Nissin Chicken Ramen: The Origin of Instant Ramen
As you know, Nissin Foods is Japan’s top instant noodles manufacturer, whose flagship cup ramen, Cup Noodle, is now widely enjoyed in many countries.
The predecessor, Chuko Sosha (中交総社), was founded by Momofuku Ando in 1948, and later in 1958, it was taken over by Nissin Foods.
Nissin Chicken Ramen
In the same year (1958), Nissin began selling the packaged instant ramen Chicken Ramen (チキンラーメン), which won over the hearts of customers.
Nissin Chicken Ramen is the world’s first instant ramen that accomplished commercial success, known as the origin of instant ramen.
Unlike recent instant noodles, whose cooking directions are complicated, Nissin Chicken Ramen is so simple that it only comes with a dried noodle block.
As it has no flavor packets, all you need to prepare for this are boiling water, the dried noodle block, and a pot or a bowl for cooking.
As seen on the back of the package, this instant ramen offers two cooking methods. Both are very straightforward.
By Pouring Boiling Water
One is just pouring 400ml boiling water onto the dried noodle block. After covering the bowl with a lid, wait 3 minutes, and you can enjoy the ramen.
By Boiling the Noodles
The other is boiling the noodles in a pot of 450ml water for just 1 minute. There is no need to add additional flavoring powder or liquid.
Despite being simple, Nissin Chicken Ramen is my best chicken-flavored instant ramen. With a simple yet addicting taste, it is so good and recommended!
Lastly, let’s see the ingredient list and nutrition facts label.
|Wheat flour, Vegetable oil/fat, Soy sauce, Salt, Chicken extract, Spice, sugars, Protein hydrolyzate, Egg powder, Dextrin, Flavor seasoning, Onion powder, Modified starch, Seasoning (Amino acid), Calcium carbonate, Kansui alkaline water, Antioxidant (Vitamin E), Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1 (Partially including Wheat, Egg, Milk component, SEsame, Soybean, and Chicken)|
|Salt equivalents||5.6 g|
|– Noodles||2.3 g|
|– Broth||3.3 g|
|Vitamin B1||0.61 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.74 mg|
(Reference Page: Wikipedia チキンラーメン )