Myojo Tokyo Jinbocho Mikasa Instant Yakisoba Noodles
Cooked by stir-frying wheat noodles, pork belly, and vegetables together in a frying pan, “Yakisoba (焼きそば)” is often enjoyed in households in Japan.
Different from ramen, Yakisoba has no broth and is seasoned typically with Japanese Worcester sauce, soy sauce, salt, and pepper.
Since the stir-fried noodle has been a favorite of Japanese people for several decades, as with instant ramen, a variety of instant Yakisoba noodles can be bought at supermarkets and convenience stores around the county.
In fact, until now I have introduced various varieties of instant Yakisoba noodles that are popular in Japan, and today I have another to talk about, which is a relatively new yet popular instant Yakisoba from Myojo, “Myojo Yakisoba Mikasa (明星 やきそば みかさ)”.
Myojo Mikasa Sauce Yakisoba Instant Noodle
Located in Jinbocho, Tokyo, “Yakisoba Mikasa (やきそば みかさ)” (Google Map) is a specialized shop dedicated to Yakisoba noodles. In front of the restaurant, a lot of people are always waiting in line to enjoy the specialty Yakisoba.
As for this instant Yakisoba, it was created by the leading Japanese instant noodles manufacturer “Myojo (明星)” with the help of the restaurant Yakisoba Mikasa, and first released on October 8, 2018.
The above is the contents of the Myojo Mikasa Instant Yakisoba. The blue packet contains liquid Yakisoba sauce, the red one contains special sauce, and the last purple sachet contains Furikake flakes mainly consisting of seaweed particles.
After cooking the noodles, as a finishing touch, you add these 3 packets to the container. There are 2 types of sauces enclosed in this instant Yakisoba; one is spicy with a kick, while the other is sweet and rich in flavor.
The exquisite combination of the 2 different, addictive Yakisoba sauces makes this instant noodle a special dish that everyone can like.
The thick noodles are also pleasantly chewy and filling and are well coated with the Yakisoba sauce.
Next, let’s see the ingredients. According to the list, the accompanying Yakisoba sauces consist of sauce, sugars, vegetable fat and oil, salt, soy sauce, flavoring, processed sauce, beef extract, flavor oil, curry powder, brewed vinegar, and spices.
On the other hand, the garnish for this instant Yakisoba is made up of cabbage, Chashu roast pork, sea lettuce, Katsuobushi (dried bonito) powder, Beni-Shoga red pickled ginger, and spices.
Today, I actually made the Mikasa instant Yakisoba following the directions on the paper lid, so for those who are interested in it, here I will share the cooking process with photos.
|1||First, peel back the paper lid to the No.2 dotted line on the lid, and take these 3 packets out from the container|
|2||Pour boiling water into the container, up to the line indicated inside, until the noodles are entirely soaked|
|3||Close the lid and let the noodles sit and cook for 5 minutes|
|4||5 minutes later, peel off the small brown seal on the corner of the lid|
|5||Pour away the water inside completely through the tiny holes, keeping the lid closed with hands|
|6||Remove the paper lid, and add in the contents (liquid Yakisoba sauce) of the blue packet|
|7||Stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks|
|8||Put the contents (special sauce) of the red packet over the noodles evenly|
|9||At the same time, add the contents (seaweed powder) of the purple sachet|
|10||Ready to eat! Enjoy the Yakisoba noodles!|
Where to Buy
The Myojo Mikasa instant Yakisoba is a limited-time offer but is occasionally re-released. By the way, I bought this one in a 7 Eleven near my house.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price of this instant Yakisoba is currently 218 yen (about 2 USD).