Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita Tonkotsu Gyokai Instant Ramen
Today, for lunch I bought a cup of instant ramen from Myojo at a 7 Eleven convenience store near my house. It has been a while since I last ate instant ramen, but the Myojo’s ramen tasted really good for the price of 224 yen (about 2.1 USD).
Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita Tokumori Char-siu Tonkotsu Gyokai Instant Ramen
What I bought this time, Myojo “Chuka Soba Tomita Tokumori Char-siu Tonkotsu Gyokai (中華蕎麦とみ田 特盛チャーシュー豚骨魚介)” Ramen is from 7 Eleven’s Meiten Kikou series.
“Chuka Soba Tomita (中華蕎麦とみ田)” (Google Map) is one of the most famous ramen restaurants in Japan that is located in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, to which I have been several times in the past as mentioned in this article.
“Tokumori Char-siu (特盛チャーシュー)” means an extra large portion of Char-siu pork, while “Tonkotsu Gyokai (豚骨魚介)” here means that the broth base of the ramen is made from pork bones and seafood.
The 7 Eleven Japan limited instant ramen, Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita has been around since January 2018, and this new version went on the market in March this year in Japan, whose main points of change include the enrichment of the umami flavor and the increase of the amount of Char-siu pork.
On the top lid, there is a brown sachet pasted which contains special flavoring oil. In the cup, a substantial amount of pork, together with chopped green onions and Menma processed bamboo shoots, is scattered on the dried noodle block.
For those who are interested in this Japanese instant cup ramen and want to try it someday, here I explain how to cook it. I made this instant ramen following the instructions shown on the side of the cup.
|1||Remove the sachet from the top lid and peel back the lid about halfway. Then pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup|
|2||Close the lid and allow the noodles to sit for 5 minutes|
|3||5 minutes later, remove the paper lid and add in the special flavor oil|
|4||Stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks and enjoy!|
The broth is packed with umami flavors from pork and bonito extract and has a nice fragrance of seafood as a whole. It is neither greasy nor that strong in taste, making the noodles easy to eat.
The noodles are somewhat thick with a soft chewy texture. Absorbing the flavor of the broth well, the Char-siu pork is tasty but a bit spongy, as also seen in other similar Japanese instant ramen cups.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, according to the ingredient list, the soup base of this instant ramen consists of pork extract, dextrin, sugars, protein hydrolysate, lard, salt, flavor oil, flavoring, bonito extract, sardine powder, yeast extract, mackerel powder, soy sauce, bonito powder, starch, vegetable fat and oil, and spices.
Based on the nutrition facts, a cup of the Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita instant ramen (102g) has 404 kcal and contains 6.8 g of salt equivalents (Noodles and Toppings: 2.1 g, Broth: 4.7 g).