Nissin Cup Noodle Hokkaido Milk Seafood Flavor
When it comes to the seasonal flavor of Nissin Cup Noodle that represents Japan’s winter, Hokkaido Milk Seafood has been a favorite of many people since its first release in 2007.
This year too, the instant ramen was introduced by Nissin at this time, 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.
Cup Noodle Hokkaido Milk Seafood Ramen
The official name of the flavor of this 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 using powdered milk from Hokkaido, the northernmost prefecture of the country that prides itself on its dairy products.
This product has no extra packet. In the cup, the soup base powder is mixed in with the dried noodle block.
The dehydrated garnish consists of cabbage, seasoned eggs, squid, Kamaboko-like fish cake, carrots, and green onions.
As with other regular flavors, the cooking of this Cup Noodle is very straightforward; pour boiling water, close the lid, and wait for 3 minutes.
As Nissin claims, the broth is creamy, rich in flavor, and packed with the umami of seafood. The taste is pretty good, close to cream stew. The noodles are soft, of the usual quality.
As mentioned above, the Cup Noodle Hokkaido Milk Seafood flavor is a limited-time offer, so it may be hard to obtain it outside of Japan.
But as I wrote before, by making regular Cup Noodle Seafood with boiling milk, you can effortlessly get almost the same delicious taste as this ramen.
Lastly, for those who want to know the specific ingredients and nutrition facts of this Cup Noodle, here are the labels.
According to that, the soup base consists of vegetable 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.
The calories per serving (81 grams) are 393 kcal (noodles and toppings: 306 kcal/broth: 87 kcal), and this cup contains 4.1 g salt equivalents in total (noodles and toppings: 1.9 g/broth: 2.2 g).