Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba : I Tried the Instant Noodles
Yakisoba, together with Ramen, Udon and Soba, is a representative Japanese noodle dish made by stir-frying wheat noodles with pork belly and vegetables like cabbage, onion, and carrot.
Yakisoba is commonly cooked and eaten in households of Japan. Hence, the pre-prepared noodles are available at most grocery stores around the country and the product typically comes with a flavor packet.
Yakisoba is a comfort food widely loved by Japanese people for a long time. 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-sellers. The former is especially popular in the western part of Japan, while those living in the eastern Japan are more familiar with the latter.
Nissin U.F.O. Sauce Yakisoba
Actually, I ate the former, Nissin U.F.O. Sauce Yakisoba instant noodles today, so for those who are curious about this Japanese instant Yakisoba, this time I will share in-depth information about that.
How to Cook the Instant Yakisoba Noodles
Nissin UFO instant Yakisoba is available on Amazon.com and has a good reputation among many customers. Thus, first of all, let me introduce how to make the instant Yakisoba noodles with photos.
|1||Remove the outer red plastic package|
|2||Take off the orange packet pasted on the paper lid. It contains “Furikake (ふりかけ)” seasoning for this Yakisoba noodles|
|3||Peel back the paper lid to the No.2 dotted line|
|4||Take the yellow sauce packet out from the container|
|5||Pour boiling water into the cup until the dried noodles are entirely soaked|
|6||Close the paper lid and place the yellow sauce packet on it. Let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes|
|7||3 minutes later, peel off the black seal on the corner of the lid|
|8||Drain the water completely from the container|
|9||Remove the paper lid and add the special Yakisoba sauce|
|10||Mix up all the ingredients|
|11||As a final touch, sprinkle the accompanying Furikake seasoning over the cooked noodles|
|12||Enjoy the Yakisoba noodles!|
The most distinctive feature of this Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba is the addicting savory flavor that comes from the accompanying special Yakisoba sauce. The noodles are straight, somewhat thick and have a nicely chewy texture.
The overall noodle dish tastes great and has plenty of umami given by the sweet Yakisoba sauce with a rich flavor similar to Worcestershire sauce.
Finally, according to the ingredient list on the side of the product package, the special Yakisoba sauce of this Nissin UFO Sauce Yakisoba mainly consists of Worcester sauce, sugar, reduced starch syrup, salt, spices, pork extract, pork oil, and flavoring oil.
As for the topping, this instant Yakisoba contains green nori seaweed powder, seasoned pork, Beni Shoga, and shredded cabbage.