Nissin Ebisoba Ichigen Instant Cup Ramen from Lawson
The other day when I went shopping at a convenience store near my workplace “Lawson (ローソン)” for the first time in a while,
as usual, first and foremost, I headed to the instant noodles section to see whether there is something interesting.
As a result, I picked up 2 instant ramen cups from Lawson’s “Meiten Series (名店シリーズ: Famous Ramen Shop Series)” as I had never tried them.
One is Nissin Ebisoba Ichigen, and the other is Myojo Tokyo Tanmen Tonari Shingeki Tanmen.
Since I enjoyed the former Nissin Ebisoba Ichigen at today’s lunch time, here, I will talk about the cup ramen.
Nissin Ebi-Soba Ichigen Instant Ramen
For the unfamiliar, “Ebisoba Ichigen (えびそば一幻)” is a Sapporo-based ramen shop popular for its signature ramen called “Ebi Soba (えびそば)”.
And this cup ramen is a collaboration product between Nissin and Ebisoba Ichigen.
The broth of their Ebi Soba is made by simmering plenty of sweet red shrimp heads spending much time.
Ichigen Ebi Soba
Ebisoba Ichigen is a relatively new ramen restaurant that started business in 2009 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, but the popularity of the shrimp ramen immediately made it famous.
And today, the ramen shop has branches in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
As for the contents of this instant ramen, as often seen in recent Japanese cup ramen, a special flavor sachet is attached to the lid.
It contains special shrimp oil, which is added to the ramen as a finishing touch.
When you peel back the paper lid, you will see lots of ingredients scattered over the dried noodle block,
which consist of soup base powder and dehydrated garnishes such as bits of seasoned pork, Agedama, and chopped green onions.
The cooking of this ramen isn’t that complicated.
- First, pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup.
- Then, close the lid and let the noodles steep for 5 minutes.
- 5 minutes later, add the special shrimp oil, stir well, and it’s ready to eat.
I haven’t eaten Ichigen’s actual Ebi Soba yet, but this ramen tastes pretty good and is worth trying at least once.
The noodles are of normal quality, but the miso-based broth is savory, packed with the flavor of shrimps.
Lastly, based on the ingredient list on the side of the cup, the soup base of this Ebisoba Ichigen instant ramen consists of lard, pork extract, powdered miso, sweeteners, wheat flour, pork seasoning, starch, seafood flavoring oil, chicken extract, spices, protein hydrolyzate, shrimp powder, pork flavoring oil, shrimp sauce, and yeast extract.