Cup Ramen with Rare Ingredients Vol.1: Shiro-Ebi Shrimp

Recently, I discovered a tasty instant cup ramen with a rare ingredient called Shiro-Ebi (白えび: white shrimp) in a nearby Welcia drugstore. 

The product is from the Aichi-based food company 寿がきや, but the shrimp is a local specialty of Toyama, adjacent to Niigata.

Toyama Shiro-Ebi Ramen (富山白えびラーメン) from Sugakiya

Sugakiya Shiro Ebi Ramen with a Very Rare Ingredient

Shiro-Ebi, also called Shira-Ebi, is a Japanese white shrimp only caught in Toyama Bay on the Sea of Japan, known as the Jewel of Toyama Bay.

Unlike other shrimps, Shiroebi has a distinctively elegant flavor, which makes this instant ramen uniquely delicious (But it only cost 218 yen).


Sugakiya Toyama Shiro Ebi Ramen Instant Noodle Soup Contents

The contents are relatively simple, only accompanying two flavor packets, which are both 後入れ/put into the bowl after cooking the noodles.

  • The purple packet contains a liquid soup base. 
  • The red one has a soup base powder with dehydrated garnishes.


Sugakiya Toyama Shiro Ebi Ramen Cooking

As you can guess from the above, the cooking is straightforward. 

  1. First, open the lid halfway and take the packets out of the bowl.
  2. Then, pour boiling water until it fills the line inside the cup, close the lid, place the liquid soup base packet on top, and wait 4 minutes.
  3. Then, remove the lid and put the contents of the two packets into the bowl.
  4. Stir well, and enjoy!


Sugakiya Toyama Shiro Ebi Ramen

Using Toyama’s Shiro-Ebi powder in its salt-based soup, the ramen is dashi-rich and very flavorful/aromatic!

Despite only 218 yen, it is elegant and rare, and you can’t get the same taste anywhere outside Japan. (Though, in the era of the internet, it may be possible).

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Sugakiya Toyama Shiro Ebi Ramen Ingredients List

Noodles (Wheat flour, Salt, Wheat protein, Vegetable oil/fat, Soybean dietary fiber, Protein hydrolysate), Soup (Chicken extract, Animal oil/fat, Flavoring oil, Salt, Pork extract, Vegetable oil/fat, Shiroebi powder (from Toyama Bay), Kombu seaweed extract, Scallop extract, Protein hydrolysate, Yeast extract), Garnishes (Shrimp-flavor flake, Green onion, Roasted green onion, Togarashi chili pepper), Modified starch, Seasoning (including Amino acid), Thickeners (Modified starch, Polysaccharide thickener), Calcium carbonate, Kansui alkaline water, Flavoring, Emulsifier, Colors (Gardenia, Monascus, Caramel, Carotenoid), Antioxidants (Vitamin E, Vitamin C), Acidifier (Partially including Wheat, Shrimp, Crab, Sesame, Soybean, Chicken, Pork, and Gelatin)

Sugakiya Toyama Shiro Ebi Ramen Nutrition Facts Label

Nutritional Values per Serving (104 Grams)
Calories 344 kcal
Protein 10.6 g
Fat 10.7 g
Carbohydrates 51.3 g
Salt equivalents 6.1 g
– Noodles & Garnishes 1.5 g
– Broth 4.6 g
Calcium 236 mg

(Reference Page: Sugakiya Foods 富山白えびラーメン )


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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