Ichiran Instant Tonkotsu Ramen Cup Noodles

Around the end of November of last year (2021), I came across Ichiran instant ramen cup noodles by chance at a Welcia drugstore.

That was a rare joyful discovery because, until then, I only saw the product sold in bulk on the official online store.

In the instant noodles aisle of the drugstore, the cup ramen quickly caught my eye because of the recognizable packaging and almost twice the price compared to its counterparts with similar sizes.

But the item was so appealing that the high price (454 yen/about 3.9 USD) didn’t bother me at all, and I instantly decided to buy it.

Ichiran Tonkotsu Ramen Cup Noodles 

Ichiran Instant Cup Ramen

The Ichiran cup ramen might be pricey. But with this, you can slurp an authentic bowl of Ichiran ramen at home, individually in a cozy circumstance, without caring about others.

The product is manufactured by Acecook and sold by Ichiran.


Ichiran Instant Cup Ramen Contents

As the description on the lid says, this Ichiran ramen has no toppings other than the secret tare sauce. But the simplicity brings out the original pure taste of the ramen.

The contents of the three packets enclosed in the cup are

  • The brown A packet contains soup base powder.
  • The white B packet contains soup base liquid.
  • The red C packet contains Ichiran’s secret tare sauce.


The cooking of this instant ramen is not that complicated, as shown in the table below.


1 Ichiran Instant Cup Ramen Contents First, open the lid about halfway to the red triangle arrows and take the three packets out of the bowl.
2 How to Cook Ichiran Instant Ramen Cup Noodles 2 Then pour boiling water (about 440cc) until it reaches the line indicated inside the container.
3 How to Cook Ichiran Instant Ramen Cup Noodles Close the lid and place the liquid soup base B packet on top to warm.
4 How to Cook Ichiran Instant Ramen Cup Noodles 3 4 minutes later, after removing the lid, first put the soup base powder in the cup, and then add the soup base liquid.
5 How to Cook Ichiran Instant Ramen Cup Noodles 4 Give it all a good stir, and as a finishing touch, add the secret tare sauce.
6 Ichiran Instant Tonkotsu Ramen Cup Noodles Enjoy!


Ichiran Cup Noodles

As for the taste, the tonkotsu (pork bone) broth is light tasting but very flavorful and creamy, which well coats the noodles.

The wheat noodles are non-fried. They are thin but have a pleasant chew and match perfectly with the soup.

Overall, the Ichiran cup ramen is super tasty and high level and deserves the price!


Ichiran Instant Ramen Cup Noodles Ingredients List


The noodles: wheat flour (made in Japan), salt, vegetable protein, soybean dietary fiber, albumen powder

The liquid soup base: pork extract, flavor oil, soy sauce, lard, salt, sugar, fermented seasoning, rapeseed oil, seasoning paste, protein hydrolyzate

The soup base powder: powdered pork extract, protein hydrolyzate, lard, spices

The secret tare sauce: reduced starch syrup, rapeseed oil, protein hydrolyzate, red chili pepper, salt, pork extract, sugar, grated garlic, soy sauce, grated ginger, lard, miso (fermented soybean paste), seasoning paste, seasoning powder, black pepper 

Nutrition Facts

Ichiran Instant Ramen Cup Noodles Nutrition Facts Label

Nutritional Values Per Serving (128 grams)
Calories 471 kcal
Protein 14.1 g
Fat 20.0 g
Carbohydrates 58.8 g
Salt equivalents 8.6 g


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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