I tried Nissin Ippudo Tonkotsu Mazesoba Instant Noodles
Hakata Ippudo is one of the ramen chains that represent Japan. Its Hakata-style Tonkotsu ramen is not only popular in Japan, but many overseas people also love the pork bone broth ramen.
A leading Japanese instant noodles manufacturer, Nissin has created instant cup ramen in collaboration with Hakata Ippudo several times in the past and such products are sold only in Japan’s 7 Eleven convenience stores.
In fact, I introduced a Nissin’s instant ramen bowl that beautifully recreates the taste of Hakata Ippudo’s Tonkotsu ramen before, which the 7 Eleven stores stock regularly.
Nissin Ippudo Tonkotsu Mazesoba
Actually, I went shopping at a 7 Eleven today. Right after I entered the store, I saw a lot of newly released Nissin’s Ippudo instant noodles lined up on the shelves in front of the checkout counter.
I love Nissin’s ippudo instant ramen, so I purchased that.
What I bought this time is the above “Nissin Ippudo Tonkotsu Mazesoba (日清 一風堂 とんこつまぜそば)”. This product was first released in 2017 as a limited time offer and resold in 2018. Therefore, this is the 3rd time that 7 Eleven Japan handles it.
This instant noodle is a kind of soupless ramen called “Mazesoba (まぜそば)“. Although the noodle dish looks like it isn’t well seasoned, it has plenty of flavor that comes mainly from aromatic flavorful black garlic oil.
The Ippudo Tonkotsu Mazesoba noodles are characterized by 2 different types of condiments added as a final touch. One consists of white sesame seeds and garlic powder, and the other is red chili pepper.
The black garlic oil contained in the flavoring liquid and the 2 condiments make this noodle dish rich in flavor and really addictive.
This Mazesoba uses thin wheat noodles and tastes like the regular Ippudo instant ramen (Amazon.com), but I think that this soupless ramen is more flavorful than the latter noodle soup.
How to Make it (Instructions)
The making method of this instant Mazesoba is the same as that of instant Yakisoba noodles. Here are the making instructions with photos.
|1||Remove the outer plastic package, peel the paper lid back to No.2 dotted line, and take the 3 packets out from the container|
|2||Pour boiling hot water up to the inside line of the container|
|3||Place the blue packet on the paper lid and let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes. The blue packet contains flavoring liquid with black garlic oil|
|4||3 minutes later, peel off the small seal at the corner of the lid|
|5||Drain water completely out through the small holes|
|6||Remove the paper lid and add flavoring liquid to the noodles|
|7||Stir well with chopsticks|
|8||Sprinkle “Shiromaru Furikake (白丸ふりかけ)” that consists of white sesame seeds and garlic powder over the noodles|
|9||Sprinkle “Akamaru Furikake (赤丸ふりかけ)” that consists of red chili pepper over the noodles|
|10||Enjoy the Nissin Ippudo Tonkotsu Mazesoba noodles!|
As for the ingredients, the flavoring liquid of this instant Mazesoba noodle contains pork extract, animal fat and oil (pork and chicken), black garlic oil, chicken seasoning, flavoring pork oil, protein hydrolyzate, sugar, spices, salt, and yeast extract.
On the other hand, the topping consists of cabbage, seasoned pork, and Jew’s ear mushroom.