Nissin Cup Noodle Rich Fukahire Shark Fin Soup Flavor
Following the Suppon turtle soup flavor that I introduced the other day, another flavor was released on September 30 from Nissin’s Cup Noodle Rich instant ramen series.
Nissin Cup Noodle Rich Fukahire Soup Flavored Instant Ramen
As it name suggests, the Nissin’s “Cup Noodle Rich” line is the luxurious version of Nissin Cup Noodles, and this time the Rich cup ramen beautifully recreates the flavor of “Fukahire Soup (フカヒレスープ)”.
What is Fukahire Soup?
“Fukahire (フカヒレ)” means shark fin in Japanese as Fukahire soup is referred to as shark fin soup in English. Incidentally, the Japanese shark fin soup is originally a traditional Chinese dish.
The broth of Fukahire soup is rich chicken-based with a thick consistency, while the shark fins in the soup are almost tasteless but are enjoyed for their gelatinous texture like a cross between chewy and crunchy.
The shark fin soup is an expensive soup dish in Japan because Fukahire shark fins are sold at high prices in the market.
For that reason, the garnish of this cup ramen doesn’t include real shark fins. Instead, processed gelatin is used as a replacement for Fukahire, and other toppings consist of bok choy, cloud ear mushroom, seasoned egg, and Chinese wolfberry fruit.
The black sachet attached to the top paper lid contains special oyster flavoring oil, which is added to the noodle soup as a finishing touch just before you eat the ramen.
The cooking of this cup ramen isn’t that complicated; First, peel back the paper lid about halfway and pour in boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup. Then close the lid and let the noodles sit and cook for 3 minutes.
3 minutes later, remove the top lid and add in the contents of the black sachet. Lastly, stir all the ingredients well and you can enjoy the Fukahire soup ramen.
As for the taste, the broth is really tasty featuring the good fragrance of oyster sauce. With a rich umami taste, it is thick in consistency like a real Fukahire soup.
Meanwhile, the noodles are normal quality, in other words, soft and not bouncy. Overall, I think this Fukahire soup flavored ramen is very satisfying for its price of 240 yen (about 2.4 USD).
For those who want to know the ingredients, here it is. According to the list, the soup base of this cup ramen consists of lard, chicken seasoning, starch, pork seasoning, sugars, collagen peptide, oyster sauce, seafood seasoning, powdered soy sauce, wheat flour, gelatin, protein hydrolyzate, chicken oil, spices, and flavoring.
Where to Buy
The Nissin Cup Noodle Rich Fukahire Soup Ramen is a limited-time offer and goes on sale once in a while at convenience stores.