Nissin Cup Noodle Cheese Curry: I tried the New Edition
One of my favorite cup ramens, Cup Noodle Cheese Curry is a long-selling instant noodle soup introduced by Nissin in 2000.
Unlike the regular version of Cup Noodle Curry, the broth of this Cup Noodle is demi-glace-based, packed with umami from beef, onion, and tomato, and the addition of mild, rich cheese sets the soup much apart from its counterparts.
Nissin Cup Noodle Cheese Curry the New Edition
Recently, the instant ramen Nissin Cup Noodle Cheese Curry was renewed, and the new edition came into the market on March 1st of this year (2021).
The newly-released Cheese Curry flavor has a sachet for extra cheese on top of the lid, and the special cheese powder is formulated to deepen umami and give extra mildness to the soup.
Incidentally, based on the official website of Nissin, it is made up of 3 different varieties of cheese, parmesan, Emmental, and gouda.
It appears like the contents of this new edition are almost the same as the old edition. The dried garnish mixed in with the dried noodle block consists of seasoned beef mince, processed mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, and carrots.
As the new edition of Nissin Cup Noodle Cheese Curry comes with the special cheese powder sachet, one more step is required to finish the cooking.
After cooking the noodles by pouring boiling water into the cup and waiting for 3 minutes, top the soup with the cheese powder as a finishing process.
The noodles are of usual “Cup Noodle” quality, soft, not bouncy, but the broth of this new edition has a layered, complex flavor, compared to the old edition, and is so good.
According to the ingredient list pictured above, the soup base of the Cup Noodle Cheese Curry is composed of sugars, pork lard, wheat flour, cheese powder, starch, tomato powder, flavoring, curry powder, onion seasoning, dairy product, salt, spices, yeast extract, and beef lard.
Calories and Nutrition Facts
Lastly, based on the label on the side of the cup, the Nissin Cup Noodle Cheese Curry instant ramen has 420 kcal (Noodles and Toppings: 337 kcal, Broth: 83 kcal) per serving (85g) and contains 4.4 grams of salt equivalents (Noodles and Toppings: 2.1g, Broth: 2.3g).