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, 224 yen.
Myojo Chuka Soba Tomita Tokumori Char-Siu Tonkotsu Gyokai Ramen
What I picked up this time, Myojo’s 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.
In the ramen’s name, Tokumori Char-Siu (特盛チャーシュー) stands for an extra-large portion of roast pork, while Tonkotsu Gyokai (豚骨魚介) here means that the ramen broth uses pork bones and seafood.
It is a 7-Eleven Japan-limited instant ramen cup that has been around since January 2018, and this new edition came into the market in March of this year (2020).
The main change points include the enrichment of the umami flavor and an increase in the amount of Char-Siu roast pork.
The brown sachet attached to the lid contains special flavoring oil, while the garnishes on the dried noodle block consist of dehydrated Char-Siu pork, chopped green onions, and Menma bamboo shoots.
I cooked this instant ramen following the directions on the side of the cup, and here, I share the process with photos.
|1||First, remove the sachet and peel the lid about halfway. Then, pour boiling water until it reaches the line indicated inside the cup.|
|2||Close the lid and let the noodles steep for 5 minutes.|
|3||5 minutes later, remove the lid and add the flavor oil.|
|4||Finally, stir all the ingredients well with chopsticks and enjoy!|
As for the taste, packed with umami from pork and bonito, the broth has a good fragrance as a whole. It is neither greasy nor intense, making the noodles easy to eat.
The thick noodles have a soft, chewy texture, but the Char-Siu roast pork is pretty tasty, soaking up the broth.
Lastly, let’s see the ingredients and nutrition facts label.
|Noodles (Wheat flour, Vegetable oil/fat, Salt, Vegetable protein, Milk protein, Yeast extract), Soup (Pork extract, Dextrin, Sugars, Protein hydrolysate, Lard, Salt, Flavor oil, Flavor seasoning, Bonito extract, Niboshi sardine powder, Yeast extract, Mackerel powder, Soy sauce, Katsuobushi bonito powder, Starch, Vegetable oil/fat, Spice), Garnishes (Char-Siu roast pork, Menma bamboo shoots, Green onion), Modified starch, Seasoning (including Amino acid), Caramel pigment, Trehalose, Polysaccharide thickener, Kansui alkaline water, Calcium carbonate, Sodium phosphate, Emulsifier, Flavoring, Silicon dioxide, Carotenoid pigment, Antioxidant (Vitamin E), Acidifier, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Spice extract (Partially including Egg, Milk component, Wheat, Shrimp, Beef, Sesame, Salmon, Mackerel, Soybean, Chicken, Pork, and Gelatin)|
|– Noodles & Garnishes||308 kcal|
|– Broth||96 kcal|
|– Sugar||63.6 g|
|– Dietary fiber||2.2 g|
|Salt equivalents||6.8 g|
|– Noodles & Garnishes||2.1 g|
|– Broth||4.7 g|
|Vitamin B1||0.30 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.37 mg|