Nissin Cup Noodle Hokkaido Milk Seafood Flavor
When it comes to the seasonal flavor of Nissin Cup Noodle that represents Japan’s winter, what I introduce here, Nissin Cup Noodle Hokkaido Milk Seafood has been a favorite of many Japanese since its first release in 2007.
This year too, the cup ramen was introduced by Nissin at this time of the year, on November 2nd, and a couple of days ago I got one for about 200 yen (about 2 USD) at my go-to 7 Eleven convenience store.
Nissin Cup Noodle Hokkaido Milk Seafood Flavor Instant Ramen
The official name of the flavor of this Nissin Cup Noodle is “Noko Milk Seafood”. “Noko (濃厚)” is an adjective meaning “thick” or “rich” in Japanese, and this cup ramen brings out that rich umami taste using powdered milk produced in Hokkaido, the northernmost prefecture of the country that prides itself on its dairy product.
There is no special flavor packet attached to the cup, in which soup base powder and dried garnishes consisting of bits of cabbage, seasoned eggs, squid, fish paste, carrots, and green onions are mixed in with the dried noodle block.
Hence, as with other regular flavors, the cooking of this Cup Noodle is very straightforward; just pour boiling water, close the lid, and wait for 3 minutes.
As the maker Nissin claims, the broth of this Cup Noodle is indeed creamy, rich in flavor, and packed with the umami of seafood. Its taste is so good, close to that of cream stew. The noodles are soft chewy, usual Cup Noodle quality.
As mentioned above, the Nissin Cup Noodle Hokkaido Milk Seafood flavor is a limited time offer, so it may be difficult to obtain it outside of Japan.
But as I wrote about it before, by making the regular Nissin Cup Noodle Seafood instant ramen using boiling milk, instead of hot water, you can easily get almost the same delicious flavor as this cup ramen.
So if you are interested in the method, why not give it a try?
Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, for those of you who are curious about the ingredients and nutrition facts, here are the labels. According to that, the soup base of this Cup Noodle consists of vegetable fat and oil, skim milk powder, creaming powder, starch, pork seasoning, wheat flour, chicken seasoning, sugars, salt, spices, powdered soy sauce, carrot seasoning, protein hydrolysate, Asari (clam) seasoning, vegetable seasoning oil, Gyosho (fish sauce), and pork seasoning oil.
And the Nissin Cup Noodle Hokkaido Milk Seafood Flavor instant ramen as a whole has 393 kcal (noodles and toppings: 306 kcal/broth: 87 kcal) per one serving (81 grams) and contains 4.1 g salt equivalents (noodles and toppings: 1.9 g/broth: 2.2 g).