I tried Toyo Suisan Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta Instant Ramen
There are a variety of 7 Eleven Japan limited instant ramen that beautifully recreate the taste of famous ramen shops in Japan. Many of those are created by Nissin and other major Japanese instant noodles manufacturers in collaboration with the ramen shops.
Representative examples of such instant ramen include Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto, Nissin Hakata Ippudo and these instant cup ramen, all of which were released more than 10 years ago in Japan and are known as long-sellers.
In recent years, Nissin and Toyo Suisan introduced Michelin-starred instant cup ramen for Japan’s 7 Eleven convenience stores. They are Nissin Nakiryu Dang Dang Noodles and Toyo Suisan Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta.
The other day, I tried the former instant ramen bowl and wrote an article about it. Therefore, this time I will introduce the latter, Toyo Suisan Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta.
Toyo Suisan Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta Michelin-Starred Instant Cup Ramen
Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta (Google Map) is a very popular ramen shop in Sugamo, Tokyo. It is known as the world’s first ramen shop that received a star rating in the Michelin Guide.
Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta received 1 Star in the 2016 edition of the Michelin Guide to Tokyo for the first time, and in its 2019 edition too, it got 1 Star, together with Nakiryu (Google Map) and Soba House Konjiki-Hototogisu (Google Map).
When you hear Soba, you may imagine Japanese buckwheat noodles, but this Toyo Suisan Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta is an instant ramen bowl. In this case, the Soba comes from Chuka Soba or Shina Soba. Both are synonyms for Ramen.
When you peel back the paper lid of this Toyo Suisan Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta, you see the above 4 packets placed on the dried noodles.
The blue packet contains liquid soup base, the red one has special oil with a black truffle flavor, the green one have a dried roast pork slice and dried chopped green onions, and the last transparent one contains seasoned Menma processed bamboo shoots.
The Cooking Instructions
How to cook this instant ramen bowl is a little complicated as follows.
|1||Put the green packet of dried ingredients|
|2||Pour boiling hot water up to the inside line of the container|
|3||Close the lid and place the transparent, red and blue packets on it. Let the noodles sit and cook for 5 minutes|
|4||5 minutes later, remove the paper lid and add liquid soup base|
|5||Then, add special oil|
|6||Stir well with chopsticks|
|7||As a final touch, add seasoned Menma bamboo shoots|
|8||Enjoy Toyo Suisan Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta instant ramen bowl!|
As with Nissin Nakiryu Dang Dang Noodles, Toyo Suisan Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta is a high-quality ramen bowl, so that made me really satisfied.
The noodles are slightly thin and firm with good chew like those of Nissin Nakiryu Dang Dang Noodles, while the soup broth is soy sauce based, and has rich umami of chicken and seafood in addition to a subtle black truffle flavor.
According to the ingredient list on the bowl, the noodle contains wheat flour, salt, dietary fibers, and egg powder, while the soup base consists of soy sauce, chicken extract, vegetable oil, chicken oil, pork extract, hydrolyzed protein, seafood extract, yeast extract, and spices.