What is “Ajihen” for Noodle Dishes including Ramen?
Today after running some errands, I stopped by a convenience store and found a newly released instant noodle from Maruchan. The product instantly drew my interest, and as a result, I grabbed the cup.
Together with the cup noodle Maruchan Niku (肉: Meat) Soba with Rayu Chili Oil, I also bought a Taberu Rayu for Ajihen (味変: meaning Taste Change).
Ajihen (味変) meaning Taste Change
For the unfamiliar, Ajihen (味変) is to gradually change the taste by adding some condiments to enjoy various flavors while eating a single dish (mainly noodles, especially ramen).
Since the seasoned pork bits topped-soba is finished with regular spicy Rayu chili oil, I thought the savory Taberu Rayu chili oil is the best option for this.
By adding the Japanese chili oil with crunchy fried garlic little by little into the regular Rayu-flavored spicy noodle soup, I enjoyed the change of taste and finished it off deliciously.