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 a high heat spending a long time, until melted.
Meanwhile, as you know, Matcha is green tea powder that is an indispensable thing in 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.
This cup ramen has the same style as usual, regular Cup Noodles, so there is no accompanying sachet or packet.
Compared to the Nissin’s Tori Paitan Soba (ramen) I introduced a couple of days ago, this Matcha Tori Paitan ramen has a generous amount of toppings, which are made up of bits of seasoned chicken, carrots, green onions, and corn kernels.
As you can see in the photo above, the soup base powder mixed in with the dried noodle block is tinged with green due to the Matcha green tea powder.
As is the case with usual Nissin Cup Noodles, the cooking of the Matcha Tori Paitan ramen is straightforward; just pour boiling water into the cup, close the lid, and wait for 3 minutes.
With a green color from Matcha, the Tori Paitan broth of this instant ramen features a faint, floral green tea fragrance. I felt the base of the soup, for better or worse, is that of Cup Noodles, so it is neither thick nor creamy, but a light, very easy to sip chicken broth.
The noodles also have the usual Cup Noodles quality; they are thin, straight, soft wheat noodles as seen in the majority of Nissin Cup Noodles.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Last, for those who are curious about the ingredients and nutrition facts of this Japanese instant ramen, here they are. The soup base consists of chicken seasoning, creaming powder, vegetable fat and oil, sugars, starch, wheat flour, and salt, and the Matcha Tori Paitan ramen from Nissin has 376 kcal and 4.5 g salt equivalents per one serving (78 g).