A Golden Instant Yakisoba Celebrating Japan’s New Era
Yesterday when I went shopping at a drugstore near my workplace for the first time in a while, I found a pack of instant Yakisoba that drew my interest in the instant noodles section, so I put it in my shopping basket and purchased it.
The reason why the product grabbed my heart is that it had a golden package obviously differentiated from counterparts and looked like a memorial item.
Actually, celebrating the 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 its Peyang Sauce Yakisoba series.
Peyang’s Memorial Instant Yakisoba Noodles with Gold for Reiwa
This is what I bought this time, which is a limited-time instant Yakisoba noodle cup with real gold from the Peyang Sauce Yakisoba series. This is why the outer plastic package of this product is golden in color.
This instant Yakisoba was released on April 8, 2019, and its suggested retail price was 250 yen (about 2.2 USD), somewhat pricey as compared to that (170 yen) of the original Peyang Sauce Yakisoba.
When I took off the outer package, the cooking instructions for this instant Yakisoba noodles appeared as usual.
After that, I peeled back the paper lid about halfway and took out the 4 plastic flavor and spice packets from the container. 3 out of the 4 were the same as what is in the regular Peyang Sauce Yakisoba, and the extra one contained gold powder.
How to make it
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 final touch the gold powder is sprinkled over the Yakisoba noodles.
Can you see where the gold powder is? As everyone knows, gold is expensive, so the amount of gold powder for this Yakisoba was very little.
Gold is tasteless, so was the gold powder on the noodles. Besides, its amount was very little, so as you can easily imagine, there was nothing different in taste between this limited-time Peyang Sauce Yakisoba and the regular one. The gold powder just turned usual tasty Yakisoba noodles into a memorial item for the Japan’s new era “Reiwa (令和)”.