Instant Yakisoba with Real Gold Celebrating New Era Reiwa
Yesterday when I ran errands to a drugstore near my workplace for the first time in a while, I found a cup of instant Yakisoba that drew my interest in the instant noodles section. As the result, I put it in my shopping basket and purchased it.
The reason why the product grabbed my heart is that its packaging had a golden color obviously differentiated from its counterparts and looked like a memorial item.
Actually, celebrating Japan’s new era “Reiwa (令和)”, the instant Yakisoba was created and introduced by Maruka Food, a Japanese instant noodles manufacturer well-known for the Peyang Sauce Yakisoba series.
Memorial Instant Yakisoba Noodles with Real Gold from Peyang
And this is what I bought this time, which is a limited-time edition instant Yakisoba noodle cup with real gold from the Peyang Sauce Yakisoba series, and for that reason, the outer plastic packaging of this product is golden.
This instant Yakisoba was released on April 8, 2019, and its suggested retail price is 250 yen (about 2.2 USD), somewhat pricey as compared to that (170 yen) of the original Peyang Sauce Yakisoba.
As for the contents, when I removed the outer golden packaging, as usual, the cooking directions for this instant Yakisoba noodle appeared.
In the container, there were 4 packets placed on the dried noodle block. 3 out of the 4 were the same as what is in the regular Peyang Sauce Yakisoba, and the rest, the extra one contained gold particles.
Therefore, the cooking method of this instant Yakisoba was almost the same as that of the regular Peyang Sauce Yakisoba. The only difference is that as a finishing touch the gold powder is sprinkled on the Yakisoba noodles.
Can you see where the gold particles are? As everyone knows, gold is very expensive, so the amount of it for this Yakisoba was very little.
Gold is tasteless, so were the gold particles on the noodles. Besides, their amount was very little, so as you can easily imagine, there was nothing different in taste between this limited-time edition Peyang Sauce Yakisoba and the regular one.
The gold particles just turned usual tasty Yakisoba noodles into a memorial item for the new era “Reiwa (令和)”.