Nissin Cup Noodle Pork Chowder from the Showa Era
This year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Nissin Cup Noodles, in commemoration of which Nissin recently reproduced the best-selling Cup Noodles in the Showa (1926-1989) and Heisei (1989-2019) eras.
The products were released on September 28 as limited-time offers, and even now, they are available at 7 Eleven convenience stores in Japan.
Nissin claims that the products are the reproduced editions of the No.1 Cup Noodles that sold most in Showa and Heisei. But I didn’t hear of the flavors, so I wanted to give them a try.
Nissin Cup Noodle Pork Chowder Reproduced Edition
When I shopped at a 7 Eleven the other day, I finally purchased both of the reproduced editions of Cup Noodles. And today, I tried the Pork Chowder flavor (Price: 232 yen/ about 2 USD) from the Showa era to know what it tastes like.
This retro Cup Noodle has nothing attached to it. In the cup, loose dehydrated garnishes are scattered on the dried wheat noodle block. The garnish is made up of seasoned pork, eggs, cabbage, green onions, and carrots.
The cooking of Nissin Cup Noodles is the same regardless of the era! Pour boiling water, close the lid, and wait for 3 minutes. That’s it.
The pork chowder broth is creamy and tasty enough, but it’s nondescript compared to recent Cup Noodles. Of course, I know it depends on the person, but the best thing here might be that you can experience the good old taste of the Showa Cup Noodle.
Lastly, based on the ingredient list, the soup base of the Cup Noodle Pork Chowder consists of pork seasoning, sugars, lard, powdered soy sauce, spices, pork extract, chicken seasoning, flavoring, seafood seasoning, and protein hydrolyzate.