one serving (135 grams) and contains 4.6 g salt equivalents.