Nissin Cup Noodle Uma-Kara Tonkotsu Flavor
On August 31, Nissin released a new flavor of cup ramen from its Cup Noodle line in Japan. The new flavor this time is “Uma-Kara Tonkotsu (旨辛豚骨)”.
In its name, “Uma-Kara (旨辛)” is a portmanteau word of “Uma (旨)” that stands for umami and “Kara (辛)”, short for “Karami (辛味)” meaning spicy taste in Japanese.
By the way, the suggested retail price of the Nissin Cup Noodle Uma-Kara Tonkotsu instant ramen is 193 yen (about 1.8 USD).
Nissin Cup Noodle Uma-Kara Tonkotsu Flavor Instant Ramen
This is the Uma-Kara Tonkotsu flavor cup ramen from Nissin’s Cup Noodle series. I don’t know whether this flavor is a limited-time offer or will become a regular flavor at the moment but unlike the regular flavors Shoyu, Curry, or Seafood, the Cup Noodle Tonkotsu has a flavor sachet attached to the top lid.
The red sachet contains special Uma-Kara La-yu chili oil with a refreshing aroma of Beni Shoga red pickled ginger and in the cup, garnishes and soup base powder are mixed in with the dried noodle block.
The dried garnish is made up of mystery meat, cloud ear mushroom, green onion, red chili pepper, and sesame seeds, and according to the official website of Nissin, the Cup Noodle Tonkotsu uses Szechuan pepper as a secret seasoning.
The making of this cup ramen is as follows; first pour in boiling water, close the lid and place the red sachet on it. After 3 minutes, remove the top paper lid and add in the Uma-Kara chili oil. Stir all the ingredients lightly and ready to eat.
The Tonkotsu broth is well-balanced; creamy, rich in flavor, and mild in heat, but the overall taste is characteristic of the Nissin Cup Noodle series. The noodles are soft, the same as usual. Overall, the cup ramen is quite good and worth a try.
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, here are the ingredient list and nutrition facts label. According to that, with 383 kcal and 4.6 grams salt equivalents per one serving, the soup base of this Japanese instant ramen consists of pork seasoning, lard, sugars, starch, chicken seasoning, vegetable oil, wheat flour, spices, powdered soy sauce, chicken fat, flavoring oil, salt, and creaming powder.