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