Nissin Menya Yukikaze Sapporo Miso Ramen Instant Noodles
As you might already know, convenience store chains in Japan have teamed up with popular ramen shops and leading Japanese instant noodles manufacturers over the past few decades.
They sell their own store-limited instant noodles created by the instant noodles manufactures with the help of ramen shops, which also applies to what I purchased this time.
Nissin Menya Yukikaze Sapporo Miso Ramen
The other day, I bought this Lawson-limeted Nissin Menya Yukikaze Sapporo Miso Ramen instant noodle bowl for about 280 yen (about 2.6 USD), which was released in October, 2019, from Lawson Meiten Series.
For the unfamiliar, “Menya Yukikaze (麺屋 雪風)” (Google Map) is a popular Hokkaido-based ramen shop whose main restaurant is located in Susukino, Sapporo.
Therefore, Menya Yukikaze’s signature dish is a bowl of Sapporo-style Miso ramen and in front of the restaurant there are always a lot of people waiting in a long queue.
From the above, the Nissin Menya Yukikaze Sapporo Miso Ramen beautifully recreates the signature noodle dish of the ramen shop Menya Yukikaze.
In the bowl, there were the wheat flour noodle block and the 5 packets. The contents of each packet are as follows.
- The green packet contains dried ingredients such as green onions and cloud ear mushrooms
- The clear transparent one contains a thin dry slice of Chashu roast pork
- The brown one contains powdered soup
- The red one contains liquid soup base
- The black one contains special flavor oil
For those who want to try this instant ramen some day, I share the cooking instructions with photos. I actually made this instant ramen following the directions on the side of the bowl.
|1||First, peel back the paper lid about halfway and take all the packets out from the bowl|
|2||Put the contents of the green and transparent packets ( dried Chashu pork, green onions and cloud ear mushrooms) in the container|
|3||Pour boiling water into the bowl, up to the line indicated inside|
|4||Place the red and black packets on the paper lid and let the noodles sit and cook for 4 minutes|
|5||4 minutes later, remove the lid and loosen the noodles lightly|
|6||Pour in the contents of the red, brown, and black packets (soup bases)|
|7||Stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks|
|8||Enjoy the Menya Yukikaze Sapporo Miso Ramen!|
As for the taste, the soup broth has a mild, rich miso flavor with umami from Tonkotsu (pork bones) and garlic, and tastes pretty good.
The yellow noodles are slightly curly and have a nicely bouncy texture.
Finally, according to the ingredient list, the soup base of this instant ramen consists of miso, pork extract, lard, spices, powdered miso paste, vegetable fat and oil, sugars, protein hydrolysate, chicken oil, egg powder, pork seasoning, emulsified oil, flavor oil, dextrin, Niboshi (dried small sardine) powder, and seafood seasoning.