Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba: I Tried the Instant Noodles
Yakisoba, together with Ramen, Udon, and Soba, is one of the noodle dishes that represent Japan, made by stir-frying wheat noodles typically with pork belly and vegetables like cabbage, onion, and carrot.
In Japan, Yakisoba is often cooked and eaten in households, so the pre-prepared noodles are available at most grocery stores around the country, and the products usually come with a flavor packet.
Yakisoba has been a long time favorite of Japanese people, so like instant ramen, there are a wide variety of instant Yakisoba noodles available in Japan.
Among those, Nissin U.F.O. Sauce Yakisoba and Peyang Sauce Yakisoba are 2 top-selling products. The former is especially popular in the western part of Japan, while those living in East Japan are more familiar with the latter.
Nissin U.F.O. Sauce Yakisoba
Actually today, I had the former, Nissin U.F.O. Sauce Yakisoba instant noodles, so for people who are curious about the Japanese instant noodle, this time I will share in-depth information about it.
How to Cook
The Japanese instant Yakisoba, Nissin UFO is available on Amazon.com and has a good reputation among customers. Thus, first of all, let me introduce how to cook the instant noodle with photos.
|1||First, remove the outer red-black plastic packaging|
|2||Separate the orange packet from the lid. By the way, it contains special “Furikake (ふりかけ)” seasoning for this noodle|
|3||Peel back the paper lid to the No.2 dotted line on the surface of it|
|4||Take the yellow sauce packet out from the Yakisoba container|
|5||Pour boiling water into the cup until the dried noodle block is entirely soaked|
|6||Close the lid and place the yellow sauce packet on top of it. Let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes|
|7||3 minutes later, peel off the small black seal on the corner of the lid|
|8||Drain the water completely from the container, through the tiny holes|
|9||Remove the paper lid and add in the special Yakisoba sauce|
|10||Mix up all the ingredients|
|11||As a finishing, sprinkle the accompanying Furikake flakes over the cooked noodles|
|12||Enjoy the Sauce Yakisoba noodles!|
The most distinctive feature of this Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba is the addicting savory taste that comes from the accompanying special Yakisoba sauce, while the noodles are straight, somewhat thick, and have a nice chewy bite.
The overall dish has plenty of umami brought by the thick, sweetish, flavorful Yakisoba sauce similar to Worcester sauce and tastes very good.
Ingredients and Calories
Lastly, for those who want to know the ingredients, here is the list. According to that, the special Yakisoba sauce of this Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba consists of sauce, sugars, vegetable oil, reduced starch syrup, salt, spices, pork extract, pork seasoning oil, protein hydrolyzate, and flavoring oil.
Incidentally, this instant Yakisoba is garnished with Ao-Nori (green seaweed) powder, seasoned pork bits, Beni Shoga red pickled ginger, and shredded cabbage, and has 556 kcal, 5.9 g salt equivalents per one serving (128 grams).