Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita Tonkotsu Gyokai Instant Ramen
Today, for lunch I bought a cup of instant ramen at a 7 Eleven convenience store near my house. It has been a while since I last ate instant ramen, but the noodle soup from Myojo tasted quite good for the price of 224 yen (about 2.1 USD).
Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita Tokumori Char-Siu Tonkotsu Gyokai Instant Ramen
What I picked up this time, the 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.
For the unfamiliar, “Chuka Soba Tomita (中華蕎麦とみ田)” (Google Map) is one of the most famous ramen shops in Japan that is located in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, to which I have been several times in the past as I mentioned in this article.
In the name of the cup ramen, “Tokumori Char-Siu (特盛チャーシュー)” stands for an extra-large portion of Char-Siu pork, while “Tonkotsu Gyokai (豚骨魚介)” here means that the broth of the ramen is made with pork bones and seafood.
The 7 Eleven Japan limited instant ramen, Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita has been around since January 2018, and this new edition came into the market in March of this year, whose main points of change include enrichment of the umami flavor and 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 generous amount of pork mixed with chopped green onions and Menma bamboo shoots is scattered on the dried noodle block.
I actually made this instant ramen following the directions on the side of the cup, so here, for people who are interested in this Japanese instant ramen and want to try it someday, I will share how to cook it.
|1||First, remove the brown sachet and peel back the paper lid about halfway. Then pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup|
|2||Close the lid and let the noodles sit and cook for 5 minutes|
|3||5 minutes later, remove the paper lid and add in the special flavoring oil|
|4||Stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks and enjoy!|
As for the taste, packed with umami flavors from pork and bonito extract, the broth has a nice fragrance of seafood as a whole. It is neither greasy nor too strong in taste, making the noodles easy to eat.
The noodles are somewhat thick with a soft chewy texture to them. Soaking up the flavor of the broth well, the Char-Siu pork is tasty but a little bit spongy, as also seen in other similar Japanese instant ramens.
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 oil, and spices.
Based on the nutrition facts label, the Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita instant ramen has 404 kcal per serving (102 grams) and contains 6.8 grams of salt equivalents (Noodles and Garnishes: 2.1 g, Broth: 4.7 g).