Nissin Ippudo Tonkotsu Mazesoba Instant Soupless Ramen
Hakata Ippudo is one of the ramen restaurant chains that represent Japan. Its Hakata-style Tonkotsu ramen is not only popular in Japan, but in recent years, many overseas people also love the pork bone broth ramen.
Accordingly, the leading Japanese instant noodle manufacturer, Nissin has been creating various instant ramen with the help of Hakata Ippudo, and those products, including this, can be seen at 7 Eleven convenience stores.
Nissin Ippudo Tonkotsu Mazesoba
Actually, today I went shopping at a 7 Eleven and found a newly released Ippudo instant ramen on the shelf in front of the checkout counter. I love Nissin’s Ippudo ramen series, which is why I purchased that for sampling.
This is what I picked up. Actually, the “Nissin Ippudo Tonkotsu Mazesoba (日清 一風堂 とんこつまぜそば)” was first introduced in 2017 as a limited time offer and resold in 2018. Therefore, this is the 3rd time 7 Eleven Japan carries it.
This instant noodle is a kind of soupless ramen called “Mazesoba (まぜそば)“. The dish looks like it’s not well seasoned but it actually has lots of umami, which mainly comes from the enclosed flavorful black garlic oil.
Other than this, the Ippudo Tonkotsu Mazesoba noodle is characterized by 2 different types of condiments added in the finishing process, one consists of white sesame seeds and garlic powder, and the other is finely ground red chili pepper.
As you can see in the picture above, this Ippudo Mazesoba uses thin wheat noodles but tastes very close to the regular Ippudo instant ramen.
The cooking of this instant Mazesoba is actually basically the same as instant Yakisoba. But for people who want to try it someday, lastly, let me share the instructions.
|First, remove the outer plastic packaging, peel back the lid to the No.2 dotted line on the surface, and take the 3 packets out from the container
|Then, pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside
|Close the lid and place the blue packet on top. Then, let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes. The blue packet contains black garlic tare sauce, by the way
|3 minutes later, peel off the small seal on the corner of the lid
|Drain water completely from the container through the tiny holes
|Remove the lid and add in the garlic sauce
|Stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks
|As a finishing, sprinkle “Shiromaru Furikake (白丸ふりかけ)” consisting of white sesame seeds and garlic powder
|And “Akamaru Furikake (赤丸ふりかけ)” consisting of finely ground red chili pepper
|Ready to eat, Enjoy!