What does Saikyou Mean in Japanese?

Recently, I have been into this Saikyou Donbei (Price: 248 yen) from Nissin.

Every part of the instant udon (say, noodles, broth, Aburaage, and spice condiment) is unprecedented and can be the main.

But what does the word Saikyou mean in its name?

Meaning of Saikyou in Japanese

What Saikyou means in Japanese

Saikyou, also spelled Saikyo, can come in two ways in Japanese, 最強 or 最恐 (their pronunciation is the same). 

最 (Sai) is the prefix used when forming the superlative degree of an adjective, and 強 and 恐 are the Kanji characters for “strong” and “scary” in English.

So while 最恐 means something is the scariest, the literal meaning of 最強 is the strongest.

Nissin Saikyo Donbei

Nissin Saikyou Donbei Instant Udon

This Saikyo (最強) Donbei is the strongest, in other words, the most powerful or best instant udon ever in the history of Nissin! using 

  • Delightfully chewy udon noodles
  • A super flavorful blend of 6 kinds of dashi stock (Katsuobushi bonito flakes, Kombu or kelp seaweed, Mackerel, Niboshi dried sardine, Dried Shiitake mushroom, and Ago flying fish)
  • An exceptionally thick, juicy Aburaage deep-fried tofu
  • Nagano Yawataya Isogoro‘s Yuzu Shichimi Togarashi spice mix

Saikyo Donbei Udon Noodle Soup

Besides, the udon requires as long as 8 minutes when it’s cooked.


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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