Nissin Cup Noodle Big Extremely Spicy Instant Miso Ramen
Since several days ago, a newly released cup ramen from Nissin has been sold in supermarkets and convenience stores in my neighborhood.
In addition to being a new flavor from Nissin’s Cup Noodle line, one of the selling points of the instant ramen is its extreme spiciness, so I had to buy it as a spicy food lover.
Nissin Cup Noodle Big Geki-Kara Miso Ramen
What I purchased this time, Nissin Cup Noodle Big “Geki-Kara Miso (激辛味噌)” ramen (Price: 220 Yen/About 2.1 USD) was released on June 8, 2020, in Japan.
As “Geki-Kara (激辛)” means “extremely spicy” in Japanese, this instant miso ramen is a far spicier version of Nissin Cup Noodle Miso.
The packaging design of the cup ramen is associated with that, and in fact, the spiciness and heat level of this particular instant miso ramen is the series’ maximum level 5.
This product has no accompanying flavor packet, and its contents consist of a dried noodle block, soup base powder, and dehydrated garnishes, including seasoned pork mince, bits of cabbage, finely ground red peppers, corn kernels, and chopped green onions.
Features and Taste
As with the regular miso flavor, the primary base of this Cup Noodle is 3 different types of miso paste that bring out umami, to which ginger and garlic add some flavor accents.
What is more, as a secret ingredient, Sansho pepper is used, which gives the Geki-Kara Miso ramen a refreshing touch.
Overall, this instant miso ramen is indeed quite spicy. But instead, it’s much more flavorful and savory than regular Nissin Cup Noodle Miso.
It tastes rather similar to Nissin Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto, which is also spicy miso-based and contains garlic.