Matcha Tori Paitan Ramen from Nissin’s Cup Noodle Line
This article is something like the continuation of the previous post because yesterday I stumbled upon another cup ramen with the flavor of “Tori Paitan (鶏白湯)” in the go-to 7 Eleven, which is also from Nissin.
Nissin Cup Noodle Tori Paitan Instant Ramen featuring Matcha Green Tea
I bought the instant ramen from Nissin’s Cup Noodle line “Matcha Tori Paitan Ramen (抹茶 鶏白湯ラーメン)” for about 200 yen (about 1.9 USD).
As I mentioned in the previous article and the word “Tori (鶏)” means “Chicken” in Japanese,
“Tori Paitan (鶏白湯)” is a thick, creamy chicken broth made by cooking a whole chicken or crushed chicken bones over high heat, spending a long time, until melted.
Meanwhile, as you know, Matcha is a green tea powder that is one of the indispensable things for the Japanese tea ceremony.
So this Tori Paitan ramen is especially characterized by the very Japanese taste that comes from the green tea representative of Japan.
Since this cup ramen has the same style as regular Cup Noodles, there is no accompanying sachet or packet.
Compared to the Tori Paitan Soba (ramen) I introduced a couple of days ago, this Matcha Tori Paitan ramen has a generous amount of toppings, including bits of seasoned chicken, carrots, green onions, and corn kernels.
As you can see in the picture above, the soup base powder mixed in with the dried noodle block is tinged with green due to Matcha green tea powder.
As is the case with usual Nissin Cup Noodles, the cooking of this Matcha Tori Paitan ramen is straightforward; First, pour boiling water into the cup, then close the lid, and wait for 3 minutes.
With a green color from Matcha, the Tori Paitan broth has a faint, floral green tea fragrance.
As I felt the base of the soup, for better or worse, is that of Cup Noodles, it is neither thick nor creamy, but a light, very easy-to-sip chicken broth.
The noodles are also of the usual Cup Noodles quality; they are thin, straight, soft wheat noodles, as seen in the majority.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, for those who want to know the specific ingredients and nutrition facts of this instant ramen, here are the labels.
According to that, its soup base consists of chicken seasoning, creaming powder, vegetable oil, sugars, starch, wheat flour, and salt.
The calories per serving (78 grams) are 376 kcal, and the Matcha Tori Paitan ramen contains 4.5 g salt equivalents in total.