Nissin Rich Cup Noodle Suppon Turtle Soup Flavor
Known as the world’s first instant cup noodle, Nissin Cup Noodle is Japan’s top instant ramen brand.
While in Japan its name is Nissin Cup Noodle, in countries other than Japan, the products are sold by the name of Nissin Cup Noodles.
The series’ original cup ramen was introduced in September 1971, and in commemoration of the 45th anniversary, Nissin created a sub-brand of the Cup Noodle “Nissin Rich Cup Noodle” in 2016.
As its name suggests, the Rich Cup Noodle is the luxurious version of the regular Cup Noodle, but the former cup noodles go on sale for a limited time only.
The previous cup ramen of the Nissin Rich Cup Noodle line was released in November of last year, and I actually enjoyed the luxurious sea urchin Uni ramen.
Nissin Rich Cup Noodle Suppon Soup Flavor Instant Ramen
Unfortunately, the sea urchin ramen is unavailable now, but instead, Nissin introduced what I purchased this time “Nissin Rich Cup Noodle Suppon Soup Flavor” anew into the market on September 2.
For the unfamiliar, “Suppon (スッポン)” is a soft-shelled turtle known as a luxury food material in Japan.
And Suppon soup is the quintessential soup dish made with the soft-shelled turtle, which, if properly cooked, is exquisitely delicious and is loved by many gourmets.
Although the Suppon turtle itself is expensive and costs much, the soup base of this instant ramen contains actual Suppon powder.
The other ingredients include chicken seasoning, bonito seasoning, lard, collagen peptide, sweeteners, mackerel seasoning, salt, gelatin, flavoring, yeast extract, spices, flavor oil, Shiitake mushroom seasoning, and pork seasoning.
As with other regular Cup Noodles, the dehydrated garnish for this Suppon ramen is scattered on the dried noodle block.
It consists of seasoned chicken meatballs, chopped green onions, Chinese wolfberry fruit, and seasoned Shiitake mushrooms.
This ramen cup comes with a black sachet attached to the lid, which contains special seafood flavoring oil featuring a mellow bonito and green onion flavor.
The claim on the side of the cup says that this instant ramen uses umami-rich double dashi (soup stock) made from bonito and Suppon turtle.
The cooking of this cup ramen isn’t that complicated; First, pour boiling water into the cup until it reaches the line indicated inside.
Then, close the lid and let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes. 3 minutes later, remove the paper lid and add in the contents of the black sachet.
Lastly, stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks and it’s ready to eat.
The seafood broth is light yet very flavorful and fragrant. This is a cup of Suppon ramen, but just a cup of instant ramen. So you couldn’t expect better than this.
The wheat noodles are thin compared to regular Nissin Cup Noodles, but I found these fine noodles are a good match for the Suppon ramen.
Price and Where to Buy
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price of this instant Suppon ramen is 240 yen (about 2.4 USD), and the cup ramen is currently available at convenience stores. By the way, I bought this one in a 7 Eleven.