Nissin Ippudo Gogyo Kogashi Miso Ramen Instant Noodle
On November 4, Seven-Eleven Japan newly released an Ippudo’s instant ramen cup. This time too, the instant ramen was created by Nissin in collaboration with Ippudo’s proprietor.
Nissin Ippudo Gogyo Instant Cup Ramen
Specifically, the name of the instant ramen I introduce here is Nissin “Ippudo Nishi-Azabu Gogyo Kogashi-Miso (一風堂 西麻布 五行 焦がし味噌)”.
As its name indicates, this cup ramen beautifully recreates the taste of the Kogashi (burnt) Miso ramen served in the restaurant of Ippudo Group’s “Gogyo (五行)” (Google Map).
Located in Nishi-Azabu, Tokyo, Gogyo is a popular ramen restaurant produced by Ippudo where you can drink and eat various creative dishes that go well with alcoholic beverages, which include Kogashi Miso Ramen (890 Yen plus Tax).
Most Japanese cup ramens that recreate the signature noodles of popular ramen shops come with an additional special flavor packet and that also applies to this instant ramen.
Actually, the red sachet contains special burnt flavoring oil, which is added to the cup as a finishing touch after the noodles are cooked.
In the cup, soup base powder and dried garnishes consisting of cabbage, seasoned chicken, red bell pepper, and green onion are mixed in with the dried noodle block.
I think, compared to other cup ramens, the amount of the garnishes is somewhat small.
How to cook this instant ramen is not that complicated like this.
|1||First, peel back the paper lid about halfway|
|2||Then, pour boiling water into the cup until it reaches the line indicated inside|
|3||Close the lid, place the red sachet on it, and let the noodles sit and cook for 5 minutes|
|4||As a finishing, add in the contents (special burnt flavoring oil) of the red sachet|
|5||Stir all the ingredients well and enjoy!|
This is a cup of miso ramen, but the flavor of its broth is distinctly different from what typical miso ramen features. It is fragrant, mellow, elegant, and tastes so good.
The noodles are also pretty nice with a pleasant firm texture. Overall, I think the Ippudo Gogyo instant ramen is highly original and of high quality for the price of 208 yen (about 2.0 USD).
Lastly, let’s see the ingredients. According to the list, the soup base of the Ippudo Gogyo instant ramen consists of lard, sugars, salt, powdered miso, starch, wheat flour, spices, pork seasoning, vegetable fat and oil, caramel powder, garlic seasoning oil, and yeast extract.