I tried Nissin Rich Cup Noodle Suppon Turtle Soup Flavor
Nissin Cup Noodle is the Japan’s top instant ramen brand and known as the world’s first instant cup noodles.
In Japan, its brand name is written as Nissin Cup Noodle, while, in countries other than Japan, its instant cup ramen are sold under the name of Nissin Cup Noodles.
The first instant cup ramen of the Nissin Cup Noodle series was released in September, 1971, and Nissin created a sub-brand of Nissin Cup Noodle “Nissin Rich Cup Noodle” in 2016 in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the brand.
As its name suggests, the Nissin Rich Cup Noodle series is the luxurious version of the regular Nissin Cup Noodle series and its instant cup ramen go on sale for a limited time.
The previous instant cup ramen of the Nissin Rich Cup Noodle series was released in November of last year, and I actually enjoyed the luxurious sea urchin Uni ramen.
Nissin Rich Cup Noodle Suppon Turtle Soup Flavored Instant Ramen
Unfortunately, the sea urchin ramen is unavailable now, but Nissin introduced what I purchased this time for this blog article “Nissin Rich Cup Noodle Suppon Soup Flavor” anew into the market on September 2.
“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.
The Suppon soup is exquisitely delicious, if properly cooked, and is loved by many gourmets.
Although Suppon turtles are expensive, the soup base for this instant ramen actually contains Suppon powder.
Other ingredients in the soup base are chicken seasoning, dried bonito seasoning, lard, collagen peptide, sweeteners, mackerel seasoning, salt, gelatin, flavoring, yeast extract, spices, flavor oil, Shiitake mushroom seasoning, and pork seasoning.
The topping for this Suppon ramen consists of seasoned chicken meatballs, chopped green onions, Chinese wolfberry fruit, and seasoned Shiitake mushrooms
The instant ramen cup comes with a black packet pasted on it, which contains luxurious seafood flavor oil that is characterized by its mellow bonito and green onion flavor.
In fact, the label says that this instant cup ramen uses a super rich double Dashi soup stock taken from bonitos and Suppon turtles.
How to cook this instant cup ramen isn’t complicated: Just pour boiling hot water up to the inside line of the cup.
Then, close the lid and let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes.
3 minutes later, remove the paper lid and add the contents of the black packet to the cup. Lastly, stir all the ingredients well and you can enjoy the Suppon ramen.
The seafood broth is light yet really flavorful and fragrant. This is a cup of Suppon soup flavored ramen, but it is just a cup of instant ramen, so you couldn’t expect better than this.
The noodles are thin compared to those of the regular Nissin Cup Noodles, but I think these fine noodles are a good match for this 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 instant cup ramen is currently available at convenience stores in Japan. By the way, I bought this one in a 7 Eleven.