I Tried Nissin Cup Noodle Rich Fukahire Shark Fin Soup Flavor
Following the Suppon turtle soup flavor 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
The Nissin Cup Noodle Rich series is the luxurious version of Nissin Cup Noodles and this time the Rich instant ramen beautifully recreates the flavor of “Fukahire Soup (フカヒレスープ)”.
What is Fukahire Soup?
Fukahire means shark fin in Japanese as Fukahire soup is referred to as shark fin soup in English. The shark fin soup is originally a traditional Chinese dish.
The broth is chicken based, thick, rich in flavor, while the shark fins in the soup are almost tasteless but are used for their gelatinous texture like a cross between chewy and crunchy.
The Fukahire soup is known as a luxurious soup dish in Japan and the shark fins are sold at high prices.
Therefore, the topping for this instant ramen doesn’t include real shark fins. Instead, processed gelatin is used as a replacement for Fukahire.
Other toppings consist of bok choy, cloud ear mushrooms, seasoned eggs, and Chinese wolfberry fruit.
The black sachet pasted on top of the paper lid contains special oyster flavoring oil, which is added to the noodle soup as a final touch.
How to cook this instant ramen isn’t so complicated: Peel back the paper lid about halfway and pour boiling 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 lid and add the contents of the black sachet. Then, stir all the ingredients well and you can enjoy the Fukahire soup ramen.
The broth is characterized by the good fragrance of oyster sauce and really tasty. It is thick and rich in flavor like a real Fukahire soup.
The noodles are normal in quality, in other words, soft and not bouncy in texture. As a whole, I think the Fukahire soup flavored ramen is very satisfying for its price of 240 yen (about 2.4 USD).
According to the ingredient list, the soup base for this instant 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 Nissin Cup Noodle Rich Fukahire Soup Flavored Instant Ramen
The Nissin Cup Noodle Rich Fukahire Soup flavored Instant Ramen is a limited-time offer and now available at supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan.